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We’ve been camping for years, ever since the girls were wee, and as much as I love camping  there is one thing I absolutely dread: packing. It’s my job to pack up the supplies and coolers (although my kids are responsible for packing their own clothing) and it’s my husband’s job to pack it all […]

30 Aug, 2013

Thursday in Wisconsin Dells

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: travel talk

Not pictured: a 4000 gallon fish tank, taxidermy, local beer brewing (and the only female brewmaster in the state!) and more great food including beer-cheese soup and crème brûlée. Today I am on my way home! Share the post “Thursday in Wisconsin Dells” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestStumbleUponE-mail

29 Aug, 2013

Wednesday in Wisconsin Dells

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: travel talk

Not pictured: wild crane spotting, a lazy river, a fantastic lunch and dinner, and the fantastic people I’ve met here so far. Share the post “Wednesday in Wisconsin Dells” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestStumbleUponE-mail

27 Aug, 2013

Tuesday in Wisconsin Dells

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: travel talk

Not pictured: water-skiing, beer, and deep fried cheese curds. Share the post “Tuesday in Wisconsin Dells” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestStumbleUponE-mail

26 Aug, 2013

Monday in Wisconsin Dells

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: travel talk

… and this ain’t the half of it! Share the post “Monday in Wisconsin Dells” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestStumbleUponE-mail


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Frogs - a Chorus of Colours - at the Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa


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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 (14) and Sarah (12). I am the Editor of the Kitchissippi Times as well as Capital Parent Newspaper. I'm also 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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