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With a little bit of help, kids can make their own felt poppy brooches. November is the time of year to wear a poppy. Why not try making your own this year?* Not only is this an easy craft to do with the kids, but it’s a great opportunity to talk about the importance of […]

I have a new post over at MediaSmarts.ca about how we dealt with the onslaught of princess-branded gear in our household when our girls were younger. What got me thinking about it was #hotdogprincess. (Did you catch that? What a hoot.) Always be yourself.?????? pic.twitter.com/NVCr6CMwmI — Holly Springs Dance (@marilynhssod) June 4, 2016 How you […]

I’ve written a lot about screen time, here on the Fishbowl and over on the MediaSmarts blog. I think I can summarize my feelings thusly: I’m not against TV, video games, iDevices etc. I do however, worry about the effect these things are having on our brains and attention spans and I believe there should be […]


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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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