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11 Oct, 2013

I’m prepping my composter for spring, are you?

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Home/reno

I’ve written quite a bit about composting before. I am a serious composting nerd. I honestly can’t help myself. I just love it. We use our city-issued green bin quite a bit but I love our backyard compostor just as much. Why? Because veggie scraps and leaves = gorgeous garden soil that is free. FREE […]

28 Feb, 2013

It’s about soap, but not really

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Oh! Things!|Ottawa|Yaktivism

A bit about a delicious bar of soap I bought, but it’s more than just about the suds.

31 Jan, 2013

Chore bore

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Misc. life|parenting

A bit about kids, chores, and shiny sinks. (How do YOU get your sink super shiny? I’d like to know!)

16 Nov, 2012

New gig! Great stuff!

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Oh! Things!|Ottawa|Publishing/writing/career stuff

I’ve been hired to write a short series of blog posts for the terra20 store blog and I’m really excited about it. Have you been to terra20 yet? I was first introduced to this concept back in the Spring. It’s a pretty neat idea. You see, terra20 is a something akin to a department store, […]

03 Feb, 2011

Welcome to our newest patron: Concierge Home Services

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Fishbowl patrons

I shouldn’t say NEW exactly. Concierge Home Services has been a quiet supporter since Christmas but I wanted to take a moment to welcome them officially. CHS offers parents what they really need: a second pair of hands. Scratch that, it’s a second pair of experienced and focused hands. They are more than just a […]


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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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