Reaping the Rewards of Family Farming

If the row covers remained wet, they would freeze onto the strawberry blossoms, destroying any chance of fruit come May. But Saathoff and Barth weren’t about to let that happen. more »

Oct 7, 2014 10:07 PM -playground-

64 Family Reunions and One Jar of Gummy Worms

“I never win anything at these reunions,” said our nine-year-old daughter Ava. Her older sister Anna had won the candy jar guessing game the year before. They’ve both been to the reunion almost every year of their lives. more »

Jul 29, 2014 10:05 PM -lifestyle-

The Family that Dances Together

For Shari and her two daughters, Camilla and Adrianna, dance is a way of life and they all do it very well. more »

Dec 12, 2013 9:29 PM -the-studio-

Opening Up to Adoption

“She told us in room after 15 minutes—right then and there—‘you’re the one. You’re his mother. You’re his parents,’” Jodi remembers. They took their son Bodey home the next day. more »

Nov 20, 2013 9:11 AM -playground-

Adopting Gratitude

This year I am thankful for more than just the family that bumps elbows while we pass butterhorn rolls and cranberry sauce down the makeshift t-shaped table that we stuff into my parents’ dining room. more »

Nov 21, 2012 10:39 PM -playground- 1 Comments

A Nationals Family Affair

The names of every Nationals baseball player are written on our back door in bright-colored window markers. This master Nats list is the work of our ten and seven-year-old daughters. more »

Aug 22, 2012 12:38 PM -man cave-

A Perfect Pear

“We didn’t know all the sacrificing that would be involved when we were envisioning the business, dreaming big,” explains Alice. “I had no idea because before this I was home for three years with babies while Jordan was working in restaurants." more »

Aug 13, 2012 7:19 PM -downtown- 5 Comments

Life Coaching: Reclaiming My Window Seat

Amy figures out what's been missing for the last few months. more »

Jun 12, 2012 3:35 PM LIVED TO TELL 9 Comments

Camping on the Shore: Assateague

For the true beach ambiance—relaxation without a lot of distractions—the walk-in sites are the way to go. You park in a designated spot and walk 200 feet down a wooden boardwalk, until you reach the campsites that lay behind the tufts of wax myrtle. more »

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In Between Life and Death: Cutting the Grass

Eastern Shore native Taylor Spies is someone that seemed destined to be a great man. You got that sense meeting him when he was 14. Then he died in his sleep last Friday morning. He was 36 years old, married, with two sons under the age of 3. more »

Apr 27, 2012 3:55 PM -man cave- 12 Comments

Picturing Home—Part II of Adoption Stories

The isolation of her childhood became an afterthought; she was related to these people but grew up with her family. Or was it the other way around? more »

Feb 22, 2012 9:50 PM -playground- 4 Comments

Act Like You Have Been in the End-Zone Before

Amy reflects on holiday imperfections. more »

Jan 10, 2012 12:00 AM LIVED TO TELL 3 Comments

Kicking the In-laws Out

Ms. Savvy helps set some boundaries just in time for the holidays. more »

Nov 22, 2011 12:00 AM ASK MS. SAVVY 1 Comments

Back to School

“At 18, you are still trying to figure yourself out. At 32, you actually understand a lot more about the world and you can put what you are leaning in context.” more »

Nov 21, 2011 12:00 AM -hot seat- 1 Comments