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It’s guest post week here at the Fishbowl and we’re wrapping things up with a mouthwatering post by Ottawa blogger Karie Dufour. Her blog is called Pub Patio Playdate,and if that seems familiar it might be because she was featured in Capital Parent a few issues ago. I was thrilled when she approached me about the […]

02 Aug, 2013

Guest post: Darth Vader

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Guest postings

It’s guest post week here at the Fishbowl! Today’s post is by Dave Atkinson: writer, dad, homeschooler, and the Collective Wisdom parenting columnist on CBC Radio in the Maritimes. His blog is called Tomato Transplants and it always makes me smile. Dave’s last guest post STILL makes be laugh, and it’s been three years. Read […]

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01 Aug, 2013

Guest post: Mom, I’m bored!

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Guest postings

It’s guest post week here at the Fishbowl! Today’s post is by Delta Jones, the founder of justplaytoyrental.com. She describes herself as an avid believer in the value of unstructured play and a generally frazzled mother of 3. (Ha!) Delta is trying to convince the world to do less and play more, while still figuring […]

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31 Jul, 2013

Guest post: Ottawa’s new birthing centre

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Guest postings|Ottawa

It’s guest post week here at the Fishbowl! Today’s post is by Kamerine Gardam, an Ottawa mom of two who blogs over at The Life of K. She’s a runner, a scientist, and a birth doula, and has written a great post for us about Ottawa’s new birthing centre. It’s very useful info for anyone […]


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  • Susan: I recommend Frontenac (Provincial Park 2/3s the way to Kingston from Ottawa). There are hike in sites, canoe in sites and no car camping. There is a c
  • Greg: An alternative is camping off-season. Once schools are in session you lose most of the families with kids during the week. The folks who want to sit a
  • Misty Pratt: oh, and get a radio-free site!! It helps not to have music blaring, although it doesn't take care of arguments about socks :)
  • Misty Pratt: yup, agree with the other comments about the canoe. You're only going to get peace and quiet if you canoe or hike in somewhere, and I find hiking kind
  • Carla: My favourite-est park is Papineau Labelle in the Gatineau side, great casse-croutes on the way back. Definitely explore nature the other side of the
  • Grenouille: Love the frog photo.
  • Less is more: I too have had it with car camping. It was fun and I think our Provincial/National parks are jewels, but I no longer risk having my fun ruined by lou

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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 (15) and Sarah (13). I am the editor of the Kitchissippi Times, Capital Parent Newspaper, 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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