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Play + Pray on Rome Reports!

Watch Mike & Alicia on Rome Reports! After 25 years of marriage and raising 10 children, Mike and Alicia Hernon have learned that family life can be pretty messy. That’s why they started the Messy Family Project to provide advice, resources, … Continue reading

Hernons on Faith in Action!

Michael & Alicia Hernon joined Jim Ganley and Brigid Ayer to talk about the Messy Family Project, and tips on how you can improve your marriage & family life, and how your family can get in on the “Play and … Continue reading

Hernons on Morning Blend!

The Messy Family Project was happy to speak with Mater Dei’s Morning Blend program about the Play and Pray Challenge! Listen in to hear our conversation!

Press Release: Play + Pray Challenge

Catholic Couple seeks World Domination with Play + Pray Challenge MEDIA ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  STEUBENVILLE, OH (May 28, 2020) – “No less than world domination,” says Mike Hernon when speaking of the goal of the ministry that he and his … Continue reading

Pausing for Prayer

Honored to be recorded on the latest episode of Pausing for Prayer. Listen in as we discuss what we have learned about prayer and our relationship with God. Thank you Mike for inviting us and your podcast. Listen today:

EWTN Appearance: At Home with Jim & Joy

Mike and Alicia were guests on EWTN's At Home with Jim and Joy Part 1: May 6, 2020 at 12pm eastern (re-aired May 9th at 10:30am and May 10th at 1am) Part 2: May 8, 2020 at 1pm eastern (re-aired … Continue reading

Thanks to OSV!

We would like to thank Our Sunday Visitor (OSV) for their on-going support of The Messy Family Project.  The mission of the Messy Family Project is to empower parents, strengthen marriages, and bring families to Christ. The Messy Family Project … Continue reading

Rome Reports: Family of 12’s Podcast Reaches 20,000

ROME REPORTS: These parents with 10 kids have taken on yet another addition – the Messy Family Project. While it might not be changing more diapers, Michael and Alicia Hernon started a podcast in 2015 that has quickly grown to … Continue reading

Family life can be messy, but discipline helps everyone

by Tamara El-Rahi This article was originally posted in the Mercatornet One of the most challenging aspects of parenting so far has been discipline. One, because I’m a softie, and hate to see my child upset. Two, because even though … Continue reading

NCR: Experts Offer Tips to Promote a Strong Marriage

“God is with you. He’ll give you the grace you need through the sacraments.” Jim Graves FEB. 9, 2019 National Catholic Register With the coming of World Marriage Day, Feb. 10, 2019, and National Marriage Week USA, the seven days … Continue reading

What Catholics can learn from ‘Tidying Up with Marie Kondo’

By Michelle La Rosa (Catholic News Agency) Denver, Colo., Jan 20, 2019 / 04:11 pm (CNA).- “Does it spark joy?” That question has become a rallying cry for fans of Japanese cleaning guru Marie Kondo, whose 2012 book “The Life-Changing … Continue reading

Is Family Life on the Way Out?

Fr. Robert McTeigue S.J. interview Mike and Alicia on their ministry and asks the question ‘Is family life on the way out?” It was a joy to have a conversation with Fr. McTeigue on his show the Catholic Current. Great … 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

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