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WalletWin Interview: Building a Strong Family Culture

Mike and Alicia chat with Johnathan and Amanda Teixeira on their podcast, The WalletWin Podcast about how to build a strong family culture. Johnathan and Amanda are the whizzes behind WalletWin, a personal finance company that teaches people how to … Continue reading

Boys to Men: Initiation Done Right

How It All Began I still remember the conversation on the beach that changed my whole approach to men’s initiation. I was on vacation with my extended family and talking with two of my brothers-in-law about our sons. We were … Continue reading

Raising Boys

Mike chats with Adam Minihan and David Niles of The Catholic Man Show about raising boys to be good, wholesome men in our culture today. Real authentic masculinity is under attack and our boys struggle to really grow up so … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #61: Family Board Meeting

Messy Family Project · MFM 61 – Family Board Meeting This is a messy family minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. It’s easy to become a frantic family in our fast-paced world and It can be hard to keep on … Continue reading

Capturing a Vision for Your Marriage

Mike and Alicia chat with Drew and Katie Taylor at To The Heights Ministry about capturing a vision for your marriage and the details of Catholic family life! The Family Board Meeting not only helps Catholic Couples learn how to … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #60: Pitfalls of Screens

Messy Family Project · MFM 60 – Pitfalls Of Screens This is a messy family minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. When it comes to screens and our kids, there are two common pitfalls we parents can fall into. We … Continue reading

Why a Family Board Meeting?

 The Family Board Meeting is a tool we’ve been using in our marriage for years to manage finances, set goals, and get on the same page regarding the vision for our family culture. When it comes to family meetings, there … Continue reading

The Family Board Meeting

The Family Board Meeting is a tool we’ve been using in our marriage for years to manage finances, set goals, and get on the same page regarding the vision for our family culture. In 2021, we led over 100 couples … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #59: Screens & Kids

Messy Family Project · MFM 59 – Screens & Kids This is a messy family minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. When it comes to screens and our kids, we parents have a default response: “Turn it off! Go outside!” … Continue reading

Concerns about Porn and Children

We just launched our newly updated and expanded resource on “Screens and Your Child” last month, so we thought we’d share part of the information we’re adding to that resource. When it comes to the actual content of technology, pornography … Continue reading

Two Parenting Tech Traps to Avoid

We just launched our newly updated and expanded resource on “Screens and Your Child” last month, so we thought we’d share part of the information we’re adding to that resource. When it comes to screens and our kids, there are … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #57: Grandparents

Messy Family Project · MFM 57 – Grandparents This is a messy family minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. Three years ago we became grandparents and it is just as wonderful as everyone told us it would be! We are … Continue reading

When is the Right Time to Let Your Kids Use Tech?

We are launching our newly updated and expanded resource on “Screens and Your Child” this month, so we thought we’d share part of the information we’re adding to that resource. Some parenting experts urge parents to “trust” their children when … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #56: Family Life

Messy Family Project · MFM 56 – Family Life This is a messy family minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. We talk a lot on our program about the “messy-ness” of life, but we thought we could take a moment … Continue reading

A Hernon Christmas Story

By Katie Gamboa. The winter of 2004 was a cold, dry one in my cramped, joy-filled Steubenville home. My parents’ house was almost bursting at the seams with five rambunctious children under nine years old and two loving dogs under … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #58: Holiday Hosting

Messy Family Project · MFM 58 – Holiday Hosting This is a messy family minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. As we prepare for the holiday season, we need to remember the importance of hosting. All of us need community … Continue reading

A Simple Christmas?

By Regina Doman When I was little, one of my favorite book series was the “Little House on the Prairie” books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, and my favorite chapters invariably involved Christmas. Looking back as an adult, it’s astonishing to … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #55: Closeness

Messy Family Project · MFM 55 – Closeness This is a messy family minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. A 2014 study entitled “Understanding Former Young Catholics” found that emotional closeness with parents, especially fathers, is a powerful indicator of … Continue reading