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Entries by Maggie Lamond Simone from 04/2010

April Silly People

| Posted 04.07.2010 | Healthy Living

My husband went grocery shopping the other day and came home with my favorite cookies. You're waiting for me to say, "April Fool," aren't you?

Does Hurting My Child Make Me A Bad Mother?

| Posted 04.12.2010 | Healthy Living

I'm not a perfect mom, but I always thought I was a good one. Then one day I broke my daughter's leg.

In Defense of Wrinkles

| Posted 04.20.2010 | Healthy Living

Men's wrinkled faces are "craggy" and "rugged." Women's are "lined" and "worn." Men get theirs through a lifetime of adventures, while ours come from being old and tired.

Could A Dirty House Equal Healthy Kids?

| Posted 04.21.2010 | Healthy Living

I do not clean. I do not cook. My house may be a mess, but scientists discovered that a certain amount of dirt and dust may actually be helpful in building kids' immune systems.

A Sobering Moment: 'Mommy is an Alcoholic'

| Posted 04.27.2010 | Healthy Living

My 7-year-old and I had been reading novels; I realized one of the main characters had a drinking problem, although it was never addressed directly.

Mother's Day Gifts

| Posted 04.29.2010 | Healthy Living

I'm trying to write a Mother's Day column and can't because I'm a mother. Irony at its best? Perhaps. But that's the thing about kids - they're very high-maintenance.