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

The Role of a Husband

  “There is a famine abroad on the earth, a famine of more serious kind and one which threatens nearly every country in the world: the famine of really great men. The world’s greatest need is great men.” Ven. Fulton … 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

Messy Family Minute #64: Gift of Your Time

Messy Family Project · MFM 64 – Your Time This is a messy family minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. If you are looking for a gift to give your spouse that’s not fattening or expensive, listen in! It is … 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 #63: Schedule vs. Routine

Messy Family Project · MFM 63 – Schedule Vs Routine This is a messy family minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. I have a confession to make: I really don’t like schedules! Tracking what my family is supposed to do … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #62: Working With Failure

Messy Family Project · MFM 62 – Working With Failure This is a messy family minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. Some people are down on setting goals, saying, “What’s the point? We make a plan and then it fails.” … Continue reading

Gratitude in Marriage

  “Gratitude is a divine emotion: it fills the heart, but not to bursting; it warms it, but not to fever.”― Charlotte Bronte We recently came across a study that showed that those who experience gratitude in marriage display fewer issues … Continue reading

Music in the Home

 Both of us love music, although only Alicia plays it. In our musical family, Mike likes to say that he plays the radio! But we’re not alone in this: most people love music.   We are among the first generations … Continue reading

Welcome to Lent

  Welcome to Lent! Your lent as a married couple and as a parent needs to look different. Watch to listen in on our reflections from saints and scripture to help you embrace lent as a family. Every Friday in … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #61: Family Board Meeting

Messy Family Project · MFM 61 – Family Board Meeting This is a messy family minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. It’s easy to become a frantic family in our fast-paced world and It can be hard to keep on … 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

Why a Family Board Meeting?

 The Family Board Meeting is a tool we’ve been using in our marriage for years to manage finances, set goals, and get on the same page regarding the vision for our family culture. When it comes to family meetings, there … Continue reading

The Family Board Meeting

The Family Board Meeting is a tool we’ve been using in our marriage for years to manage finances, set goals, and get on the same page regarding the vision for our family culture. In 2021, we led over 100 couples … Continue reading