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

Messy Family Minute #41: Grace Builds on Nature

Messy Family Project · MFM 41 – Grace Builds On Nature This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. So two farmers are both praying for rain. One farmer is not doing anything except praying. But the … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #40: Wrong Together is Better

Messy Family Project · MFM 40 – Wrong Together Is Better This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. When it comes to prudential matters like rules or discipline, you and your spouse need to act as … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #39: Dinner

Messy Family Project · MFM 39 – Dinner This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. Want to do something with your kids that will automatically set them up for success in their physical and mental health, … Continue reading

8 Tips & Tricks on Family Chores

Family operations management is where the rubber hits the road in service to our families. After raising ten children and going through numerous systems, chore charts, rewards, and family meetings, our conclusion is: there is no silver bullet!  Though we … Continue reading

MFP 150 : Reclaiming the Lord’s Day

   “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. …For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed … Continue reading

What are Children For?

Why does God give us children?  He gives them to us to teach us to love Him. The problem for us is that loving God benefits us more than it benefits Him. He gave us life. We can’t give Him … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #30: Traditions

Messy Family Project · Messy Family Minute 30 – Holiday Traditions This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon Most families celebrate holiday traditions, but do you appreciate why traditions are so important? Your family’s traditions are … Continue reading