Articles by Sarah Smiley
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.
By Sarah Smiley on Aug. 30, 2016, at 2:01 p.m.
Sarah Smiley: This year I learned I love desserts.
By Sarah Smiley on Aug. 23, 2016, at 1:20 p.m.
Sarah Smiley: What else does my son think is green? I wondered. Turns out, quite a bit.
SARAH SMILEY | POLL QUESTION
By Sarah Smiley on Aug. 16, 2016, at 2:39 p.m.
The next morning, I woke up to a text from someone else who had been with us that fateful day: “I have lice. Starting the treatment now.”
By Sarah Smiley on Aug. 09, 2016, at 4:57 p.m.
Each year we try it again, and each year we learn more hard lessons. Except for the year when we finally got lucky.
By Sarah Smiley on Aug. 02, 2016, at 3:25 p.m.
Summertime means that it is lake time, and when you go to the lake, there are a host of lies people tell you.
By Sarah Smiley on July 26, 2016, at 6:38 p.m.
It’s funny how through each stage of our life, hundreds of moments and memories are filtered down to a few select items.
By Sarah Smiley on July 19, 2016, at 1:39 p.m.
There is another problem for last-borns that no one seems to talk about: For all the flimsy scrapbooks and memories, your room becomes the dumping ground for everyone else’s childhood stuff.