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Messy Family Minute #54: The Importance of Ritual

Messy Family Project · MFM 54 – The Importance Of Ritual This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. How can you turn a simple daily routine, something ordinary that you do everyday into a tool to … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #53: Holiday Guests

Messy Family Project · MFM 53 – Thanksgiving Guests This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. It’s the holiday season, and that’s traditionally the time when we gather with our extended family. It’s a joyful time–or … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #52: Saints and Your Kids

Messy Family Project · MFM 52 – Saints And Your Kids This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. Are your kids obsessed with superheroes? Mine certainly are — or have been! That age, when kids start … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #51: All Souls

Messy Family Project · MFM 51 – All Souls This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. Mother Church gives us the Feast of All Souls at the beginning of November to pray for all the souls … Continue reading

Social Media Woes

Parents, we just found this amazing resource, and we want to share it with you. It has to do with social media use in children. When social media began to emerge in the early 2000s, we admit we mainly thought … Continue reading

10 Reasons My Child is Better than Your Pet

Last week a British CEO sparked a debate firestorm on LinkedIn by polling users to decide if he should offer “pawternity” leave for a worker who asked for time off to take care of his new puppy.  41% of respondents … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #50: Give It Away

Messy Family Project · MFM 50 – Give it Away This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. “Fall cleaning” has always made more sense to us than “spring cleaning.” After all, the holidays are approaching, and … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #49: All Saints Day

Messy Family Project · MFM 49 – All Saints This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. Welcome to fall and the great celebrations that we have as Catholics during this time of year. After the feasts … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #48: Courage

Messy Family Project · MFM 48 – Courage This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. When you become a parent, you start to realize all the new and scary ways in which you could mess up. … Continue reading

Gender Differences: Boy Friendships: Girl Friendships

Different? Heck yeah! Our blog series on Gender Differences “There is no such thing as a ‘child’: there are only boys and girls.” ~ Dr. Leonard Sax Post 5: Boy Friendships: Girl Friendships We’re running a blog series on the … Continue reading

Gender Differences: Going the (Emotional) Distance

Different? Heck yeah! Our blog series on Gender Differences “There is no such thing as a ‘child’: there are only boys and girls.” ~ Dr. Leonard Sax Post 3: Going the (Emotional) Distance We’re running a blog series on the … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #47: Real Joy

Messy Family Project · MFM 47 – Real Joy This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. I have a feeling most of us think of joy as some kind of fluffy-feely emotion that we sometimes confuse … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #46: Year of the Family

Messy Family Project · MFM 46 – Year of the Family This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. This year, Pope Francis has proclaimed a “Year of the Family” in which he invites us to reflect … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #45: Transition Times

Messy Family Project · MFM 45 – Transition This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. The summer’s over, and change is on the horizon: school starting, new schedules, sports & activities ramping up…The natural response might … Continue reading

Gender Differences: The Brain Has Eyes–and Ears

Different? Heck yeah! Our blog series on Gender Differences “There is no such thing as a ‘child’: there are only boys and girls.” ~ Dr. Leonard Sax Post 2: The Brain Has Eyes–and Ears We’re running a blog series on … Continue reading