Sunday, April 3, 2016

Sunday Surf: Misery as a requirement, breastfeeding mermaids, & mini-Bronies

Sunday Surf with Authentic Parenting and Hobo MamaWelcome to the Sunday Surf, a tour of the best blogposts I've read throughout the week.

Sunday Surf is back! For today! I'm not promising to keep this up weekly as in the past, but every once in awhile, I have links and other resources I just wanna share. To make life easier for me, I'm going to embed them from the original share source. Hope that works-ish.

Here we go!

Hobo Mama wants you to know she's a professional blogger! Look at how professional she's being!

The Misery Argument. #homeschooling #unschooling

Posted by Hobo Mama on Monday, March 14, 2016

I've never understood why we'd want to train our kids to endure misery.

Photographer turns #breastfeeding babies and their mamas into #mermaids. #normalizebreastfeeding

Posted by Hobo Mama on Thursday, March 24, 2016

Now I want a mermaid photo!

My project for the week! Our sofa is disgustamundo.

I've got my homeschooling activities ebook back up for sale! Just $3.99 on Amazon. I'm seeking reviewers — let me know if you want a review copy.

Speaking of which! Natural learning ftw.

This whole series makes me snort-laugh. I love that generations upon generations of painters have accurately portrayed women tolerating being talked at by men.

So. Dumb.

A new article in the journal Pediatrics is calling on health professionals to stop saying that breastfeeding is natural, arguing that doing so gives the impression that natural parenting practices are healthier. The authors have started a public campaign to end the positive use of the word natural, claiming that it is associated with such "problematic" practices as home birth, homeschooling and the rejection of GMO foods, and that natural parenting movements are interfering with vaccination efforts.

Apparently our family is problematic.

Over on

How to optimize your blog images for #Pinterest now: #blogging

Posted by Lauren Wayne, author on Saturday, March 26, 2016


Hey, I'm up to two queries now! How are your productively procrastinating today?

Posted by Lauren Wayne, author on Friday, March 18, 2016


Fun on Facebook:

Handy translation guide for four-year-olds: "I don't need to go potty." = "I need to go potty.""I just like dancing."...

Posted by Hobo Mama on Tuesday, March 29, 2016


Exactly! Not sure why anyone feels the need to gender-shame little kids (or anyone).

Posted by Hobo Mama on Monday, March 28, 2016


My kids are arguing about whether they're arguing.

Posted by Hobo Mama on Wednesday, March 23, 2016


Textbook. Via Parenting Through Love, Instead of Fear.

Posted by Hobo Mama on Wednesday, March 16, 2016

YouTube uploads:

Are we Instagram friends?

Follow along, and let me know who you are so I can follow you! Enjoy some everyday unschooling in action.

Firmly in the #frankentoddler stage. #16months

A photo posted by Lauren Wayne (@hobomamacom) on

He wants to walk, walk, walk!

Out for a bike ride! 🚲 #bike #bikeride #bikehelmet #4years #momandson #biking #springday

A photo posted by Lauren Wayne (@hobomamacom) on

I was much more scared of this slide than the 17-month-old. He had a blast and was like, "Toddler area? Pfft."

Links throughout the week:

You can find a ton more great articles from me if you follow along on Twitter — natural parenting whatnots at @Hobo_Mama, homeschooling resources at @PirateFamilyFun, and writing-related tweets at @LaurenWaynecom. Hope to chat with you over there, and mention me if you have something great to share so I can retweet it!

Surf with us:

You can get the Sunday Surf button by Jenna Designs and some code to add to your post from my Sunday Surf page.

Check out previous editions for more good reading.


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