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Mark texted the girls and I the other day and told us that we were going to do something FUN as a family after dinner. But, there was a catch. He wasn’t going to tell us what it was. Of course, the three of us were mad with curiosity but Mark would not budge. The only […]

Our Christmas holiday now seems like it happened very long ago. Sigh. I am wrapping it up with this final post. All in all, it was a pretty great little getaway. I’m glad we did it. Not only was it a really nice opportunity to do something new and reconnect as a family, but it was […]

05 Dec, 2016

Thinking out loud about snow

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Easy ways to make kids happy

We woke up to a winter wonderland this morning. It snowed overnight; enough to cover everything in a blanket of white. Although I don’t love the cold, snow makes me happy. This, despite the fact it means extra work in terms of clearing snow off the car, shoveling the driveway, mopping wet floors in the […]


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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. 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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