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16 Jan, 2006

a pocketbook in the truest sense

Posted by andrea in: Easy ways to make kids happy

The other day Sarah came home with a tiny booklet made out of paint chips. She illustrated a little story in it and everything. Her very first self-published picture book! A mummy could hardly be any prouder.

Here is a sample spread:


This got me thinking. I remembered bookmarking a site for a nifty little high-tech-meets-low-tech item called Pocketmod (Go see! It’s way cool.)

So using the easy web interface we printed up a little booklet. I wrote some rhyming phrases and Sarah filled in the pictures. Here’s a peek. Cute huh?


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My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark and our dog Piper who is kind of a big deal on Instagram. We also have two human daughters: Emma (20) and Sarah (18). During the day I work as a writer at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. I am a longtime Ottawa blogger and I've occupied this little corner of the WWW since 1999. The Fishbowl is my whiteboard, water cooler, and journal, all rolled into one. I'm passionate about healthy living, arts and culture, family travel, great gear, good food, and sharing the best of Ottawa for families. I also love vegetables, photography, gadgets, and great design.

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