Mary Rekosh



Lauren (left) and Maran have had hands-on experience dissecting the hearts and livers of goats and hogs to learn in-depth anatomy. Photo: Norm Shafer

Living thrill: At Autumn Olive, farming brings science to life

For decades, Linda and Clay Trainum had dreamed of creating a sustainable business that they could run as a family with their now-grown sons (Logan, 26, Tyler, 25, and Luke, 20). In 2008, the Trainums moved from North Carolina to Clay’s family farm in Waynesboro and began the daunting task of cleaning up the overgrown […]

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Not tonight, honey, I have a…baby: Sex and parenthood

When I was asked to write an article about how sex and parenthood mix, here’s what I ended up with as a first draft: What sex life? I’m exhausted and there’s a toddler in my bed. The end. Just kidding! But sometimes it does feel that way. It’s ironic that the shenanigans that caused parenthood […]

C-VILLE Kids: Between us moms

C-VILLE Kids: Between us moms

(File photo) We mamas are awfully hard on ourselves. But guess what? Most of us are doing O.K. (Well, you might be one of those monsters who feeds her preschooler uncut grapes, but the rest of us are doing O.K.) I usually offer mom-to-mom advice over mid-playdate cocktails (don’t judge), so consider this the print […]

What yoga taught me about raising spiritual kids

Yoga (and life!) principles for kids and grownups Be honest. Be truthful in what you say and what you do. Tell the truth, and be yourself. Be respectful of others. Remember to say “please” and “thank you.” Make eye contact and apologize when you need to. We do these things not just to be courteous, […]