Her Times
By Pam Parker Erie Times-News staff blogger
Pam Parker's blog takes on everything from women's fun to momisms to lifestyles around Lake Erie and real estate. She'll take you down Memory Lane, up through sports and fun and off the grid. Get ready for laughs — it's more than just Pam. It's Pamdemonium.   Read more about this blog.
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Posts tagged ‘baby’
Posted: March 8th, 2013

WatchTime marches on and the Google doodle — see below — reminds us today is International Women’s Day. It has been a national holiday since 1918 in some countries. Here’s a link to the official site. Celebrate — we’ve come a long way, baby!

Throughout our history, we’ve had wrist bling from Timex, Bulova, Citizen, Swatch, Omega, Rado, Longines and Rolex — if you are really lucky. At left is a pricey vintage number with a woman front and center — it’s a 1970 Vintage Geneve Wittnauer with cultured pearls in 14kt gold. It’s now worth more than $5,000. If you have  a vintage watch, get it on your wrist! The photo is from the Ross & Simons website. It is one-of-a-kind.

What’s the trend in timepieces?Anything goes. In recent years, wrist bling has gone from chunky and bold to stunning and retro. Here’s a great feature from Squidoo to help you decide what watch is right for you.  My mom’s timepieces ranged from a clock necklace to locket watches to wristwatches with tiny faces that required a magnifying glass to read.

I’ve never seen anything like that $5,000 piece in the picture above, but I remember a cameo piece and other pillbox style pop open watches like this Helzberg. HelzbergsOh, to have kept all the jewelry from family and friends.

Happy International Women’s Day!

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one.


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Posted: November 1st, 2012

Babies born, patients moved and much more proved that people helped each other and conquered natural disasters this week. Just check out the story about Christine Schleppy who started having contractions while hunkered down at home with her family in Skillman, N.J. She was 35 weeks pregnant, and she and her husband, David, worried about the baby and getting to a medical center.

An ambulance arrived — no small feat — and it got stuck in the mud. Another ambulance took the family to a mobile medical unit set up by the Hackensack University Medical Center. It was located in the gym of a local church.

Mom received no drugs, and the Schleppys welcomed healthy Liam Alexander, just over 5 pounds, in the midst of a hurricane. Read more right here.

Many more inspiring stories are out there. The video of nurses moving patients and NICU babies down dark stairwells at New York University’s Langone Medical Center after generators failed. Check out the story here.  And here’s a link to a touching message by PBS’ Elmo explaining the hurricane to kids.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.

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Posted: October 7th, 2009


According to a recent story on Time.com, starting good eating habits with kids starts not with the first solid foods, but, in fact, in the womb.

Read it here.

I found it quite interesting (be sure to check out the 9 Kids Foods to Avoid) and enlightening.

Certainly explains my kids’ fondness for pizza and disdain for any sort of meat  (My husband is in his glory bec. all three of us pick the pepperoni off our pizza and throw it back in the box….which he promptly scoops up). :-)

Posted in: Parenting/Kids