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10 May, 2016

Writing:

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

I have a new post over on MediaSmarts.ca! Witnessing cyberbullying: Teaching kids how to respond to make things better (not worse) Share the post “Writing:” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit

03 Mar, 2016

Writing:

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

I have a new post up at MediaSmarts this week. It’s about the Oscars and the opportunity they provide to talk about some big issues with your tweens and teens. Share the post “Writing:” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit

05 Nov, 2015

It’s Media Literacy Week!

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

It’s Media Literacy week, and to that effect I have a new blog post over at MediaSmarts.ca. Check it out!   Share the post “It’s Media Literacy Week!” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit

21 Jul, 2015

Writing:

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

Twitter released a new tool for combatting trolls, but does it help the root of the problem? New post on MediaSmarts.ca. Share the post “Writing:” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit

25 Jun, 2015

Writing:

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

Two articles of mine were published in the summer issue of Ottawa Magazine. One is a Q&A with a dermatologist about summertime skin care (YES, those are my superwhite legs in the photo) and the other is a blogger face-off about bikinis. Share the post “Writing:” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit


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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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