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Testing, testing....1....2....*bonk, bonk* Is this thing on?

I've been in a whirlwind of things lately.  The crazy train has made friends with the constant re-runs of 'Thomas the Tank Engine' on PBS and I don't know when it will ever slow down around here!

A short time after my first blog, I did a radio interview for WOR710 in NYC that will air mid-Sept to hype the book.  I am so excited to hear how the editing will go on that show!  It was extremely nerve-wracking, but after that short 13 minute telephone call, I was hooked.  I told my…

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Added by Carrie Aulenbacher on August 29, 2014 at 11:14pm — No Comments

New Mom...New Author...

I am so happy to find this local site where a new mom like me can surround herself with other local moms - I can't wait to hear from you all!

More than becoming a new mom recently has been the excitement of becoming a newly published author as well.  My debut novel, "The Early Bird Cafe" went live on July 1st, from Page Publishing in New York City.   It is a journey that started when I was very young and it's an experience I hope to share with you all as time goes on.  I never really…

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Added by Carrie Aulenbacher on August 15, 2014 at 9:49pm — 2 Comments

preschool openings

Lynn's little rascals daycare are accepting preschoolers. We are located at 8215 Wattsburg Rd. Hours are Monday thru Friday from 6:00 am - 7:00 pm. For more information call (814) 824-5437

Added by Lynn Turner on July 22, 2014 at 9:25pm — No Comments

Winners of the Draw Your Mom contest

Find the entries and the winners at for GoErie's Draw Your Mom Contest.

Yarimar Sanchez…

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Added by Admomistrator on May 12, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Join Us for Summer Mommy & Me Classes

Mommy & Me class is a great way to keep that special bond with your little one going strong. You can feel great that you are spending time with your toddler introducing them to music, art and get them socializing with others. AND you can get to chat with other moms and dads similar to you!

Class description:

This 45 minute class is for children ages 18 months - 4 along with Mom, Dad or caregiver. This is a great introduction to music, art and socializing with other…

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Added by Rachel Rudd on May 22, 2013 at 10:26am — No Comments

Calling All Princesses

Calling all Princesses to dance at the Princess Ball

presented by the Erie Playhouse Youtheatre.

 

The Erie Playhouse invites all “princesses” and their royal court (Mom & Dad) to attend the Princess Ball, which will be…

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Added by Admomistrator on March 6, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Learn to Paint with Heather Cash (all ages)

Heather Cash, a talented local artist, will be teaching spring classes at Claytopia starting next month. Classes are Mondays and Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m. They are kid and adult friendly.

 

Check out her website for more information: Heather Cash.

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Added by Admomistrator on February 26, 2013 at 8:43am — No Comments

DSM-IV Changes

Visit Dr. Maureen Barber-Carey's blog, "All About Autism" for this post!

Added by Barber National Institute on January 29, 2013 at 10:40am — No Comments

Cyber Tuesday Deals

Wal-Mart

Babies R Us

car seats…

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Added by Admomistrator on November 28, 2012 at 10:22am — No Comments

Daycare in Wattsburg, PA

Mary's little Munchkins daycare is now open in Wattsburg Pa. Please call 814-739-9820 for more information or to schedule an appointment. State licensed part and full time openings.

Added by Mary Helsley on September 14, 2012 at 2:32pm — 1 Comment

At Home - Back-to-School Breakfast

I opened the refrigerator and stared. I opened the cupboards and stared. I write about food for a living. What in heaven's name was I staring at?

Breakfast. Or rather the lack of it.

I know breakfast is important for kids and grownups. But especially for kids going back to school. They can't graze the refrigerator and cupboards any more. At work and at home, grownup have their stashes, well, stashed, in desk drawers, purses, etc., for when the hungries hit. In the worst case,…

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Added by Admomistrator on August 31, 2012 at 11:29am — No Comments

At Home - Back to School

Back-to-school has been much anticipated in our home. Starting middle school is a big deal, at least for girls. The whole social dynamic changes - they seem to change over the summer from little girls to preteens (complete with the complexes). Picking out the right thing to wear the first day consumed no fewer than 2 hours. And involved the right to change the whole thing the next morning.

It's at these times when I think boys must be so much easier - jeans, T-shirt, clean shorts,…

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Added by Admomistrator on August 30, 2012 at 2:13pm — No Comments

At Home - Hula Hooping

For my daughter's 10th birthday, we invited local hula-hooper Anna Haller to give a demonstration and lesson to the girls.

I was met with a lot of, "Oh, I know how to do that."

But they didn't know how to do a lot of that. Haller showed them how to walk through the hoop, hoop with hands, hoop with feet and all kinds of other hoopla.

Each girl went home with a hoop.



Note to moms - hula hooping burns about 480 calories and hour and is great for abs. You can…

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Added by Admomistrator on August 27, 2012 at 11:45am — No Comments

At Home - Berry Picking

My daughter is a lot like me at her age - wondering why on Earth she has a parent who insists on driving to North East (heaven forbid) to pick berries. A 5-minute trip to Wegmans would accomplish the same, in her mind.

But not in mine. I spare her the blackberry picking story and the bear warning (she's heard it so many times, she'll tell it herself). But it doesn't stop me from going to area farms. Sure beats the back woods of Warren County.

We came home with 6 quarts of…

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Added by Admomistrator on August 21, 2012 at 1:05pm — No Comments

At Home - Birthday Parties

As the school year dawns, my daughter's birthday approaches. She's an end of August child, making her the youngest in her class. But, unlike my own birthday at the start of summer, she gets to celebrate her birthday outside most of the time.

It's a wonderful time of year for a party, and we've planned pirate parties, craft parties, zoo parties, pool parties, petting farm parties. I enjoy the planning probably more than she does the event. However, as she gets older, she wants less of…

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Added by Admomistrator on August 13, 2012 at 11:24am — No Comments

Upcoming Classes at the UPMC Hamot Health Connection

Menopause, from Hot to Hotter!

Our nurse navigator will discuss the basics of menopause.  From what is happening physically, to how to deal emotionally.  This class is for those who are trying to understand the Change.

Tuesday, Jul. 24

5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Instructor: Colleen Wallace, Health Navigator, RN, BSN

Location: Lincoln Education Center at UPMC Hamot Women’s Hospital

Cost:…

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Added by Admomistrator on July 19, 2012 at 10:27am — No Comments

Story Time at Whitford Park

Why stay inside for a story on a beautiful Erie summer day?   Head on over to Whitford Park (corner of Iroquois and Boyer) for stories, fingerplays, and a simple craft for the little ones.   Stay afterwards to play on the great fenced-in playground and sandbox or head down the hill for some fun in the creek!   

We'll be meeting every Monday morning at 10:30AM all summer long.  



Wondering what stories we'll be covering?  Check out the schedule here: …

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Added by Lindsey Whitney on May 31, 2012 at 7:16pm — No Comments

How to Save on Family Vacations

(Family Features) Families are always looking for ways to enjoy vacation time together that maximizes fun, while minimizing the budget. With focus on the costs of gas prices, a recent AAA report indicated that these days, families are opting to take shorter distance road trips, or "nearcations," as they make their travel plans. 

Family travel expert and mother of three, Suzanne Rowan Kelleher of WeJustGotBack.com, knows the…

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Added by Admomistrator on May 17, 2012 at 10:09am — No Comments

Coming up

ZABAWA POLISH FESTIVAL: Friday, Aug. 22, 5-10 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 23, 1-10:30 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 24, noon-6 p.m.; Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 2220 Reed St.; Polish food, polka music, dancing, raffles. Cost: Free. Info: 456-0671,www.holytrinityrc.org.

NORTH EAST NATIONAL RIB FEST: Friday, Aug. 22, 4:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Saturday, Aug. 23, noon-12:30 a.m.; Sunday, Aug. 24, noon-6 p.m.; Gravel Pit Park, North East; rib-eating contests, Ladies Auxiliary car show, Jim Archer Memorial motorcycle show, music, more. Cost: Free admission.

 Purple Martin Roost Kayak Tour: Friday, Aug. 22, 7:30 p.m.; Vista 3, Presque Isle State Park; see one of the largest purple martin roosts in the state; experienced adult paddlers only; register by Aug. 21; bring your own kayak, lifejacket and light. Cost: Free. Info: 833-7424.

Creek stomp at Elk Creek: Saturday, Aug. 23, 9 a.m.-noon; Erie Bluffs State Park, Route 5, Lake City; bring a pair of water shoes or waders to collect fish and macroinvertebrates; meet at Elk Creek boat launch parking lot. Cost: Free. Info: 833-7424.

 Erie Land Lighthouse Tours: Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 23-24, noon-4 p.m.; Erie Land Lighthouse, foot of Lighthouse Street, James N. Thompson land Lighthouse Park; presented by the Erie Playhouse. Cost: $5. Info:www.erieplayhouse.org.

Back to School Bash: Saturday, Aug. 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Experience Children's Museum, 420 French St.; games, crafts, giveaways and more. Cost: Included with museum admission. Info: 453-3743.

More events here.

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