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Lauren Wayne (Hobo Mama)
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Writer & natural parent
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Why do we gender children? — How to approach kids neutrally
I have three boys with long hair , and one in particular who favors bright colors and sparkles, so I have something to say about our habit to gender people. When we go out, it seems like everyone we interact with has to say something to make it clear they h...

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Our festive Fourth of July!

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Happy America Day!
When Mikko was young, that's what he called the Fourth of July , and it always made me smile. Even now, the kids like shouting out, "Happy birthday, America!" This year, we went over to my sister-in-law's for burgers and watermelon and decided to sleep over...

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Fun and useful way to repurpose a woven wrap or stretch and soften a new one.

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Turn a baby wrap into a kid hammock
Did you know you can repurpose a woven wrap into an indoor hammock? If you're an avid wrapper, probably so. If not, let me BLOW YOUR MIND. I learned this trick when trying to break in and soften up a new-to-me wrap that was still a bit too stiff. Choose a s...

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Come see how the boys are growing in our annual beach photo shoot!

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Family at the beach
Every year, my sister-in-law comes over to help us document our growing family. Karsten at 2 1/2, Alrik at 6, Mikko at 10. The boys just keep getting taller! Digging. Playing it cool. Bubbles! All together. I love my boys. All my boys! Married 19 years this...

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Wanting a girl: On gender disappointment
When Sam and I were trying to get pregnant for the first time, we both talked about how we'd prefer to have a girl. We're both quiet, homebody, creative sorts. We worried that a boy might disrupt our calm.

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The black boxes of doom have taken over my blog. Photobucket is holding my own photos hostage.

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Photobucket phail, or How to ruin a hosting site, on LaurenWayne.com
I try not to blog too much about blogging on here for fear of having it get too meta. However, there's a situation going down with my archive images that warrants a head's up. I explain it all over on LaurenWayne.com — here's an excerpt: The pirate's sign t...
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