Posts tagged Mom

5 ways to help a child who hates school

   August 28, 2014 7:55 am    0

“I hate school.” As a parent, you have to take control but not panic when you hear these words. In the early days of the school year this statement could be due to the change in schedule and routine. Here are five things to do: Every year is going to be new: new kids, new teachers, new classes….


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House Lady visits Golden Road paradise

   August 23, 2014 7:18 am    0

I was thinking of the movie”On Golden Pond” the entire time I visited Misty O’Connor’s home at 4530 Golden Road. The country setting with 11 pristine acres, a horse barn and much more just makes you want to sit down and enjoy nature. And yes there are plenty of fish in the two stocked ponds —…


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House lady visits Girard charmer

   August 16, 2014 6:28 am    0

A quaint home in Girard offers a home and a carriage house all for $169,900. Read the full story here, and check out the video at left. Sue Scholz shares some great gardens. Read her story Gardens that wow spark ideas. Here are a few more stories you’ll want to read: Style at Home: 5 tips…


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What we learned from a Girl Scout, dad and Legos

   August 11, 2014 6:04 am    0

Our visiting Girl Scout in the newsroom last week shared some interesting tidbits with us. We are writers. She is a scientist. She told us about the SkinDeep app and discussed that you can find out about ingredients you should avoid in cosmetics. She added that Dial soap is one of the purest brands out there, and…


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House Lady visits Avonia farmhouse, discovers garden greats

   August 9, 2014 7:46 am    0

It’s Saturday, and it’s a good day to tackle some decorating and gardening. Ideas abou in House to Home today. I visited a home and barn that are a sweet deal for someone. Read about it in Avonnia Road home, barn offer opportunity. The video is at left. Sue Scholz visits awesome homes/gardens from the Buffalo Garden Walk….


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House Lady celebrates first-ever National Curb Appeal Month

   August 2, 2014 6:52 am    0

Check out the video at left of a really nice Lawrence Park home with a luxurious landscape featured in House to Home. Read my story on this great Lawrence Park home here. It’s National Curb Appeal Month, and  we have filled in the gardens at Chez Parker just in time for the first ever National Curb Appeal…


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Catching up with family before July slips away

   July 21, 2014 7:46 am    0

My cousins live in Greenville, Pa., where my parents grew up. We used to get together every year for a pig roast, but schedules got in the way. Then we found ourselves getting together for funerals. And that sucks. So on Saturday, we had an impromptu “let’s meet and eat” at Timber Creek Tap and…


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Fashion Friday: Free Erie T-shirt from Erie kids

   July 18, 2014 7:49 am    0

I’ve got a few great T-shirts to give away, thanks to some great Erie kids who make them. They’re not really kids — they’re men, but they are the same age as my kids. Erie natives Peter Demichele and Greg Straub own Erie Apparel. Here’s the phone number: 814-602-3930, and the website is From left —…


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National Daiquiri Day and more to celebrate

   July 15, 2014 11:39 am    0

National Daiquiri Day is Saturday — thanks to for reminding me. In case you’re wondering, Today is national gummi worm day — that reminds me of that dirt cake recipe. I love that! Here are a few other celebrations days fir this month, thanks to Punchbowl. Click on the link for more information. July National…


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Come on home to Jane Lane

   July 12, 2014 7:21 am    0

What a great neighborhood — and I never would have discovered it if Mike and Nancy Kalista weren’t selling their home. You’ll want to discover the homes in the Jane Lane area too — private, big lots, country scenery and it was maybe 15 minutes from downtown. Check out my article here in House to Home….


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