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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 23rd, 2014

Grandbaby No. 2 prompts look at grandma showers, diaper parties

From Grandparents.com, here comes a new trend among baby boomers: baby showers for grandmas. They’re a hit, according to Grandparents.com writer Rebecca Webber, who interviewed grandmas and party planners. Read the trendy article here. It’s not for me, but some people love the idea, and some people hate it. We recently celebrated the birth of granddaughter No. [...]

Posted: April 22nd, 2014

What I learned from ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Even if you don’t “Dancing with the Stars,” this season is inspiring for one reason: Amy Purdy. The 34-year-old is dancing better than most of us could, and she has two prosthetic legs. At 19, she survived a form of bacterial meningitis that resulted in organ failure, loss of both kidneys, her spleen and her [...]

Posted: April 20th, 2014

Eggsuberant words to impress the family on Easter

Every Easter, my husband gets into the eggs — eggstra special egg banter, that is. Here are some of his faves used in sentences for your enjoyment. We are eggcited to see family today. My stepdaughter-in-law is eggspecting. Cadbury creme eggs are not eggstravagant treats. There is no such thing as eggstraneous chocolate. I will need [...]

Posted: April 19th, 2014

House Lady — bring on the Cadbury eggs … and houses

I know you’re thinking what do Cadbury eggs and houses have in common? Well at our house, they go together quite well, and apparently in Canada also. Here’s a link to a Huffington Post story that discusses Cadbury eggs are among the top 15 things we want to eat on Easter Sunday. If you don’t  want [...]

Posted: April 18th, 2014

Fashion Friday — we found some fun finds

Here’s a quote from a company that made me look for more info: “Lose a sock, and we’ll replace it for free! That’s right, our socks are insured against loss — and dog-based dismemberment, sock-puppet experimentation gone awry, and other assorted misfortune.” You gotta love that … and this company’s cool socks are about $11 per [...]

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’s not really her, of course. It’s a lot of special effects, and it has that weird feeling of [...]

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 [...]