Welcome to the Fishbowl Resource Page!
This is a curated list of the tools and products we strongly recommend for leading your family. We have used every recommendation on this page. Many of the resources listed here are crucial to keeping our life on track.
Before digging into the awesome resources we know and trust, an important disclosure:
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Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.
Each of the 40 sheets in the bundle has a fun background to color with various designs such as bears in sweatbands, pirates and mermaids, mushrooms, outer space, leaves, clouds, hot air balloons, cats, lightbulbs, disco balls, and many more. And of course, there’s plenty of abstract background designs as well!
From relaxing and de-stressing to helping kids behave during church, this bundle is one that the whole family can enjoy.
Long Story Short is our family’s favorite devotional.
Often times, parents are scared to start doing a family devotional because they aren’t confident in their ability to teach the Bible to their kids. This devotional does an amazing job of taking big theological truths and breaking them down in a way that makes it easy for parents to teach their kids no matter where they are in their own faith journey.
To read about some other great family devotionals check out our blog post: The Best Devotional for Your Family.
This planner sells on Amazon for under $10 and is pretty much perfect.
Each month has a two-page full calendar view with a sidebar list and a daily notes section with plenty of space to write and little check boxes for to-do lists. The planner is lightweight but still very durable and comes in several adorable designs including cacti, mermaids, plaid, and floral varieties.
As a bonus, these planners are from a small, family-run business, and they’ll send you a free menu planning PDF if you email them at prettysimplebooks@.
Sermon notes are essential for keeping my kids on track during “big church.”
These sermon notes are a free download in our Printable Library. So all you have to do is subscribe to our mailing list, and we’ll send you the password to our library where you can get this free PDF along with some other great freebies!
You can also read our blog post about Four Ways to Help Kids Sit Through Church.
If you would love to Bible journal but aren’t sure where to start, Zondervan’s NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible is great. It has a hardcover which gives it extra stability for coloring, and it has thicker pages than a regular Bible so your colors don’t bleed through.
It has hundreds of verses that are already illustrated in the margins to help get your creative juices flowing plus extra-wide margins to make your own designs.
To read more about Bible journaling, check out our blog post: How to Bible Journal When You Aren’t Talented or Creative.