Author Archive: Sarah Reinhard
You’re just as likely to find Sarah Reinhard hiding out back with a book as you are to discover her playing in the yard with a few farm animals (or wait--are those her kids?). She’s less enthusiastic about making dinner than she is about eating it, but she loves being a Catholic wife and mom (much though she struggles) and the kids sure are amusing.
She’s been happily married for eight years and counting, and she and her husband have three children. She has authored a number of books (see http://snoringscholar.com/my-books/) and writes pretty frequently at her blog, SnoringScholar.com.
There’s been some mistake, God. We seem to have lost a few weeks this year, and rumor has it that Lent is right around the corner. I AM NOT READY, God. I have just made a major life change, jumped off the proverbial cliff, trusting you to catch me. In the midst of the turmoil […]
I don’t know WHAT came over me. The kids were bouncing off the walls, the noise level was topping earth shaking, and I had a list that was still a half-mile long. Maybe it just seemed fruitless to keep working before dinner. Maybe I realized that Scramble wouldn’t cut it for what I needed. Maybe I […]
I’ve been involved with our Confirmation program for a number of years and it’s been one of the most rewarding and unbelievable experiences I continue to have as a Catholic. In fact, it’s right up there with motherhood. Last year, we started interviewing our candidates before the program started. I had no idea what a […]
I can’t help but laugh at myself every time I see my kids prancing around the house, at least one of them naked, one of them screaming, and one of them careening with a bang. I watch them, basking in life and burning off their before-bed energy, and I turn my mind to heaven, to the […]
“Mom, there’s someone at the door.” It was a Saturday morning and I hadn’t showered yet. I’m pretty sure I had only had one cup of coffee, so all my brain cells weren’t firing yet. That must be why I responded completely intelligently with a “Whaaaa?” “There’s SOMEONE at the DOOR.” They hadn’t rung the […]
One of my favorite pictures from my wedding is of my husband and I holding hands. The picture is a close-up of our hands, and in black-and-white, it seems to boil down to the essence of what marriage means to me. It’s a gripping, a clinging, a voluntary holding and clasping. There’s a story in people’s […]
I love resolutions. Whether it’s an attempt at small monthly goals or the blank slate of a new year, I have always been motivated by setting goals and making plans. That said, I’m in a stretch of zilch with resolutions. For the last few years, I haven’t made them because…well, because life is a resolution […]
I didn’t have a good excuse. No sudden death, news of great tragedy, or personal fall-through. The clock just met 4:00, the kid of choice started with the customary late afternoon ranting, and it all unraveled from there. Somehow, the everyday things – the weight of my worries, the onslaught of my duties, the trial […]