Tag Archives: Maggie Lamond Simone

Vacation II

It’s good to get away. The family unity experienced at the start of a vacation is a thing of beauty. The sense of expectation is high and positive attitudes abound. Vacations provide bonding opportunities for both parents and children that … Continue reading



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Vacation I

The purpose of a vacation, they say, is to make us feel better. It is an opportunity to escape from real life for awhile, to pamper ourselves, to do things we ordinarily don’t do. It is meant to restore our … Continue reading



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Swimsuit Season

Well, fans, it’s back-to-you-know-what time, and once again we’re hoping that everyone is returning refreshed, with a little more knowledge and maybe a little more confidence than last year! We’re pretty excited up here in the booth, as we get … Continue reading



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My Two Dads (In Honor of Father’s Day)

You could say I always had suspicions.  The fact that they get along so well in and of itself was a tipoff, but true confirmation came the first time I saw my husband clean the house.  He was a man … Continue reading



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Mom’s Day

Yes, my friends, it’s that time of year again, time for the annual Mother’s Day Column. It changes every year; as I change as a mother, as my relationship with own mother grows with age, as I watch my friends … Continue reading



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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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