We Weren't Silent During #NMOS14

Thursday at 7 p.m., thousands of Americans gathered together at vigils in memory of Michael Brown of Ferguson, Missouri, and the other people who have lost their lives in incidents of police brutality. As those crowds drew together to observe a ...more

Talking with Hummingbirds

My eyes fluttered open at four o’clock in the morning and I found myself waking to the awareness of the brevity of life, my mortality, and the mystery of it all. A slightly uncomfortable feeling washed over me, a sadness. It was then that I ...more

Letting Her Learn

She’s a lot like me. A little cautious, a tad fearful. Prefers to set her own pace. Doesn’t take criticism awfully well. But determined, so determined. Last year, she really tried it but took a spill. And that was it. Her confidence grazed, never ...more

Best. Bet. Ever.

A bearded dragon that is, and well truth is we have three dogs, but I digress. A year ago my parents decided to stop keeping fish in their 100 gallon fish tank and the lugged the dang thing to my house where it fits perfectly in my hallway. I didn’t ...more

Oh Toddlers, They Make Life Interesting, Don't They?

A year ago, I wrote about how much your life changes when you have a baby. Well, now that our baby isn't so much a baby anymore, things are different. Our lives are forever changing, and here is how: 1. Having a messy house takes on a whole new ...more

Help Your Child Understand Ferguson (And Other Tragedies)

I was six years old when the Philadelphia Police Department dropped a bomb on a house in a residential neighborhood in the city. The house was inhabited by members of the group MOVE, a Black liberation organization founded by John Africa. There had been a lot of conflict between MOVE, the community, and the police for a few years. In May of 1985, the conflict escalated, and ended with a bombing and fire that killed 11 people (including children), and destroyed an entire neighborhood. I remember that night vividly. ...more
My children are a little older now so we've talked through several tragedies over the years. ...more

When I Realized My Kids Are Good Kids

Seated at the fancy Grand Hotel, in Mackinac Island, MI, I started to sweat. A slight panic attack lurked in the back of my mind as I glanced down at the fine china on the table, the massive assortment of silverware stacked around the place setting, and our two young kids eyeballing them with wonder and mischief. We were on vacation and, on a whim, decided to bike over to the swankiest resort on the island and fork out a small fortune to stuff our bellies full with the lunch buffet. It was a gorgeous hotel, full of history and old-school luxury and expensive decor. ...more
YES!!  Thank you for this!  There have been so many blogs and tweets from snarky bloggers about ...more

11 Ways to Organize Your Playroom for Moms Who Hate Toys, Playing, and Pinterest

If you’re looking for a color coordinated wall of bins, or a toy bin label printable, you've come to the wrong place. I buy my bins at Walmart, and I don’t actually know what a printable is or why we would call it that. Isn't anything on your computer screen technically printable? Anyway…...more
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Book Club {Every Ugly Word}

***This is a book review for a book that I was approached to review. I was given an e-copy of the book, and no additional compensation for this review. Have you ever read a book that is so incredibly gripping that you have to keep reading just to see how it will all end? ...more

From the past: The Joy in Errands

While I take a few deep breaths in August, I’m pulling out some old favorites from my archives. Maybe these go back to before you knew me, before you found yourself in my little space here. I hope so ....more

School for the FAS Student

You may be dreading it. School is starting and you have a son or daughter with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS). Getting them the services they need often involves an uphill battle and and Individualized Education Plan (IEP – Special Ed) ....more

Organized craft/school supplies

I've been organizing. ...more

Wordless Wednesday: Born shoppers

Find sites to link up your Wordless Wednesday postat my super-cool collection of Wordless Wednesday linkies,and add your own linky to my collection if you have one.You can also link up a thumbnail from your post below! Thanks for subscribing to Hobo Mama. Please feel free to comment on the post & share it with friends! ...more

Turning My Heart Towards Home {Teach Them Diligently Prints}

It may be back to school season, but in reality, a mother's labor in training up her children never takes a holiday....more

A Terrible Moment All Around

“GAAAHHHH! NOAH!!! WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?!?!?!” I wasn’t saying it all nice-like or funny-like ....more

Writing It So I Remember It

On the last day that we were at the beach, the wind was calmer and the waves were smaller. It was a perfect chance to let Mila give the sand and water a try. She was dressed in her terribly pink and girly swimsuit ....more

Fun Rhyme for kids: 5 Little Hot Dogs (with finger puppets!)

Here’s another super fun rhyme for kids: 5 Little Hot Dogs Sizzling in...more

What Racism Does to the Young

There are some things that I can't stand to know about myself. Reminders of who I was and how I once thought that come flashing to my mind, triggered by something I see. Like the shooting of...more