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I appreciate it when companies make my life easier in a way that make sense to me. That’s why I’m very pleased to welcome a new patron to the Fishbowl, it’s a website, nay, a mini-social media empire (!) called Help We’ve Got Kids. HWGK is a comprehensive directory focused solely on families, parents and […]

08 Mar, 2012

Top iPhone apps du jour

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Oh! Things!

The low-down on a few of my favourite family iPhone apps.

18 Oct, 2011

Some post-Blissdom mulling

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Misc. life|The business of blogging

There are a lot of posts floating around the blogosphere about the Blissdom Canada conference I attended this past weekend. I’m suffering from a bit of conference hangover, and worse, it’s mixed in with a sore throat and what I’m guessing is a pending cold. I am feeling like a ratty old wrung-out sponge at […]

A bit about rate cards for bloggers: what should it look like, how do you make one, why is it important?

The second of two posts about kids and money. You’re never too young to learn!


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