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09 Feb, 2015

An early start to the week

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Misc. life

For some reason I booked a checkup at the orthodontist’s for the eldest child at 7:40 this morning. Why did I do that to myself? I think someone should invent a calendar app that asks you “are you sure you want to do that” when you find yourself doing something stupid like making early dental appointments. At […]

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28 Mar, 2014

The story behind the bird ball

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: dog stuff|Oh! Things!

My mom lives in a small town, and sometimes things are a little different there. Like at the grocery store. We went to the store to do a shop, walked past the Ski-doo for sale signs and church bazaar posters, and grabbed a cart. The store opens directly into the meat aisle.  Boxes of frozen […]

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19 Dec, 2013

Someone is four today

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: dog stuff

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08 Dec, 2013

You know you love your dog too much when…

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: dog stuff

1. You miss them when they’re not home and the house seems unnaturally quiet. 2. They eat better dinners than you do sometimes. 3. You read the nutrition panels on their food and snacks. 4. You sometimes worry about their health and well-being more than you do your own. 5. You can never stay mad […]

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03 Nov, 2013

One of Piper’s favourite things

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: dog stuff

This dog is crazy about poofy cheese snacks. Not that we ever feed them to her, no sirrreee. But there is a history here. Once upon a time a Cheezie fell on the floor and she swooped down to nab it even before you could stop and say “HEY I DROPPED A CHEEZIE.” I don’t think […]

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  • FD: We love puzzles and my kids have been talking non-stop about exploding kittens so the exploding kittens puzzle ticks off two things on our list all in
  • Nora: Posted on FB too! ; )
  • Nora: I have a llama fanatic so that windup toy would be a bit! I love Tiggywinkles for stocking stuffers, games and puzzles. Thanks for the opportunity!
  • Jacquie: Posted on Facebook too. :)
  • Jacquie: We would finally get Settlers of Catan! I have heard so much about it and think our family would love it.
  • Dani: Stocking Stuffers for my impossible to shop for kids ?
  • Pearl: Star Trek cats & iron on patches. Might browse costumes too.

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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... 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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