This week I’ve been noticing just how much stuff comes with kids. We picked up a lot from friends used, but I still feel like the stream of stuff pouring into our house is wide and deep. We have gifts for H’s birthday, an avalanche of parts for the many electric breast pumps in our home, and new tools from some home renovation projects taken on by Nathan’s dad. We’re trying to counterbalance the influx by clearing out our basement, including paring down our vast collection of hand-me-down clothes to what will actually be worn.
I’ve been surfing around the carfree internet today and found a few items of interest:
- Kristen Dirksen puts together a video of her current walkable neighborhood and her memories of carfree and suburban living.
- And now for the bad news: a boy has his bike confiscated for riding it to school. Yes, the school has a no-biking policy. The boy was trying to participate in Bike-To-Work day. (Thanks to Strollerderby for the original link.)
- I submitted a previous post from CFWK to the Carnival of Pecuniary Delights, so hop over and check out all of the posts on the carnival where you can find some fugal and financial planning tips.