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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, 290 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
290 Ratings

290 Ratings

darlingdriscoll ,

Seriously helpful

I started listening to this podcast at the suggestion of a friend. As my husband and I work to grow our family I wanted to prepare. Though I am not catholic learning to grow my family in God’s grace has been so beneficial. This podcast is even great for those who aren’t religious, amazing tips for growing your family and your marriage

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!!

Teresa in Connecticut ,

Very good with one flaw

I used to love this podcast, and found that the Hernons had a lot of practical wisdom and ideas for how to improve as a parent and spouse. However, the more I listened, I discovered that the podcast seems to be driven by Alicia, obviously a holy and intelligent woman, on a mission to build up men in a world that respects neither sex.

This is a great mission, of course, but I didn't find much encouragement for women. Mike seems like a smart, good father and husband, but it seems like he's just along for the ride as a co-host, despite him introducing himself first etc. He rarely speaks to men about how they can better love their wives, and neither of them talk about the importance of motherhood, yet they have devoted multiple podcasts to how women can respect their husbands more and the importance of fatherhood.

When they started saying things like "Fathers are more important to their children even though they spend less time with them" I had to unsubscribe. Again, it is a great podcast otherwise, but if you are struggling in your worth as a mom, look elsewhere.

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