Tag Archives: shopping

Not shopping with kids

One huge advantage of our carfree lifestyle is that we don’t shop very much. I believe being without a car means fewer shopping trips, but I don’t have any research to back me up. If you’ve seen any, please leave … Continue reading

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Blogging for dollars

Lately, there’s been a lot of talk about the controversy over “mommy bloggers” accepting payment or goods from companies.* If the coverage hasn’t gotten to you, try the Newsweek piece, or the NPR piece. Off and on, I’ve wondered if … Continue reading

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Cloth Diapers, Take Two

Sometimes really great things happen in the world of babies between your first and second kid. In our case, two wonderful things happened in the world of cloth diapers. 1) One-size pocket diapers were invented. We received several BumGenius 3.0 … Continue reading

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Used Success

A while back I wrote about wanting to purchase more things used. I just wanted to report a major success, which was buying a used portable dishwasher. I found the dishwasher on Craigslist and was able to find someone who … Continue reading

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Xtracycle shopping

True confession time: I have no right to be writing this post right now. Between illness and bike problems, it’s been far too long since I’ve done a good shopping trip on a bike. In fact, thanks to the generosity … Continue reading

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