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20 Feb, 2014

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

I’m over at the MediaSmarts blog today, putting together the online privacy puzzle. Share the post “Writing:” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit

06 Feb, 2014

Writing:

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

I had a really interesting conversation with my 14-year-old daughter recently. She was wondering why so many adults assume that teenagers are all the same: a bunch of lazy, self-involved jokers who are glued to their devices all day. I didn’t have an answer for her, really, only that people tend to generalize, and that […]

There’s a giant list of free (FREE!) things to do with kids (indoors AND outdoors) on the Capital Parent website. You may want to check it out if you’re looking for something to do this week! :) Share the post “Ottawa parents: may I direct your attention” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit

20 Nov, 2013

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Looking for gift ideas for kids? I am sharing a few favourite picks on the terra20 blog today! Share the post “Writing:” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit

25 Sep, 2013

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

Teens and makeup go together like milk and cookies, but how to you make sure they start off on the right foot? Check out this post of mine on the terra20 website. I’d love to hear your thoughts! 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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