Posts tagged teenagers

Fashion Friday — prom trends blend styles

   January 24, 2014 1:17 am    0

Prom dresses — seams like just yesterday we were buying prom dresses for my little girl — who is now 25. We logged many miles between Erie and Sharon, Pa., to visit The Winner.  And local bridal shops also got some of our money — so did websites. Here’s the David’s Bridal take on what’s…


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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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House Lady — inspired by 15-year-old owner of two houses

   August 26, 2013 6:53 am    0

At back-to-school time, we need to remember just how clever and independent kids can be. Meet Willow Tufano, a Florida teenager who bought two foreclosed homes with money she earned selling stuff on Craig’s list. She had help from her mom, but she’s still doing a lot of the work. Read the full story here. The…


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Moving tips for teens and more

   August 14, 2013 7:25 am    0

It’s peak moving season for a lot of teens heading off to college and the rest of us who might be moving. The folks at unpakt sent me tips. They must know me. The last time I moved the family, it was horrible. And since we have moved kids, many, many times, I have some expertise:…


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Stone skipper could rock into Guinness World Record at Discover Presque Isle

   July 26, 2013 11:34 am    0

Kerri Barron of the Presque Isle Partnership reminded us that a Guinness record could be set this weekend. On Saturday, July 27th at 2 p.m., Waterworks Pond could be the site where Kurt Steiner breaks the Guinness World Record for stone skipping — all  during Discover Presque Isle.  Steiner is an Erie native who has…


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10 years ago, we got this party started

   July 12, 2013 6:32 am    0

Happy 10th anniversary to my husband! Here we are in 2003 getting hitched in my sister’s gazebo. I pulled out the wedding pictures for fun, and look how young the kids were: ages 11 to 19. What a difference a decade makes. This family of eight has added two daughters-in-law and a grandbaby in the…


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Students take the lead in saving activities amid Millcreek budget crash

   April 22, 2013 11:30 am    1

Click here to read the op ed by courageous Joseph Barber Pinto, at left. He is a student at McDowell who hopes the award-winning speech and debate team survives the Millcreek School District’s budget crash. He points out how admissions representatives at Ivy League schools — well, really all schools — want to see more than…


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Coming up — Take your kids to work day

   April 15, 2013 6:32 am    0

Thursday, April 25 marks the annual Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day. In 1993, Gloria Steinem and the Ms. Foundation for Women started the idea as Take Our Daughters to Work Day. It included boys in 2003, according to Wikipedia.  I included boys long before that. I never felt it was fair that I…


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American Sloane Stephens, 19, ousts Serena Williams at Aussie

   January 23, 2013 7:55 am    0

Sloane Stephens, 19, earned a half million bucks last night, topped 35,000 Twitter followers and will likely break the top 10 in the Women’s Tennis Association. Her parents are Sybil Smith, a hall of fame swimmer at Boston University, and the late John Stephens, a former New England Patriots running back, who died in 2009. Last night, Sloane Stephens made history…


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Mommy files — kids speed through rules

   January 14, 2013 6:17 am    0

These are my boys smirking on Christmas morning a few years ago and laughing that they got the same shirt for Christmas. That kind of happens every year — the same shirt thing — because they both look handsome in the same colors and styles, and my daughter and I outfit them accordingly. We know…


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