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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 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

MP 105 : Deepening Unity in Our Marriage

2/6/2019
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“Love is never something ready made, something merely given to man and woman, it is…a task which they are set. Love should be seen as something which never ‘is’ but is always only ‘becoming’…” ~St. John Paul II “I define … Continue reading The post MP 105 : Deepening Unity in Our Marriage appeared first on Messy Family Project.

Duration:00:52:04

MP 104 : Parenting Fails

1/29/2019
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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 The post MP 104 : Parenting Fails appeared first on Messy Family Project.

Duration:00:38:14

MP 103 : Family Board Meeting 2.0

1/17/2019
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“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 The post MP 103 : Family Board Meeting 2.0 appeared first on Messy Family Project.

Duration:00:53:26

MP 102 : The Spiritual Life of Children

12/20/2018
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“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 The post MP 102 : The Spiritual Life of Children appeared first on Messy Family Project.

Duration:00:50:36

MP 101 : Principles of Discipline

12/11/2018
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“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 post MP 101 : Principles of Discipline appeared first on Messy Family Project.

Duration:00:44:30

MP 100 : Greatest Influence on our Parenting

11/29/2018
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Welcome to the 100th podcast! We are celebrating the public launch of our ministry with new branding, new website, and even new intro and outro music on the podcast itself! As promised, we decided to interview the people who had … Continue reading The post MP 100 : Greatest Influence on our Parenting appeared first on Messy Family Project.

Duration:00:56:09

MP 099 : Yelling – The Lazy Approach to Parenting

11/14/2018
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We listen to what our parents say to us because this is how we figure out who we are. – Dr. Meg Meeker The words that parents say to their children are important, but equally as important (if not more) … Continue reading The post MP 099 : Yelling – The Lazy Approach to Parenting appeared first on Messy Family Project.

Duration:00:51:25

MP 098 : Parenting as a Team

10/24/2018
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Raising children is beautiful but also hard work. It’s a task for unselfish, devoted parents. ~ Archbishop Chaput Parenting is not for cowards, that is for sure! Thankfully, God gives children two parents who, when they work together, can provide … Continue reading The post MP 098 : Parenting as a Team appeared first on Messy Family Project.

Duration:00:44:13

MP 097 : Elements of a Family Culture

10/9/2018
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“Each family finds within itself a summons that cannot be ignored and that specifies both its dignity and responsibility: family, become what you are” (Familiaris Consortio, #17) We have discussed how important a family culture is. It is a powerful … Continue reading The post MP 097 : Elements of a Family Culture appeared first on Messy Family Project.

Duration:00:50:07

MP 096 : Building a Family Culture

9/26/2018
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Creating a Family Culture is a powerful way to influence our children in a way that goes beyond our relationship with any one individual child. It is greater than just you or your spouse. Family Culture is the unspoken system … Continue reading The post MP 096 : Building a Family Culture appeared first on Messy Family Project.

Duration:00:48:24