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Lauren Wayne (Hobo Mama)
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Calling for submissions for the March 2015 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Day in the Life
We continue to be delighted with the inspiration and wisdom our Carnival of Natural Parenting participants share, and we hope you'll join us for the next carnival in March 2015! (Check out February , January , December 2014 , November , September , August ,...
Pick a typical day, and take one photo an hour. Or pick twelve or more photos that best represent what a "normal" day is for you. If you're not a shutterbug, write a diary of your day. Let us peek into your life to glimpse the familiar and the extraordinary in the mundane. Submissions due March 6!
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Foundling homes and the lost babies of Europe
I wrote this post in its entirety in November 2012 but hesitated to publish it, I suppose because the subject matter is so grim. But I think it's a worthwhile topic to consider, so here it is now, one further baby in for me! I'd like to share some more of m...
Millions of unwanted babies in 1600s-1800s Europe were placed in foundling hospitals — and usually died there due to lack of wet nurses and the scourge of disease.
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What the newest bedsharing study can and cannot tell us « Red Wine & Apple Sauce http://ow.ly/3w5bb2
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Lots of new giveaways on the Natural Parenting linky! http://bit.ly/1bZp28R

* Thirsties cloth diaper
* Cloth diaper surprise pack
* Eco-friendly jewelry
* Ella Bella Bum cloth diaper
* Silicone teething necklace
* & more!
Enter a #giveaway today!
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Need gift ideas for the holiday? We're handing them out in today's Carnival of Natural Parenting! Join us: http://bit.ly/1zLPqwJ #CarNatPar
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I have to find clothes again to wear today that aren't the same clothes I wore yesterday. #visitors #hermitproblems
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Winter books for little ones
We're having fairly mild weather here in the Northwest, but winter is on my mind since my parents have had feet of snow dumped on them in the Northeast. Here are a few of our favorite cold-weather children's picture books to enjoy, whether you're snowed in ...
Snowed in or rained out? Let these bad-weather books lift your children's spirits!
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Make your own soothing postpartum pads
Welcome to the February 2015 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Do It Yourself This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama . This month our participants are teaching us how to make som...
How to freeze padsicles for perineal comfort after birth, plus bonus healing options.
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Wordless Wednesday: Ringing out a good year
Find sites to link up your Wordless Wednesday post at my super-cool collection of Wordless Wednesday linkies , and add your own linky to my collection if you have one.
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May your days be merry & bright!
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+Gauri Ma Thank you! He's a sweetie. :)
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Natural parent's baby shower registry
Welcome to the December 2014 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Greatest Gifts This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama . This month our participants have suggested go-to gifts and ...
A list of essentials and a few fun fripperies for a natural-parenting nursery.
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Sam-I-Am needs to stop food policing. No means no, Sam!
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Lauren Wayne, writer and natural parent. Riding the rails with my husband, Crackerdog Sam, and my two hobo boys: Mikko Lint Picker and Alrik Irontrousers the Land Pirate. Trying every day to parent intentionally and with grace.
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