Stephanie Anderson Witmer

Can we all agree that Thanksgiving is the greatest food holiday of the year? From start to finish, this day is a celebration of all things delicious and divine, from the planning and prepping to the noshing and napping. more

Oct 26, 2012 2:01 PM Recipes

Fall is many people’s favorite season, with the picturesque, Rockwellian loveliness of vivid autumn leaves, orchards overflowing with apples and pumpkins, weekend football games and fingertips warmed by mugs of hot apple cider. more

Aug 29, 2012 3:09 PM Decor & Design


First Look, Then Cook

Encouraging healthy eating—or, as the case may be many times in my house, sitting still at dinner time long enough to eat anything at all—is a struggle for most of the parents I know. more

Jun 27, 2012 1:40 PM Recipes

Taking a trip with tykes in tow often sounds better in theory. There’s plenty that could go potentially wrong, from incessant choruses of “Are we there yet? more

Apr 26, 2012 8:53 AM Travel

Lancaster travel agent Amy McHugh of Dream Makers Vacation Services shares her favorite resorts for families, plus must-pack items for every vacation more

Apr 26, 2012 6:00 AM Travel


Photography by Donovan Roberts Witmer

Easter recipes and spring food traditions from around the region more

Feb 29, 2012 12:01 PM Food

Your child’s well-being begins with securing a few key medical partners more

Jan 9, 2012 11:08 AM Life Style


Photo courtesy California Closets

Create functional spaces for storing, learning and fun more

Jan 6, 2012 1:16 PM Life Style

Our regional party planning guide more

Jan 6, 2012 8:19 AM Life Style

The Susquehanna Valley offers plenty of places for children to run, play, explore, learn and get some much-needed fresh air. Follow our guide this summer, and never hear the dreaded “I’m bored!” again. more

Jan 5, 2012 2:34 PM Life Style

Tips for planning family portrait sessions that reflect your personality more

Jan 4, 2012 1:52 PM Life Style

A round-up of kid-friendly regional restaurants more

Dec 15, 2011 9:46 AM Life Style

How to make this year's Halloween celebration the best yet - for you and your kids! DIY costumes, kids' party ideas, and cocktails for the grown-up party, too! more

Aug 8, 2011 10:18 AM Decor & Design

Susquehanna Style's Family Style columnist reminisces about her birthday memories, and gives fresh ideas for her own son's big day. more

Apr 22, 2011 11:00 AM Parties

I love (re)decorating. The sheer volume of throw pillows in our home, which I swap regularly with the seasons and my moods, confounds my husband. more

Feb 24, 2011 11:23 AM Life Style