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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 ‘shades’
Posted: June 12th, 2014

HKR“The Future’s So Bright, I gotta Wear Shades” hit the pop charts in 1986, the year my oldest son was born.

I always think of that when I see this photo taken in 1992 — Ryan was just months old.  It was one of those impromptu moments when his brother and sister decided the sun streaming into the living room was too bright.   Hence the shades.  And look at that TV.

Well times have changed, but I see those baby faces every time I see my kids – all grown up.

During those summers, we lived a simple life. Lots of tee-ball and other organized sports along with walks — long walks often with a stroller, wagon or bike in tow — along West 10th Street in Millcreek. In one direction, the goal was the cemetery. In the other direction, it was the yellow house.

The park across the street was part of every day’s routine. Kids of all ages played on the swings and sliding board. Games included baseball, softball and volleyball on the fields. It was the best place I could ever imagine to raise kids.

I miss those days., but those little tots turned into amazing adults.

Here’s to #TBT and memories.

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 GramPam to two step-granddaughters.

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Posted: December 13th, 2012

The American Academy of Pediatrics says that children’s eyes are at increased risk for permanent damage from sunlight until they are at least 10 years old, because their eyes are highly sensitive and still developing. The Real Kids Shade shared the news.

It’s also true that 90 percent of damage from the sun occurs by age 18. We all use sunscreen, but less than a third of parents protect kids’ eyes. That would include me.

There are lots of cute shades for kids out there, and they range from $14.99 and up babies to tweens (with and without straps to hold them on). Teens will want to wear them on their own because shades are cool.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer 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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