Author Archives: Angela

About Angela

Angela is an associate professor of mathematics and enjoys writing, reading, and talking to people about her bike. She's the proud mother of two cute kids, H and R.

Stroller Ban on Buses and Possibly Trains?

It appears that the Metropolitan Boston Transit Authority is considering banning open strollers on buses, and is even considering future expansion of this ban to subway trains. This is problematic for any parent who uses public transportation, and especially so … Continue reading

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Schools, Choice, and Living Locally

Recently, Nathan and I completed the school lottery process here in Cambridge and found out that H will be attending our top choice of schools, which is also our closest neighborhood school. We are really excited about this for a … Continue reading

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Two Week Meal Plan, Revisited

We’ve written about our two-week meal plan before, but I’m here to sing its praises again and to share our revised meal plan and a few recipes. On Mondays and Tuesdays, I pick up the kids and get home around … Continue reading

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Parking Permits for the Carfree

Like many other Cambridge residents, we recently had to renew our parking permit. Yes, we get a parking permit, but it’s a temporary pass which we let visitors use, since our condo has only residential street parking available. This year … Continue reading

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Being Carfree Means Being More Visible

Americans spend an average of 15 hours a week in a car, at least according to this Arbitron study. That’s like two hours a day! Here at Carfree with Kids, we don’t spend any average time in a car — … Continue reading

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Toys: Can’t Live With ‘Em, Can’t Flush ‘Em Down the Toilet

A friend recently asked us to make a post about how we simplify and de-clutter kids’ toys. My immediate response was, “If you’ve got an answer to that problem, I’d love to hear it, but I sure don’t!” But then … Continue reading

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Carfree Roundup August 17, 2010

We’ve been reading with interest the series at Car Free Days about moving your kids from cargo to self-propelled riders: Check out the latest installments — “It’s not you, it’s me” and “Look Both Ways.” Great inspiration and practical ideas … Continue reading

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Carfree Camping in Provincetown

We recently returned from a delightful trip to Provincetown on Cape Cod with the whole family, including my mom. We went there specifically for Family Week and we had a blast. And we camped. And of course the whole thing … Continue reading

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Cambridge Kidical Mass Report

The first ever Cambridge Kidical Mass ride was a big success!  We had about 24 bikes and 40 participants, young and old.  The Cambridge Bike Police provided fabulous support for the ride, and really helped things run smoothly.  It felt … Continue reading

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Carfree roundup July 7

For you, a little news In the depressing news departments, we’re all cutting transit funding and apparently a recent survey says that Americans want it that way — we’d much rather cut transit than highway spending. But from the better … Continue reading

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