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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 ‘nutrition’
Posted: January 16th, 2013

bethenny-frankel-forbesI’m late to the party on this one, but what a party it is. Bethenny Frankel, one of the housewives from The Real Housewives of New York City and founder of SkinnyGirl, hit the cover of Forbes Magazine in 2011. She’s a millionaire and has a million Twitter followers. And a great idea is what boosted her to the cover of Forbes. I learned more about her on CBS News on Sunday.

Frankel came up with low-calorie liquor for ladies years ago. She took her idea for SkinnyGirl Cocktails to major liquor companies, and they turned her down flat. In 2010, Frankel and a business partner launched her 100-calorie cocktails — some with only 5 carbs. The successful SkinnyGirl Cocktails brand hit it big with female buyers and Beam Inc. purchased it for more than $100 million in 2011.

Frankel is now a mom and making news divorcing her husband Jason Hoppy. In the meantime, her millions continue to grow. Frankel had fame all over her resume long before she hit Forbes. According to Wikipedia, her credits include:  The Apprentice: Martha StewartThe Real Housewives of New York City, books, exercise DVDs, nutrition bars, food items, and more TV with Bravo’s reality show Bethenny Getting MarriedBethenny Ever After and Skating with the Stars.

SkinnyGirl – a world-famous brand — now includes cleanses, a nutrition line and much more than cocktails.

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: March 4th, 2012

I’ve made myself over many times with career changes, hairstyles, makeup and more. The changes may not appear dramatic to others, but they are  to me. We have some seriously dramatic makeovers in the Sunday Times-News March edition of Her Times today.

Rebecca Styn writes about the empowering woman behind the Mercy Center for Women.  Lynn Rehm, pictured at left, completly turned her life around from a drug addict to an inspiration for all of us. She now helps others at the Mercy Center. You can read all about here. The Girl Scouts are 100 years young, and Nancy Irwin shares four successful Erie women’s experience. They dish on how scouting helped them get where they are today.

Denise Powell gets a terrific makeover from Sassy Peacock. A physical transformation you must see is in Debbie DeAngelos’s story on the Dean Ornish program at UPMC Hamot. Rick Stottlemeyer and Mabel Wiles have transformed their health and their lives with incredible weight losses. Read it here. There is much more to makeover this month. Try TRX with writer Christine Eddy. Learn about eco-friendly beauty tips from Jill Fosco. Meet our remarkable man, Brett Fallon. Find out what to snack on with dietitian Helen Agresti, and get a wax wrap with me.

Makeovers always inspire. Join us for some Her Times makeover madness.


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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