Biking with kids: e-bike library

We have gone from biking with baby to biking with baby and a toddler to now. Now looks like me, huffing with every ounce of power to push my bike, trailer connected with the two kids inside, up the hill. I can no longer bike them home (or to some destinations in the city) because the trailer plus the kids’ weight is more than my own. Plus, our eldest is starting to complain that the trailer is cramping her style legs. A friend told me that she gave up at this stage and just used transit until her kids could ride with her on the streets. But, I desperately want to keep biking with them. (To be clear, our eldest is not ready to bike on her own on the streets.) So, how am I going to make this happen?

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Everyday engineers series: Andrew Kent, P.Eng, PMP, LEED AP

We are at the halfway point of #NEGM2017.  For today’s interview, we visit the East Coast of Canada …

andrew-kentAndrew Kent is a professional engineer, urban planner and project manager. At Colliers Project Leaders, Andrew delivers expert advice and project management services to municipal, provincial and federal government ministries and departments. Continue reading “Everyday engineers series: Andrew Kent, P.Eng, PMP, LEED AP”

Everyday engineers series: Maureen O’Connell, P.Eng

This is week two of National Engineering and Geoscience Month (NEGM) in Canada. To keep raising awareness of everyday engineers, next up …

MaureenMaureen O’Connell is a professional engineer and employed with Golder in their Contaminated Sites group at the Vancouver office. She received her engineering license in 2016. She is the mother of one inquisitive 4 year old and one charming yet cunning 2 year old. Continue reading “Everyday engineers series: Maureen O’Connell, P.Eng”

Everyday engineers series: Jonathan Musser, P.Eng

As previously mentioned, March is National Engineering and Geoscience Month (NEGM) in Canada. To raise awareness of engineering, I have gathered stories from a few “everyday engineers” that I know. So, without further ado …

344 Jonathan Musser is a professional engineer and project manager with Associated Engineering (AE), currently on secondment to Metro Vancouver to oversee construction of a new drinking water reservoir in Surrey. He also cares about gender diversity in engineering and serves as a member of AE’s women in science & engineering retention committee. Continue reading “Everyday engineers series: Jonathan Musser, P.Eng”

Bedroom closet transformation

A couple of months ago I decided enough was enough. The closet in our girls’ bedroom just was not working for them (or us for that matter). After pointing out the problem to our girls, they seemed quite happy to help make an improvement. Again, this closet transformation is not a “pat us on the back” post, but encouragement to those DIY-selfers.

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