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In My Family, Food is a Love Language

By Sarah McDonald Anyone who thinks summer is for relaxing has never been to my house. With six children, summer camps, summer care and summer activities keep the schedule as busy, if not busier, than during the school year. With multiple nightly baseball games for consecutive nights (which I would not trade for the whole […]

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#6 – A Lesson in “Deus Providebit”

By Sarah McDonald Each day, I end my morning prayers asking for the intercession of Our Lady of Prompt Succor and saying, “Deus Providebit,” which translated into English is “God will provide.” It is a prayerful habit I have kept since my days at Archbishop Chapelle High School in Metairie.  I have blogged about “Deus […]

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Still have time

By Sarah McDonald Had a “not so great” Lent? Reset with Holy Week! Many of us have probably been there. We start off our Lenten season with a spirit of penitence. Bring on the sacrifices: prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

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Baby Giggles

By Sarah McDonald There are a lot of things to love about having a new baby. There are snuggles and cuddles and smiles and coos, but one thing stands out to me: baby giggles.

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No Slowing Down

By Sarah McDonald Maybe it’s because another baby is due any day. More likely, though, it’s because I have thoroughly enjoyed each stage of my children’s lives so far. I often wonder how we have found ourselves with an 11-year-old whose foot is as big as mine, but I’ve never wished to go backwards.

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What Happens When Baseball Season Ends?

By Sarah McDonald Since April, my large family has been engulfed in playground baseball and softball seasons. Combine that six-days-a-week (yes, six) schedule with a travel ball team schedule and weeklong tournaments out of state, and baseball was a pretty all-encompassing fixture in my house.

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Good Ole Summertime

By Sarah McDonald We’ve all just finished what felt like the 90 days of May, finding ourselves in what is supposed to be the lazy days of summer. But, are they really? Between two-full time jobs, summer camps (soon to be in three different locations) and all the summer activities, I have found myself wondering […]

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My Christmas Birthday Baby

By Sarah McDonald A few years ago, I wrote about expecting my second baby around Christmas and how it helped me reflect on Mary’s experience in Advent. In some ways, that Advent nine years ago seems like just yesterday and in others, a lifetime ago.

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When You Have Nothing to Write About

By Sarah McDonald I am going to be really honest here. Sometimes, there is nothing to write about. Sometimes life is hard, really hard – exhausting. Sometimes family life, work life and even faith life are all overwhelming, and it’s hard to find words.  Sometimes, in the midst of your mind being so full you […]

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I Threw Away the Diaper Pail

By Sarah McDonald For over 10 years it has been a fixture in the house – the diaper pail. The often dreaded but much appreciated vessel had been in use for a decade. This week, it rode off into the sunset (almost quite literally) on the back of a garbage truck. In the most recent […]

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Teaching Humility

By Sarah McDonald This week, the world is watching the one-year delayed Olympic games. This past weekend, I watched my son and his incredible teammates accomplish a dream on the baseball diamond. Through these competitions, it would be easy to get caught up in the glory, but what has stood out to me the most […]

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