Messy Family Minute #47: Real Joy

Messy Family Project · MFM 47 – Real Joy This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. I have a feeling most of us think of joy as some kind of fluffy-feely emotion that we sometimes confuse … 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

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

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

Messy Family Minute #38: Anger

Messy Family Project · MFM 38 – Anger This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. Toddlers & teenagers are great teachers! They will teach you just how patient you are. We used to think we were … 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 #36: Prioritize Your Spouse

Messy Family Project · MFM 36 – Prioritize Your Spouse This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon One of the secrets of a happy home is for spouses to prioritize each other over anyone else – … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #35: Lord’s Day

Messy Family Project · MFM 35 – Lord’s Day This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon Over the past year, many dioceses have given Catholics a dispensation from attending mass because of the pandemic.  This has … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #34: First Time Obedience

 Messy Family Project · MFM 34 – First-Time Obedience This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon Early in our parenting we were introduced to the importance of “first time obedience”.  Now some of you out … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #33: Lenten Prayers

Messy Family Project · MFM 33 – Lenten Prayers This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon Lenten prayers with children look very different than a religious community or a couple praying by themselves.  Kids make praying…. … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #32: (Pandemic) Parents As Preachers

Messy Family Project · MFM 32- (Pandemic) Parents As Preachers This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon.  In the document Lumen Gentium, the Church tells us,  “The family is, so to speak, the domestic church. In … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #31: Lent Sacrifices

Messy Family Project · Messy Family Minute 31 – Lent Sacrifices  This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon We believe that parenting is a path to holiness.  Sacrificing and suffering are built right into the vocation … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #29: Date Night

Messy Family Project · Messy Family Minute 29 – Date Night This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. One word of advice that we hear from couples with great marriages is to make a regular date … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #27: Works of Mercy

Messy Family Project · MFM 27 – Works Of Mercy This is Mike and Alicia Hernon with a Messy Family Minute.   For years we felt like bad Catholics because, with our young family, we didn’t have enough energy to cooperate … Continue reading