Articles by Sarah Smiley
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.
By Sarah Smiley on Nov. 08, 2016, at 11:36 a.m.
Sarah Smiley: Not only did military issues play a depressingly small role in this year’s election, they play an even smaller role in most people’s lives, including our politicians’ lives.
By Sarah Smiley on Nov. 01, 2016, at 4:49 p.m.
Readers who disagreed with me did so … because they truly believe a 9-to-5 school day would be good for kids. That surprised me.
By Sarah Smiley on Oct. 25, 2016, at 5:11 p.m.
Eight hours of school? Can your 10-year-old self even imagine the awfulness?
By Sarah Smiley on Oct. 19, 2016, at 6:50 a.m.
“There are so many stories of Dustin cheerfully believing he has a ‘better way’ to get to our destination, only to end up taking us on a ‘scenic route’ that, in his words, ‘we would have missed otherwise,'” Sarah Smiley writes.
By Sarah Smiley on Oct. 11, 2016, at 3:56 p.m.
It might surprise you that although I’ve been a military dependent for 39 years, the only foreign country I’ve visited is Canada.
By Sarah Smiley on Oct. 04, 2016, at 3:19 p.m.
This extreme sport, if you will, involves waiting until the last possible moment to turn on the furnace and avoiding one more month of heating costs.
By Sarah Smiley on Sept. 27, 2016, at 1:12 p.m.
Sarah Smiley: Feelings of being “different” when you are new to Maine are not fiction. Neither is the immense sense of pride people have in this state — for good reason. But these divisions stymie growth and turn away people who will love Maine as much as we do.
By Sarah Smiley on Sept. 20, 2016, at 10 a.m.
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions Sarah Smiley receives regarding the boys, with her answers — and theirs!
By Sarah Smiley on Sept. 13, 2016, at 4:24 p.m.
His experience of what we lived through together is textbook. His memory of our months alone together are just stories he’s been told.
By Sarah Smiley on Sept. 06, 2016, at 5:12 p.m.
I learned my lesson about lists after the muffin incident, but this weekend’s lemonade mix-up canceled all of Dustin’s go-getting tasks.