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2:18 PM, July 5th, 2012
discoverynews:

that back seat is pretty crazy!
gotagirlcrush:

Got a Girl Crush On: Emily Finch, mother of 6 with no car and 1 incredible bike
Call her crazy. Call her a Portland stereotype—although she claims she doesn’t do it to save the world—“I cancel out my bike riding every day with all the other terrible things I do,” she admits. “I don’t compost, I stink at vegetable gardening”.
But, Emily (34) traded in her SUV for a bakfiets (a traditional Dutch cargo tricycle) to haul her brood of six (ages 2 to 11).

In three years, Emily estimates she’s spent about $135 dollars maintaining her bike.
It also saves her money on exercise equipment or a gym membership. She’s lost 25 pounds since she got the bike in 2009 and says she never thought she’d get back to her pre-birth weight after having six kids. When I asked her why she doesn’t get an electric-assist system, she replied with a big smile, “Because I like chocolate!”


Talk about a POWER-FREAKIN-HOUSE!


Moms are incredible! 

discoverynews:

that back seat is pretty crazy!

gotagirlcrush:

Got a Girl Crush On: Emily Finch, mother of 6 with no car and 1 incredible bike

Call her crazy. Call her a Portland stereotype—although she claims she doesn’t do it to save the world—“I cancel out my bike riding every day with all the other terrible things I do,” she admits. “I don’t compost, I stink at vegetable gardening”.

But, Emily (34) traded in her SUV for a bakfiets (a traditional Dutch cargo tricycle) to haul her brood of six (ages 2 to 11).

In three years, Emily estimates she’s spent about $135 dollars maintaining her bike.

It also saves her money on exercise equipment or a gym membership. She’s lost 25 pounds since she got the bike in 2009 and says she never thought she’d get back to her pre-birth weight after having six kids. When I asked her why she doesn’t get an electric-assist system, she replied with a big smile, “Because I like chocolate!”

Talk about a POWER-FREAKIN-HOUSE!

Moms are incredible! 

Reblogged from DiscoveryNews
4:05 PM, May 9th, 2012
You know, Malia and Sasha, they have friends whose parents are same-sex couples. There have been times where Michelle and I have been sitting around the dinner table and we’re talking about their friends and their parents and Malia and Sasha, it wouldn’t dawn on them that somehow their friends’ parents would be treated differently. It doesn’t make sense to them and frankly, that’s the kind of thing that prompts a change in perspective.
Reblogged from Pantsless Progressive
4:10 PM, March 22nd, 2012
The Hunger Games has all but consumed her. Every time a trailer for the film comes on TV, she goes bonkers, screaming “Shhhhhhh!,” turning up the volume too high and opening her eyes about three times wider than normal—even if it’s a trailer she’s seen a dozen times. Mandy knows the full bios of every cast member of the film, and she has strong opinions on the actors who were selected for the movie. “At first I was a little upset with them choosing Josh Hutcherson for the role of Peeta because he’s not blonde,” she says with all the authority of a veteran Hollywood casting director. “But then I found out that he was dyeing his hair. He’s a good actor, he can pull it off.
Reblogged from apsies
12:05 PM, March 10th, 2012

npr:

This 14-Year-Old Girl Just Bought A House In Florida

When a 14-year old can afford to buy a home, does that mean home prices have hit bottom? Willow Tufano is a child of the housing collapse. Her real estate agent mom scrapes together a living in Florida by selling foreclosed properties. Willow found her own niche scavenging abandoned washes, dryers and furniture from her mother’s properties and selling them on Craigslist. In just six months, Willow saved enough money to buy a two-bedroom fixer upper for $12,000. -Chana Joffe-Walt (Photo by Chana Joffe-Walt/NPR)

Kids these days. 

Reblogged from The Huffington Post
3:21 PM, March 1st, 2011
Julia Yu, a developer here at Newsweek/Daily Beast, created this AMAZING sci-fi children’s book inspired by a College Humor post, a Reddit thread, the movie Dune, and Goodnight Moon.
She writes:

Goodnight Dune was written and illustrated after I saw this article for Five Sci-Fi Children’s Books on College Humor, linked from a Reddit post which asked for a more fleshed out version of the book. While the original parody art was amazing I decided to stick closer to the original Goodnight Moon art style, using some stylistic elements from the David Lynch movie version of Dune.

Go check it.

Julia Yu, a developer here at Newsweek/Daily Beast, created this AMAZING sci-fi children’s book inspired by a College Humor post, a Reddit thread, the movie Dune, and Goodnight Moon.

She writes:

Goodnight Dune was written and illustrated after I saw this article for Five Sci-Fi Children’s Books on College Humor, linked from a Reddit post which asked for a more fleshed out version of the book. While the original parody art was amazing I decided to stick closer to the original Goodnight Moon art style, using some stylistic elements from the David Lynch movie version of Dune.

Go check it.

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