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Posts Tagged ‘tweens

04 Jun, 2013

Writing:

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: My media (sideblog archive)

My latest post over at the MediaSmarts blog came about because I found myself having THE TALK with the girls recently. It’s not THE talk you’re thinking about. No, the birds and bees were covered years ago. This is the “don’t upload anything stupid” to the Internet talk. Sigh. As always, I’d love to hear […]

Is it just me, or do kids get harder to buy for as they get older? I wanted to share a few ideas of things that we ALREADY love here at Casa Fishbowl in case you’re looking for some ideas for the tweens and young teens in your lives. A scooter Sarah’s first cheapie scooter […]

02 Apr, 2012

The trouble with tweens

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: sanity saving parent tips

My head is practically hurting from all the things I want to write about. So I will start with this one even though I know it’s going to come out in a big jumble. A few things inspired me to jot my thoughts down on the topic of tweens today, one of which was a […]


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  • Tricia: Tis the season of church bazaars...puzzles galore to be had for cheap!
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  • A bit about resolutions, and taking care of ourselves >> a peek inside the fishbowl: […] for once, I was actually able to keep them this year. (Well, all except for the one I wrote about here. The 52-week jar was a bit of a bust.
  • Tricia: The HP sauce commercial with the singing cow...still love that one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2A6YPowfwk And I referenced the burnt toast Herita
  • Cassandra: I find after every shop, I'm always having to email them ablut missed points. Just 2 weeks ago, I missed out on 3,700 points. I emailed them and got i
  • andrea tomkins: Boggle is a great suggestion Sarah! I will dig ours out of our game shelf. Marc, there are definitely some interesting puzzles there. Thanks for s
  • Marc Savoie: I love puzzles too, but haven't done one in ages. I'd need to get a puzzle mat, cause I have 2 cats, so puzzle pieces left sitting out would NOT last

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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 (15) and Sarah (13). I am the editor of the Kitchissippi Times, Capital Parent Newspaper, and a regular contributor to MediaSmarts.ca. 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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  • My latest post on the MediaSmarts website is up, and it's about family social media accounts. (Yes! It's a thing! And I think it's pretty neat.) Is this something you do as a family? I'd love it if you left your two cents on the topic.

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  • I'm sharing some of my favourite lunch-related items over on the terra20 blog today. Whether you're packing a lunch for work, for your kids, or just eating at your desk at home, I bet there is something there for you. Check it out!

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  • I have a new post up at the MediaSmarts blog this week. It's my response to a question that I'm asked quite often: What’s the best age to give a kid an iPod touch?

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