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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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Posted: July 4th, 2014

red wb lipsGlitterAppliques, temporary tattoos and red, white and blue yous. I would love the be this bold. But I’m not. If you are, you can get appliques like this from Glitterrati’s Violent Lips collection. You get three sets of lips for $9.99. Here’s a review of the lips

And don’t forget the Violent Eyes Collection. For $9.99, you get four sets of rub-off appliques for the eyes. Here’s one of the eyes.

The reviews are from Glamourpage, and they are real reviews from a woman who did it and gives you step-by-step instructions and her funny take on how this feels.

Looks like fun to me.

Even if you don’t go wild with the makeup, have a great Fourth of July!

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, a stepmom and a stepgrandmother.

 

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Posted: February 3rd, 2014

WearRed250.113155 (1)If you checked out Her Times yesterday, you know that February is the month women need to check out matters of the heart — and that means more than romance. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in Erie County. Here are some events to check out — just a few hours of your time:

Friday is the 8th Annual Wear Red Heart Awareness Expo
Put on your red dress and head down to the Sheraton Bayfront Hotel on Friday, Feb. 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The day’s activities include five, half-hour mini lectures, free health screenings, healthy food sampling, shopping, and a raffle.

View the Wear Red Day flier to learn more about the lectures, health screenings, and other details. You can get free screenings — blood pressure, body mass index, cardiovascular risk assessment, varicose vein, diabetes  and stroke risk – and $10 cholesterol and blood sugar testing. For more information, see the schedule of events here.

More events this month include:

“Exercise Your Heart Out”
Feb. 12, 5:30 p.m.
McGarvey Learning Center at Saint Vincent Hospital
Saint Vincent Wellness Coordinator Jennifer Territo will provide information on a variety of different exercises to incorporate into your daily routine to keep your heart healthy including Zumba, strength training and R.I.P.P.E.D.
Free
Reservations required: 452-5708.

“Your Legs Can Tell A Lot About Your Heart”
Feb. 20, 5:30 p.m.
McGarvey Learning Center at Saint Vincent Hospital
Saint Vincent Peripheral Vascular Surgeon Jay Kiessling, M.D., and Cardiologist Nishant Koradia, M.D., will talk about peripheral vascular disease symptoms, screening and treatment, as well as the connection between PVD and heart disease. Free varicose vein screenings available.
Free
Reservations required: 452-7273.

“Mr. and Mrs. Heart Disease”
Feb. 20, 6 p.m.
UPMC Hamot for Women Lecture Series with Audrey Swonger, C.R.N.P., cardiac nurse practitioner with Medicor Associates Inc. Swonger will discuss heart disease risk factors and symptoms unique to both men and women.
Lincoln Education Center at the UPMC Hamot Women’s Hospital
Free
Registration is required at least one week prior: https://classes.upmc.com/Consumer/Default.aspx

“Eat Your Heart Out!”
McGarvey Learning Center at Saint Vincent Hospital
Feb. 28, Noon
Saint Vincent Wellness Dietitian Leslie Lawton, R.D., will present a seminar on a variety of foods to keep your heart healthy. Also includes a cooking demonstration.
Free
Reservations required: 452-5708.

Signs of a heart attack in women are often different than men, according to the American Heart Association. Sweating, pressure, nausea and jaw pain could be signs — in addition to pressure in the chest, pain or discomfort in one or both arms, shortness of breath and lightheadedness. Don’t ignore pain in the back, neck or stomach.

Signs of a stroke from American Heart Association include: numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, confusion, trouble speaking or understanding, blurred vision in one or both eyes. dizziness, loss of balance or coordination, or sudden severe headache.

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-grandPam to one.

 

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Posted: February 1st, 2013

boot2viewsRemember, today is Wear Red Day — the American Heart Association reminds women to get checked for heart disease. UPMC Hamot has a full slate of events — click here. At Goredforwomen.org, learn more. images

And, here’s a thought to protect that pedicure! According to the website, Bootie Pies are cozy boots with a collapsible front flap that exposes the toes while getting a pedicure. Bootie Pies look like fashionable UGGs and are made from high quality suede and leather s like coconut crème, chocolate and blackberry. www.bootiepies.com. The shorter boots (more like shoes) are $68, and the taller boots (at left) are about $88. Wear them with your gloves that flip down for a manicure and make a statement!

Back to our hearts — heart disease kills more women 25 and older than all cancers combined. Signs of a heart attack in women are often different than men, according to the American Heart Association. Sweating, pressure, nausea and jaw pain could be signs in addition to pressure in the chest, pain or discomfort in one or both arms, shortness of breath and lightheadedness. Don’t ignore pain in the back, neck or stomach.

Signs of a stroke from American Heart Association include: numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, confusion, trouble speaking or understanding, blurred vision in one or both eyes, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination, or sudden severe headache.Take care, and get a checkup!

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: January 11th, 2013

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Plan now for your Feb. 1 wardrobe. It’s Wear Red Day — a day that promotes awareness of heart disease in men and women. The first Friday in February, established as Wear Red Day in 2003, added a special focus on women because heart disease still kills more women every year than all cancers combined.

In Erie, thanks to UPMC Hamot for the reminder to wear red. Check right here for all the events at UPMC Hamot for Feb. 1. From 9:30 to 2, you can get free screenings and $10 cholesterol and blood sugar testing. For more information, see the schedule of events here.

At Goredforwomen.org, you can learn more. For example, signs of a heart attack in women are often different than men, according to the American Heart Association. Sweating, pressure, nausea and jaw pain could be signs in addition to pressure in the chest, pain or discomfort in one or both arms, shortness of breath and lightheadedness. Don’t ignore pain in the back, neck or stomach.

Signs of a stroke from American Heart Association include: numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, confusion, trouble speaking or understanding, blurred vision in one or both eyes. dizziness, loss of balance or coordination, or sudden severe headache.

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-grand

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Posted: November 23rd, 2012

My son Ryan bought this Ralph Lauren Buffalo check polo. My husband says he looks like Elmer Fudd in it, but I think he looks really cute. If he would awaken from his Thanksgiving Day food coma, I would get a picture of him. Maybe around noon.

Anyway, plaid and checks are fashion forward this year. Here’s an ABC News report on men’s patterned fashions. Here’s an Elle story on how women can wear these fun finds.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Homeat 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 16th, 2012

If sweating is a problem, here’s a solution — this one is for men, but this company is also making a T-shirt for women for 2013.

The Thompson Tee uses  Hydro-Shield Sweatproof Technology and you can Learn more or buy now by clicking the links.

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: November 1st, 2012

While other issues are far more important, our Pennsylvania lawmakers again — it’s been seven years — failed to pass a law that permits direct shipments of wine to our homes.  The Philadelphia Inquirer reports — read it here.

Jane Earll introduced a bill that passed the state Senate in May. Curt Sonney sponsored a House bill that failed. Sonney promises to revive it in January.

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: September 22nd, 2012

The view from 6790 Macoun Way, North East, Pa.

We share it all in today’s House to Home. First, the view from a North East home ought to sell it in a minute. Vineyards, farms and distant Lake Erie are part of the beauty that even clouds and rain can’t damage. Built by Jerry Cass, the 3,172 square-foot brick home  features maple woodwork, recessed lighting and incredible tile work throughout the space — on walls, floors and in bathrooms.
Get the whole story here.
See the home for yourself Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m., or call  Phyllis Turner and Sanda Jarecki of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services who list the home at $410,000. Call Jarecki at 450-1886 or Turner at 434-7290 for more information.
Elephants in the flowerbed?
Yes there are — at Sue Scholz’s home, elephant head amaranth grow and they are very colorful. The flowers look like elephant heads with a trunk. They are even edible! Read all about it here.
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: August 7th, 2012

You should be able to hear the giant sigh come right off this page. My oldest son, the doctor of physical therapy from Gannon University, passed his licensing exam. He took it a week ago, and we have been waiting nervously ever since for the news of what’s next.

Last night at midnight, we got the news. I am so proud. He passed the grueling 6-hour test that challenges men and women to spill their guts on what they have learned in three years of grad school. It is one final exam that gives them the license to practice. Congrats to him and all the kids who took that exam.

From the time our kids are little, they are tested on everything from times tables to reading comprehension and math abilities. And that can test a parent’s patience.

When they get older, college SATs become the important number. After that — admissions tests for graduate degrees followed by exams that prove they know what they paid a gazillion dollars to learn are the norm for teachers, nurses, lawyers, doctors and, well anyone, who needs a license to do anything.

In a few weeks, kids will go back to school. If your child finds timed tests challenging, find some help because it is only the beginning.

Here’s a link to help your kids build confidence in timed math and reading tests.

Here’s an article from Mark Pullen, a teacher blogger who makes timed math tests fun.

Here’s a link to an article (published today) about math skills and how to help your child develop an appreciation for math, not just learning it because they have to. It’s a paid article at $2.95.

My son turns 26 tomorrow and what a birthday present.

Pam Parker is the time-tested mom of a doctor of physical therapy, a CPA and a college student and the stepmom of two teachers and an EMT. She 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: February 4th, 2010

Three things I’m loving this week:

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1. Smooth sailing, er, driving. It occurred to me yesterday that it’s been weeks since we’ve had to deal with crappy driving conditions and, for that, especially in Erie in January/February, I am truly grateful. (knock on wood!).

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2. “Cougar Town.” I hated this new Courtney Cox ABC TV show the first couple of times I saw it. I even counted it among the “things I’m not loving” in October.

But because I’m too lazy to get up and retrieve the remote control from my sleeping husband’s hand, I’ve watched several episodes and have come to love it. (This is the same way I came to love “The Office,” by the way). It’s a quirky show — think “Scrubs” — that can take some getting used to, but once you get the humor….it’s positively hysterical.

If you, like me, wrote it off early on, you might want to give it another chance.

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3. Lap swimming. When I was pregnant with Kelly I swam a mile three times a week before work. It was relaxing and made me feel light despite the watermelon growing in my belly.

Once the girls came, I got away from swimming. It’s not the quickest of exercise endeavors (at least not for me) and requires going to the gym, bullying my way into a lane, getting wet, showering, getting dry, etc., etc. Aerobics class or throwing on a pair of running shoes and taking off out the door is just easier and quicker.

But, last night I swam laps while Kelly was in swim class and was reminded how entirely peaceful swimming is.

No one can talk to you. No blaring music. No shouting instructor. No jockeying for floor space. No sweating (some might, I don’t). It’s quiet. It’s cool. I can’t see much except the lane line below me. I can’t think about much (unless I want to lose count of what lap I’m on). I just breathe, count constantly (one, one, one, one, one) and glide. Ahhhh…..

Three things I’m not loving this week

1. Plantar fasciitis. Who knew this common runner’s problem has been the cause of many of my foot, heel, arch issues in the last several years. The folks at Hertle & Brown Physical Therapy did.

It hit me hard in the left foot on during my run Sunday. It’s something that’s happened off & on for years now.  After just one treatment session at Hertle & Brown yesterday, my foot already feels much better.  (And that’s something I’m loving this week).

So long high heels…it was fun while it lasted.

2. Houseplants in winter. Is it just me…or do your houseplants attempt suicide every winter, too? I have two giant potted plants that are dropping leaves like a freaking oak tree in October.

I know they’re upset that they are no longer soaking up the sunshine and fresh air on the front porch, but…honestly, we’re all wilting in the dark cold of another Erie winter…just deal with it. (And stop littering all over my living room floor or you’re going to taking a one-way ride on the big green garbage truck).

3. John Edwards = monumental liar. Need I say more?