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

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

Messy Family Minute #57: Grandparents

Messy Family Project · MFM 57 – Grandparents This is a messy family minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. Three years ago we became grandparents and it is just as wonderful as everyone told us it would be! We are … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #56: Family Life

Messy Family Project · MFM 56 – Family Life This is a messy family minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. We talk a lot on our program about the “messy-ness” of life, but we thought we could take a moment … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #58: Holiday Hosting

Messy Family Project · MFM 58 – Holiday Hosting This is a messy family minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. As we prepare for the holiday season, we need to remember the importance of hosting. All of us need community … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #55: Closeness

Messy Family Project · MFM 55 – Closeness This is a messy family minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. A 2014 study entitled “Understanding Former Young Catholics” found that emotional closeness with parents, especially fathers, is a powerful indicator of … Continue reading

MFP 173: Preparing for Christmas Through Advent

   “The birth of Jesus brings us the good news that we are loved immensely and uniquely by God.” – Pope Francis The Advent season is more than just a countdown to Christmas. It is a time of preparation for … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #54: The Importance of Ritual

Messy Family Project · MFM 54 – The Importance Of Ritual This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. How can you turn a simple daily routine, something ordinary that you do everyday into a tool to … Continue reading

MFP 172: The Bible & Your Family with Jeff & Emily Cavins

   “People are looking for two things: first, someone to trust, and second, a brighter future. Scripture reveals the heart of God and the plan of God which fulfills those two desires that we are ultimately looking for” ~ Jeff … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #53: Holiday Guests

Messy Family Project · MFM 53 – Thanksgiving Guests This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. It’s the holiday season, and that’s traditionally the time when we gather with our extended family. It’s a joyful time–or … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #52: Saints and Your Kids

Messy Family Project · MFM 52 – Saints And Your Kids This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. Are your kids obsessed with superheroes? Mine certainly are — or have been! That age, when kids start … Continue reading