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Posts Tagged ‘money

27 Dec, 2012

Shopping Embargo 2012-2013

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Shopping Embargo

Our family has been participating in a post-Boxing Day Shopping Embargo since 2006. I can hardly believe it’s been that long, but it has. It’s become The Routine in our family, and I think that’s a good thing. This year’s Embargo is more important than ever. We have just surfaced from a major home renovation […]

31 Aug, 2012

A back-to-school-post with food for thought

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Fishbowl patrons|parenting

You may or may not be totally shocked by some of the information in this post about RESPs. I know I was. Oy.

23 Jul, 2012

It’s guest post week! The Rules of Grocery Shopping

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Guest postings

Hello Fishies! It’s guest post week here at the Fishbowl, and that means I have five posts from five different bloggers ready for you. I hope you’ll say hello and make them feel welcome! This one is from Hollie Pollard. Hollie hails from Toronto and is a Common Cents mom who tells me she reads my blog […]

The second of two posts about kids and money. You’re never too young to learn!

The first of two posts about financial literacy for kids.


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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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