Sarah McDonald Category

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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Thanksgiving is My Favorite Holiday

By Sarah McDonald As I write this blog, Halloween decor is coming down and, in many places, particularly commercial centers, Christmas decorations are already going up! Everyone seems to be in such a hurry for 2020 to be over that we are trying to skip to the end of the year (and I can’t say […]

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Prayer and Action Take on a New Meaning

By Sarah McDonald I had my first of five children in 2011, then I had five babies in seven years. For nearly a decade, I was blessed to be either pregnant or caring for a newborn with all that comes with that. For nearly a decade, I used that as an excuse to not be […]

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I Miss Their Smiles

By Sarah McDonald Many things have changed over the past few months, but perhaps the most visible change is that of people wearing masks in public. My husband recounted a story to me of taking our 2-year-old “Happy Face” to the pediatrician’s office only to have her try to pull his mask off the entire […]

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Kindness

By Sarah McDonald “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” – Mother Teresa of Kolkata Very recently, I found myself in the familiar position of mediating a fight between two of my boys. Their tempers were flaring as they started raising their voices towards me as each […]

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