MFP 132 : Learning to Trust

   “Trust is choosing to make something important to you vulnerable to the actions of someone else.” – Charles Feltman Trust is the foundation of any healthy relationship. When we trust our spouse we can stand before them, just as … Continue reading

MFP 131 : The Power of “NO”

   “If your boundary training consists only of words, you are wasting your breath. But if you ‘do’ boundaries with your kids, they internalize the experiences, remember them, digest them, and make them part of how they see reality.” ― … Continue reading

MFP 130 Parents : Become Who You Are!

   (Parents) must be recognized as the primary and principal educators. This role in education is so important that only with difficulty can it be supplied where it is lacking. ~ Declaration on Catholic Education The Church has always made … Continue reading

MFP 126 : Sharing Your Story

“Who we are and how we engage with the world are much stronger predictors of how our children will do then what we know about parenting” ~Brene Brown Each of us has a story and we are part of a … Continue reading

MFP 125 : Tough Topics

   “If we’re not teaching our children how to understand tough moral issues, then the world will” ~from Made this Way by Trent Horn and Leila Miller Our culture all around us is throwing tough issues into our lives and … Continue reading

MFP 120 : Raising Happy Kids in a Messy World

   “We owe it to our husband or wife, our fellow workers, our children, our friends, indeed to everyone who comes into our lives, to be as happy as we can be. Happiness is a moral obligation.” ― Dennis Prager … Continue reading

MFP 119 : Babies Can Rock Your World

   “I don’t know what’s more exhausting about parenting: the getting up early or the acting like you know what you are doing.” ~Jim Gaffigan There are few bigger changes in life than going from having no children to having … Continue reading

MFP 116 : Habits: Let Us Begin Again

  “Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.” ~Stephen Covey St. Francis would tell his followers “Let us begin again for until now … Continue reading

MFP 115 : Mom – More Than Meets the Eye

   The most important person on earth is a mother…She has built something more magnificent than any cathedral—a dwelling for an immortal soul, the tiny perfection of her baby’s body. — Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty Our society not only devalues mothers, … Continue reading

MFP 113 : Parenting Essentials

It is not your job to make your children into saints. It is THEIR job to make YOU into a saint! Parenting is a path to holiness, that is clear. Part of this growth in your holiness is taking on … Continue reading

MFP 110 : Teens and Drama

    “Are you the adult you want your child to become?” ~ Dr. Brene Brown High emotions and the advent of adolescence seem to go hand in hand.  Instead of getting caught up into our children’s emotion and the … Continue reading