a peek inside the fishbowl

09 Feb, 2012


Posted by andrea tomkins in: My media (sideblog archive)

My latest piece at SavvyMom is about indoor playgrounds. Because sometimes you just want to throw those mittens & snowsuits & hats & scarves & boots out the window and NEVER SEE THEM AGAIN.  :)

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  • Allan: The blue dinosaur backpack. Not for the kids though; for me!
  • Danielle: A planet box, hands down. Our lunch inspiration group is obsessed with them and we would love to take one for a spin!
  • Erin: We have definitely have had the quad stainless steel container on our wish list forever! Would love to try it.
  • Lisa: I love the sistema system and find using a container that fits everything easiest.
  • Tamara J: Planet Box is the best! Dishwasher friendly AND indestructible?!? Where do I sign?
  • KB: I can always use more sistema containers. Small sizes for little kids.
  • Karen: We love the colibri bags and have several, in many sizes. They hold up well over time and are super cute! The So Young bags look cute too.

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My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark and our two daughters Emma (17) and Sarah (15). I am the managing editor of our community newspaper, the Kitchissippi Times, and a regular contributor to MediaSmarts.ca. I am a longtime Ottawa blogger, and I've occupied this little corner of the WWW since 1999... which makes me either a total dinosaur or a veteran, I'm not sure which! 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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