“Average Is Beautiful”: The Anti-Barbie Doll Goes on Sale This Week in the U.S.

Just in time for Christmas:  The "Lammily" doll, a doll that is short, brunette, has an average body shape and can, if you prefer, come complete with acne or cellulite.Parents and other concerned adults have long criticized the long, lanky Barbie for her unrealistic proportions.  Now a 26-year-old graphic designer, Nickolay Lamm, has developed a doll that won't set young girls on the path to anorexia by teaching them that "ultra-thin" is the only acceptable body type.Lamm created his pr … [Read more...]

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Creative Easter Baskets for Catholic Kiddies

Easter's coming!  And as much as children love the jelly beans and the chocolate bunny and the marshmallow eggs, there are lots of moms and dads who want to inject some faith into the Easter basket.When our children were small, we were sometimes successful in finding white chocolate crosses or tiny rosaries in plastic egg cases to press into the plastic grass in their baskets.I have some other ideas, though, for dedicated Catholic parents who want to be sure that Easter Day is both (a) … [Read more...]

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Win Two “Shining Light Dolls”–Here’s How!

Well, these are just so cute!The Holy Father is consecrating the WORLD to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Sunday October 13, promoting devotion to Our Lady.  On the same day, the Equipping Catholic Families blog is hosting a Shining Light Dolls Giveaway.The dolls are 3.5″ tall and made of rotocast vinyl: safe, durable, unbreakable and no removable parts!  They are perfect for inspiring devotion to Our Lady in our kids with their little praying faces and posture and contemporary styling th … [Read more...]

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