MFP 176 : Intentional Family Life

   The family is a kind of school of deeper humanity. But if it is to achieve the full flowering of its life and mission, it needs the kindly communion of minds and the joint deliberation of spouses.  – Gaudium … Continue reading

A Hernon Christmas Story

By Katie Gamboa. The winter of 2004 was a cold, dry one in my cramped, joy-filled Steubenville home. My parents’ house was almost bursting at the seams with five rambunctious children under nine years old and two loving dogs under … 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

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

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

Messy Family Minute #46: Year of the Family

Messy Family Project · MFM 46 – Year of the Family This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. This year, Pope Francis has proclaimed a “Year of the Family” in which he invites us to reflect … 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

Messy Family Minute #45: Transition Times

Messy Family Project · MFM 45 – Transition This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. The summer’s over, and change is on the horizon: school starting, new schedules, sports & activities ramping up…The natural response might … Continue reading

Transition Times

Fall brings with it not only changes in nature in the form of colored leaves and cooler breezes but changes in schedules, activities, and more as families transition from vacation time to school time.  It’s certain that transition times can … 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 #43: Rosary, Just do it.

Messy Family Project · MFM 43 – Rosary This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. We love the Rosary– but when you have a bunch of rambunctious children, the thought of praying a family rosary can … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #42: Games!

Messy Family Project · MFM 42 – Games This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. Summer’s here! One of the most important things you can do with your children this summer is waste time with them. … Continue reading