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Fashion Friday — Gotta clean my germy jewelry

   November 15, 2013 11:59 am    0

I never thought about the gunk I get on my rings. Or bracelets. Or necklaces. Until I opened an e-mail that told me all about my jewelry germs. Ick! In a press release, David Bellman, inventor of the Aquasonic Wave jewelry cleaning system, and Dr. Holly Neefe, a pediatrician with 17 years of experience, warned…

 

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Halloween memories from the Eckert crypt

   October 24, 2013 7:37 am    0

When I see all the cute Halloween costumes, I remember some of the cute stuff my kids wore. And here they are: As the kids got older, they were very clever. Kelly has been a slice of pizza, Mario Brothers’ characters, Woody from “Toy Story” and much more. The boys were football players. And they…

 

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Girls (witches) just wanna have fun

   October 17, 2013 6:38 am    0

Oct. 11 marked a wicked-good day in the Erie area when more than 60 women dressed as witches for an annual costume event of The Welcome Club of Erie. Kelli Postema, new to the Erie area, swept the women into her home for the party after Kate Zahorchak hosted the event for eight magical years….

 

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Poo-Pourri makes a splash

   October 15, 2013 7:00 am    1

No, it’s not a joke. Poo-PourriĀ founder Suzy Batiz, of Dallas,Ā set up a business in 2007 that takes the stink out of the bathroom — before it happens. Watch the funny video at left if you don’t know what I am talking about. Poo~Pourri Toilet Deodorizers are the spray-before-you-go scents that prevent the odor of number…

 

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Fashion Friday — boots that fit real women’s calves

   October 11, 2013 7:53 am    1

Time to reboot? Me too! I am in search of boots, and I have spent a lifetime trying to squeeze my small feet and larger-than-average calves into designer boots. I’ve used pliers to pull those zippers up on occasion. I’ve worked up a sweat getting them on and never take them off until day is…

 

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Stepmother files — kids tie the knot

   October 6, 2011 5:08 am    0

Weddings have arrived for our family, and being a stepfamily opens a new chapter with another wedding on the horizon. Fortunately, it’s not uncharted territory for us. My hubby’s oldest son got married a few years ago. As a stepmom, here’s what I learned: 1. It’s all about the bride and groom and their bio-parents…

 

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‘Mom, can I bring a friend?’

   October 5, 2011 4:43 am    0

“Well of course you can!” I say enthusiastically. We’ve all encountered the “bring a friend along,” and it’s a great idea … on paper. Three things I’ve learned: 1. When your darlings start bringing along friends, enjoy it. Make it fun. You will be the odd man out and often more of a driver than…

 

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Welcome to October Her Times!

   October 2, 2011 8:34 am    0

After a banner outing with all the women involved in the Her Times 5K yesterday (click here for results), we followed up with our October issue of Her Times in today’s newspaper. It’s full of terrific articles and thanks to everyone for your emails and support! Make sure to give Debbie DeAngelo’s story a read…

 

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Allergy season hits hard

   October 1, 2011 4:03 am    1

I dodged the bullet on allergies most of this year, but I am paying for it these past few days. Sneezing and itchy-red eyes are my enemy today. I just took a dose of Allegra, which doesn’t always work. So now I am scanning the list of meds at webmd.com One of the few things…

 

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Fearless woman Liz Allen — last day to vote

   September 30, 2011 4:09 am    0

I never ask people to vote for anything or anyone. Not on Facebook or anyplace else, but I implore everyone to vote for Liz Allen in the Live Fearlessly contest. If you don’t know Liz, please read the essay submitted. I do know Liz, and she is an extraordinary woman who faced a lot of…

 

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