Sarah McDonald Category

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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White Baseball Pants

By Sarah McDonald It is summertime, and in my house that is synonymous with playground baseball and softball. Three of my five children are currently playing (sometimes at the same time) at our neighborhood playground, and I love it.

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“Faster Mommy”

By Sarah McDonald Last Christmas, Santa brought my children a climbing rope swing for the tree in our backyard. My two older boys took quickly to the challenge with my middle boy making it up the rope first. This lit quite a fire under #1, who very soon after figured out how to get himself […]

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Let us Break Bread Together

By Sarah McDonald   Have you noticed that since the world started its assault on bread (and pasta), it seems like a sadder, angrier place? Think about it, since the war on grain began, mortal enemies have been made of the “opposite” side of one’s ideology, and civil dialogue has become a lost art.

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I Stole a Lemon

By Sarah McDonald I have a confession to make: in March of 2009, I stole a lemon off of a St. Joseph’s altar. There was a beautiful bowl of large, fresh yellow lemons just sitting there at the corner of the table, and I took one. Why, might you ask, would I steal something from […]

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