Raising Patriotic Kids

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” – G.K. Chesterton  In our world today, it seems like it’s countercultural to be patriotic. There are so … 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

A Simple Christmas?

By Regina Doman When I was little, one of my favorite book series was the “Little House on the Prairie” books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, and my favorite chapters invariably involved Christmas. Looking back as an adult, it’s astonishing to … Continue reading

A Messy Family Guide to Screens & Your Child

Want to Limit Screentime for your Kids? Start with Yourself. Ask yourself: how much do you use screens? Are you moderating your use? Are you making sacrifices of your own screen time to parent your kids? Are you struggling against … Continue reading

Squanto: A Thanksgiving Special from Fr. Mike Schmitz

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time for us to give thanks to our God for all his blessings. It is also an important time to pray for our country. Do you know the story of Squanto? It could be seen as … 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 #37: Celebrating Easter

Messy Family Project · MFM 37 – Easter This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. It’s Easter! Now is the time to celebrate: Jesus has risen, and death has been defeated! But how do we celebrate  … 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