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I’ve had a few conversations with readers who want to know how they can support this website. THANK YOU for that. I really appreciate your positive feedback and your support. I pour a lot of myself into this little corner of cyberspace. It is truly a labour of love.

The best way to show your appreciation (that is, if you want to) is by clicking on the ads of my awesome patrons and taking the time to check out their websites. Without them, I might not be here.

The second best way of showing your support is to leave a comment on a blog post (comments are currency in the world of blogs!) or send me a note. I am thrilled when I find out that a recipe worked out for you, that you discovered something new to do with your kids, or that you snorted coffee out of your nose even when I wasn’t trying to be funny. Knowing that you find this site (and the time that I put into to it!) of value keeps me going.

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Thank you all for visiting. It is great to know you’re reading…  and that you keep coming back, well, that’s just the icing on the cake.

THANK YOU!

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  • Barb Sohn: We have a rain barrel in the front yard, two composters in the back yard. Our gargage is down to one small bag every week. We buy shampoos, cleaners

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 (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.

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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