MFP 207: Fall Family Reset 2022

   “Most people spend more time planning a one-week vacation than they spend planning their life.”  ~ Michael Hyatt As we begin a new school year and the fall season we think this is a perfect time to start or … 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

Encouraging Good Sibling Relationships

  “The family is where children discover how to be human. It’s where they learn how to respect and love other people.. where they discover their place in a family story larger than themselves.” – Archbishop Charles Chaput Encouraging good … Continue reading

MFP 203: Will My Kids Ever Get Along?

   “The family is where children discover how to be human. It’s where they learn how to respect and love other people.. where they discover their place in a family story larger than themselves.” -Archbishop Charles Chaput We meet parents … Continue reading

Help! I Hate Parenting My Kids (Sometimes)

  “Family communion can only be preserved and perfected through a great spirit of sacrifice.” – St. John Paul II Help! I hate parenting my kids (sometimes)! Have you felt this way from time to time? When it gets hard, … Continue reading

MFP 202: I Hate Being a Parent (sometimes)

   Family communion can only be preserved and perfected through a great spirit of sacrifice. – St. John Paul II Let’s be honest.  Parenting is hard. Some studies have shown that up to 18% of American parents regret having children.  … Continue reading

MFP 201: Dinner Conversation with Fr. Leo Patalinghug

   Food is love, but it’s only love if it’s shared. ~ Fr. Leo Patalinghug Family dinner is something so simple yet so important and foundational in your family culture.  We need to constantly be reminded and encouraged to take … Continue reading

Messy Families are Holy Families

  “If you want to be a great parent, you need to be an amazing spouse.” – Mike Hernon In our secularized world today, it’s easy to get caught up in the “busyness” of life. Family life is messy but … 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

MFP 197: A Salute to Military Families

   “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  As we celebrate the founding of our country, we want to take time to … 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