Category Archives: Walking

Walking like a Tortoise

Most of the time, walking drives me crazy. I am obsessed with efficiency, and walking is slow. I think the one-minute walk to the kitchen at work goes by too slowly. The idea of a treadmill simply boggles my mind. … Continue reading

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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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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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Unforseen perks, and a small logistical problem

Last night a close friend of ours was celebrating his birthday. Now, this might not seem like a big deal, except for that this group of friends contains several families with very young kids, and the birthday boy really wanted … Continue reading

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Some finds on the web

Today I wasted a little time on the internet (OK, you can change “today” to “everyday”) and I found a few interesting websites I hadn’t seen before, so I thought I’d share: There’s a great page on carfree cities from … Continue reading

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Complaints

Just because you are carfree doesn’t mean that you never have to interact with a car, and somehow everytime I use a car it leaves a bad taste in my mouth. This weekend, my mother, H. and I rented a … Continue reading

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But is it safe?

The most common question I get about biking with my daughter is whether or not it is safe. I’ve also noticed that on any thread on any forum or list that addresses biking with kids, someone says some version of … Continue reading

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Walking

Our toddler is increasingly uninterested in riding in her stroller. She wants to walk! Of course, the problem is that walking with a toddler isn’t always, um, productive. And then there’s the problem of walkability and safety. Walkability and Safety … Continue reading

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