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MFM 06 – Role Of Parents

There is something unique about the love of a parent and child. Nothing can replace it. Your children will have many friends, companions, and peers in their lives, but they will only have one mother or father. This relationship is … Continue reading

MFM 05 – 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

MFM 04 – 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

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

MFM 03 – 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 a … Continue reading

MFM 02 – 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 10 kids … Continue reading

MFM 01 – 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

Family Retreat: Share your faith with your children

Many times, we parents don’t know how to share the faith with our children. This retreat is a time for you to be intentional with your kids about sharing your faith. You are showing them through your actions AND your … Continue reading

St. Patrick’s Day and My Nanny

In honor of St. Patrick’s feast day, we have a short video message about someone who inspired and convicted him to live a life for others. Its a brief story about Mike’s Irish Nanny that we hope will be encouraging … Continue reading

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

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 10,000-20,000 listeners … Continue reading

Tips on Chores in the Home

Tips on Chores in the Home Family operations is where the rubber hits the road in service to our families. After going through numerous systems, chore charts, rewards, and family meetings our conclusion is there is no silver bullet! 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

Video: Don’t be that parent

A good friend believes that 95% of the world’s problems can be trace back to parents who suck. Too many parents fail to step into their role and authority as parents. Your kids will have many friends, peers, teachers and … Continue reading

Video : It’s Not About the Nail

Communication is key for any relationship, especially between spouses. Sometimes as spouses we can be speaking two different languages, and are not listening to each other. Sometimes we just want to be heard.  Sometimes its not about solving your spouse’s … Continue reading

Celebrate World Marriage Day!

Celebrate World Marriage Day February 10th! Before the rest of the world celebrates Valentine’s Day on February 14th, we invite you to celebrate World Marriage Day on the 10th. Hey, you’ll be able to get dinner reservations much easier on … Continue reading