Messy Family Minutes

A Messy Family Minute is a quick burst of parenting advice on a particular topic. You can hear them on the radio, on YouTube, and other places: feel free to share these with friends who are asking for advice on that topic. And share on your social media!

Messy Family Marriage #5: Marriage-Based Parenting

As moms and dads we have a natural and grace-filled desire to lay our lives down for our children, to provide for their emotional and physical needs as best we can. Moms particularly can tend to burn themselves out for … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #4: Family Retreat

When we see how crazy this world is, we can be tempted to isolate our family on a desert island and leave it all behind. Well, that’s not really practical, but one thing you CAN do is take your family … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #3: Board Meeting

As moms and dads, we are pulled in many different directions. Our world is frantic and sometimes chaotic. We parents need to take a pause, take some time away to become more intentional in our Catholic family life. We suggest … Continue reading

Messy Family Minutes #2: Parental Holiness

It is a myth that there is a perfect way to be a parent.  The reality is that every family, every couple, every child is different but when parents work together, they can figure it out.  We have ten kids … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #1: Water into Wine

Sometimes it can seem that our family life is hum-drum, monotonous, and insignificant. But Christ began his public ministry at the wedding at Cana. When we read this account in the gospel, we are reminded that our marriage, our ordinary … Continue reading