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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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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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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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Her Time 5K: Run, ladies, run …

   September 28, 2011 10:36 am    0

The Her Times race is Saturday at the Rotary Pavilion on Presque Isle, and the Her Times staff will be there to root on the more than 800 — that’s right 800 women who will be running for fun, for good health and for private reasons that often inspire me. Congratulations and a huge thanks…

 

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I still laugh at middle school mayhem

   September 27, 2011 6:03 am    0

When kids make you laugh so hard, your sides hurt, it might be the middle school years. It’s a time when kids have a somewhat grown-up appearance, but they still have that impishness that makes me grin just thinking about it. I still laugh when I think of football car pools. No one wanted the…

 

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Parenting athletes not so easy

   September 26, 2011 6:20 am    1

One of the most important things I learned as a mom was to be a mom when the kids were involved in sports. Kids have coaches — lots of them — to tell them how to improve and remind them when they make mistakes. I found I had to remember that kids are just kids…

 

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Inspired by Flab to Fab

   September 23, 2011 4:03 am    0

If you need a moment of inspiration, read the blogs of seven brave Erie women who have taken the challenge to lose some serious weight … with the help of Flab to Fab, a workout center in Erie. Click on the links below to find out how each individual real woman is handling this. They…

 

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