Author Archive for Maureen Stiles

A Sweet Success

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

Meghan Lisle and Brooke Eyrich have cooked up $1,500 for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital by selling homemade cookies through their charity business, M&B’s Cookie Jar.

Like typical parents of a teen would, the Eyrichs and Lisles regarded their daughters’ plan for charity fundraising as half-baked at best. And as any typical teen would, the two girls used that lackluster reaction as part of their motivation…

Decorum

I grew up in a house that any builder would be proud to present as a model home. Not because of its size, but because it was meticulously decorated and looked like no one lived there. That is, until you…

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…