Sarah Leach

Sarah Townsend Leach is a fundraising, communications, and leadership professional living in Collierville and working with clients around the country. Sarah grew up in Nashville and has lived in quite a few places, but thanks to visiting grandparents in East Memphis throughout her childhood and attending Rhodes College in Midtown, this has always been a second (and now a primary!) home. Sarah and her husband John met through both of their work in the Episcopal Church in 2015, and she is a mom to Poppy (June 2018) and Ann Townsend (October 2019). Follow her journey through new motherhood: focusing on learning how to be a parent and finding her new work-life balance out in the burbs. Sarah loves exploring, being outside, yoga, and crafting (all of which she has no time for now that she is a toddler mom).

Rage Mulching: A Tale of Blowing Off Steam During a Pandemic

About a month into the pandemic, my husband got the itch to plant a vegetable garden. Though the carrots and the onions didn’t take, we currently have beautiful, delicious tomatoes, cucumbers, and jalapenos running...
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Grace During the Pandemic

When my husband preaches on the concept of grace, it often brings tears to my eyes. My husband is an Episcopal priest. Preaching is his truest gift, and grace is one of his best...
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Toddler Mom Productivity in the Time of Covid-19

Maybe you work part-time or full-time outside of the house, and you're used to regular daycare. Maybe, like me, in a normal week, you stay at home or work from home already. But even...
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Dearest Cocomelon :: A Thank You Note from a Tired Mom

Dearest Cocomelon (formerly ABCtv), Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Where do I begin? Sometime in the blur of the last two years of my first daughter’s life, my husband went to YouTube...

Are We Crazy? Top Five Reasons to Have Children Close Together

We are choosing to have our children 17 months apart. Some people might think we are crazy. Some days (particularly when my back hurts from being pregnant and lugging a 28-pound toddler up and...
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Being the Best You: Remember to Think about How You Want to Feel

since feeling is first who pays any attention to the syntax of things e.e. cummings When I turned 30, a friend gave me Danielle LaPorte’s book, The Desire Map, for my birthday. The most important concept therein,...
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The Little Gym = Big Fun

My daughter and I attended our first parent-and-child class at The Little Gym last week, and boy, did we have a good time! After browsing the website, I learned that, at almost 15 months,...
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Finding Balance :: My New Wheel of Roles & Responsibilities

I know I’m a good MOM, but am I a good ME? Is my new mom life in balance?  You know that feeling when you are being pulled in 1,000 different directions and there isn’t...
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Before and After

Before and After. We know the concept all too well. As in "I was _____ , but now I'm _____ !" With photo documentation of how bad Before was and how amazing After is, of...
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Love Letters from Mom ::

Dear, I don’t know where I’d be without you. I’m a new mom. I have no idea what I’m doing here, so I read a lot of baby sleep blogs as I rock my girl...