Sarah McDonald Category

Why We “Have Faith in Catholic Schools”

By Sarah McDonald I went to Catholic school. My entire family went to Catholic school. Same for my husband. Growing up it was odd to me when someone didn’t go to Catholic school, and I bet for many of you readers it was the same growing up in the metro New Orleans area.

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Recognizing Each Child’s Individuality

By Sarah McDonald One of the most amazing things about parenting is getting to see how different and special each of your children can be in his or her own way.

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Why We Wait to Decorate

By Sarah McDonald As I drove through town the week before Thanksgiving, I noticed not one or two but several homes decked out with their Christmas decor. 

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My Top 10 Things Families Can Do to Observe Advent

By Sarah McDonald When I told my children last year that Advent was supposed to be observed like Lent, I think I saw literal terror in their faces.  Imagine my little ones trying to compute how the secular holiday season compares to Lent, the season of prayer, fasting,and almsgiving. Honestly, it’s hard for me to […]

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An Attitude of Gratitude

By Sarah McDonald Just recently, my dishwasher broke. As I unloaded dishes (with heated on food) into my sink to rewash with my 1-year-old crying at my leg, let’s just say, I was not a happy camper. But, as I washed two nights worth of dinner and breakfast dishes for my family of seven after […]

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The Heavenly Chorus of ‘Mom’

By Sarah McDonald My baby recently turned 1 year old. It’s hard to believe that my sweet “Happy Face,” as I call her, has reached the milestone. Along with her first birthday came a few other milestones: first steps and the addition of “Mama” to her baby vocabulary. Of course, there were the occasional “Mamama” […]

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Family Priorities

By Sarah McDonald Total disclaimer even before I get started, I am a very proud mom. My children all have individual talents, and I have seen each (even at their tender ages) be successful. Please forgive what might come across as a little bragging in the writing that follows …

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Who Do You Think You Are?

By Sarah McDonald A few months back, I was sitting in traffic with my children when my precocious, then 2-year-old, called out, “Get out the way cars, I am (insert first, middle, and last name).” I, as well as the rest of my children, immediately burst into laughter.

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Mommy, What’s It Mean to be Pro-life?

By Sarah McDonald One afternoon after picking my children up from school, my 8-year-old asked me a question I was not ready for, “Mommy, what’s it mean to be pro-life?” It’s an easy question to answer, right?

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Turning in My #NOLA Card for My Mommy Card

By Sarah McDonald One evening, I turned to my husband and said, “You know, I really don’t like crawfish boils anymore.” His look could have frozen Lake Pontchartrain on a hot July

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Book Review: “Cloud of Witnesses: A Child’s First Book of Saints”

By Sarah McDonald Over the past two years, we welcomed our fifth child and many nieces, nephews and friends. We are blessed with new life and baby blessings from God.

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