Games We Love

“…the ability to be “at leisure” is one of the basic powers of the human soul.” – Josef Pieper, Leisure, the Basis of Culture Have you listened to MP 093 Leisure, Life, and Games We Love and looking for our list? Well, … Continue reading

Families can be Messy—and That’s OK

Interviewed on EWTN’s Prolife Weekly with Catherine Hadro, Mike and Alicia discuss the mission and work of the Messy Family Project. In a Pintrest perfect world we need the encouragement that comes from authentic family life. Watch the interview below … Continue reading

MP 101 : Principles of Discipline

“Fathers, do not exasperate your children, instead bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:4 More than any other topic, discipline is something listeners have asked us to address in our podcast. Our hesitation has … Continue reading

Radio Interview From the Median

It was so fun to be interviewed as part of the From the Media radio program.  Molly Smith, the host is delightful and very engaging. We laughed a lot together.  I think you will enjoy the show… take a listen … Continue reading

CNA : How a ‘messy family’ can be a holy family

by Mary Rezac Steubenville, Ohio, Dec 2, 2018 / 12:00 pm (CNA).- When Mike and Alicia Hernon started their podcast on marriage and family in 2015, they didn’t think anyone would listen, outside of their family and maybe a few … Continue reading

MP 100 : Greatest Influence on our Parenting

Welcome to the 100th podcast! We are celebrating the public launch of our ministry with new branding, new website, and even new intro and outro music on the podcast itself! As promised, we decided to interview the people who had … Continue reading

Launched to Serve Parents and Families

The Messy Family Project Launched to Serve Parents and Families MEDIA ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE STEUBENVILLE, OH (November 27, 2018) – “Each family finds within itself a summons that cannot be ignored and that specifies both its dignity and responsibility: … Continue reading

The Irreplaceable Role of Parents

The role of parents in the lives of their children cannot be underestimated. Of course we have a natural role – we are to protect and provide for our offspring- but we sometimes forget that we have an irreplaceable role … Continue reading

MP 099 : Yelling – The Lazy Approach to Parenting

We listen to what our parents say to us because this is how we figure out who we are. – Dr. Meg Meeker The words that parents say to their children are important, but equally as important (if not more) … Continue reading

Keeping Your Love Alive

When did your family begin?  When your first child arrived?  When they were conceived? Nope.  It was on your wedding day. On the day of your wedding a new family was formed because marriage is the foundation of the family. … Continue reading

MP 098 : Parenting as a Team

Raising children is beautiful but also hard work. It’s a task for unselfish, devoted parents. ~ Archbishop Chaput Parenting is not for cowards, that is for sure! Thankfully, God gives children two parents who, when they work together, can provide … Continue reading

MP 097 : Elements of a Family Culture

“Each family finds within itself a summons that cannot be ignored and that specifies both its dignity and responsibility: family, become what you are” (Familiaris Consortio, #17) We have discussed how important a family culture is. It is a powerful … Continue reading

MP 096 : Building a Family Culture

Creating a Family Culture is a powerful way to influence our children in a way that goes beyond our relationship with any one individual child. It is greater than just you or your spouse. Family Culture is the unspoken system … Continue reading

MP 095 : Sibling Challenges

Siblings: Children of the same parents each of whom is perfectly normal until they get together ~ Sam Levenson One of the greatest gift we can give our children is more brothers and sisters. But as parents our responsibility isn’t … Continue reading

MP 094 : The Myth of the Play Date

“When little people are overwhelmed by big emotions it is up to us to share our calm, not join in the chaos” You are at a friend’s house for dinner with your kids. The 3 and 5 yr old are … Continue reading

MP 093 : Leisure, Life, and Games We Love

“…the ability to be “at leisure” is one of the basic powers of the human soul.” – Josef Pieper, Leisure, the Basis of Culture How many of us really appreciate what it mean to enjoy leisure in our lives? Life … Continue reading

MP 092 : High Powered Parents

To be in your child’s memories tomorrow you have to be in their lives today. ~ Unknown. Be who you were made to be and you will set the world on fire. ~ St. Catherine of Siena There are parents … Continue reading

MP 091 : King of the Home

“Sanctify the family and you will sanctify the world.” No, we are not talking about dad (although he may be king of the remote!) We have a different King in mind. 62% of children say they stopped being Catholic between … Continue reading