Illinois mom blogs about her car-free month

In some ways, Christine Gardner lives a normal life — she’s a mom, a writer, and, after all, she lives in Normal, Ill. But for July she’s doing something decidedly out of the norm — going car-free in a suburb without amenities right around the corner. Halfway through the month, she reports on bus adventures with toddlers, declares that it’s possible to hand-tote an economy pack of diapers, and reflects on how cars are ruining community.