About Sarah Babbs

Sarah Babbs Sarah Babbs is a married mother of a toddler girl, writing from Indiana where she moved for love after growing up on the east coast. Sarah and her husband, a lawyer, lead marriage prep classes for their parish in addition to daydreaming about becoming lunatic farmers. During stolen moments when the toddler sleeps and the laundry multiplies itself, Sarah writes about motherhood, Catholic social thought, and ponders the meaning of being a woman "made in the image of God". Her website is Fumbling Toward Grace.



Author Archives: Sarah Babbs

After Edel

July 13th, 2015 | by Sarah Babbs

I was unable to attend the Edel Gathering in Charleston this year, but seeing all of the stories, tweets, and


Whatever Isn’t Love

June 23rd, 2014 | by Sarah Babbs

I was crying again. Sitting in the semi-darkness, the only light coming from the muted TV. Rocking her, always rocking


In Memoriam

May 25th, 2014 | by Sarah Babbs

He hated tattoos, my paternal grandfather. He died when I was 11, but I remember a conversation, one of many


Catholic and Infertile

April 29th, 2013 | by Sarah Babbs

“The English language lacks the words ‘to mourn an absence.’ For the loss of a parent, grandparent, spouse, child or


What Should We Do?

December 17th, 2012 | by Sarah Babbs

We are soaked in blood. I am soaked in blood. There is so much blood everywhere we look, that we’ve


Squeaky Clean

December 9th, 2012 | by Sarah Babbs

I had the interesting experience of going to both confession and the dentist back to back this week. On Thursday


In Blackwater Woods

November 12th, 2012 | by Sarah Babbs

November is, for me, a month associated with death and dying. On November 1, we celebrate the feast of the


Open Hands, Empty or Full

October 15th, 2012 | by Sarah Babbs

“There”s nothing harder than learning how to receive.” -Over the Rhine When we started out as newly marrieds, learning NFP,


Stabat Mater Dolorosa

September 16th, 2012 | by Sarah Babbs

Saturday was the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows. The celebration of Mary standing at the foot of the cross.


The First and Vital Cell

September 13th, 2012 | by Sarah Babbs

Human beings are essentially social in nature. The second theme of Catholic social teaching is the importance of social relationships


The Dignity We Share

August 31st, 2012 | by Sarah Babbs

Any treatment of Catholic social teaching has to begin and end with the dignity of the human person. The first



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