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Lauren Wayne (Hobo Mama)
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Writer & natural parent
Writer & natural parent

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Now we are six: In the Age of Childhood
But now I am six, I'm as clever as clever. So I think I'll be six now and forever. —  A.A. Milne My little Alrik turned 6. I wrote when Mikko turned this age that 6 always feels firmly in Childhood Age to me , part of an iconic and golden period. And here w...

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Mother guilt: The uneasiness of time away from the kids
The day I am writing this, I am at Seattle Center, the campus where the iconic Space Needle stands, enjoying the filtered shade on a bench on a 75-degree May afternoon. Pink blossoms from the spring-sprung trees are dropping softly down on my arms and shoul...

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This book is one of the best for read-aloud fun! Our kids love Caps for Sale.

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Caps for Sale for the second kiddo
Blast from the past! Caps for Sale , by Esphyr Slobodkina, has been a favorite of both our older kids so far. I suspect our third will have a go at it soon enough as well! Here's Alrik reading along with Sam at age 4: And here's Mikko reading with Sam at 2 ...

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What's your homeschool style? Do you think your kids share your beliefs? Take a quiz together to find out!

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Do you and your kids share the same homeschool philosophy?
I recently took a quiz on "What Kind of Homeschooler Are You?" posted by my friend Jennifer on Facebook as found on the blog Eclectic Homeschooling. My results were mostly what I expected — high emphasis on natural, child-led learning and a low emphasis on ...

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Brothers in Lederhosen
Because why not? My mom passed along various pairs of Lederhosen (German Bavarian traditional dress) from when our family lived in Berlin and my mom liked to play dress-up with my little brother. I dig the tradition, so I broke them out and went on a photo ...

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Little Sunshine, the imaginary friendly isopod
I love my children's imaginary friends . I recently reread my post on Silly Guy to Mikko, now 9.5 years old, and we were both tickled at the details we'd forgotten as Silly Guy faded from our lives. To that end, I record: Little Sunshine . Little Sunshine o...

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Robots, Space Invaders, & self-driving cars at the Living Computers museum
We made it to Living Computers: Museum + Labs , in Seattle not far from where we live. We scored a library pass, but you could check it out on a Free First Thursday evening . Here's a video glimpse of our adventures with robots and vintage gaming systems an...

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Me & my boys
Happy spring!  
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