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Posts Tagged ‘halloween

01 Nov, 2009

post-Halloween thoughts

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

When I was a kid I remember collecting Halloween candy in giant pillowcases, making my own costumes (that is, unless you count the time time I wore this costume … although mine was Snow White!), and I remember the candy. Back then people were still handing out the odd apple and handfuls of loose peanuts. I don’t think chips were very common. […]

31 Oct, 2008


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

In which our Halloween gets summed up in a few photos.

A list of some really sweet fall and Halloween-themed crafts for kids

This weekend was totally jam-packed. It feels like it was a long weekend, maybe because the hubbub all started on Friday. Friday morning We were expecting guests for dinner (Veg Next Door and family!) and in the morning I was busy giving the house a last-minute hoover. But what I wasn’t really counting on was how much […]

… means that I can sit here and plunk around on the computer while the kids cover the door. Halloween night is almost over. It’s almost 8 p.m. We’re just getting the stragglers now, and our four jack o’lanterns will soon be extinguished. Emma and Sarah covered a lot of ground this year. The amount of […]


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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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