Author Archives: Walking the Rainbow

the job I am most proud of

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. ~Frederick Douglas Advertisements

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too many hats

If you are a regular around here, you know that things on the blog get a bit sporadic come late spring and summer.  Family fun is in full swing and we are enjoying the Washington sun while it’s here.  The blog is … Continue reading

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garden go-to

Our garden is in full swing and it’s really looking like we are going to pull in a great harvest this year.  My May freelance article for our local community co-op newsletter focused on how and why I rely on the … Continue reading

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carbon footprint 2011

Now, that it is May and we are approaching the hump of 2012, I figured it was time to unveil the Ferry Family’s Carbon Footprint for 2011.  This is my annual tradition (albeit one that it is usually done much … Continue reading

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giveaway winner – redraws – updates

It’s time to do a bit of house cleaning around the blog.  I lost my head with a husband who worked for six weeks straight (literally), a last minute trip to California with two small children that left Jacob and … Continue reading

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growing in the garden

The garden is planted and, despite the very best combined efforts of both my children to completely consume my entire day, it’s lookin’ good.  The plants are doing swell and it’s only the first half of May. Gardening is a … Continue reading

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jet setting to sunshine

Where’d I go?  I’ve missed you all so.  We flew straight outta Washington and headed for sunshiney California.  We found out last minute that Jacob had a week off after working 42 of the last 45 days and we snagged … Continue reading

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lucky number 7

Happy SEVEN month birthday to our roly-poly, swingy, crawly, smiley, giggly, teethy cutie Camden Rose!  You are a joy!

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bubble recipe

I don’t know about you, but Beckett can chase and blow bubbles for-ev-er.  Here is a great recipe for homemade bubble mix. 1/4 cup dish soap 3/4 cup cold water five drops of glycerin (available at natural food stores) Mix everything … Continue reading

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cheesy claims

We subscribe to only two magazines and they are both publications we rely on for continuous streams of information and support their philosophies.  My favorite has to be the Nutrition Action Healthletter from the Center for Science in The Public … Continue reading

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