Articles by Sarah Smiley
By Sarah Smiley on March 28, 2017, at 7:33 p.m.
A friend asked my husband, “And what will you do when you get out of the military?” His response: “I don’t know.”
By Sarah Smiley on March 21, 2017, at 4:58 p.m.
It wasn’t “the year 2000,” but rather, “the year of your first deployment.”
By Sarah Smiley on March 14, 2017, at 3:10 p.m.
Long before there were smartphone apps and online countdown clocks, military wives the world over have been coming up with clever ways to mark time.
By Sarah Smiley on March 07, 2017, at 5:16 p.m.
By Sarah Smiley on Feb. 28, 2017, at 7:58 p.m.
By Sarah Smiley on Feb. 21, 2017, at 1:48 p.m.
Postpartum depression can have many different factors — some of them physical and hormonal and some of them circumstantial. Often, all of these collide in a perfect storm.
By Sarah Smiley on Feb. 14, 2017, at 2:33 p.m.
When I sense an end to the days of packing everyone into the car for a family weekend, the days when no one had the idea nor the means to fight us on it, I regret all the trips we haven’t taken.
By Sarah Smiley on Feb. 07, 2017, at 3 p.m.
Why are we expecting Melania Trump to fill a role just because her husband was elected into a corresponding one?
By Sarah Smiley on Jan. 31, 2017, at 5:18 p.m.
Over the years, I’ve learned that my female critics and male critics attack different things.
By Sarah Smiley on Jan. 24, 2017, at 1:31 p.m.
“Nothing is as terrifying as the first time your newly permitted driver merges onto the interstate in an actual, moving car.”
By Sarah Smiley on Jan. 17, 2017, at 2 p.m.
Unfortunately, Jason is no longer with us.
By Sarah Smiley on Jan. 10, 2017, at 4:41 p.m.
In 50 years, people will look at media from today and laugh at the impossible parenting standards that were placed on us.
By Sarah Smiley on Jan. 03, 2017, at 5:15 p.m.
Here are some things I learned from my first colonoscopy.
By Sarah Smiley on Dec. 27, 2016, at 6:29 p.m.
On our drive home from Virginia last year, I announced to everyone in the car, “I’m not eating desserts for a year.”
By Sarah Smiley on Dec. 20, 2016, at 3:44 p.m.
I had always intended to lie to my children about Santa Claus forever.
By Sarah Smiley on Dec. 13, 2016, at 4:19 p.m.
My dad, Dustin and millions of others like them … did not stumble into “free” health care by chance. It was bought with years of service, sacrifice and separation.
By Sarah Smiley on Dec. 06, 2016, at 5:34 p.m.
“All of you who feel it has left you or that it was ‘taken’ by the ‘other side,’ bring it back. Wear it. Fly it. Post it. But there is no need to ‘take it.’ It was always yours to begin with.”
By Sarah Smiley on Nov. 29, 2016, at 4:39 p.m.
On road trips, I have 12 hours of listening to my boys’ thoughts, understanding their humor and making memories together.
By Sarah Smiley on Nov. 22, 2016, at 1:45 p.m.
Sarah Smiley: In that moment, when my two oldest sons, Ford and Owen, began speaking with different voices and shaving before school, I sensed a seismic shift in our world that my husband had not yet tapped into.
By Sarah Smiley on Nov. 15, 2016, at 4:29 p.m.
The residual effects are apparent on social media where families are taking sides and friends are no more. All of which makes you wonder how awkward Thanksgiving might be next week.