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  • Sara: We have a family of groundhogs behind our house, about six of them and one is completely black. We're in the bayshore area, so there's two!
  • Christa Crumbly: Hi my friend! I wish to say that this article is awesome, great written and come with almost all important infos. I’d like to see extra posts like t
  • andrea tomkins: Frankly, it's impossible to point to a movie/doll/Princess Candyland and blame that for any outcome. There are so many other factors involved in raisi
  • andrea tomkins: Funny! Some habits aren't that hard to alter, are they? Reaching for tomato juice is a 1000% better than grabbing a Coke!
  • Lisa from Iroquois: That's some kinda diet, sounds yummy. Lately I've been keeping tomato juice in the fridge to sip when I come in from the garden, instead of reaching
  • Claudette: It's interesting to me how we adults interpret the actions of the (Disney) princesses. As Sonja got older I asked her about these types of things, and
  • sabrina: I don't like beets. But I WANT to like beets. I am working at liking beets. [One Westboro mom I know says that when she makes borscht in the wi

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 (17) and Sarah (15). I am the managing editor of our community newspaper, 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.

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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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