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20 Jul, 2019

Weekend roundup: July 20 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

We are finally home from Thailand! The youngest and I have had a wonderful adventure but I’m happy to be sleeping in my own bed again. I have more photos and travel posts coming, but first, naps and laundry. I’m also trying to get back to routines so I’m starting with a new weekend roundup. :) […]

22 Jun, 2019

Weekend reading: June 22 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

Cat tried to prevent us from leaving the house. (It’s not our cat.) #catsofottawa #ottawa pic.twitter.com/yw1UaZCzm3 — andrea tomkins (@missfish) 20 June 2019 In Praise Of The Upright Bike, huffingtonpost.ca The Hired Guns of Instagram, vox.com Fake Meat Will Save Us, nytimes.com Marketers have tricked parents into believing healthy meals take too long, todaysparent.com Those […]

15 Jun, 2019

Weekend reading: June 15 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

A founding tenet of the tech industry is that over time, computers get more powerful—and therefore better. Writing on a three-decade-old Apple Macintosh, @ibogost argues the opposite. https://t.co/tlUjYXwNyb — The Atlantic (@TheAtlantic) 15 June 2019 A two-hour dose of nature each week could make you happier and healthier, fastcompany.com The New Rules of Middle Age, […]

08 Jun, 2019

Weekend reading: June 8 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

We biked to #Westfest2019 and now it’s time for this. ????? Cc/ @beausallnatural pic.twitter.com/RywVlx2b7s — andrea tomkins (@missfish) June 7, 2019 So, Sam Oosterhoff, you want to make abortion ‘unthinkable’? Here’s where to start, burnabynow.com Senators working to block bill that restricts food and drink ads aimed at children, theglobeandmail.com Screen test: How kids use […]

01 Jun, 2019

Weekend reading: June 1

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

Mother bottle-feeding her baby, location unknown, ca. 1950s. Do you recognize anyone in this photo? More on Project Naming and how you can help: https://t.co/EBxulrhfdG pic.twitter.com/Qn9DwgDZOO — Project Naming (@project_naming) 24 May 2019 Why you should hire a photographer on your next vacation, theglobeandmail.com ‘It’s ghost slavery’: the troubling world of pop holograms, theguardian.com Why […]


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My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark. We have two daughters: Emma (19) and Sarah (17). 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. 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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