Julie Suratt'S latest stories

Spoiled Rotten

Parents are lavishing their kids with unwarranted gifts and praise. Where have we gone wrong?

Greener Pastures

A family of expats leaves the rat race behind to buy a dairy farm.

Suburban Awe

Interior designer Lindsay Bentis levels a dated ranch house in Newton—and builds a bigger, more functional ranch in its stead.

Would You Let This Boy Play Football?

With all the news about concussions and football, I assumed I’d never let my kids play. But when they finally asked, saying no was harder than I’d thought.

Beacon Hill Transformed

An architect-designer duo helps turn a dark and gloomy Beacon Hill home into a bright and airy European-style abode.

Timeless Beauty

A turn-of-the-century Victorian gets a gracefully modern makeover.

Second Time Around

A Newton couple tap into the West Coast aesthetic to guide the redo of their Cape Cod home.

Mean Moms

The terrifyingly nasty, backstabbing, and altogether miserable world of suburban motherhood.