Tag Archives: carfree stories

Check out Shareable.net

Today, we have an article featured on Shareable.net, “How to be a carfree family.” Those of you who are carfree, car-light, or just interested in the lifestyle should check it out and leave a comment. Jeremy Adam Smith also has … Continue reading

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Toddler commentary on Red Line delays

At the ripe old age of 2 1/2, H’s T-riding prowess continues to increase. She now regularly walks to our station (Alewife) in a relatively timely fashion, and rides sitting in her own seat. Yesterday, she and I needed to … Continue reading

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Taking the bus against medical advice

Yesterday, I went along with Angela for her first ever endoscopy, but this post isn’t about digestive troubles (as exciting as such things may be–and yes, everything is fine). Angela was specifically instructed that she would not be permitted to … 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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Train trip to Drumlin Farm

On Sunday, we made a train trip with Grandma (aka “Baba”) to the Drumlin Farm Fall Festival just West of here in Lincoln, MA. Prior to going to the farm, H insisted that there would be “Horses and cows and … 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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Friendship, Cars, and Carfree Families

Josh Hart has done research in the UK on the impact of traffic on community life. His research shows that on streets with heavy traffic, residents have dramatically fewer friends in their neighborhood and their sense of what neighborhood space … Continue reading

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