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MP 014 : Chores

“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 … Continue reading The post MP 014 : Chores appeared first on Messy Family Project.
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MP 013 : Submission in Marriage

“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 … Continue reading The post MP 013 : Submission in Marriage appeared first on Messy…
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MP 012 : Passing on the Faith

“…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 … Continue reading The post MP 012 : Passing on the Faith appeared first on…
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MP 011 : Family Meals

 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 … Continue reading The post MP 011 : Family Meals appeared first on Messy Family…
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MP 010 : Lying

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, … Continue reading The post MP 010 : Lying appeared first on Messy Family Project.
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MP 009 : Arguing in Marriage

“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 … Continue reading The post MP 009 : Arguing in Marriage appeared first on Messy…
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MP 008 : Large Families

“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 … Continue reading The post MP 008 : Large Families appeared first on Messy Family…
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MP 007 : Family Prayer

“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 … Continue reading The post MP 007 : Family Prayer appeared first on Messy Family…
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MP 006 : The Survival Zone

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 … Continue reading The post MP 006 : The Survival Zone appeared first on Messy…
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MP 005 : Preparing your Tween (and yourself!) for Adolescence

“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 – … Continue reading The post MP 005 : Preparing your Tween (and yourself!) for Adolescence…
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