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Posts Tagged ‘halloween

I have a thing for old mason jars, and acorns, so when I’m able to find an opportunity to put them together… WATCH OUT. These jars are are sitting on our front stairs at the moment, waiting for Halloween night to arrive. It doesn’t look very exciting at the moment, but picture them illuminating our scarrrry […]

31 Oct, 2012

Halloween dinners

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Easy ways to make kids happy|parenting|Recipes and Food

A question for parents with trick-or-treating age kids… do you prepare a Halloween-themed dinner or just try to get your kids to eat something healthy before the big sugar rush? I’d love to hear your thoughts. For the past few years I’ve been making this: (The recipe is over here in case you’re interested.) I […]

01 Nov, 2011

The Halloween inventory

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

If you happened to ask us about how much Halloween candy we brought home last night, we would answer you with the following statement: Share the post “The Halloween inventory” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit

A not-so-scary giveaway for Saunders Farm!

01 Nov, 2009

post-Halloween thoughts

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

When I was a kid I remember collecting Halloween candy in giant pillowcases, making my own costumes (that is, unless you count the time time I wore this costume … although mine was Snow White!), and I remember the candy. Back then people were still handing out the odd apple and handfuls of loose peanuts. I don’t think chips were very common. […]


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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 (18) and Sarah (16). I am the managing editor of our community newspaper, the Kitchissippi Times. 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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