Catholic Crafts for Lent and Holy Week

 

Super Cute Bible Tabs to get you flipping through the Bible from Catholic Icing. I turned a soft cover Catholic Bible into a Hardcover Bible and while I was at it, a Journaling Bible.

 

Easy as Abacus Stations of the Cross Just released last week! Kelly Saints Stations of the Cross on a wood frame Abacus, perfect for little fingers to keep track of the Stations!

 

Letters of Love: A Lenten Meditation for Families I’ve signed up and I think I’m ready! I’m hoping that the colorful post it notes, index cards, notepaper, notebook and pens will entice my whole family (including our 4 kids living at home ~from 6 years to 18 years) to reflect, write and draw as soon as we receive the prompts!

You can sign up too at Not So Formulaic. I’ll be posting our progress …and any special tips we come up with, after we begin on Ash Wednesday!

 

Easy as Abacus Rosary for hands-on Rosary praying with Kelly Saints illustrations and chalkboard prayer intentions!

 

Pray, Fast, Give Printable from Look to Him and Be Radiant This is a great, FREE printable to help you Pray, Fast and Give! Pick new do-able challenges each day and avoid the discouragement of Lenten Sacrifice burnout.

 

…and one more #CatholicCraft! Not a printable…but a FREE Tutorial!

Simple Good Deed Bead Bracelets that even the littlest hands can help make…with beads that slide and stay in place to count special sacrifices and prayers throughout each day! FREE Tutorial at Equipping Catholic Families.

Copyright 2017 Monica McConkey.

profile 2Monica McConkey is a Mom of 5, creator of Catholic teaching tools and gifts and she is the original founder of this website. She spends most of her time posting about crafts and family fun at Equipping Catholic Families and creating things for her Shoppe

God isn’t frustrated with my spiritual state in life

St Francis and Jesus

Just like on that bus in Rome, the Lord answered a question rolling around forever in my heart. I didn’t even realize I was asking the question or how much I needed to hear the answer, but more articulately put than I could express…the words formed the realization while I prayed before Mass. I almost said it out loud…in surprise…

read more at Equipping Catholic Families 

Attainable Expectations for the Affirmation Junkie

 

profile 2Monica McConkey is a Mom of 5, creator of Catholic teaching tools and gifts and she is the original founder of this website. She spends most of her time posting about crafts and family fun at Equipping Catholic Families

 

Lenten Almsgiving (to Catholic Charities) PLUS fill your Easter Basket…all in one go!

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Zelie & Co is a group of Catholic women artisans. They work collaboratively to support each other’s business growth, pray for each other, and offer weekly sales on Instagram @zelieandco. Their patron saint is St Zelie, lacemaker and mother of St Therese, the Little Flower.

Zelie&Co Catholic Artisans are excited to partner with some of our Catholic Community’s most beloved Bloggers to support some amazing Catholic Charities!

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Our Blogger-Partners include:

and our Catholic Artisans include:

and our Catholic Charities include:

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Support these awesome Catholic Charities as part of your Almsgiving this Lent…

…and fill your Easter baskets at the same time!

Join us on Instagram on February 9th!

 

 

Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World: Book Review and Launch!

I’m so excited about this book! I received my ebook before Christmas and what perfect timing! It’s an entertaining read…and also an uncomfortable one at times, but as I eagerly read on…a necessary one.

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It’s so easy to get caught up in what everyone else is doing, wanting the best for your kids and wanting them to have every advantage. But our kids aren’t the only ones prone to entitlement, from spending for so-called necessities…rewarding and consoling ourselves through purchases, and even food.

Kristen tells her own family’s journey honestly and humbly. She recognizes that we’re all learning as we go.

This book will open your eyes, reshape your attitude, lend practical ideas for shaping your kids and steering them away from common attitudes. It even includes reflection questions to mull over!
Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World: How One Family Learned That Saying No Can Lead to Life’s Biggest Yes* will help you rethink where your family chooses to invest time, money and values.

 

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This is an awesome book…I’m so happy to be a part of the launch team…and even happier to have practical tips to help me raise my five kids to be grateful in an entitled world. ‪#‎raisinggratefulkids‬ ‪#‎equippingcatholicfamilies

Read Monica’s full review at Equipping Catholic Families.

 

Zelie & Co:

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A new community of Catholic artisans has come together to offer beautiful, unique Catholic products through carefully orchestrated Flash Sales…on Instagram!

We are a group of independent Catholic Artisans who have teamed up to offer some exclusive sets at great discounts through our flash sales!
We have chosen St. Zelie as our namesake because we think she gets us!

St. Zelie was an exquisitely talented lacemaker! And she used her talent and keen intellect to create a very successful business. She built something that was a blessing to her family and at the same time raised Saints! That’s what we all aspire to do! #StZeliePrayForUs

Come and see what we’ve got!  Join us at Zelie & Co. on January 12th on Instagram!

Catholic Planner: Last Minute DEAL!

Catholic Planner

Just finished the NEW and IMPROVED Catholic Shop and Blog Planner!

This year, it’s embellished with Kelly Saints TM on the calendar and Divider Tabs to organize your Passwords, Blog and Social Media Stats, Guest Posts, Contributor Posts, Ad Space, Sponsor Buttons…and more!!

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Even if you’ve already purchased your 2016 Planner…you might find this calendar helpful as a wall calendar…or some of the worksheets… perfect supplements for Blog or Shop Planning! This year…I added some extra stats to accommodate Etsy Shop owners…and I added a couple new graphics for YouTubers and Periscopers!

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…and for those who prefer the Catholic Family Calendar right up there on the wall for all to see…check out our 8’bulletin board in our home office! We’ve used it for Saints Timelines too!

Website Planner CoverThe Website Planner for Shops and Blogs is available over at Equipping Catholic Families.

Website Planner with Kelly Saints TM for Shops and Blogs

  • month-in-a-glance Calendar with Kelly Saints TM  Feast Days (and quick notes for Top Referrers, Top Posts, Giveaways, Guest Posts and Blog Events)
  • Blog Stats, Shop Stats monthly worksheets
  • Social Media and Blog Stats spreadsheets
  • Passwords
  • Giveaways (including all contact info, dates and stats)
  • Guest Posts (including contact info and deadlines)
  • Contributor Posts (including deadlines, embedded links)
  • Sponsor Buttons
  • Ad Space
  • Affiliate Links
  • WordPress Plugins
  • WP Health Stats
  • Index Tabs

It’s $7 for the PDF printable with permission to copy multiple sets for home use,

but for a limited time, you can pick it up for $5 here: Website Planner 2016

 

Calling ALL Catholic Mommy Bloggers! New Directory and Community!

Mommy Blogs

Would you like your Catholic Mom Blog promoted for FREE… no strings attached?


Join the new Catholic Mommy Blogs Directory and Community. (Coming really soon!)

Let’s grow our Catholic Mommy Blog corner of the Internet together!

Please email Lis at catholicmommyblogs@gmail.com for more information.

“Like” CMB on FB to hear when the site launches: CatholicMommyBlogs on Facebook

Putting God First!

Putting God FirstHi Catholic Bloggers!

My friend Brittany from Equipping Godly Women is currently launching her brand new book, “Putting God First: How to Make God the #1 Priority in Every Area of Your Life.”

I’ve been reading her book before the official launch, and let me tell you, it’s really good! Whether you’re super busy, easily distracted or you simply haven’t made God the priority you know you should, “Putting God First: How to Make God the #1 Priority in Every Area of Your Life” is full of the encouragement and real-­life, practical tips you need to change that once and for all.

PLUS for a limited time only, “Putting God First” is FREE on Amazon!

 (Amazon Affiliate Link: thanks for your support!)

If you haven’t been making God the priority you should lately and you’d like to change that, you’ll definitely want to go grab this book!
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Calling all Catholic Bloggers!

Catholic365.com is currently looking for  contributing writers!
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Catholic365.com is a Catholic focused article and information portal by Catholic writers and bloggers who write about things Catholics are interested in, with 3 main categories – Faith, Life and What’s Going On, from a perspective consistent with the Magisterium of the Catholic Church. We are also striving to spread the word and the Catholic faith by highlighting both the articles and the writers through internet and social marketing campaigns.

 

We are seeking Catholic perspective and original articles at Catholic365.com. We prefer original articles and writers retain the rights to all their work. Once published at Catholic365.com, writers can publish the same article elsewhere.

The article has to be the Author’s work. Catholic365.com occasionally  republishes articles from Authors’ personal blogs. If an article has been published elsewhere, the author would need to seek permission from the original publisher for republication on Catholic365.com.

There is no specific time frame for the submission of articles. Articles are published as they are received, usually within two weeks or so, depending on the volume of submissions. All of the Catholic365.com Authors are volunteers, assisting in this new tool for evangelization…

In exchange, Authors and their websites are promoted through the Author profile that accompanies each article.

Catholic365.com is growing with readers from 186 countries around the world!

 

You can check out additional Writer’s Guidelines here!

Please direct any questions to editor AT catholic365 DOT com and tell them you are a member of the Catholic Bloggers Network!

 

 

 

Catholic Business Directory and Exciting Catholic Giveaway!

Check out this NEW Catholic Business Directory, neatly categorized to help you find just what you’re looking for!

Catholic Giveaway

Each week a different Catholic Business will be featured on the site.

Almond Rod Toys

 

Check out the showcase on Almond Rod Toys and their lovely Saint focused Blessing Blocks!

Visit Shopping with Blessed Zelie Martin for your chance to win! $450 in awesome Catholic Gifts and Resources!