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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 MessyFamilyProject.org for resources, guides, links and show notes.

Messy Family Podcast : Catholic conversations on marriage and family Mike and Alicia Hernon : Catholic Marriage Parent and Family

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9, 275 Ratings

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 MessyFamilyProject.org for resources, guides, links and show notes.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
275 Ratings

275 Ratings

Mom of Children in Christ ,

This Podcast Helps Me Catch My Breath!

I am a stay at home mom with two little girls 3 and 18 months. I have 2 littles in heaven and we are expecting another baby. My husband and I met 5 years ago on Catholic Match and hit the ground running as we got married and were expecting the next month. This podcast has helped us to relax amongst all of the varying advice and instead just become a unified force with good priorities. Thanks for all you do!!

Catholic parent ,

Thank you for this podcast!

hi I am a stay at home mom with a 15 month old and have been married almost 8 years. I enjoy your podcast so much! Ever since becoming a parent, I have been looking for books and podcasts on parenting, but also on raising a family with faith, specifically Catholicism. I love the fact that you are doing this podcast together as a couple. I love hearing your children be a part of introducing the podcast. In todays culture it is not easy to find support on parenting AND on living our faith. Thank you for the time and dedication you are putting into this podcast and for embracing this podcast as part of your vocation in life. If you haven't been to St. Louis, you should make that one of your stops! Would love to attend a retreat or workshop run by you. May God continue to bless you and your family in your ministry!

KatieHoffman27 ,

Makes me a more intentional parent and spouse

Listening to this show has helped me put so many things into perspective so I can be intentional in my parenting and marriage. It’s easy to slip into patterns thoughtlessly just doing the day-to-day as a family. This podcast has helped me really think about priorities, behaviors, choices, attitudes and efforts that I really can control to consciously shape our family culture (and within that, our marriage and our kids).

Strongly recommend for all people who want to live more intentionally but don’t want to get swept away by whatever parenting book is the craze right now (which contradicts whichever one is the craze next year). This show is rooted in down-to-earth advice from people who try to live it, it’s practical, and it’s centered in our faith.

Thank you to the Hernans for the time, effort, and thoughtfulness they put into this. You really are making a difference.

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