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04 Feb, 2015

Writing:

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

So I was feeling a bit ranty and wrote this post about raising children in an age of zero privacy in the hopes it will start some conversations! Please leave your two cents right here. Share the post “Writing:” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit

03 Nov, 2014

Writing:

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

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. Share the post “Writing:” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit

13 Aug, 2014

Writing:

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

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! Share the post “Writing:” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit

30 Jul, 2014

Writing:

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

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? Share the post “Writing:” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit

08 Jun, 2014

Writing:

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

My latest post at the MediaSmarts website is about passwords. Is this something you’ve talked about with your kids? Given the proliferation of devices in households (often one per person now) it might be an important topic for discussion. How have you handled passwords in your household? Share the post “Writing:” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit


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My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark and our dog Piper who is kind of a big deal on Instagram. We also have two human daughters: Emma (20) and Sarah (18). During the day I work as a writer at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. 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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