How to Succeed at Mass with Kids

  “In the adult, the space of acceptance is never whole, yet it is in the child. The child is really capable of listening impartially and unselfishly, the child is receptive to the greatest degree.”  – Sofia Cavalletti, Founder of … Continue reading

Consequences for Kids

  “When parents nag kids, we get ignored.  When they nag us, we keep answering. Who is smarter?  Maybe we have strong-willed kids because we (parents) are not strong-willed.” ~ Dr. Ray Guarendi If there’s anything that trips parents up, … Continue reading

How to Survive the Toddler Years

  “Without ideals we are aimless, but never let ideals eclipse the reality of our situation” ~ Mike and Alicia Hernon When you have toddlers in the house, things tend to descend into chaos in the time it takes you … Continue reading

MFP184: Creating a Safe Place to Make Mistakes

   “Instead of trying to protect yourself through your fear, learn to live dangerously! – by doing and saying what you think, know, and believe to be right, by not caring that you may be mistaken at times”  ~ Dr. … Continue reading

Children and Chores

  “One earns paradise with one’s daily task.” – St. Gianna Beretta Molla Do your children do chores? Or have daily/weekly responsibilities around the house? If not, then maybe they should! Coming from a family with 10 children, you can … Continue reading

3 Parenting Truths You Need To Adopt

When it comes to parenting truths or mantras to live by, we have a few of our own. But recently, we heard three parenting truths that we believe you need to adopt! We recently interviewed a couple who have a … Continue reading

WalletWin Interview: Building a Strong Family Culture

Mike and Alicia chat with Johnathan and Amanda Teixeira on their podcast, The WalletWin Podcast about how to build a strong family culture. Johnathan and Amanda are the whizzes behind WalletWin, a personal finance company that teaches people how to … Continue reading

Boys to Men: Initiation Done Right

How It All Began I still remember the conversation on the beach that changed my whole approach to men’s initiation. I was on vacation with my extended family and talking with two of my brothers-in-law about our sons. We were … Continue reading

MFP 179: Adolescence is Coming (if not already)

Re-release of MP005 Preparing your tween (and yourself!) for adolescence.   You try your hardest to raise your teenagers with patience, honesty and good manners, but they still end up being like you. – Anonymous There is much confusion among … Continue reading

Raising Boys

Mike chats with Adam Minihan and David Niles of The Catholic Man Show about raising boys to be good, wholesome men in our culture today. Real authentic masculinity is under attack and our boys struggle to really grow up so … Continue reading

MFP 177 : Kids & Money: the Messy Family Take

“Teaching kids how to handle money is more than dollars and cents, it’s about character and responsibility” – Dave Ramsey Handling money is a subject that can bring about strong emotion in couples, but it’s a life skill that we … Continue reading

MFP 176: Intentional Family Life

   The family is a kind of school of deeper humanity. But if it is to achieve the full flowering of its life and mission, it needs the kindly communion of minds and the joint deliberation of spouses.  – Gaudium … Continue reading