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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

MP 093 : Leisure, Life, and Games We Love

7/26/2018
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“…the ability to be “at leisure” is one of the basic powers of the human soul.” – Josef Pieper, Leisure, the Basis of Culture How many of us really appreciate what it mean to enjoy leisure in our lives? Life can’t be just about work, and simply “having fun” doesn’t capture what we really need to be rejuvenated in our ... The post MP 093 : Leisure, Life, and Games We Love appeared first on Messy Parenting - Catholic conversations on marriage and family.

Duration:00:52:12

MP 092 : High Powered Parents

6/20/2018
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To be in your child’s memories tomorrow you have to be in their lives today. ~ Unknown. Be who you were made to be and you will set the world on fire. ~ St. Catherine of Siena There are parents in this world who are greatly gifted. They started out as Catholic men and women who were highly successful in ... The post MP 092 : High Powered Parents appeared first on Messy Parenting - Catholic conversations on marriage and family.

Duration:00:52:04

MP 091 : King of the Home

5/30/2018
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“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 the ages of 10 and 17 according to the CARA research center. This means children are losing their faith while ... The post MP 091 : King of the Home appeared first on Messy Parenting - Catholic conversations on marriage and family.

Duration:00:50:53

MP 090 : Teaching Your Children Self Control

5/16/2018
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“Emotions are like children. You shouldn’t lock them in the trunk, but you don’t want them driving the car either” Have you ever had a child melt down because they didn’t get what they wanted? How do we respond to emotional outbursts in our children? Self control is an under appreciated virtue in our modern culture, but ironically, it is ... The post MP 090 : Teaching Your Children Self Control appeared first on Messy Parenting - Catholic conversations on marriage and family.

Duration:00:49:00

MP 089 : 7 Ways to Spice Up Your Marriage

4/28/2018
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“The opposite of love is not hate, it is indifference” ~Elie Wiesel Have you ever felt distant from your spouse? Living like married singles in the same house? or maybe just some dryness in your marriage? Every marriage goes through cycles of romance and then disillusionment which can lead to true joy. But without intentional decisions and actions, marriages can ... The post MP 089 : 7 Ways to Spice Up Your Marriage appeared first on Messy Parenting - Catholic conversations on marriage...

Duration:00:48:33

MP 088 : Questions on Friendships, Godparents, and Special Needs Kids

4/16/2018
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We regularly get questions from our listeners on a variety of topics. Some can become podcasts, some are answered individually, but some questions are a bit in between. On this episode, we tackle someone struggling with outgrowing a friendship and wondering how to handle that and another who is working to build community where they are. Another listener has an ... The post MP 088 : Questions on Friendships, Godparents, and Special Needs Kids appeared first on Messy Parenting - Catholic...

Duration:00:49:25

MP 087: Fathers be good to your daughters

3/28/2018
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Dads, no one will call you Hero like your daughter will. – Dr. Meg Meeker The Father-Daughter relationship is sweet and sometimes cute, but the reality is that it is of vital importance in the light of every girl who will become a woman. Father’s don’t have to be perfect, but they need to be intentional about how they relate ... The post MP 087: Fathers be good to your daughters appeared first on Messy Parenting - Catholic conversations on marriage and family.

Duration:00:55:57

MP 086 : Navigating Family Relationships when Values Clash

3/14/2018
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“Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way…” 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7 Very few of us are blessed to be surrounded by people who agree with us on our faith or values 100% of the time, but we need to navigate these relationships and ... The post MP 086 : Navigating Family Relationships when Values Clash appeared first on Messy Parenting - Catholic conversations on marriage and family.

Duration:00:43:16

MP 085 : We didn’t lose a son, we gained a daughter

2/28/2018
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Our family is a circle of strength and love. Every joy shared adds love, every crisis faced makes the circle stronger. With every birth and every marriage, the circle grows. All of the parenting we have done for our son has led up to this point. The point where he separates from us and forms his own family. Feb 10, ... The post MP 085 : We didn’t lose a son, we gained a daughter appeared first on Messy Parenting - Catholic conversations on marriage and family.

Duration:00:50:29

MP 084 : Screens and Your Child

2/18/2018
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Screens are part of our world and they are here to stay. TV, computers, smartphones, tablets are all around us and becoming an essential element in our everyday lives. Though many would like to demonize these devices, the reality is that they are amoral – not good nor bad. It is our job as parents to help our children learn ... The post MP 084 : Screens and Your Child appeared first on Messy Parenting - Catholic conversations on marriage and family.

Duration:00:53:42

MP 083 : Decisions, decisions, but what does God want?

1/22/2018
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“Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Ps 37:4 Making decisions is a stressful and sometimes difficult task for most of us, especially when you are a parent. Deciding where to live, what job to take, or how to educate your children are probably 3 of the most important decisions you will make. ... The post MP 083 : Decisions, decisions, but what does God want? appeared first on Messy Parenting - Catholic conversations on marriage and family.

Duration:00:52:20

MP 082 : What can you give this Christmas?

12/18/2017
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We are all looking for the perfect gift. What gift is more treasured than our Lord? Many of you deeply desire for your children to know Christ in a special way this Christmas. In this video broadcast, we encourage you to first receive from the Lord, because we can’t give what we don’t have ourselves. In order to celebrate Christmas, ... The post MP 082 : What can you give this Christmas? appeared first on Messy Parenting - Catholic conversations on marriage and family.

Duration:00:18:49

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

12/3/2017
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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 family and unleash God’s power in your parenting. This is the second of the four part series. This week we ... The post MP 081 : Advent – Making the Word of God Flesh in Your Home appeared first on Messy Parenting - Catholic conversations on marriage and family.

Duration:00:20:56

MP 080 : Making Room for Jesus

11/27/2017
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“Seven days without prayer makes one weak.” The days between Thanksgiving and Christmas are full of many tasks, which are fun and beautiful, but also may take our eyes off of the One we need most at this time. Making room for prayer in our busy schedules isn’t just something that is important during Advent, it’s an essential part of ... The post MP 080 : Making Room for Jesus appeared first on Messy Parenting - Catholic conversations on marriage and family.

Duration:00:52:52

MP 079 : The Irreplaceable Role of Parents

11/14/2017
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“A child will have many friends and companions in their lives, but they will only ever have two parents.” ~Mike and Alicia 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 ... The post MP 079 : The Irreplaceable Role of Parents appeared first on Messy Parenting - Catholic conversations on marriage and family.

Duration:00:52:13

MP 078 : Raising Resilient Kids

10/30/2017
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“Life is pain, your highness. And anyone who tells you differently is selling something.” – The Princess Bride Children today are less able to deal with failure, rejection, and pain than ever before. As parents, we hate to see our children suffer, but how do we prepare them for real life? How do we help to make them strong, but ... The post MP 078 : Raising Resilient Kids appeared first on Messy Parenting - Catholic conversations on marriage and family.

Duration:00:53:35

MP 077 : Preparing to Launch

10/16/2017
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“You left just as you were becoming interesting.” ~ Professor Henry Jones to Indiana Jones All throughout our children’s lives we are laying a foundation. A foundation upon which the rest of their lives will be built. How we relate to them, the consequences we provide, the teaching we give when they are teens (or even younger) will affect how ... The post MP 077 : Preparing to Launch appeared first on Messy Parenting - Catholic conversations on marriage and family.

Duration:00:50:53

MP 076 : Anger in Parenting

9/25/2017
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“Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one” ~ Benjamin Franklin We thought we were really nice people before we had kids. Our children can sometimes trigger anger in us that we didn’t even realize was there and we can even surprise ourselves with its violence. To overcome unrighteous anger, we need to understand why we ... The post MP 076 : Anger in Parenting appeared first on Messy Parenting - Catholic conversations on marriage and family.

Duration:00:55:00

MP 075 : Godparenting

9/6/2017
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“For the grace of Baptism to unfold, the parents’ help is important. So too is the role of the godfather and godmother, who must be firm believers, able and ready to help the newly baptized on the road of Christian life.” CCC1255 Our world presents images of cartoon fairy godmothers and mob boss godfathers, but in actuality, being a godparent ... The post MP 075 : Godparenting appeared first on Messy Parenting - Catholic conversations on marriage and family.

Duration:00:41:10

MP 074 : Busy-ness

8/11/2017
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“If the devil cannot make us bad, he will make us busy.” ~ Corrie TenBoom If we are too busy to pray, to eat with our family, to play with our kids, then we are too busy. When we look at our family’s schedule we need to make sure that we have the “big rocks” in place. We need to ... The post MP 074 : Busy-ness appeared first on Messy Parenting - Catholic conversations on marriage and family.

Duration:00:46:39