Summer Highlights by Sharon O’Donnell


So it's October, and I haven't even posted anything from this summer. Wow, does time truly fly.  So here are some highlights: [caption id="attachment_25911" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Two oldest sons and husband crossing bridge on a 4 day backpacking adventure in Grand Canyon. I stayed home to be with high school sophomore ...

No More Baseball Games by Sharon O’Donnell


Since 2006, one of three boys has played middle or high school basketball and/or baseball -- not to mention recreation teams in city leagues. Throughout those years, my husband and I definitely saw the good, the bad, and yes, sometimes unfortunately, the ugly. The sports took a huge time commitment ...

Back to the Routine by Sharon O’Donnell


So after the holidays, it's back to the routine of regular life. Not as exciting but comforting in a strange sort of way: time to pick back up where we left off when our thoughts were focused on gift wrapping, baking, and trying to get to Christmas Eve church services ...

Shy or Rude? by Sharon O’Donnell


The other day I was at the mall with my 13-year-old son trying to find him some sunglasses to take to Scout camp. As we were standing there looking at sunglasses at a kiosk in the middle of the mall, I heard a female voice call out to my ...

An Ulterior Motive by Sharon O’Donnell


In an attempt to expand the topics which my two oldest sons and I can have conversations about, I recently completing watching the last five seasons of "Breaking Bad". This is the TV series about a high school chemistry teacher who, when faced with a lung cancer diagnosis, he turns ...