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I’ve mentioned the book Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives, by Gretchen Rubin here on the blog before. It was a very insightful read. She’s done a lot of thinking about habit formation: why are we so good at adopting some habits over others? What can we do to break bad […]

This post contains some sponsored content.* I’ve been writing about some of the steps I’m taking to give my sanity a helping hand. These past few weeks (months?) have been stressful and I knew that I needed to take some steps and find balance again. Life balance is an elusive beast and I don’t think […]

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… blog post to come! Watch this space for a giveaway too. p.s. Here’s a hint of what I’ve been doing to help me find balance: Share the post “Taking small steps to find balance” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit

This blog post and giveaway is sponsored by Ontario Tire Stewardship.* I know a lot of community- and environmentally-minded Fishies follow this blog and I know this information will be of interest. It could be a game changer for YOUR local community project! Have you heard about the Community Renewal Fund? It’s a grant that […]

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Are you the kind of person who likes to get the Christmas shopping done early? Or maybe, if you’re like me, you’re not exaaaactly the type who thinks about Christmas in October BUT you love it when a great sale happens at one of your favourite Ottawa stores. :) I recommend you jot this information […]


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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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