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20 Nov, 2014

Remember those Heritage Minutes?

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Links and other procrastination

So this happened: And before I could pop another piece in I googled “burned toast” and “Heritage Moment” because TO THIS DAY I can’t smell burned toast without remembering this commercial. Funnily enough, it took me ages to find it because it’s titled: Wilder Penfield on Historica Canada’s YouTube Channel. Had they called it “I […]

I was looking up a song that I’ve been listening to on repeat lately and found this video on YouTube that I wanted to share here: Isn’t that sweet? We’ve done stop motion projects before (like this one) but I think I’d like to try something like this with the girls over the summer. Share […]

07 Feb, 2014

Friday night dance party!

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Links and other procrastination

You got your tight pants on? Happy Friday Fishies! p.s. this song is going to be stuck in my head FOREVERRRRRR! Here’s a direct link in case the embedded video above doesn’t work for you. Share the post “Friday night dance party!” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestStumbleUponE-mail

04 Oct, 2009

In my head …

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Links and other procrastination

… and special thanks to Refashionista for putting it there! Share the post “In my head …” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestStumbleUponE-mail

25 Apr, 2008

on the iPod Shuffle this morning…

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Links and other procrastination

… and singing on the walk home from the gym. I shudder to think my neighbors heard me. Here it is on YouTube*. * Whoa, is there ever some bad acting/direction in that video. I can see the director now: “Okay, when you hear the word RESPECT being sung, you hold up you little card […]

20 Jul, 2007

Linky love:

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Links and other procrastination|My media (sideblog archive)

Some dreams do come true. Check this out. Share the post “Linky love:” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestStumbleUponE-mail


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  • andrea tomkins: Thanks for your comment Kelly. Good point about the foodie angle. I wonder... did this event do a good job of raising awareness about GT, or not? A
  • Kelly Rusk: HMMM.. Don't know how I feel about this. Particularly as someone who both works with influencers on behalf of clients and someone who has been invited
  • Misty Pratt: I cycled to Cornwall all in one day last year for the MS ride :) Totally doable! And yes to skiing being magical/therapeutic soul-food. Have I mention
  • vaylo: Cycle to Carleton Place? YES!
  • Lynn: Agreed - if you don't get outside in winter, even in a freezing cold winter like this one, it'll just seem like an endless drag. This year we've actua
  • A rare ski day >> a peek inside the fishbowl: […] minus seven it is cause for celebration around here. It was with this in mind that we returned to this NCC cross-country ski trail 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 (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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The #dailylunches project – 970 lunches and counting

Every day I eat lunch and take a picture. Here's the latest:

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Click the photo for details: what it is, where I ate it (if it's worth a mention!) and how to cook it (if there happens to be a recipe). You can also read more about this project right here.

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  • So I was feeling a bit ranty and wrote this post about raising children in an age of zero privacy in the hopes it will start some conversations! Please leave your two cents right here.

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  • My latest post on the MediaSmarts website is up, and it's about family social media accounts. (Yes! It's a thing! And I think it's pretty neat.) Is this something you do as a family? I'd love it if you left your two cents on the topic.

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  • I'm sharing some of my favourite lunch-related items over on the terra20 blog today. Whether you're packing a lunch for work, for your kids, or just eating at your desk at home, I bet there is something there for you. Check it out!

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