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21 Apr, 2012

And it will fly (if you throw it hard enough)

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Easy ways to make kids happy|File under crafty|My media (sideblog archive)|Publishing/writing/career stuff

Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home,
Your house is on fire,
Your children shall burn!

My latest crafty piece for Canadian Family is a little buggy. Check it out.

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  • Laurel: Love that you went to Kingston! Wish I had known you were going during your reseach phase as I would have sent you a few more tips of things to put on
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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 (16) and Sarah (14). 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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