Shoving, not shovelling, to get out

There was a lot of talk this past week about the streets not being plowed of all the snow and now that the snow is mostly cleared and piled into big grayish frozen mounds on the corners comes the real challenge. How to get those $%&* strollers across the streets.

As New Yorkers, we pride ourselves on our ability to get where we need to go without having to get in our cars to get there. And then we get hit by Snowtorious BIG. If you’re a person who doesn’t have to worry about being bound to a wheelchair or push a stroller then  all this snow is a really annoying inconvenience, but if you are one of these wheel dependent types, you’re basically at the mercy of the  goodness of people who shovel their walks. Apparently, this goodness doesn’t apply to certain churches or schools on major thoroughfares in Park Slope (and I guess nobody is responsible for crosswalks). And woe is the person who might happen to be pregnant and trying to get somewhere while pushing a stroller (yes, I’m talking about me). Somebody actually HONKED at me today while I was trying to push my stroller through the sludge in the street for taking too long. Why don’t you get out of your car and honk at me…

Anyway, this all leads me to, one more amazing reason why there is Strength in Motherhood. And I mean literal STRENGTH. By having a strong core and back, we can carry those kids of ours over the mounds of snow and leave those cumbersome strollers behind. It’s going to be a long winter moms, and possibly not the end of the snow. Come on out to Stroller Strides and let’s work to get that core strong enough to carry those kids up the Slope and back again.


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