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November 18, 2019

You’re Going to Want to Get on This, Pronto

It’s that time of year again.

Can you believe how close we are to the holidays? Has this year been as crazy busy for you as it has been for me? It feels like Christmas is going to be here before we know it, and Advent will come and go in the blink of an eye.

Between all the things we mamas want to do for others—bake the cookies, wrap the gifts, schedule the gatherings, decorate the house—it can be all too easy to let our spiritual lives fall by the wayside this time of year.

More than once I have gotten to Mass on Christmas Eve and thought, where did Advent go? Am I really prepared to wholeheartedly celebrate the birth of our Savior?

Sisters, you are not alone.

Many (most? all?) of us Catholic moms struggle to keep the balance between the growth of our faith and the expression of our family’s traditions this time of year. That’s why I’m so excited to be part of Catholic Mom Bundle for Advent 2019. There are so many products to work prayer into the life you are living and encourage your family’s faith in the process.

Here are just a few of the 24 resources included in every bundle:

  • Catholic All Year Printable Advent and Christmas from Kendra Tierney (queen of liturgical living) – you can bet I’m printing this out right away!
  • Catholic Saints Trading Cards and Coloring Pages from Shari Van Vranken of Catholic Paper Goods – snow days, I’m ready!
  • Classic Prayers Wallpapers from Desiree Hausam of Green Catholic Burrow – if we check our phones 47 times a day, let’s sanctify it!
  • Saint Nicholas Activity Bundle from Dianna Kennedy of The Kennedy Adventure – more than socks this year, woo hoo!
  • 25 Pockets of Prayer for Advent from me – my first ever eBook!


You’ll also find beautiful prints, an embroidery pattern, crafts for you, activities for the kids—all directed toward deepening your and your family’s relationship with Christ in this precious time of year.

To buy each of these products individually would cost a fortune. But because we’ve teamed up, you don’t have to choose which products you want to try. This year’s bundle is the biggest ever and it’s still only $25! This package is 93% off the original value, can you believe that?

The thing is, it’s only available today through Friday, 11/22 at midnight. So click over right now and dig in to all the resources created with you and your family in mind.

For what it’s worth, your support of this work is also a support of me and my ministry, so thank you in advance!

In Christ,


P.S. Yes, you can gift this bundle to a friend! Just click the box at checkout. Oh, and if you’re not satisfied for whatever reason, contact Catholic Mom Bundle within 30 days for a full refund. Seriously, how can you go wrong?

P. P. S. I get commissions for purchases made through links in this post.



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