Category Archives: supper & sustenance

price at the peak

We recently took a short family vacation to eastern Washington where the sun shines bright, the thermometers approach scorching and the orchards are overloaded with apricots, cherries and peaches. On our way out of town at the end of our … 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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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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buying in bulk

My latest freelance article for the Community Co-op discusses the joys and benefits of buying in bulk.  I’ve become a bit of a bulk addict and it really makes my skin crawl to buy something last minute in a wasteful, … Continue reading

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a bit of reading: bees, slow-cookers and circuses (review & giveaway)

Reading is a favorite pastime of mine. The operative word there being “past”. I spend my time reading the bills, the occasional blog from my reader and creatively illustrated children’s books each night at bedtime. I used to be a … Continue reading

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PÜR Gum: chew on this aspartame free gum (review & giveaway)

One of my fondest memories as a child was exchanging Valentines in school. Beckett began preschool this fall and as February 14th neared, I got more and more jacked up for the annual V-day swap. The only rules we had … Continue reading

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Nature’s Path Organic: Eat Well. Do Good. (review & giveaway)

 When I am lucky enough to hit a cycle of REM sleep in the night, I dream. I dream about the girls and their futures. I dream of health and happiness for my loved ones. And, I dream of my … Continue reading

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homemade baby food: a bit of freelance

I write a regular piece for the Community Co-op’s monthly newsletter and find it to be a regular joy.  The last piece I did, for the February newsletter, was one of the best in recent memory.  It brought me back … Continue reading

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bottle baby: green sprouts (review & giveaway)

This was a post that I had not intended to write for at least a few more months, but, oddly enough, I could have written it long ago.  My intention throughout my pregnancy with Camden and even after her birth … Continue reading

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odds & ends advice

I always seem to be grabbing random publications or tearing pages out of magazines that have something, anything, that pertains to this blog and family project. Here’s a bits and pieces post that pulls together these random tidbits of advice … Continue reading

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