Tag Archives: Maggie Lamond Simone

Spring is in the Hair

My house, to me, is like my hair. For the most part, it’s clean; it’s just usually . . . disheveled. Tousled. Windswept, as it were. It’s got a carefree, playful look. Sassy, even. Some days I might forget to … Continue reading



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Baby, It’s Cold Outside

This winter, I’ve decided, has been a lot like childbirth. I don’t mean in the classic sense, obviously, because it hasn’t physically caused me to scream obscenities at complete strangers for hours on end (well, not often, anyway) and it … Continue reading



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Love Is Never Easy

Love is never easy. Anybody can tell you that, from the person wondering if he’ll ever find his soul mate, to the long-married couples still facing the daily challenges endemic to living with someone who may or may not share … Continue reading



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Parking Lot

I saw a young mother with a new baby in the frame store, and stopped to admire both. “I’ve been so nostalgic lately for a baby in the house!” I said. “Mine seem like they’re all grown up already!” The … Continue reading



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50 Is The New 40

They say 50 is the new 40. I’ve been hearing that more and more lately as my half-century mark is winding down its tenure. Most of my friends are saying it with a kind of trepidation in their eyes, a … Continue reading



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November

This has long been my favorite time of year – changing seasons, sweater weather, and Thanksgiving. I’ve always tried to teach my children to be grateful for the good in their lives, and while we try to appreciate it every … Continue reading



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If This Is October, Then It Must Be…

Well, kids, I’m here to report that we’re lifting the lid on “Toilet Repair Month.” I know, I know, I’m sort of down in the dumps about it too; just when you think you could overflow with excitement about summer, … Continue reading



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Mean Girls (In Honor of National Bullying Month)

I remember watching my daughter and her friends interact on the playground when she was 2, 3 and 4 years old. Boys or girls, quiet or rambunctious, it didn’t matter; everyone was a possible new friend. Everyone had potential. After … Continue reading



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Losing Decker

My dog went to Heaven; he went there today. I’m not quite sure how, but he knew the way. Every day it was harder to run and to climb, And I guess in his heart, he knew it was time.



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Happy Dance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60Koe5FSE9M * The big yellow bus will soon rumble once more down our street, signaling the end of summer and the beginning of another chapter in my life. My youngest is now in kindergarten. Big brother and little sister will stand … Continue reading



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