(TUTORIAL) How to Edit Your Vertical Videos for YouTube

Want to get more traction with your videos? Follow this step-by-step guide to make them look fabulous on YouTube. ...more

5 Fun Things to Do While You're in Chicago for #BlogHerFood15

Build in a little extra time to enjoy all Chicago has to offer. ...more

Join Us in October for NaBloPoMo!

So what is the NaBloPoMo theme of the month?  ...more

5 Reasons #BlogHerFood15 Is a Food Blogger's Recipe for Success

#BlogHerFood15 has a lot for anyone, but for food bloggers, this is the go-to conference of the year. ...more

#BlogHerFood15: The Mobile App Is Here

It's here ... the #BlogHerFood15 mobile app!...more

Breastfeeding: Been There, Done That, Not Doing It Again!

I consider myself intelligent and sufficiently educated. I know the laundry list of stated benefits to breastfeeding. I know it's the best. But, I don't want to do it. I'm scared. ...more

What I Learned From Hearing Grace Lee Boggs Speak

With her white hair, floral dress, and wheelchair, Grace Lee Boggs looked like she could have been someone’s elderly Chinese grandmother. But when she took the stage, the auditorium full of people who were used to being the ones talking — from veteran journalists to young YouTube sensations — leaned in to hear her every word....more

How I'm Trying to Bully-Proof My Daughters

My girls love to climb the trees at their school. As soon as they see me at dismissal, they hand off their backpacks and run away with their friends, sometimes stopping to see me for a quick chat or snack. Most often they're monkeying up the handful of trees lining the school's playground. ...more

10 Underrated Love Songs to Add to Your 'Love List'

I am Music.I was fortunate enough to be born to two parents for whom music was an essential element of life. I grew up in a home environment in which music always played and I grew up fully understanding the universality of musical communication....more

As a Teacher, We Need Gun Control, Not Code Red Drills

No matter how many Code Red Active Shooter drills we do, I don't think of school as a safe place to be....more

Why You Should Go to #BlogHerFood15 (Even If You're Not a Food Blogger)

In ten years of attending conferences and social media events, I can honestly say BlogHer Food conferences are my favorite—I think everyone should attend one. That doesn't seem like a radical statement, as I am both attending and speaking at #BlogHerFood15, except perhaps for this—I am not a food blogger. Nor do I intend on becoming one. ...more

5 Ways I'm Avoiding the Dreaded Blogging Rut

Blogging ruts are something every blogger faces. Whether it's lack of time, boredom, lack of creativity, a technology break or simply taking a step back and enjoying life, it will happen. On my original blog, it happened to me often. I would post pretty consistently for about 3 weeks, then crickets for weeks. Then consistency, followed by more crickets. I usually found myself in a rut for two reasons. ...more

October Goals & September Life Lately

September was a crazy exciting month!...more

Peanut Butter Cinnamon Oatmeal Mug Cake + Giveaway

Mug cakes are both wonderful and dangerous things. ...more

Visiting Our Neighbor to the North--Toronto (Part 1)

We've had some nice visits to Canada. ...more

DIY | Clay Hanging Air Plant Holders

While away with baby, the creative Steph of Make and Tell is here with a fantastic DIY for your home Hi guys, it’s Steph here from Make and Tell – I’m so excited to be sharing a project on Squirrelly Minds today while Tan’s spending some quality time with her squirrelly baby! For those who don’t know me well, I love...more

How To Win At Parent Teacher Conferences After Divorce

Keep the focus of Parent Teacher conferences on your child Your child may not realize it but meetings with their teachers at school are stressful events for parents. Sometimes they go great, sometimes they go bad and sometimes you might wonder whose child was being discussed. And the challenges often increase when you and your spouse are no longer living under the same roof ....more

Statement Art For The Breakfast Area

Sometimes walls are hard to decorate, at least for me. ...more

Museum of History & Industry: Much more fun than it sounds

I feel like MOHAI Seattlehas an unfortunate name,because doesn't it sound like a snoozefest?But, no!It's one of our favorite museums,and we scored a free library pass.(Yes, we're all about the free library passes nowadays.)Here's a video of all our experiences: And here are some of my Instagram snapsfrom the day: Running through the "stream" at #mohai A photo posted by Lauren Wayne (@hobomamacom) on Aug 24, 2015 at 3:43pm PDT Getting comfy and listening to an #lowerelwhaklallamtribe #storyteller video. #mohai A photo posted by Lauren Wayne (@hobomamacom) on Aug 24, 2015 at 3:46pm PDT Snack break at #mohai. #breastfeeding #normalizebreastfeeding #10months A photo posted by Lauren Wayne (@hobomamacom) on Aug 24, 2015 at 3:59pm PDT Aaaand...he's off! ...more

Oven Baked Chili Dogs

Let me introduce you to my favorite food on the planet: chili dogs. Okay, actually, my second favorite food, because: pizza. But I consider pizza in a category of its own ....more

What Kids Eat Wednesday

Welcome back to What Kids Eat Wednesday! Another week down! ...more