Author Archive for Maureen Stiles

Moms on the Run Head to Washingtonian Woods

The cars with Virginia license plates were the first to arrive;  Virginians had allowed ample time for traffic. Shortly thereafter, cars from Maryland and the District formed a line that snaked out the drive of the Washingtonian Woods Clubhouse and…

Naptitude

As the world gets darker and more complicated by the day, we could all use some good news. I received just that while avoiding all the important things left undone in my world and trolling Facebook the other day. There,…

First Person

Annual Angst Because I am first in line for the Mother of the Year Award once again, my son Reed just had his 10 year annual physical this month, a full four months after his actual 10th birthday. In recent…

Local Schools Get Ready for New Year

Summer 2013 is almost in the books, and area public schools are getting prepared for the upcoming academic year. The first day for Montgomery County Public Schools’ students is Aug. 26. Rachel Carson Elementary School [RCES] will welcome approximately 970…

Summer Adventures

“Mom, I am bored.” A common summer lament, yet these words will never be uttered by some teens and young adults this year who found adventure outside of Gaithersburg city limits. Washingtonian Woods resident Quinn Rowe headed to Annapolis and…

If I Do Say So Myself …

It is a stream of consciousness really, not an actual conversation. I hear my voice wafting through the air unrefuted, and there is some satisfaction in it. But there is mortification as well because I am unabashedly talking to myself.…