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How to make a bus mama proud

Parenting is really hard. It’s harder than I ever imagined, and I imagined that it was going to be hard. My baby whispering skills are legendary, but with actual children, I have no idea what I’m doing. Most days, I feel like I’m messing up motherhood — and maybe even my kids.

Then yesterday, at the 8 stop, I looked over at my progeny and saw them doing this.

My rider-readers

It wasn’t a surprise — they read every …

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How to pass the time at a bus stop, part IX

Catch up on homework.

bus stop studies

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How to pass the time at a bus stop, part VIII

Count cows.

Counting cows on 3rd Avenue

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How to pass the time at a bus stop, part VII

Draw in the dirt.

Waiting for the 8

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How to pass the time at a bus stop, part VI

Frisbee!

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If I could marry a project…

It would be this one. Sit on It Detroit is everything.

Detroit lacks seating at bus stops. More than half of the bus stops in the city are without benches. Sit On It is an effort to fill this void by creating benches out of reclaimed wood from abandoned houses and businesses within the city.

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Yes, please

I’m going to need one of these in my neighborhood.

Bus stop living room

(via: Melanie, a German grad student who is doing some important work related to mobility and families. If you speak German–or know how to click drop-down boxes on an Internet translation page–check it out.)

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What happens when you put a coffee table at a bus stop?

This!

(Source: GOOD, via Sound Transit Andrew)

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How riding the bus will make your kid smarter

One of the biggest benefits of riding transit with little ones is that you can actually pay attention to them while you travel. Instead of hollering in the general direction of the back seat (or worse, resorting to an in-vehicle entertainment system to keep order), PT parents can have meaningful, even educational, interactions with their little darlings. Here are some examples of brain- and bond-enhancing ways to use transit travel time.

  • Read! Reading is a great PT pastime for children of any age. Research shows that reading to infants and young children helps with bonding, language development, and …

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Southbound Montlake surface stop, 6:00 PM

bus stop mysery
(via: Bus Nerd)

My guess: Inspiration/notes for a novel or short story. Hey, sometimes you have a breakthrough but no paper.

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