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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.

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Posted: April 17th, 2014

Dove Chocolate commercial resurrects Audrey Hepburn, ‘Moon River’

In the category of “Is that creepy or cool,” Dove Chocolate has us all asking, “How did they do that?” Audrey Hepburn, the iconic film star who died in 1993, is in a commercial for Dove Chocolate. It has that weird feeling of animation and reel life. From Youtube, here’s the commercial — see for yourself. Click [...]

Posted: April 16th, 2014

4 tips to decide if your teen should go to college

I think we have just completed our last FAFSA (free application for federal student aid) — after six kids and 10 years. Pop the champagne cork! I know families who are just beginning this process. Bless you, and before you start evaluating where your student will attend school or start a career, remember — not [...]

Posted: April 15th, 2014

What I learned from Shark Tank

If you need an idea on how to make a presentation, you can learn it all in an episode of Shark Tank.  Big tip: Know your numbers and your competition. And know the questions — it’s always the same. In essence, be prepared — tell the kids. In a Forbes interview, one of the best [...]

Posted: April 14th, 2014

Hippity, hoppity — pollen vortex is on its way

Finally the daffodils — but pollen is on its way, as well — a vortex of pollen. I heard it yesterday — pollen is exploding because spring started so late. That means a lot of pollen all at once, and it is dubbed the pollen vortex. Sheesh. Well, at least there are some things we [...]

Posted: April 13th, 2014

House lady: It’s porch season … finally

Yep, I am sitting on my porch writing this today. It is 66 degrees, and the birds are singing. Speaking of porches, get a load of these from Architect Magazine. This house was an award winner for the Hufft Project — a Kansas City and New York collaboration where designers showcased their stuff and sent [...]

Posted: April 11th, 2014

Fashion Friday: Real women dressed really well

Here’s a contest to love — it features 25 real women of all shapes and sizes showing off their personal fashion statements. JCPenney sponsored it in Redbook Magazine. Check it out here. The magazine invites us all to vote through May 12 for a favorite. The winner gets a $500 shopping spree and a feature in [...]

Posted: April 10th, 2014

It’s National Siblings Day

Happy National Siblings Day, according to Holiday Insights! Here are mine — big brother Walt Strosser, and big sister, Patti George. Thanks to my SIL, Kate Strosser, for that pic of Walt — “All Shook Up” — ahuhuhuh, yeah, yeah, yeah. Walt is not really an Elvis fan, but when at Graceland … I bet [...]

Posted: April 9th, 2014

Styling Wednesday — behind the glasses

I’m looking for new glasses, and let’s face it — eyewear makes a statement. So when we add eye makeup, we have to be careful what we do.  Tina Fey always looks marvelous — and here she is at left in a photo from Wikipedia. One mistake we all make is thinking we don’t need [...]

Posted: April 8th, 2014

It’s equal payday — thank you Lilly Ledbetter

Today is Equal Pay Day — it’s the day that women catch up with men on earnings from 2013. In other words, a 23 percent gender wage gap is why we are so far behind, according to the American Association of University Women (AAUW). The AAUW has been around since 1881. Fair pay champion Lilly Ledbetter, age [...]

Posted: April 7th, 2014

Sunday at Sara’s and open houses

My husband and I went to Sara’s on Presque Isle for dinner Sunday, and the place was packed. The wardrobes covered all seasons on the 50-degree day. Some wore parkas, down coats, boots and scarves. Others were in T-shirts, shorts, sneakers and sweatshirts. The heat lamps made it toasty, and people sat inside and out. [...]