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

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

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

MP 036 : Holidays with In-laws and Out-laws

“A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.” – Garrison Keillor Thanksgiving and Christmas are times of great joy and celebration, but can also be times of unprecedented stress … Continue reading

MP 021 : Visiting Family

“Honor your father and mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it go well with you in the land the Lord your God is giving you.” ~ Deut 5:16 We … Continue reading