MFP 167 : The Irreplaceable Family

  “If we want to do the most good for the most people we will work to strengthen, protect, repair, defend, and empower the family as the fundamental unit of society.”  ~Kimberly Ells in The Invincible Family When families act … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #46: Year of the Family

Messy Family Project · MFM 46 – Year of the Family This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. This year, Pope Francis has proclaimed a “Year of the Family” in which he invites us to reflect … Continue reading

MFP 166 : Join the Rebellion! Be a Parent!

  “If the day comes when mothers and fathers are no longer willing or able to effectively raise and teach and love their own children, that is the day the world is in danger of imminent and catastrophic collapse.”  ~Kimberly … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #45: Transition Times

Messy Family Project · MFM 45 – Transition This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. The summer’s over, and change is on the horizon: school starting, new schedules, sports & activities ramping up…The natural response might … Continue reading

Transition Times

Fall brings with it not only changes in nature in the form of colored leaves and cooler breezes but changes in schedules, activities, and more as families transition from vacation time to school time.  It’s certain that transition times can … Continue reading

MFP 164 : Embracing the Messiness of Family Life

God doesn’t love us in spite of our mess, he loves us because of it. We talk a lot on our program about the “messy-ness” of life, but we thought it would be good to take some time to unpack … Continue reading

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