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03 May, 2010

Know More Do More Mondays: Junk food and snacking

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: - Know More Do More

This past week we said no to junk food. This wasn’t an “official” tip from the Know More Do More tip jar, I chose to do this on my own. And I am so glad we did! Ditching junk food for a week allowed us to take stock of what we’re eating and get an honest […]

Can you tell that I’ve been on a bit of a health kick lately? There’s the granola bar recipe (which the girls had at school yesterday and LOVED – yay!) but I’ve also been tinkering with my berry smoothie recipe. I finally figured out the perfect ratio of what:what in order to acheive a healthy fruit drink […]

Snowy Mondays require something like this, don’t they?   We woke up to a massive amount of snow this morning, 21 cm apparently. The girls were thrilled. The sidewalks weren’t plowed so we walked to school along the road, in the deep grooves made by passing cars. I officially predict a white Christmas. Maybe the […]

07 Jul, 2007

The Secret

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Easy ways to make kids happy|Ottawa

My children are obsessed with these trees. When they were small they used to race underneath them, or skip underneath their fairytale canopy like a Goldilocks or Red Riding Hood would. Now that they’re bigger they climb into the arms of their branches. Last summer – yes, after all this time – we learned they have edible berries. Saskatoon […]


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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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