Posts tagged teens

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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Red dresses rock — get yours for Valentine’s Day

   February 14, 2013 6:23 am    0

Fashion statements are red this month — and today’s Valentine’s Day mantra might be “buy something red.” Take a look at the red dresses rocking the runway during The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Fashion Show 2013 right here. The New York Daily News covers it in style with 27 fabulous fashion ideas modeled by everyone…


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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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Nominate a 2012 Girl of Merit by Thursday

   October 2, 2012 7:24 am    0

The YMCA of Greater Erie is looking for 10 Girls of Merit. You can nominate a girl age 12 to 18 here. But hurry — the deadline is Oct. 4. Winners will be announced at Girls World Expo in Erie Sunday, Nov. 4. Nominate a tween or teen who has done great things for her family,…


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Coachermom — 5 nutrition tips for winning athletes

   September 3, 2012 11:07 am    0

A friend of mine’s son, a state champ in tennis, went from a good player to a state champ after changing his diet to get through grueling tournaments. Diet is more important than you think. Ask successful athletes in tennis, football cross country, basketball, volleyball, soccer, track or any sport what helped them achieve greatness,…


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Backpacks — decrease the weight

   August 16, 2012 6:33 am    0

We often look for baclpacks that are stylish, fashionable and durable. But many thanks to RENEÉ HEWITT of  Topical BioMedics for advice on backpacks for kids. She reminds us that heavy backpacks  worn incorrectly can cause serious back, neck and shoulder pain. Tips for Back Safety Lou Paradise, president and chief of research of Topical BioMedics,…


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Powder lifter or power lifter — Fashion Friday freebie

   October 22, 2011 5:33 am    0

Teens know all about powder lifters. I’m sharing this Facebook post and awesome photo from BeautyStat Community Shares & Reviews because I learned about powder lifters from my pal, Kerry Conklin, at Charisma Salon in downtown Erie. Kerry does my nails with CND, which are purple right now in honor of National Prevent Domestic Abuse…


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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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