Messy Family Minute #64: Gift of Your Time

Messy Family Project · MFM 64 – Your Time This is a messy family minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. If you are looking for a gift to give your spouse that’s not fattening or expensive, listen in! It is … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #63: Schedule vs. Routine

Messy Family Project · MFM 63 – Schedule Vs Routine This is a messy family minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. I have a confession to make: I really don’t like schedules! Tracking what my family is supposed to do … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #62: Working With Failure

Messy Family Project · MFM 62 – Working With Failure This is a messy family minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. Some people are down on setting goals, saying, “What’s the point? We make a plan and then it fails.” … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #61: Family Board Meeting

Messy Family Project · MFM 61 – Family Board Meeting This is a messy family minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. It’s easy to become a frantic family in our fast-paced world and It can be hard to keep on … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #60: Pitfalls of Screens

Messy Family Project · MFM 60 – Pitfalls Of Screens This is a messy family minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. When it comes to screens and our kids, there are two common pitfalls we parents can fall into. We … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #59: Screens & Kids

Messy Family Project · MFM 59 – Screens & Kids This is a messy family minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. When it comes to screens and our kids, we parents have a default response: “Turn it off! Go outside!” … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #57: Grandparents

Messy Family Project · MFM 57 – Grandparents This is a messy family minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. Three years ago we became grandparents and it is just as wonderful as everyone told us it would be! We are … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #56: Family Life

Messy Family Project · MFM 56 – Family Life This is a messy family minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. We talk a lot on our program about the “messy-ness” of life, but we thought we could take a moment … 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

Messy Family Minute #55: Closeness

Messy Family Project · MFM 55 – Closeness This is a messy family minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. A 2014 study entitled “Understanding Former Young Catholics” found that emotional closeness with parents, especially fathers, is a powerful indicator of … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #54: The Importance of Ritual

Messy Family Project · MFM 54 – The Importance Of Ritual This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. How can you turn a simple daily routine, something ordinary that you do everyday into a tool to … 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 #52: Saints and Your Kids

Messy Family Project · MFM 52 – Saints And Your Kids This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. Are your kids obsessed with superheroes? Mine certainly are — or have been! That age, when kids start … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #51: All Souls

Messy Family Project · MFM 51 – All Souls This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. Mother Church gives us the Feast of All Souls at the beginning of November to pray for all the souls … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #50: Give It Away

Messy Family Project · MFM 50 – Give it Away This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. “Fall cleaning” has always made more sense to us than “spring cleaning.” After all, the holidays are approaching, and … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #49: All Saints Day

Messy Family Project · MFM 49 – All Saints This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. Welcome to fall and the great celebrations that we have as Catholics during this time of year. After the feasts … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #48: Courage

Messy Family Project · MFM 48 – Courage This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. When you become a parent, you start to realize all the new and scary ways in which you could mess up. … Continue reading

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