MFP 167 : The Irreplaceable Family

  “If we want to do the most good for the most people we will work to strengthen, protect, repair, defend, and empower the family as the fundamental unit of society.”  ~Kimberly Ells in The Invincible Family When families act … Continue reading

MFP 166 : Join the Rebellion! Be a Parent!

  “If the day comes when mothers and fathers are no longer willing or able to effectively raise and teach and love their own children, that is the day the world is in danger of imminent and catastrophic collapse.”  ~Kimberly … Continue reading

MFP 164 : Embracing the Messiness of Family Life

God doesn’t love us in spite of our mess, he loves us because of it. We talk a lot on our program about the “messy-ness” of life, but we thought it would be good to take some time to unpack … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #14: Family Culture

This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. Many parents are greatly concerned about the way that secular culture influences their children. What’s a parent to do? It’s impossible for us to isolate our children from all … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #10: Worry

My mother raised ten children and now she has over 45 grandchildren all over the country! That is a lot of marriages, children, and relationships to be worried about! But she has adopted a wise saying that we will give … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #7: Habits

Creating good habits is an important part of family life, especially at the beginning of the school year. St. Francis said, “Let us begin again, for until now we have done nothing.” This is a great inspiration for us because … Continue reading

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: family, become what you are!” (Familiaris Consortio, #17). That quote from … Continue reading

MP 057 : A Messy Parenting Election Guide

Warning! Political Talk Ahead! “The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing” ~ Edmund Burke This election is a difficult one for many reasons. What is a good Catholic to do? Over the … Continue reading

MP 022 : Dealing with Loss

“Why did God make you? God made me to know Him, to love Him, and to serve Him in this world, and to be happy with Him for ever in heaven.” – Baltimore Catechism Dealing with the loss of life … Continue reading

MP 016 : Technology and Kids

Life was much easier when Apple and Blackberry were just fruits. Changes in technology happen rapidly and kids are usually way ahead of their parents on the newest app, social media, or website. It is hard, or even impossible, for … Continue reading

MP 008 : Large Families

“For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly makes all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison.” – Teddy Roosevelt Being blessed with a large family is something that … Continue reading

MP 001 : Parenting as a path to heaven

This is our first podcast conversation which demonstrates our basic approach to marriage, our parenting philosophy, and overall approach to family life. We also ask our listeners: what books have you read and what drives your approach to parenting?