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08 May, 2015

Win four tickets to see Tomorrowland!

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Giveaways and product reviews

We have our winners! Thanks for your entries everyone! I don’t know about you, but I’ve been waiting to see Disney’s Tomorrowland since I saw the trailer. (You can watch that right here.) I’m all kinds of excited about this one. Not only is it directed by Brad Bird, the guy behind some of our favourite […]

This is the continuation of yesterday’s post on the topic of movies. I am determined to make this The Summer of Film here at Casa Fishbowl! We went to a special screening of Despicable Me 2 the other day and we had a good time. Although it had some very funny moments I’m not convinced […]

There’s a memoir by Canadian writer and film critic David Gilmour called The Film Club: A True Story of a Father and a Son. It’s essentially about how the author finds himself underemployed with a 15-year old son who wants to drop out of high school. He lets him do this on one condition, that they […]

16 Jul, 2012

Movie Monday

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Easy ways to make kids happy|Ottawa

We found ourselves somewhere a little different this morning – pretty much on a whim: It was a good decision. Admission to a morning show at Rainbow Cinemas will only set you back three bucks per person. On Tuesdays it will only cost you a toonie. And air conditioning is included! (In case you were […]

11 Mar, 2011

Mars Needs Moms!

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Easy ways to make kids happy

I had the good fortune to be given tickets to a special preview screening of Mars Needs Moms last weekend. It was, in a word (or four) A Very Fun Movie. Today is the official release date, just in time for March Break. A perfect thing to do with the family if you ask me. […]

My latest piece at SavvyMom is Sharing is Caring. How can we show our kids that giving is important, especially during a season that is all about stuff? – We watched The Grinch Who Stole Christmas the other night. We watch it every year, and read the story aloud every Christmas Eve.  What I admire most about […]


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