Category Archives: Child-related issues

Surviving carfree babyhood

We recently got an interesting comment from Charlotte of Chic Cyclist, on the thread about how we gave up our car. Charlotte writes: “some vestigial teenager in me clings to the ‘option’ of having a car somewhere, just in case. … Continue reading

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Walking in the Winter with our Toddler

We have made a lot of progress on walking with H since we posted about it five months ago. H has gotten older and is more physically skilled and she’s gotten a lot of practice at walking. Some credit for … Continue reading

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Carfree+Pregnant+Toddler+Winter

So far, I can’t really say pregnancy + being car-free + toddler + winter is my favorite combination ever. Here’s my bullet point highlights (actually, mostly whines) so far: If we owned a car right now, you’d better believe I … Continue reading

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Car-free toddler development

Upon arrival home last night, Angela reported the following conversation with H earlier in the evening: H: Where Mama?A: Mama is taking the train home.H: Mama on the train?A: Yep.H: Mama go to Alewife?A: Yep. It’s not in any of … Continue reading

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Hospitals, Birth & Carseats

Angela and I were just remembering coming home from H’s birth, over two years ago. We were at a hospital about four blocks from our house. They wouldn’t let us leave with the baby unless we put her into one … Continue reading

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