Family and Parenting

Family Matters: Monthly newsletter for families with tips on marriage and parenting from the Family Life Office of the Archdiocese of Dubuque:

United States Council of Catholic Bishops (USCCB): Articles and Resources on marriage, family and parenting:

“At Home with Our Faith”: “Claretian Publications’ award-winning family spirituality newsletter, awarded a First Place in General Excellence from the Catholic Press Association each year since 2010. The newsletter also received a Best in Class award in 2012 and 2013 from the Associated Church Press.” This website also has “weekly wisdom” and discussion starters for “Mom Night Out.”

Catholic Dads: Psychologist Robert Kaiser writes, This is a site to help build community among Catholic Dads. Catholic moms rock when it comes to building community. We men…not so good. That is what Catholic Dads is all about. Here we can share stories. Discus the issues of the day. Give advice. Share our faith. You know, guy stuff. So join the fun.”

Catholic Family Faith: A collection of resources for faith formation leaders, as well as parents, for celebrating the sacraments and the liturgical year. This site also includes media resources and effective faith practices for families.

Catholic Moms: Lisa M. Hendey, creator of Catholic Mom, posts articles from hundreds of different Catholic bloggers (mostly moms), plus reflections, prayers, and ideas for celebrating everything Catholic.

Catholic Family Night: “Catholic Family Night can provide your family or parish a weekly time together to learn more about the Sunday mass readings. Each lesson contains discussion questions, activities, snack ideas, a saint, prayers and easy quiz.” 52 lessons created by Jeff and Emily Cavins for $ 20.00:

Christian Family Movement: Resources and materials for small group meetings on marriage, family, parenting, and grandparenting, including The Grand Adventure: A New Call to Grandparenting by Deacon Gary and Kay Aitchison of the Archdiocese of Dubuque.

Equipping Catholic Families: “I am a wife, Mom of 5+ kids, a designer, an architecture school survivor, an author and a crafter and I think it is cool to be Catholic. My husband and I founded a Catholic apostolate called Arma Dei: Equipping Catholic Families creating solid Catholic, fun teaching tools and gifts to celebrate and teach the Catholic faith.”

Formative Support Services: Formation Education for Parent, Teacher and Child: Author Dr. Pat McCormack focuses on the spiritual formation and identity of the child. Helpful resources, newsletters, articles, and ideas are featured for catechists, teachers and parents.

Teams of Our Lady: A team is a group of five to seven couples and a spiritual advisor who meet once a month to share, pray, and discuss the challenges of living a Christian marriage and life.”

Vibrant Faith at Home: Non-denominational website for families. A $10.00 subscription gives a family access to online resources for deepening and celebrating faith in the home.