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

MFP161: Can Kids use Technology with Virtue?

Parenting kids in a tech age; Teaching kids virtue in an age of tech; Is it possible to use tech with virtue?      “It is your responsibility to train your child in virtue and slowly move from protecting their … Continue reading

MFP 158 : Oh Baby! How many babies should we have?

   “Something about children might make parents more inclined toward belief in the infinite—to a supernatural realm that is somehow higher and less well-understood than this one.” – Mary Eberstadt, How the West Really Lost God Part of our message … Continue reading

MFP 156 : Being an Adult Child of Divorce

   “Marriage is supposed to be the earthly sign of the heavenly union I will hopefully one day have with God. When this is broken, as with our parents, it can distort how those heavenly realities are perceived. But Jesus … Continue reading

8 Tips & Tricks on Family Chores

Family operations management is where the rubber hits the road in service to our families. After raising ten children and going through numerous systems, chore charts, rewards, and family meetings, our conclusion is: there is no silver bullet!  Though we … Continue reading

Hints for Raising Happy Children

What makes kids happy? They make the choice to be happy. We often forget that happiness is a choice, and that’s something we have to model and teach our children. But in case you need some inspiration, here’s what happy … 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

MFP 152 : First Time Obedience

   The family is the first school of virtue Discipline is the issue that we get the most questions about probably because there is so much conflicting advice for parents out there.  The bottom line is that every couple must … Continue reading

What are Children For?

Why does God give us children?  He gives them to us to teach us to love Him. The problem for us is that loving God benefits us more than it benefits Him. He gave us life. We can’t give Him … Continue reading

MFP 149 : It’s a New Year! How are you doing?

    “Let us begin again, brothers, for up until now, we have done nothing.” ~ St. Francis of Assisi January is a time of beginnings and new resolutions.  The best way to make plans for the future is to … Continue reading