Hello! Let me introduce myself.
Hi! I’m Sarah-Jean! Wife, mom of 5 kids on earth and 1 in Heaven, who have inspired my journey toward my life’s work, which is to change the world by changing how Catholic parents homeschool their kids.
I’m a small business owner and work from home full-time while homeschooling my children in the woods of New Hampshire.
I am a 2nd-gen homeschooler/unschooler with over 15 years of teaching experience, but I am by no means an expert! I simply love to share my ideas and homeschool experiences with others as I navigate large family life, special needs, autism, and more. Hopefully, by sharing my candid adventures with you, you won’t feel so alone in your own homeschooling journey.
In 2016, I somehow came across “Rome Sweet Home” and was intrigued. I read it before bed for a couple of days and it changed my life.
I finally starting asking my husband questions about all the things I had been told about the Catholic faith. He answered all my questions calmly, concisely, and I am embarrassed now that it took me more than 10 years of being with him before I was even open to talking about it!
We watched hours and hours of videos on Formed, tons of classes from Michael Voris on Church Militant, dozens of episodes of The Journey Home with Marcus Grodi, and too many books to count. The more I learned, the more I wanted to learn! Church history, the Church Fathers, Saints, Scriptures, church teachings, Mary, I wanted to learn ALL OF IT.
I finally came into the Church in Spring 2017, shortly after my 4th child was born and baptized.
I was raised protestant / non-denominational and had a very anti-catholic upbringing except for the influence of my two wonderful grandmothers. When I met my husband in 2003, I was immediately off-put when he told me he was Catholic but there was something mysterious about him that I couldn’t walk away from. After two dates, I knew I was going to marry him. Within a year, we were engaged and then married in the church in 2005.
I was still very resistant to the Catholic faith for many years, but God slowly worked on my heart until I was ready to explore my reservations and challenge my own pre-conceived notions about Catholicism.
Since my conversion, I have re-centered our lives around weaving the truth, beauty and goodness of the Catholic faith into our homeschooling, our playtime, and the flow of our daily lives with my husband at the head of the ship, steering our family towards Heaven.
I hope you’ll stick around to learn more! Click here to learn more about our Wild Saints!
Inspired by God, called to Motherhood, saved by Grace, always Original
COPYCATS MAY GET CLOSE, BUT THEY WILL NEVER GET AHEAD. ECHOES ALWAYS FADE.
THE ONLY PERSON YOU SHOULD BE TRYING TO IMITATE IS Christ!
Wondering how to do it all? Struggling with homeschooling kids of multiple ages, running a business, and trying to tackle housework all at the same time?
Get the answer to the question, “how does she do it all?!” from working mom of 5, Sarah Ballard in her new book, “How To Do It All” coming Fall 2024.