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09 May, 2012

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My favourite smell is… . . . (This is one of mine, along with freshly mown grass and BBQ briquettes drenched in lighter fluid. Ahhhh.) Share the post “Please finish this sentence:” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestStumbleUponE-mail

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07 Oct, 2010

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06 Apr, 2010

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28 Jan, 2010

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30 Dec, 2009

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04 Jun, 2009

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  • Molly: Thanks for sharing the recipe! A is a big fan of Naked Fish and was equally disappointed to find out it was closed for renos the other day - I think
  • andrea tomkins: Me too! I've been a fan for just about forever. :)
  • Tiana: Too bad it's every 2 weeks, it's opposing my custody schedule!
  • andrea tomkins: Visiting the Ottawa Montessori classroom was a real eye-opener for me. It's so progressive. And in terms of our children's early public educations, th
  • Claudette: How I wish we could have afforded Montessori all through the early grades! My kids did a half day toddler and preschool (Casa) program until they star
  • Life of K: Love Sara's work!
  • Laurel: My daughter Brynn started at KMS - Kanata Montessori School at age 5 after an very uninspired year in the public system's JK program. She joined as a

The Obligatory Blurb

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 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.

If you'd like to contact me, please use this form. If you're so inclined, you can read more about me here. Thank you for visiting!

 


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The #dailylunches project – 1000 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.

Sideblog

  • 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.

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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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