Messy Parenting: Catholic conversations on marriage and family

By Mike and Alicia Hernon : Catholic Marriage Parent and Family

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Jessica
 Oct 30, 2018
Thank you Messy Family for this beautiful podcast. Your podcasts are great for my family and especially my marriage. Thank you for your wisdom...and your realness!

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Parenting is not a clean-cut, simple process for those who like to follow the rules. Family life 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 6 to 23 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. Visit us at <a href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org"> MessyFamilyProject.org</a> for resources, guides, links and show notes.

Episode Date
MP 101 : Principles of Discipline
44:10
<p>“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 … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-101-principles-of-discipline/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-101-principles-of-discipline/">MP 101 : Principles of Discipline</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Dec 11, 2018
MP 100 : Greatest Influence on our Parenting
55:48
<p>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 … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-100-greatest-influence-on-our-parenting/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-100-greatest-influence-on-our-parenting/">MP 100 : Greatest Influence on our Parenting</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Nov 30, 2018
MP 099 : Yelling – The Lazy Approach to Parenting
51:26
<p>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) … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-099-yelling-the-lazy-approach-to-parenting/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-099-yelling-the-lazy-approach-to-parenting/">MP 099 : Yelling – The Lazy Approach to Parenting</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Nov 14, 2018
MP 098 : Parenting as a Team
<p>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 … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-098-parenting-as-a-team/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-098-parenting-as-a-team/">MP 098 : Parenting as a Team</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Oct 24, 2018
MP 097 : Elements of a Family Culture
<p>“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 … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-097-elements-of-a-family-culture/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-097-elements-of-a-family-culture/">MP 097 : Elements of a Family Culture</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Oct 09, 2018
MP 096 : Building a Family Culture
48:25
<p>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 … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-096-building-a-family-culture-part-1/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-096-building-a-family-culture-part-1/">MP 096 : Building a Family Culture</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Sep 26, 2018
MP 095 : Sibling Challenges
<p>Siblings: Children of the same parents each of whom is perfectly normal until they get together ~ Sam Levenson One of the greatest gift we can give our children is more brothers and sisters. But as parents our responsibility isn’t … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-095-sibling-challenges/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-095-sibling-challenges/">MP 095 : Sibling Challenges</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Sep 14, 2018
MP 094 : The Myth of the Play Date
54:15
<p>“When little people are overwhelmed by big emotions it is up to us to share our calm, not join in the chaos” You are at a friend’s house for dinner with your kids. The 3 and 5 yr old are … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-094-the-myth-of-the-play-date/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-094-the-myth-of-the-play-date/">MP 094 : The Myth of the Play Date</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Aug 22, 2018
MP 093 : Leisure, Life, and Games We Love
52:13
<p>“…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 … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-093-leisure-life-and-games-we-love/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-093-leisure-life-and-games-we-love/">MP 093 : Leisure, Life, and Games We Love</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Jul 26, 2018
MP 092 : High Powered Parents
52:05
<p>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 … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-092-high-powered-parents/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-092-high-powered-parents/">MP 092 : High Powered Parents</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Jun 20, 2018
MP 091 : King of the Home
<p>“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 … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-091-king-home/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-091-king-home/">MP 091 : King of the Home</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
May 30, 2018
MP 090 : Teaching Your Children Self Control
49:01
<p>“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 … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-090-teaching-children-self-control/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-090-teaching-children-self-control/">MP 090 : Teaching Your Children Self Control</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
May 16, 2018
MP 089 : 7 Ways to Spice Up Your Marriage
<p>“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 … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-089-7-ways-spice-marriage/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-089-7-ways-spice-marriage/">MP 089 : 7 Ways to Spice Up Your Marriage</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Apr 28, 2018
MP 088 : Questions on Friendships, Godparents, and Special Needs Kids
49:26
<p>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 … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-088-questions-friendships-godparents-special-needs-kids/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-088-questions-friendships-godparents-special-needs-kids/">MP 088 : Questions on Friendships, Godparents, and Special Needs Kids</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Apr 16, 2018
MP 087: Fathers be good to your daughters
55:58
<p>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 … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-087-fathers-good-daughters/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-087-fathers-good-daughters/">MP 087: Fathers be good to your daughters</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Mar 29, 2018
MP 086 : Navigating Family Relationships when Values Clash
43:16
<p>“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 … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-086-navigating-family-relationships-values-clash/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-086-navigating-family-relationships-values-clash/">MP 086 : Navigating Family Relationships when Values Clash</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Mar 14, 2018
MP 085 : We didn’t lose a son, we gained a daughter
50:30
<p>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 … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-085-didnt-lose-son-gained-daughter/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-085-didnt-lose-son-gained-daughter/">MP 085 : We didn’t lose a son, we gained a daughter</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Mar 01, 2018
MP 084 : Screens and Your Child
<p>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 … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-084-screens-child/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-084-screens-child/">MP 084 : Screens and Your Child</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Feb 19, 2018
MP 083 : Decisions, decisions, but what does God want?
52:20
<p>“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 … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-083-decisions-decisions-but-what-does-god-want/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-083-decisions-decisions-but-what-does-god-want/">MP 083 : Decisions, decisions, but what does God want?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Jan 22, 2018
MP 082 : What can you give this Christmas?
<p>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 … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-082-can-give-christmas/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-082-can-give-christmas/">MP 082 : What can you give this Christmas?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Dec 18, 2017
MP 081 : Advent – Making the Word of God Flesh in Your Home
<p>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 … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-081-advent-making-the-word-of-god-flesh-in-your-home/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-081-advent-making-the-word-of-god-flesh-in-your-home/">MP 081 : Advent – Making the Word of God Flesh in Your Home</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Dec 03, 2017
MP 080 : Making Room for Jesus
52:53
<p>“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 … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-080-making-room-for-jesus/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-080-making-room-for-jesus/">MP 080 : Making Room for Jesus</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Nov 27, 2017
MP 079 : The Irreplaceable Role of Parents
<p>“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 … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-079-the-irreplaceable-role-of-parents/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-079-the-irreplaceable-role-of-parents/">MP 079 : The Irreplaceable Role of Parents</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Nov 14, 2017
MP 078 : Raising Resilient Kids
<p>“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 … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-078-raising-resilient-kids/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-078-raising-resilient-kids/">MP 078 : Raising Resilient Kids</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Oct 31, 2017
MP 077 : Preparing to Launch
50:53
<p>“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 … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-077-preparing-to-launch/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-077-preparing-to-launch/">MP 077 : Preparing to Launch</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Oct 16, 2017
MP 076 : Anger in Parenting
55:00
<p>“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 … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-076-anger-in-parenting/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-076-anger-in-parenting/">MP 076 : Anger in Parenting</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Sep 25, 2017
MP 075 : Godparenting
41:10
<p>“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 … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-075-godparenting/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-075-godparenting/">MP 075 : Godparenting</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Sep 07, 2017
MP 074 : Busy-ness
46:39
<p>“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 … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-074-busy-ness/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-074-busy-ness/">MP 074 : Busy-ness</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Aug 11, 2017
MP 073 : Reaching Out – Evangelizing as a Family
<p>The future of evangelization depends in great part on the Church of the home ~ St. John Paul the Great Every Catholic is called to evangelize. No matter where you are in life, we are to spreading the gospel of … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-073-reaching-out-evangelizing-as-a-family/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-073-reaching-out-evangelizing-as-a-family/">MP 073 : Reaching Out – Evangelizing as a Family</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Jul 18, 2017
MP 072 : Chastity – its not just for teenagers
52:12
<p>“The more ready you are to give yourselves to God and to others, the more you will discover the authentic meaning of life.” ― Jason Evert, Saint John Paul the Great: His Five Loves Chastity is a Fruit of the … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-072-chastity-its-not-just-for-teenagers/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-072-chastity-its-not-just-for-teenagers/">MP 072 : Chastity – its not just for teenagers</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Jun 26, 2017
MP 071 : Enjoying your Toddler
47:29
<p>“You can learn many things from toddlers, for example, how much patience you really have” ~Anonymous One blessing of having 10 kids is that we have matured and learned enough about kids to appreciate the toddler years of children #9 … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-071-enjoying-your-toddler/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-071-enjoying-your-toddler/">MP 071 : Enjoying your Toddler</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Jun 13, 2017
MP 070 : Where do priests come from?
52:12
<p>“It is in the family that young people have their first experience of Gospel values and of the love which gives itself to God and to others.” ~ St. John Paul the Great As Catholic families, we want our children … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-070-where-do-priests-come-from/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-070-where-do-priests-come-from/">MP 070 : Where do priests come from?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
May 09, 2017
MP 069 : Food, Family, and Faith
45:00
<p>“Wine is a constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.” ~Ben Franklin God could have made food boring, dull, and simply to sustain us. But He didn’t. He made food good! Added with human creativity … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-069-food-family-and-faith/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-069-food-family-and-faith/">MP 069 : Food, Family, and Faith</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Apr 26, 2017
MP 068 : What does it take to get married
51:56
<p>“More than ever necessary in our times is preparation of young people for marriage and family life.” – St. John Paul II, Familiaris Consortio Preparing for a wedding can be a whirl of appointments, deposits, planning, decision-making, “Pintresting”, and, sometimes, … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-068-what-does-it-take-to-get-married/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-068-what-does-it-take-to-get-married/">MP 068 : What does it take to get married</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Apr 06, 2017
MP 067 : Evangelizing Your Kids
54:47
<p>“The future of evangelization depends in great part on the Church of the home [the family].” – St. John Paul II The deepest desire for many of us as parents is to pass on the faith to our children. According … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-67-evangelizing-your-kids/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-67-evangelizing-your-kids/">MP 067 : Evangelizing Your Kids</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Mar 15, 2017
MP 066 : Keeping Your Love Alive
57:03
<p>“Once you’re a parent, your relationship matters more, not less, because now other people are counting on you.” ~ TheDatingDivas.com Marriage is under attack, but many times the attack is not direct and aggressive. Instead, it is slow and subtle … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-066-keeping-your-love-alive/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-066-keeping-your-love-alive/">MP 066 : Keeping Your Love Alive</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Mar 02, 2017
MP 065 : Discipling and Disciplining Our Teenagers – Part 2
44:23
<p>This is part two of our podcast on teenagers. There are few tasks in parenting that can be as rewarding but also as challenging as disciplining sons and daughters who are moving from childhood to adulthood – otherwise known as … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-065-discipling-and-disciplining-our-teenagers-part-2/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-065-discipling-and-disciplining-our-teenagers-part-2/">MP 065 : Discipling and Disciplining Our Teenagers – Part 2</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Feb 14, 2017
MP 064 : Discipling and Disciplining Our Teenagers – Part 1
41:42
<p>Don’t throw away your friendship with your teenager over behavior that has no great moral significance. There will be plenty of real issues that require you to stand like a rock. Save your big guns for those crucial confrontations. ~Dr. … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-064-discipling-and-disciplining-our-teenagers-pt-1/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-064-discipling-and-disciplining-our-teenagers-pt-1/">MP 064 : Discipling and Disciplining Our Teenagers – Part 1</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Feb 07, 2017
MP 063 : Fr. Mike Scanlan, our spiritual father
41:17
<p>“Father Mike Scanlan was a priest of the New Evangelization before there was a New Evangelization,” ~ George Weigel Father Michael Scanlan, TOR, impacted many lives with the saving message of Jesus Christ. He was a friar, priest, preacher, teacher, … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-063-fr-mike-scanlan-our-spiritual-father/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-063-fr-mike-scanlan-our-spiritual-father/">MP 063 : Fr. Mike Scanlan, our spiritual father</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Jan 18, 2017
MP 062 : Family History
43:28
<p>“Human beings look separate because you see them walking about separately. But then we are so made that we can see only the present moment. If we could see the past, then of course it would look different. For there … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-062-family-history/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-062-family-history/">MP 062 : Family History</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Jan 05, 2017
MP 061 : Listener Questions Answered
45:53
<p>“In children we have a great charge committed to us. Let us bestow great care upon them…Form the soul of thy son aright, and all the rest will be added hereafter.” —St. John Chrysostom We are so grateful for all … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-061-listener-questions-answered/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-061-listener-questions-answered/">MP 061 : Listener Questions Answered</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Dec 14, 2016
MP 060 : Forgiveness
46:35
<p>“Harboring unforgiveness is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die” Unforgiveness destroys marriages, relationships, families, and communities, but forgiveness is the most powerful weapon we have as Christians. When we forgive, with the grace of God, … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-060-forgiveness/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-060-forgiveness/">MP 060 : Forgiveness</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Dec 05, 2016
MP 059 : Prepare the Way of the Lord
45:56
<p>The birth of Jesus brings us the good news that we are loved immensely and uniquely by God – Pope Francis The Advent season is more than just a countdown to Christmas. It is a time of preparation for the … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-059-prepare-the-way-of-the-lord/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-059-prepare-the-way-of-the-lord/">MP 059 : Prepare the Way of the Lord</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Nov 20, 2016
MP 058 : Becoming a Parent
47:41
<p>“I don’t know what’s more exhausting about parenting: the getting up early, or acting like you know what you’re doing.” ~ Jim Gaffigan, Dad Is Fat Babies are a joy. People will tell you that no one can describe what … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-058-becoming-a-parent/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-058-becoming-a-parent/">MP 058 : Becoming a Parent</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Oct 31, 2016
MP 057 : A Messy Parenting Election Guide
47:42
<p>Warning! Political Talk Ahead! “The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing” ~ Edmund Burke This election is a difficult one for many reasons. What is a good Catholic to do? Over the … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-057-a-messy-parenting-election-guide/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-057-a-messy-parenting-election-guide/">MP 057 : A Messy Parenting Election Guide</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Oct 17, 2016
MP 056 : To Tithe or Not to Tithe
45:33
<p>…do good, be rich in good deeds, and be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-056-to-tithe-or-not-to-tithe/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-056-to-tithe-or-not-to-tithe/">MP 056 : To Tithe or Not to Tithe</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Oct 06, 2016
MP 055 : Overwhelmed
39:46
<p>I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle; I just wish He didn’t trust me so much. The common answer when people ask “How are you doing?” is often, “I am so busy!” Sometimes being busy is good, … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-055-overwhelmed/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-055-overwhelmed/">MP 055 : Overwhelmed</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Sep 26, 2016
MP 054 : Vulnerability in Marriage
43:56
<p>“To love is to be vulnerable.” – C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves Many cry that marriage is under attack, but often the attack is actually more like a cancer that creeps into our relationship with the person that we should … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-054-vulnerability-in-marriage/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-054-vulnerability-in-marriage/">MP 054 : Vulnerability in Marriage</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Jul 28, 2016
MP 053 : Teaching Respect for Authority
41:03
<p>Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. – Romans 13:1 Every day it seems like we hear of another … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-053-teaching-respect-for-authority/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-053-teaching-respect-for-authority/">MP 053 : Teaching Respect for Authority</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Jul 21, 2016
MP 052: YES, Your Kids CAN be Best Friends
46:13
<p>I don’t believe an accident of birth makes people brothers or sisters. It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood or brotherhood is a condition people have to work at. – Maya Angelou Growing up all we remember … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-052-yes-your-kids-can-be-best-friends/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-052-yes-your-kids-can-be-best-friends/">MP 052: YES, Your Kids CAN be Best Friends</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Jun 07, 2016
MP 051 : Worrying is Against My Religion
41:24
<p>“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-051-worrying-is-against-my-religion/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-051-worrying-is-against-my-religion/">MP 051 : Worrying is Against My Religion</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
May 25, 2016
MP 050 : The Hidden Cross of Infertility
47:08
<p>“We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer.” ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer Our faith celebrates and values children and openness to life, … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-050-the-hidden-cross-of-infertility/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-050-the-hidden-cross-of-infertility/">MP 050 : The Hidden Cross of Infertility</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
May 05, 2016
MP 049 : Different Strokes for Different Folks
46:39
<p>Every single person has a different perspective when looking at the same thing. How many times in our marriage do we come into conflict with our spouse over things that are not moral issues, just differences in opinion? It happens … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-049-different-strokes-for-different-folks/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-049-different-strokes-for-different-folks/">MP 049 : Different Strokes for Different Folks</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Apr 20, 2016
MP 048 : Age Appropriateness
49:26
<p>You can’t put your head in the sand. If you don’t bring up tough issues with your child, they are going to encounter them, but from the perspective of someone else. When do you bring up sticky issues with your … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-048-age-appropriateness/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-048-age-appropriateness/">MP 048 : Age Appropriateness</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Apr 06, 2016
MP 047 : Building Community
46:19
<p>Community is a sign that love is possible in a materialistic world where people so often either ignore or fight each other. It is a sign that we don’t need a lot of money to be happy – in fact, … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-047-building-community/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-047-building-community/">MP 047 : Building Community</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Mar 28, 2016
MP 046 : Every Mother is a Working Mother
46:46
<p>Being a working mom is not easy – you have to be willing to screw up at every level. ~Jami Gertz The phrase “working mother” is redundant. First, let’s be clear – deciding if mom should work outside the home … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-046-every-mother-is-a-working-mother/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-046-every-mother-is-a-working-mother/">MP 046 : Every Mother is a Working Mother</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Mar 10, 2016
MP 045 : The Aggressive Child
51:49
<p>“The Lord gave me this challenging child for a purpose. He wants me to mold and shape this youngster and prepare him or her for a life of service to Him.” ― James C. Dobson This episode is really meant … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-045-the-aggressive-child/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-045-the-aggressive-child/">MP 045 : The Aggressive Child</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Feb 23, 2016
MP 044 : Criticizing Your Husband
41:08
<p>Disrespect rarely motivates a man. When we judge or criticize another person, it says nothing about that person it merely says something about our own need to be critical. Which statement to you agree with more – “I don’t know … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-043-criticizing-your-husband/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-043-criticizing-your-husband/">MP 044 : Criticizing Your Husband</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Feb 09, 2016
MP 043 : Raising confident kids who aren’t full of themselves
44:40
<p>“I have this problem with low self-esteem, which is really ridiculous when you consider how amazing I am.” ~ the modern child Raising confident children is the obsession of many parents today. Cries of “Good job!” “You can do it!” … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-043-raising-confident-kids-who-arent-full-of-themselves/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-043-raising-confident-kids-who-arent-full-of-themselves/">MP 043 : Raising confident kids who aren’t full of themselves</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Feb 03, 2016
MP 042 : Family Routine
43:24
<p>‘Spend’ your time on paper before you ‘spend’ it in reality “How do you do it?” People ask us this question all the time, so we finally decided to answer it, at least in part. In this podcast, we share … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-042-family-routine/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-042-family-routine/">MP 042 : Family Routine</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Jan 25, 2016
MP 041 : Our Messy Wedding Story
48:05
<p>  …I promise to be true to you in good times and bad, in sickness and in health. I will love you and honor you all the days of my life. ~ wedding vows A wedding is a day, a … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-041-our-messy-wedding-story/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-041-our-messy-wedding-story/">MP 041 : Our Messy Wedding Story</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Jan 17, 2016
MP 040 : Introducing our children to the Blessed Mother
40:36
<p>“Am I not here, I, who am your mother? Are you not under my shadow and protection? Am I not the source of your joy? Are you not in the hollow of my mantle, in the crossing of my arms? … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-040-introducing-our-children-to-the-blessed-mother/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-040-introducing-our-children-to-the-blessed-mother/">MP 040 : Introducing our children to the Blessed Mother</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Jan 04, 2016
MP 039 : Family Board Meeting
46:06
<p>Do or do not… there is no try. – Yoda Failing to plan is planning to fail. – Ben Franklin Your family is your own little corporation and you are president of the board. Well, maybe not exactly, but you … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-039-family-board-meeting/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-039-family-board-meeting/">MP 039 : Family Board Meeting</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Dec 15, 2015
MP 038 : Music in the Home
39:12
<p>“Musical nourishment which is ‘rich in vitamins’ is essential for children.” ~Zoltan Kodaly, music educator Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-038-music-in-the-home/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-038-music-in-the-home/">MP 038 : Music in the Home</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Dec 06, 2015
MP 037 : The Courage to Correct
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<p>“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. “ – Matt 18: 15 “My grace is sufficient for you, for my … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-037-the-courage-to-correct/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-037-the-courage-to-correct/">MP 037 : The Courage to Correct</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Nov 23, 2015
MP 036 : Holidays with In-laws and Out-laws
35:13
<p>“A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.” – Garrison Keillor “The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.” John 1:5 Thanksgiving and Christmas … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-036-holidays-with-in-laws-and-out-laws/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-036-holidays-with-in-laws-and-out-laws/">MP 036 : Holidays with In-laws and Out-laws</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Nov 15, 2015
MP 035 : Natural Family Planning in a GMO world
52:30
<p>“With great power comes great responsibility” ~ Ben Parker (Spiderman’s Uncle) As Catholics, we have a great blessing in the clarity and beauty of the Church’s teaching on contraception. Using the natural rhythms of a woman’s cycle to regulate birth … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-035-natural-family-planning-in-a-gmo-world/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-035-natural-family-planning-in-a-gmo-world/">MP 035 : Natural Family Planning in a GMO world</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Nov 09, 2015
MP 034 : Challenges of Being a Millennial Parent
44:27
<p>You might be a millennial parent if you… have more pictures of your kids than you do of yourself on social media, feed your kids only organic food, regularly ask the internet for parenting advice, have a tattoo or piercing, … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-034-challenges-of-being-a-millennial-parent/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-034-challenges-of-being-a-millennial-parent/">MP 034 : Challenges of Being a Millennial Parent</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Oct 25, 2015
MP 033 : Educational choices; how do you know what’s best for your child
47:28
<p>“…parents must be acknowledged as the first and foremost educators of their children. Their role as educators is so decisive that scarcely anything can compensate for their failure in it.” ~ Familiaris Consortio #36 Making educational choices for our children … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-033-educational-choices-how-do-you-know-whats-best-for-your-child/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-033-educational-choices-how-do-you-know-whats-best-for-your-child/">MP 033 : Educational choices; how do you know what’s best for your child</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Oct 18, 2015
MP 032 : You can’t “Be anything you want to be” – Kids and Activities
40:58
<p>“What I do, you cannot.  What you do, I cannot.  But together we can make something beautiful for God” ~ Blessed Mother Teresa In our culture today, kids have so many options for activities that it can be overwhelming!  How … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-032-you-cant-be-anything-you-want-to-be-kids-and-activities/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-032-you-cant-be-anything-you-want-to-be-kids-and-activities/">MP 032 : You can’t “Be anything you want to be” – Kids and Activities</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Oct 12, 2015
MP 031 : Family Pilgrimages
30:17
<p>To go on pilgrimage really means to step out of ourselves to encounter God where He has revealed Himself, where His grace has shone with particular splendor, and produced rich fruits of conversion and holiness ~ Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI We … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-031-family-pilgrimages/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-031-family-pilgrimages/">MP 031 : Family Pilgrimages</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Oct 06, 2015
MP 030 : Pope Francis, Controversy, and the Family
42:58
<p>“Where there is a family with love, that family is capable of warming the heart of a whole city with its witness of love.” – Pope Francis Our Holy Father has a pastor’s heart, but often his quotes become controversial. … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-030-pope-francis-controversy-and-the-family/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-030-pope-francis-controversy-and-the-family/">MP 030 : Pope Francis, Controversy, and the Family</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Sep 21, 2015
MP 029 : Scripture and the Family
39:02
<p>Pope St. Gregory: Learn the heart of God from the word of God. St. Jerome: Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. How is the Word of God honored in our homes? God is present in His Word; do we … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-029-scripture-and-the-family/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-029-scripture-and-the-family/">MP 029 : Scripture and the Family</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Sep 13, 2015
MP 028 : Messy Parenting Guide to Dating
50:08
<p>Nothing makes a father happier than seeing a daughter with a smile on her face and her boyfriend with fear in his eyes. – Willie Robertson Your natural instinct is to protect your daughter. Forget what pop culture and pop … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-028-messy-parenting-guide-to-dating/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-028-messy-parenting-guide-to-dating/">MP 028 : Messy Parenting Guide to Dating</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Sep 06, 2015
MP 027 : Date Night
43:44
<p>Your marriage is only as good as the work you put into it. A child-centered marriage is a recipe for disaster. Teach children early that their “happiness” is not Mom or Dad’s reason for living. ~Breathing Grace, Everything I Know … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-027-date-night/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-027-date-night/">MP 027 : Date Night</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Aug 30, 2015
MP 026 : Words Matter
32:10
<p>“Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.” – Ephesians 4:29 The words that are spoken in our … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-026-words-matter/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-026-words-matter/">MP 026 : Words Matter</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Aug 23, 2015
MP 025 : Creating Order in a Messy World
38:41
<p>“Half of the time I feel like I’m running an insane asylum… the other half of the time I feel like I belong in one. “ There are so many needs pressing on parents, especially moms, all day, every day. … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-025-creating-order-in-a-messy-world/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-025-creating-order-in-a-messy-world/">MP 025 : Creating Order in a Messy World</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Aug 16, 2015
MP 024 : Party On!
28:23
<p>“My name is Rod and I like to party.” – Andy Samburg in Hot Rod To be Catholic is to love to party, because every mass is a party and a foretaste of heaven! Celebrations are an important way to … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-024-party-on/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-024-party-on/">MP 024 : Party On!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Aug 10, 2015
MP 023 : Friendship and our kids
36:44
<p>Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. ~George Washington A faithful friend is a sturdy shelter. He who finds one finds a treasure. Sirach 6:14 It … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-023-friendship-and-our-kids/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-023-friendship-and-our-kids/">MP 023 : Friendship and our kids</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Jul 19, 2015
MP 022 : Dealing with Loss
46:20
<p>“Why did God make you? God made me to know Him, to love Him, and to serve Him in this world, and to be happy with Him for ever in heaven.” – Baltimore Catechism Dealing with the loss of life … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-022-dealing-with-loss/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-022-dealing-with-loss/">MP 022 : Dealing with Loss</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Jul 12, 2015
MP 021 : Visiting Family
40:10
<p>Honor your father and mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it go well with you in the land the Lord your God is giving you. ~ Deut 5:16 “Life … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-021-visiting-family/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-021-visiting-family/">MP 021 : Visiting Family</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Jul 05, 2015
MP 020 : Marriage – Now What?
32:36
<p>The task now for believers is to form our own families even more deeply in the love of God, and to rebuild a healthy marriage culture, one marriage at a time, from the debris of today’s decision. – Archbishop Chaput … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-020-marriage-now-what/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-020-marriage-now-what/">MP 020 : Marriage – Now What?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Jun 28, 2015
MP 019 : Fatherhood
37:03
<p>“All it requires is that you be a man, a real man, which means a man of courage, perseverance, and integrity. You were made a man for a reason. You were made a man to be strong, long husband and … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/221-2/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/221-2/">MP 019 : Fatherhood</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Jun 21, 2015
MP 018 : Games
<p>I love playing with preschoolers. They make me feel so powerful! Family game night is quickly becoming lost in our technological age, but it is an extremely valuable pastime for families with many benefits. Not only can games bring people … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-018-games/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-018-games/">MP 018 : Games</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Jun 07, 2015
MP 017 : Listener Questions
41:49
<p>“There are no such thing as stupid questions – only stupid people” (but not your questions!) All of you out there have helped to make this a lot of fun for us and we love to hear from you! We … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-017-listener-questions/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-017-listener-questions/">MP 017 : Listener Questions</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
May 31, 2015
MP 016 : Technology and Kids
37:34
<p>Life was much easier when Apple and Blackberry were just fruits. Changes in technology happen rapidly and kids are usually way ahead of their parents on the newest app, social media, or website. It is hard, or even impossible, for … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-016-technology/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-016-technology/">MP 016 : Technology and Kids</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
May 24, 2015
MP 015 : Love Languages
39:08
<p>Sometimes we try to love someone in a language they don’t understand. We all know that our mission is to love our spouses and our children, but how do we communicate that love to them? How do we speak so … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-015-love-languages/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-015-love-languages/">MP 015 : Love Languages</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
May 10, 2015
MP 014 : Chores
33:28
<p>“The ability of a child to do a chore is inversely proportionate to their desire to do it.” ~said Frustrated Mother Chores are a part of every family’s life, or at least they should be. Sometimes parents find it easier to … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-014-chores/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-014-chores/">MP 014 : Chores</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Apr 26, 2015
MP 013 : Submission in Marriage
48:42
<p>“Wives be subject to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of his wife, as Christ is the head of the Church, his body and himself his Savior” Eph 5:22 People hear this reading in … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-013-submission-in-marriage/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-013-submission-in-marriage/">MP 013 : Submission in Marriage</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Apr 19, 2015
MP 012 : Passing on the Faith
32:15
<p>“…the happiness you are seeking, the happiness you have the right to enjoy, has a face and a name. It is Jesus of Nazareth, hidden in the Eucharist” – Pope Benedict XVI The only way our faith as Catholics makes … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-012-passing-on-the-faith/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-012-passing-on-the-faith/">MP 012 : Passing on the Faith</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Apr 12, 2015
MP 011 : Family Meals
34:25
<p> All great change in America begins at the dinner table. ~Ronald Reagan Those of us who grew up with family dinners and who continue that tradition with our kids may not realize how counter-cultural we are becoming! Having dinner as … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-011-family-meals/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-011-family-meals/">MP 011 : Family Meals</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Mar 22, 2015
MP 010 : Lying
30:34
<p>Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, But those who deal faithfully are His delight. Prov 12:22 One of the trickiest situations to deal with in parenting is when a child is lying.  Do you punish them?  If you do that, … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-010-lying/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-010-lying/">MP 010 : Lying</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Mar 15, 2015
MP 009 : Arguing in Marriage
34:11
<p>“You get in the biggest fights with those you care about most because those are the relationships worth fighting for” “A happy marriage is a union of two forgivers” – Ruth Bell Graham The only person in the world you … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-009-arguing-in-marriage/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-009-arguing-in-marriage/">MP 009 : Arguing in Marriage</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Mar 08, 2015
MP 008 : Large Families
33:57
<p>“For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly makes all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison.” – Teddy Roosevelt Being blessed with a large family is something that … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-008-large-families/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-008-large-families/">MP 008 : Large Families</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Mar 01, 2015
MP 007 : Family Prayer
31:23
<p>“The family that prays together, stays together” Family prayer should be the center of our lives as Catholics, but often parents find it challenging. Praying consistently with our kids is not our strength, so of course that’s why we wanted … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-007-family-prayer/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-007-family-prayer/">MP 007 : Family Prayer</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Feb 22, 2015
MP 006 : The Survival Zone
29:44
<p>You want to know what it’s like having a fourth kid? Imagine you are drowning and then someone hands you a baby. ~ Jim Gaffigan We believe the most challenging years of parenting are not related to how many kids … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-006-the-survival-zone/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-006-the-survival-zone/">MP 006 : The Survival Zone</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Feb 16, 2015
MP 005 : Preparing your Tween (and yourself!) for Adolescence
34:04
<p>“Do you know why God asked Abraham to sacrifice Isaac when he was 12? Because if he asked him when he was 14 it wouldn’t have been a sacrifice!” The changes that happens in adolescence – physically, emotionally, mentally – … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-005-preparing-your-tween-and-yourself-for-adolescence/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-005-preparing-your-tween-and-yourself-for-adolescence/">MP 005 : Preparing your Tween (and yourself!) for Adolescence</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Feb 08, 2015
MP 004 : Toddlers
29:48
<p>“Give me an army of toddlers and I can overtake the world!”-Dr. James Dobson.The toddler years are an amazing time of human development, but this transition from infancy to childhood is challenging for most parents. Join us for encouragement and … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-004-toddlers/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-004-toddlers/">MP 004 : Toddlers</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Feb 01, 2015
MP 003 : Kids at Mass
25:01
<p>“There goes a future choir member” – said by our pastor as we rushed out of church with our screaming toddler.  Getting kids through mass is a challenge for any Catholic parent.  We can give you alot of empathy and … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-003-kids-mass/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-003-kids-mass/">MP 003 : Kids at Mass</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Jan 25, 2015
MP 002 : When Kids Fight
27:24
<p>“Parents don’t want justice – parents want peace!”  Isn’t that how we all feel sometimes? We do want peace in our homes, but we also want to teach our kids how to handle conflict.  Kids are going to fight. It’s … <a class="continue_reading" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-002-when-kids-fight/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav"><i class="fa fa-caret-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-002-when-kids-fight/">MP 002 : When Kids Fight</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Jan 18, 2015
MP 001 : Parenting as a path to heaven
24:25
<p>This is our first podcast conversation on marriage and family. This is our basic approach to marriage and family; our parenting philosophy and overall approach to family life. What books have you read and what drives your approach to parenting?</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/mp-001-parenting-as-a-path-to-heaven/">MP 001 : Parenting as a path to heaven</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.messyfamilyproject.org">Messy Family Project</a>.</p>
Jan 12, 2015