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

Family life can be messy, but discipline helps everyone

One of the most challenging aspects of parenting so far has been discipline. One, because I’m a softie, and hate to see my child upset. Two, because even though it’s something I want to do, it can be hard to … Continue reading

Video: Don’t be that parent

A good friend believes that 95% of the world’s problems can be trace back to parents who suck. Too many parents fail to step into their role and authority as parents. Your kids will have many friends, peers, teachers and … Continue reading

MP 104 : Parenting Fails

A parenting fail is simply a lesson wrongly considered.   ~ Mike and Alicia Hernon Have you ever let your emotions get the better of you? Have a discipline plan go south? Have a fun family time turn into a … Continue reading

MP 103 : Family Board Meeting 2.0

“A family doesn’t need to be perfect; it just needs to be united.” Families are busy – running from place to place with little time to look where they are going or to even form an idea of what they … Continue reading

MP 101 : Principles of Discipline

“Fathers, do not exasperate your children, instead bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:4 More than any other topic, discipline is something listeners have asked us to address in our podcast. Our hesitation has … Continue reading

The Irreplaceable Role of Parents

The role of parents in the lives of their children cannot be underestimated. Of course we have a natural role – we are to protect and provide for our offspring- but we sometimes forget that we have an irreplaceable role … Continue reading