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10 Feb, 2015

Is your mood in your way?

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Misc. life

I’ve written about my fitness goals here before and many of you already know that I made a promise to myself to do at least 20 minutes of walking on the treadmill every day. I have an appointment with myself every morning, and amazingly, I am able to keep it. This appointment includes: A GREAT […]

The human body never ceases to amaze me. If you repeat the tiniest of physical actions, you will get better at them. Take for example, brushing your teeth with your left hand. If you’re right-handed, and you try it with your left, you’ll find it really awkward at first but the more do you it, […]

28 Oct, 2014

Litebook revisited

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Oh! Things!

I was singing the shower this morning. SINGING. I stopped myself, mid chorus, with a shampoo bottle in my hand. Who is this person? And when’s the last time she spontaneously belted out some Dexy’s Midnight Runners? And then it dawned on me. Singing in the shower, to me, is a symptom of happiness, the […]

18 Feb, 2014

I am FitBitten!

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Oh! Things!

I decided to introduce a new feature in the March issue of Capital Parent Newspaper, an “editor’s picks” column in which I list three items I love enough to recommend to parents across Ottawa. For March I chose Stash peppermint tea, Bare English chapstick, and the FitBit One. It’s the latter that I want to […]

21 Jan, 2014

Those precious sleep hours

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Misc. life

Energy begets energy. If you have a little bit of extra energy, you can put it to good use. Maybe that tiny bit of extra gas in your tank means that you find yourself taking the dog for an extra long walk, playing with your kids more, or spending 20 minutes on the treadmill every […]


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My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark. We have two daughters: Emma (19) and Sarah (17). 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. 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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