Cheryl Hernandez

Cheryl HernandezCheryl Hernández and her husband of more than 30 years, Kevin, live in Florida. They have nine children, including a daughter who is a Servant Sister. They are lay members of the Home of the Mother.

Wednesday, 25 March 2020 14:58

Seven Daily Habits to Help Grow in Holiness

Fulfilling our Sunday obligation by going to Mass is the bare minimum we are asked to do as Catholics. But is this enough? The reality is that we live in a broken world, and we are trying to raise our children in increasingly secular, unholy times. But God still calls us to holiness! He tells us to “Pray always and do not lose heart” (Luke 18:1). We need to power up — gain as much strength and grace as possible to do this momentous job of raising a holy family in today’s world — and to do it with joy and hope.

Monday, 21 January 2019 10:54

Bringing Back the Family Dinner Hour

Have you ever wondered what happened to the family dinner? You know, when everyone —  mom and dad, and all the kids, are sitting down — at the same time around the kitchen table, enjoying a meal together? If you haven’t, perhaps it’s because you are one of the few — and I do mean few — families who make having dinner together a regular event. But the unfortunate fact is, most families today don’t.

In Children & Chores, Part 1: Laying the Foundation, we explored the many benefits of teaching our children to work, the importance of starting when they are young, and ways to minimize the chores in our home.

Let’s now take a look at some simple methods to help get started with teaching our children orderliness and diligence through daily chores.


1. Why should my children do chores?

Let me count the ways! More importantly than just helping around the house, chores teach responsibility, stewardship, diligence, obedience, order, and self-discipline. These virtues will also carry over into their schoolwork, music lessons, athletics, or any other endeavor they take on. Family life provides the perfect opportunity to instill these virtues by teaching our children to work.

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