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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 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: March 11th, 2014

Things I learned from other people’s kids 03/11/14

Most of this I found on Facebook: From my nephew John Strosser — a company called Erie Apparel is located in Erie, and they make $10 T-shirts like those at left. If you order by tomorrow, you will get yours in time for Saint Paddy’s Day. The company owners are Erie natives Peter Demichele and [...]

Posted: March 7th, 2014

Fashion Friday — a wee bit of jewelry for the Irish in us

Check out this cool beach-glass shamrock pendant from Relish in Erie. You can see it and more here. If you want to buy something green for Saint Patrick’s Day, you can buy more than green beer. And something that lasts longer! Jewelry is available in shamrocks, claddagh and trinity pendants, rings and earrings. It’s a [...]

Posted: March 6th, 2014

Celebrate International Women’s Day Saturday

This is the Google doodle from 2013 that celebrated International Women’s Day. We celebrate this year on Saturday, March 8. It has been a national holiday since 1918 in some countries. Here’s a link to the official site. Moira Forbes wrote a great piece in Forbes magazine about how women are making progress in business. For example, [...]

Posted: March 2nd, 2014

Her Times story update — ’100 Women Who Care’

When Joan Martter called me about her idea for 100 Women Who Care, she caught my attention and fast. The entire article about this group and many more women who have founded grass roots efforts to help others is in Her Times today in the Erie Times-News. Read it here. Here’s an update to that story. Joan [...]

Posted: February 24th, 2014

Downton Abbey 2014 — what people are saying

I am still hooked on this show, but this was not my favorite season. The reviews of season 4 are in, and they are mixed. I’m not going to spoil anything for anyone, but one of the things that hooked me on “Downton Abbey” was the history. Watching people I started to know die from [...]

Posted: February 24th, 2014

Signs of spring — get ‘em while they’re hot

Well, they won’t be hot today, but while I sat on my daughter’s deck in Pittsburgh over the weekend, cardinals were singing in the trees in her backyard, and people were wearing shorts. The sun was hot — it was in the mid 50s, and the breeze was cool but not Arctic. At home, that [...]

Posted: January 31st, 2014

Things I’ve learned from my kids, grandkids

As we close out the first month of January, here’s what I’ve learned from the Eckert Parker bunch in no particular order: Granddaughter Mia — fruit snacks taste much better than they did 20 years ago. I remember some waxy gobs of flavorless goo. And Princess Sofia on the Disney channel is a lot of [...]

Posted: December 19th, 2013

The Elf, Santa and the Polar Express

I am glad that there was no Elf on the Shelf when my kids were young. Here’s a link to today’s story in the Erie Times-News. My youngest, Ryan, had a fear of elves without any watchful doll to provoke him. As a youngster, he would hold his hands over his ears when certain Christmas [...]