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Parenting is not a clean-cut, simple process for those who like to follow the rules. Parenting is messy and unpredictable, but it is the greatest adventure you will ever have. We are Mike and Alicia Hernon, parents of 10 children ranging from 5 to 22 and we would like to invite you into some of the conversations we have had with each other about marriage, parenting, and Catholic family life. Our hope is that our conversation sparks a dialogue between you and your spouse that leads to greater unity and intentional Christian parenting in your home. Listen in to our podcast and start the conversation as we seek to lead our families to heaven. Show notes and links available at MessyParenting.org or MessyParenting on FaceBook.

Parenting is not a clean-cut, simple process for those who like to follow the rules. Parenting is messy and unpredictable, but it is the greatest adventure you will ever have. We are Mike and Alicia Hernon, parents of 10 children ranging from 5 to 22 and we would like to invite you into some of the conversations we have had with each other about marriage, parenting, and Catholic family life. Our hope is that our conversation sparks a dialogue between you and your spouse that leads to greater unity and intentional Christian parenting in your home. Listen in to our podcast and start the conversation as we seek to lead our families to heaven. Show notes and links available at MessyParenting.org or MessyParenting on FaceBook.
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Parenting is not a clean-cut, simple process for those who like to follow the rules. Parenting is messy and unpredictable, but it is the greatest adventure you will ever have. We are Mike and Alicia Hernon, parents of 10 children ranging from 5 to 22 and we would like to invite you into some of the conversations we have had with each other about marriage, parenting, and Catholic family life. Our hope is that our conversation sparks a dialogue between you and your spouse that leads to greater unity and intentional Christian parenting in your home. Listen in to our podcast and start the conversation as we seek to lead our families to heaven. Show notes and links available at MessyParenting.org or MessyParenting on FaceBook.

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Episodes

MFP 124 : Praying as a Couple – A threefold cord is not easily broken

1/16/2020
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“For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.” Mt 18:20 For some couples, praying together is very natural but for others, it feels awkward or forced. (You’ll have to listen in to … Continue reading The post MFP 124 : Praying as a Couple – A threefold cord is not easily broken appeared first on Messy Family Project.

Duration:00:54:22

MFP 123 : Parenting and Appreciating the Giftedness of Boys and Girls

12/17/2019
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We started this topic in our last podcast MFP122, but there was so much to cover we had to continue the discussion! In this podcast, we discuss the different ways boys and girls deal with aggression and why parents need … Continue reading The post MFP 123 : Parenting and Appreciating the Giftedness of Boys and Girls appeared first on Messy Family Project.

Duration:00:54:22

MFP 122 : They Sure are Different! Boys and Girls in a Messy World

11/26/2019
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“There is no such thing as a “child” there are only boys and girls.” ~ Dr. Leonard Sax In a culture that is proclaiming gender as “fluid” and is encouraging “gender-neutral” parenting, we proudly stand and say boys and … Continue reading The post MFP 122 : They Sure are Different! Boys and Girls in a Messy World appeared first on Messy Family Project.

Duration:00:50:10

MFP 121 : Lessons Learned from our Jewish Brethren

11/5/2019
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As the mountains surround Jerusalem, the Lord surrounds his people, Both now and forever. Psalm 125:2 The power of a name, the importance of memory, the responsibility to heal the world, the reality that God dwells with us – … Continue reading The post MFP 121 : Lessons Learned from our Jewish Brethren appeared first on Messy Family Project.

Duration:00:53:12

MFP 120 : Raising Happy Kids in a Messy World

10/24/2019
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“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 The post MFP 120 : Raising Happy Kids in a Messy World appeared first on Messy Family Project.

Duration:00:54:35

MFP 119 : Babies Can Rock Your World

10/16/2019
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“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 The post MFP 119 : Babies Can Rock Your World appeared first on Messy Family Project.

Duration:00:52:05

MFP118 : Know Your Enemy: Spiritual Warfare for Parents

9/25/2019
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“…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 The post MFP118 : Know Your Enemy: Spiritual Warfare for Parents appeared first on Messy Family Project.

Duration:00:52:14

MFP 117 : Pursuing Your Spouse

9/10/2019
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Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. ~ Song of … Continue reading The post MFP 117 : Pursuing Your Spouse appeared first on Messy Family Project.

Duration:00:52:48

MFP 116 : Habits: Let Us Begin Again

8/22/2019
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“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 The post MFP 116 : Habits: Let Us Begin Again appeared first on Messy Family Project.

Duration:00:52:09

MFP 115 : Mom – More Than Meets the Eye

7/31/2019
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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 The post MFP 115 : Mom – More Than Meets the Eye appeared first on Messy Family Project.

Duration:00:54:31

MFP 114 : Blessed in Our Brokenness Counseling and the Catholic Family

7/10/2019
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Therapy is not giving another person control over your life. It is taking control of your own life and emotions and making the choice to change. Social fragmentation, the break down of the family, isolation, and stress has wounded and … Continue reading The post MFP 114 : Blessed in Our Brokenness Counseling and the Catholic Family appeared first on Messy Family Project.

Duration:00:54:59

MFP 113 : Parenting Essentials

6/21/2019
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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 The post MFP 113 : Parenting Essentials appeared first on Messy Family Project.

Duration:00:48:05

MFP 112 : Mike and Alicia Answer Your Questions

6/5/2019
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You’ve got questions, we have some answers During our tour of Australia, we had the opportunity to meet many listeners and make some amazing new friends. One of our events was a day seminar for engaged and newly married couples … Continue reading The post MFP 112 : Mike and Alicia Answer Your Questions appeared first on Messy Family Project.

Duration:00:44:30

MFP 111 : Made for Family LIVE

5/28/2019
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“The family is indeed more than any other social reality, the place where an individual can exist ‘for himself’ through the sincere gift of self…it is the ‘sanctuary of life’” ~ St. John Paul II, Letter to Families, #11 … Continue reading The post MFP 111 : Made for Family LIVE appeared first on Messy Family Project.

Duration:00:49:13

MFP 110 : Teens and Drama

4/30/2019
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“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 The post MFP 110 : Teens and Drama appeared first on Messy Family Project.

Duration:00:50:56

MFP 109 : Our Lent is on FIRE!

4/4/2019
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Have you ever felt like your world was going up in smoke? Listen in as we explain this dramatic story of our car fire, where no injuries occurred or lives lost, but the disaster was complete. Though the loss was … Continue reading The post MFP 109 : Our Lent is on FIRE! appeared first on Messy Family Project.

Duration:00:40:27

MFP 108: Men! Called to the Battle

3/19/2019
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“The world offers you comfort, but you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness.” ~ Pope Benedict XVI Men today can’t do anything right. The world has taken the idea of masculinity and distorted it to … Continue reading The post MFP 108: Men! Called to the Battle appeared first on Messy Family Project.

Duration:00:54:26

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

3/5/2019
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“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 The post MP 107 : It’s Not About You – Lent and Cana 90 appeared first on Messy Family Project.

Duration:00:56:50

Denver event invitation

3/4/2019
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You’re invited to join us in Denver Sunday, May 13th 2:00-3:00 pm at Good Shepherd Parish Center. Our talk will be on Parenting, Your Path to Holiness, followed by Q&A and some social time. We would love to get a … Continue reading The post Denver event invitation appeared first on Messy Family Project.

Duration:00:02:13

MFP 106 : Family Operations

2/21/2019
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“Wash the cup not because it is dirty, or because you are told to, but because you love the person who will use it after you ~St. Teresa of Calcutta Very frequently people will email or write to us … Continue reading The post MFP 106 : Family Operations appeared first on Messy Family Project.

Duration:00:57:06