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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

Water into Wine, Transform the Ordinary into Extraordinary

As we begin this new year, I think there is some wisdom from the gospel chosen for the 1st Sunday in Ordinary Time for us as married couples and our families.

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

Games We Love

“…the ability to be “at leisure” is one of the basic powers of the human soul.” – Josef Pieper, Leisure, the Basis of Culture Have you listened to MP 093 Leisure, Life, and Games We Love and looking for our list? Well, … 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

CNA : How a ‘messy family’ can be a holy family

by Mary Rezac Steubenville, Ohio, Dec 2, 2018 / 12:00 pm (CNA).- When Mike and Alicia Hernon started their podcast on marriage and family in 2015, they didn’t think anyone would listen, outside of their family and maybe a few … Continue reading

Launched to Serve Parents and Families

The Messy Family Project Launched to Serve Parents and Families MEDIA ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE STEUBENVILLE, OH (November 27, 2018) – “Each family finds within itself a summons that cannot be ignored and that specifies both its dignity and responsibility: … Continue reading

The Irreplaceable Role of Parents

The role of parents in the lives of their children cannot be underestimated. Of course we have a natural role – we are to protect and provide for our offspring- but we sometimes forget that we have an irreplaceable role … Continue reading

Keeping Your Love Alive

When did your family begin?  When your first child arrived?  When they were conceived? Nope.  It was on your wedding day. On the day of your wedding a new family was formed because marriage is the foundation of the family. … Continue reading