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

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

Do Family Dinners Matter?

“Food is love, but it’s only love if it’s shared.” ~ Fr. Leo Patalinghug Do family dinners matter? You may have heard that they’re important for one reason or another. Studies show that children who eat regular meals around the … 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

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

MFP193: How to Vacation

   “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Augustine of Hippo We want our community of messy families to be above average.  Intentional. Vibrant. Better than all the rest.  One way … Continue reading

MFP 188: Cheerios in the Pew: Wrangling Kids at Mass

   “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

MFP186: The Role of a Catholic Husband

   “The world’s greatest need is great men, someone who will understand that there is no greater conquest than victory over oneself…”  ~ Fulton Sheen Host Hijack!!  Alicia’s brother Paul joins Mike for some manly conversation (but don’t worry, Alicia … Continue reading

MFP184: Creating a Safe Place to Make Mistakes

   “Instead of trying to protect yourself through your fear, learn to live dangerously! – by doing and saying what you think, know, and believe to be right, by not caring that you may be mistaken at times”  ~ Dr. … Continue reading

MFP183: Catholic Home Management

   “One earns Paradise with one’s daily task.” ~ Saint Gianna Beretta Molla  Chores, laundry, meal preparation, etc, etc…. It never ends!  But even this part of family life is an area in which God wants to enter into our … 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