MFP 106 : Family Operations

  “Wash the cup not because it is dirty, or because you are told to, but because you love the person who will use it after you ~St. Teresa of Calcutta Very frequently people will email or write to us … Continue reading

What Catholics can learn from ‘Tidying Up with Marie Kondo’

By Michelle La Rosa (Catholic News Agency) Denver, Colo., Jan 20, 2019 / 04:11 pm (CNA).- “Does it spark joy?” That question has become a rallying cry for fans of Japanese cleaning guru Marie Kondo, whose 2012 book “The Life-Changing … Continue reading

MP 074 : Busy-ness

“If the devil cannot make us bad, he will make us busy.” ~ Corrie TenBoom If we are too busy to pray, to eat with our family, to play with our kids, then we are too busy. When we look … Continue reading

MP 042 : Family Routine

‘Spend’ your time on paper before you ‘spend’ it in reality “How do you do it?” People ask us this question all the time, so we finally decided to answer it, at least in part. In this podcast, we share … Continue reading

MP 039 : Family Board Meeting

Do or do not… there is no try. – Yoda Failing to plan is planning to fail. – Ben Franklin Your family is your own little corporation and you are president of the board. Well, maybe not exactly, but you … Continue reading

MP 025 : Creating Order in a Messy World

“Half of the time I feel like I’m running an insane asylum… the other half of the time I feel like I belong in one. “ There are so many needs pressing on parents, especially moms, all day, every day. … Continue reading

MP 014 : Chores

“The ability of a child to do a chore is inversely proportionate to their desire to do it.” ~said Frustrated Mother Chores are a part of every family’s life, or at least they should be. Sometimes parents find it easier to … Continue reading