About Me

Welcome to Fumbling Toward Grace. Here you’ll find the heart of a Catholic woman, cultivating the good life through books, beauty, and celebrating God’s bounty. I also explore what it means to live and love as a motherless daughter and mother.

My name is Sarah, and this is my little corner of the Internets.


For many years, the most important part of my identity was my loss. My mother died when I was 7 and she was 32. Since then, I’ve been striving to make sense of the chaos and navigate this world as a motherless daughter and a motherless mother. I’m passionately pro-life, in every sense of the word. I have a masters’ degree in social justice, and I’ve had my life ruined in the most wonderful way possible by my Jesuit education.

I love football, the smell of fresh baked goods, and lazy Sunday afternoons.

I believe in the power of education to help people help themselves.

I believe in the saints’ intercession and I ask for it often.

I believe there can never be too much beauty in the world, and I strive to make my own little corner of it more beautiful.

My patron saint is Bernadette.

If you have a question or comment that would be better in a less public space, or would like me to write a guest post for your blog or publication, you can reach me by email:


You can also find me on social media and say hello!







I’m looking forward to getting to know you and so glad you’re here.





13 thoughts on “About Me

  1. You are a rare ans wondrous woman and I applaud you views and your faith. I pray that the Lord Jesus will greatly bless your endeavors.

  2. Hi Sarah,

    I found your blog while I was searching for PCOS related stuff. I really liked your “about me” section. We have lot in common including the PCOS. Today I stand strong only because I believe in God. I have been able to overcome PCOS only because God lead me on the right path.It’s amazing at every point how he has pointed me to a right person, a right book or a right blog which have helped me tremendously. I used to wear a size 8 last year. Now I wear size 2. It is only about the looks but also about how I feel now and how my faith in God has strengthened. I wanted to tell you know you have a wonderful blog and I appreciate your work. I live in Indianapolis too. If its OK with you I would like to get in touch with you. Please write to me when you get a chance

  3. Hello Sarah,
    I am reading your blog for the first time today, but I am finding it sooo interesting so far. I, too, struggle with PCOS; now that I am finally finished with my education and beginning a new chapter in my life, I have a renewed motivation to really take good care of myself and get myself into better shape. I have always felt so burdened by PCOS and do not know anyone else (at least that I know of) that has it – I have recently discovered how much support (and information!) there is available online. It also looks like you have a lot of interesting posts on Catholicism; I converted just this past April and am so excited to continue learning more and growing more in the faith!
    Congratulations on your pregnancy – what a wonderful blessing! I am really looking forward to reading more on your blog!!!

  4. Hey Sarah, I’ve really enjoyed reading what you have to say on your blog. I just nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award. Head over to my neck of the woods to check it out. Congrats!

  5. My sister led me to your blog and your latest post about generosity. I see a lot of myself in your writing! I hope you might have a chance to check out my blog too, I think you might like it. From one Catholic, pro-life, conservationist mama to another… thanks for writing.

  6. Sarah, found your blog through your IG and I’m loving it! So glad we are cyber buddies now through BIS!

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