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We were in Toronto this past weekend to support our youngest daughter at a cheer competition at Canada’s Wonderland. I haven’t written much about her foray into the world of competitive cheerleading because that’s her own story to share. I will say this: I was quite surprised when she first tried out for cheer. I […]

19 Oct, 2012

Saturday night rambles

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Misc. life|The business of blogging

Ah, Toronto. It’s been too long. I’m writing this in my hotel room, overlooking a jumble of condos stabbing the sky and slashes of train tracks lain on the ground. Yesterday I left the house with a suitcase full of clothing and a knot of frazzled nerves. My destination: Toronto. I drove away with nothing […]

30 Apr, 2011

Torontohhh

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: travel talk

I had the opportunity to take a trip to Toronto recently. Erica Ehm (a former Much Music Veejay who currently manages a digital empire called the Yummy Mummy Club!) invited me to participate in a panel at a two-day Marketing to Digital Moms conference. It was a long drive, and it was a bit 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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