On the Bike

Ready.  Set.  Ride!

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Bicycle Beginnings
I’ve heard the story many times: the bike starts out as a wonderful tool for fun and freedom as a child and preteen, but somewhere along the way, it gets replaced by a car.  Fortunately, it’s never too late to reclaim your bicycle.

Here’s my story:
Part 1
Part 2

Cycling while Pregnant
I biked right up until the day I went into labor (at just over 39 weeks).  You can read “Biking while Pregnant” posts here.

You can also check out my guest post on the subject over at Simply Bike’s Cycling While Pregnant series.

Biking with Baby

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2 Responses to On the Bike

  1. Tressa says:

    Hi! I’ve been reading your page and have a question. Do you all consult for newbies in gardening? We recently renovated a house in Kirkwood and I’m dying to get my garden up and running for spring. I plan to do eco friendly portable raised beds in case we move again. We eat mostly fruits/veggies/eggs and meat so doing a garden will save us tons of $ and teach the kids (4,2 and newborn) how to grow their own food! I know you obviously “get it”!!!!! I have a general idea on what to do but with a newborn, would love some help. Your story is awesome, I hope more people take notice and adopt a similar path….

    Thanks in advance.

    Tressa

    • Melissa @ HerGreenLife says:

      With three little ones, I’d say start small. For small-scale and raised beds, check out books on the square foot gardening method (county library probably has some). Let the kids help pick out things they want to grow. Cherry tomatoes and sugar snap peas are easy wins — something little ones can pick and eat right in the garden. Ground cherries are another fun one — they grow in little husks like tomatillos, but are sweet and edible raw — G loves them! If you get to the point where you want to scale up and you have a bit more time, we’d be happy to talk about a labor/knowledge swap (i.e., you learn from us while working with us in our garden).

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