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

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

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

Gender Differences: Boy Friendships: Girl Friendships

Different? Heck yeah! Our blog series on Gender Differences “There is no such thing as a ‘child’: there are only boys and girls.” ~ Dr. Leonard Sax Post 5: Boy Friendships: Girl Friendships We’re running a blog series on the … Continue reading

Gender Differences: Managing Aggression with Boys and Girls

Different? Heck yeah! Our blog series on Gender Differences “There is no such thing as a ‘child’: there are only boys and girls.” ~ Dr. Leonard Sax Post 4: Managing Aggression with Boys and Girls We’re running a blog series … Continue reading

Gender Differences: Going the (Emotional) Distance

Different? Heck yeah! Our blog series on Gender Differences “There is no such thing as a ‘child’: there are only boys and girls.” ~ Dr. Leonard Sax Post 3: Going the (Emotional) Distance We’re running a blog series on the … Continue reading

Gender Differences: The Brain Has Eyes–and Ears

Different? Heck yeah! Our blog series on Gender Differences “There is no such thing as a ‘child’: there are only boys and girls.” ~ Dr. Leonard Sax Post 2: The Brain Has Eyes–and Ears We’re running a blog series on … Continue reading

Gender Differences: Taking that Risk

Different? Heck yeah! Our blog series on Gender Differences “There is no such thing as a ‘child’: there are only boys and girls.” ~ Dr. Leonard Sax Post 1: Taking that Risk We’re starting a blog series on the differences … Continue reading

What are Children For?

Why does God give us children?  He gives them to us to teach us to love Him. The problem for us is that loving God benefits us more than it benefits Him. He gave us life. We can’t give Him … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #11: Special Times

This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. It is vitally important for children to feel individually loved and known by their parents. Especially in a big family like ours this can be very challenging. But no … Continue reading