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Looking for a unique toy in Ottawa? I bet Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s has something for you. What’s more, Tiggy’s is a family-owned store that has been a member of the Ottawa community since 1977.

I am thrilled to introduce a new patron to the Fishbowl family this week. The Ottawa Gymnastics Centre (OGC) is the oldest operating not-for-profit gymnastics organization in Canada and has been part of the Ottawa community since 1960. It’s been part of my family’s life for many years. We love what they do there, and how […]

A bit about our dinner at Baja Burger Shack at Britannia Beach!

PercyVites provides a fun and unique new way to entertain and delight while managing party details. Read on!

We’ve booked our youngest daughter’s birthday party at Funhaven again this year and have been busy handing out the party invitations. They’re so neat (her idea, not mine!) and I wanted to share it with you: It’s crazy easy to pull this together: 1) Write or print the details of the party on a small […]


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  • Lisa bolduc: I would get a swell bottle and a couple of these container Klip It Split Coloured Tabs 380ml for the kids
  • AJ: Definitely a S'well water bottle for my big kid
  • Stacey: The Green Hungry Tote Bag is calling my name (along with so many other awesome little lunch items)!
  • Nora: Love the Fuel bento box. Great for work.
  • Tiana: I love using the To Go snap-top containers. Sadly they do get lost and I definitely need some more.
  • blue water cooler solutions: I'm impressed, I have to admit. Rarely do I come across a blog that's both equally educative and amusing, and without a doubt, you have hit the nail
  • Elise L.: The super girl reusable snack bag for my super girl would be my pick!

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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, 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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Click the photo for details: what it is, where I ate it (if it's worth a mention!) and how to cook it (if there happens to be a recipe). You can also read more about this project right here.

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