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Lauren Wayne (Hobo Mama)
Works at Hobo Mama
Lives in Seattle
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Children’s Mental Health Crises Plummet in Summer and Rise in the School Year
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My backyard
I have to say — I still haven't gotten tired of that view. (You can click to see it larger.)
Sunset walk on the beach
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We're all unschoolers
Welcome to the August 2015 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Life Learners This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama . This month our participants have talked about how they continu...
Nothing's stopping you from learning whatever you want — so go ahead and start now!
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On being a playful parent & following your child's lead
This is a post I first published 5+ years ago , and I'm breaking it out for you as a helpful reminder: Let your kids teach you how to play like a kid . Here are some recent examples to illustrate what I talk about below: Clockwise from top right: Mikko deci...
Let your kids direct you on how to play like a kid.
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Breastfeeding here & there
I've breastfed in some unusual places in the past eight years of nursing my three sons. My philosophy is that breastfeeding can happen at any time or place, wherever I am and whenever my baby wants to eat . That's led to some interesting breastfeeding locat...
A pictorial list of the unusual and common places I've breastfed my three sons — so far.
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Calling for submissions for the August 2015 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Life Learners
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 August 2015! (Check out July , June , April , March , February , January , and summaries of...
How do you continue to educate yourself once you are out of “formal” schooling? Are you inspiring your own children to be lifelong learners? Do you wish you had time for more? Share tips, tricks, advice, or wishes with us by August 4.
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Have her in circles
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Who has two hands and learned to clap? This baby!
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Plus size and craving a Stitch Fix? Join the club!
Have you heard of Stitch Fix ? Assuming you're on Facebook, I'm going to say yes. It's all over the place there, with people giving out their referral links left and right (oo, oo — here's mine !), and it sounds so freaking great. Stitch fix is a subscripti...
Stitch Fix styles women up to a size 14 — seriously, is that all?
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How to change a cloth diaper, animated
I made this nifty little animated gif to demonstrate how quick & easy changing a cloth diaper can be! Prefolds can get a rap as a type of cloth diaper with a steep learning curve, but you can see how just popping a soft and snuggly prefold under a snapping ...
A fun gif of how quick and easy it is to change a prefold and diaper cover.
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adorable! :)
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The best thing about long-term breastfeeding
Mikko looks on as his newborn youngest brother, Karsten, nurses on the first day. There's so much to love about breastfeeding beyond infancy: the closeness, the health benefits for you and your nursling, having a tool to calm and connect. Here's one that co...
When children breastfeed beyond infancy, they remember nursing as natural and normal — and they want to pass on that message.
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Look who's crawling!
Guess who's getting around! It's a bird … It's a plane … It's Superbaby! He's 9 months old and ready to cruise!
Nine months old and ready to cruise!
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Wordless Wednesday: Surreys and swings
Here's what's been going on around here lately. Karsten is 8 months old & almost crawling: He's got those ninja moves where we don't see him making any efficient or particular forays, and yet when we turn around, he's in an entirely different location. Alri...
Brothers enjoying family time on surreys and swings, at theaters and home.
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Writer & natural parent
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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