MFP 127 : Celebrating Lent and Easter with your family

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   “Parents are, through the witness of their lives, the first heralds of the Gospel for their children.” ~St. John Paul II This Lent and Easter why not walk on the path of holiness that God has laid out for … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #15: Praying as a couple

This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. For some couples, praying together is very natural but for others prayer may feel awkward or forced. But, the truth is that there is real power in spouses praying … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #10: Worry

My mother raised ten children and now she has over 45 grandchildren all over the country! That is a lot of marriages, children, and relationships to be worried about! But she has adopted a wise saying that we will give … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #8: More Than Words

The deepest desire for many of us as parents is to pass on the faith to our children and to do that, parents must be very intentional. First, we need to look at ourselves and live our faith authentically because … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #7: Habits

Creating good habits is an important part of family life, especially at the beginning of the school year. St. Francis said, “Let us begin again, for until now we have done nothing.” This is a great inspiration for us because … Continue reading

MFP118 : Know Your Enemy: Spiritual Warfare for Parents

    “…a time will come when the decisive battle between the kingdom of Christ and Satan will be over marriage and the family. But do not be afraid, because Our Lady has already crushed his head.” ~ Sr. Lucia … Continue reading

Messy Family Minutes #2: Parental Holiness

It is a myth that there is a perfect way to be a parent.  The reality is that every family, every couple, every child is different but when parents work together, they can figure it out.  We have ten kids … Continue reading

St. Patrick’s Day and My Nanny

In honor of St. Patrick’s feast day, we have a short video message about someone who inspired and convicted him to live a life for others. Its a brief story about Mike’s Irish Nanny that we hope will be encouraging … Continue reading

MFP 107 : It’s Not About You – Lent and Cana 90

  “Prayer knocks at the door, fasting obtains, mercy receives.” ~St. Peter Chrysologus We have a very exciting program to share with you all in this podcast that we are doing for Lent. We know that we want to bring … Continue reading

MP 102 : The Spiritual Life of Children

“Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:14 Most parents realize that young children are not little adults and they have particular needs for their physical and … Continue reading

MP 091 : King of the Home

“Sanctify the family and you will sanctify the world.” No, we are not talking about dad (although he may be king of the remote!) We have a different King in mind. 62% of children say they stopped being Catholic between … Continue reading

MP 081 : Advent – Making the Word of God Flesh in Your Home

Make Advent a time to renew your family’s faith life with scripture. This the audio version from the Advent video series from Messy Parenting. Our hope with this series is to help you make Jesus Christ the King of your … Continue reading

MP 001 : Parenting as a path to heaven

This is our first podcast conversation which demonstrates our basic approach to marriage, our parenting philosophy, and overall approach to family life. We also ask our listeners: what books have you read and what drives your approach to parenting?