Creative Easter Baskets for Catholic Kiddies

Easter Basket

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...]

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

Shining Light Dolls

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 … [Read more...]

Catholic Checkers! I Just Love This!

Checkers to Saints

This… …just charmed my socks off.  Poking around on the web, I stumbled upon this checker set.  Monica, a self-described wife, mom of 5+ kids, designer, architecture school survivor, author and crafter—runs the Arma Dei blog and develops creative teaching tools like this for her family. The “checkers” are custom-painted peg dolls, designed to look like the folks in Monica’s family and their favorite patron saints.  Monica suggests two ways to play: Mixed teams of … [Read more...]


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