How to Have Successful School Mornings

If you’re anything like us, your home runs on routines. Bedtimes, meal times and summertime are all on some kind of routine that helps everyone to know what’s happening and when. The same goes for the school year! And nothing … Continue reading

Encouraging Virtue in Our Children

  “Peace is the tranquillity of order” – St. Augustine of Hippo Let’s face it: we all want our children to grow up to be intelligent, well-mannered, faithful adults. But as Catholic Christians, there is more to that upbringing than … Continue reading

How to Keep Your Kids Catholic

  “Sanctify your family and you will sanctify society.”  Fr. Mateo A few months ago, we sent a link to our email subscriber list with a link to fill out our listener survey. We received SO MANY responses and unsurprisingly, … Continue reading

Raising Patriotic Kids

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” – G.K. Chesterton  In our world today, it seems like it’s countercultural to be patriotic. There are so … Continue reading

How to Handle Parenting Advice

“No one is doing it perfectly. You love your kids with your whole heart and do the best you possibly can.” – Resse Witherspoon There’s so much parenting advice out there! How do we figure out what’s good advice and … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #68: Family Culture

Messy Family Project · MFM 68 – Family Culture This is a messy family minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. We talk a lot about the importance of family culture. So what is it? Family culture is an unwritten set … Continue reading

Teaching Kids How to Handle Money

 “Teaching kids how to handle money is more than dollars and cents; it’s about character and responsibility.”  –  Dave Ramsey Money tends to stir up strong emotions among us, but teaching kids how to handle money is an essential task … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #67: Kids and Money

Messy Family Project · MFM 67 – Kids And Money This is a messy family minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. Teaching kids to handle money can be tricky for parents. In our own experience of raising ten children, we … Continue reading

How to Plan a Great Family Vacation

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”- St. Augustine of Hippo Summer is (basically) here! School is wrapping up and we’re looking forward to some free time this summer to relax, hang … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #66: Music in the Home

Messy Family Project · MFM 66 – Christian Music This is a messy family minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. How do you keep God on your mind once you’re done with prayer and daily Mass? It’s different for each … Continue reading

How to Succeed at Mass with Kids

  “In the adult, the space of acceptance is never whole, yet it is in the child. The child is really capable of listening impartially and unselfishly, the child is receptive to the greatest degree.”  – Sofia Cavalletti, Founder of … Continue reading

Consequences for Kids

  “When parents nag kids, we get ignored.  When they nag us, we keep answering. Who is smarter?  Maybe we have strong-willed kids because we (parents) are not strong-willed.” ~ Dr. Ray Guarendi If there’s anything that trips parents up, … Continue reading

How to Survive the Toddler Years

  “Without ideals we are aimless, but never let ideals eclipse the reality of our situation” ~ Mike and Alicia Hernon When you have toddlers in the house, things tend to descend into chaos in the time it takes you … Continue reading

Children and Chores

  “One earns paradise with one’s daily task.” – St. Gianna Beretta Molla Do your children do chores? Or have daily/weekly responsibilities around the house? If not, then maybe they should! Coming from a family with 10 children, you can … Continue reading

3 Parenting Truths You Need To Adopt

When it comes to parenting truths or mantras to live by, we have a few of our own. But recently, we heard three parenting truths that we believe you need to adopt! We recently interviewed a couple who have a … Continue reading