Lisa Hendey & Friends
Join Lisa Hendey as she interviews awesome guests, takes in the latest movies and books, and travels the world.

This week on’s CM Hangout Podcast, co-hosts Lisa Hendey and Sarah Reinhard welcome our guest and contributor Allison Gingras. Allison shares profound insights about the importance of forgiveness, especially as we begin the Jubilee Year of of Mercy.

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CM Hangout #14 : Divine Mercy for Moms with Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet

This week on’s CM Hangout Podcast, co-hosts Erika Marie and Lisa Jones welcome our guests and contributors Michele Faehnle ("like family with an 'n'") and Emily Jaminet. Michele and Emily share with great enthusiasm for the Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference coming up February 20th. They also help kick off the new Jubilee Year of Mercy by sharing about the Divine Mercy for Moms ministry and her upcoming bookDivine Mercy for Moms: Sharing the Lessons of St. Faustina.

CM Hangout #13 : Advent Activities & Mom Wellness with Tiffany Walsh

This week on’s CM Hangout Podcast, co-hosts Erika Marie and Gina Felter welcome our guest and contributor Tiffany Walsh. Tiffany shares ideas for simple Advent activities for families while balancing that with Wellness for Moms during this busy season.

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CM Hangout: Bonus Thanksgiving Special!

A fun and totally unscripted CM Hangout with's CM Hangout hosts Lisa Jones, Gina Felter, and Erika Marie. They decided their Thanksgiving week wasn't crazy enough and that it would be a great idea to add in a fun and totally off-the-cuff CM Hangout Thanksgiving Special just for you. 

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CM Hangout #11: Tami Kiser and Advent - This week on's CM Hangout Podcast, co-hosts Lisa Hendey and Sarah Reinhard welcome contributor Tami Kiser, a.k.a. "Smart Martha". Today, Tami shared her "Smart Martha tips" for preparing for Advent and Christmas without having panic attack.

Tami Kiser is mother, wife, author and speaker. She is the author of Smart Martha's Catholic Guide for Busy Moms and the creator and founder of Smart Martha Ministries,, and She is also a part-time dance teacher. She has been married for 27 years. And has 10 children (ages 3 to 26) and 5 grandchildren. You can follow Tami on her Smart Martha Facebook page and the Catholic Conference 4 Moms Facebook page.

THANK YOU to Sarah Reinhard for sponsoring this episode – again! Sarah sponsored the show today in honor of Mary and her book, Word by Word: Slowing Down with the Hail Mary. Word by Word is now available from Ave Maria Press (and from your local Catholic bookstore or online at your favorite book retailer). In it, Sarah Reinhard has gathered 40 different voices to take a look at why every word — from the “Hail” right down to every single “The” — is a critical part of this prayer. So often, we all tend to whip through the Hail Mary and rattle it off without really considering what we’re praying and saying. This book is sure to make you reconsider the prayer and, hopefully, draw you closer to the Blessed Mother and, through her, to Jesus. Be sure to check the show notes and order your copy today!

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Finding God's Peace w Heidi Bratton {Book Notes} Hangs out with author Heidi Bratton to talk about her new book, Finding God's Peace in Everyday Challenges; 100 Meditations for Women

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This week on's CM Hangout Podcast, co-hosts Erika Marie and Gina Felter welcome our guest and contributor Judith Costello. Today, Judith shares her love for art and how art can be used as a form of Prayer and Stress Relief.

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This week on's CM Hangout Podcast, co-hosts Lisa Hendey and Lisa Jones welcome our guest and contributor Erin Franco. Erin shared about the program, Domestic Church and how it has been a game changer for her marriage. She also shared great practical advice for couples who want to start praying together as a couple and as a family. Erin is a Catholic wife, mother of three, blogger, podcaster, and contributor. She writes and podcasts about growing in the everyday life of faith. You can find Erin's blog, podcast, and radio work all at You can follow Erin on Twitter, The Right Heart Podcast Facebook page, her Humble Handmaid blog Facebook page, and on check out her latest pins on Pinterest.

We offer a very warm thank you to David and Mercedes Rizzo for sponsoring this episode in honor of their 25th Marriage Anniversary  tomorrow, November 4, and also for their Adaptive First Eucharist Preparation Kit booklet. Happy Anniversary! David and Mercedes Rizzo are new to the community and we had the great pleasure of welcoming them as our first guests on the CM Hangout #3: Families with Autism & World Meeting of Families. As parents of a child with autism, David and Mercedes promote inclusion for individuals with special needs in the faith. They have developed the Adaptive First Eucharist Preparation Kit, and have authored Spiritually Able: A ParentÂ’s Guide to Teaching the Faith to Children with Special Needs and Faith, Family, and Children with Special Needs: How Catholic Parents and Their Kids with Special Needs Can Develop a Richer Spiritual Life.   

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This week on's CM Hangout Podcast, co-hosts Erika Marie, Gina Felter chat it up with our guest and contributor Meg Matenaer all about Saints and the "Hallowtide" this week with Halloween, All Saints' Day, and All Souls' Day.

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This week on's CM Hangout Podcast, co-hosts Sarah Reinhard and Sarah Damm learn all about WINE "Women in the New Evangelization" with CM Contributor and WINE Founder Kelly Wahlquist.

WINE is a Catholic Women's Ministry that brings women together to encourage & educate them in their Catholic faith and in their vocation as women.

WINE works to nurture women through fellowship, service & prayer and to send women equipped as leaders to use their God-given talents to minister to other women and to the parish community to heal and build the body of Christ.

WINE unites the evangelization & formation efforts of leaders of existing women’s groups and leaders of parish women’s ministries and offers support, guidance and resources to implement & grow a fruitful parish women’s ministry. Learn more about WINE at and visit Kelly Wahlquist at

Share your feedback to or using #CMHangout on social media. Catch our show every Tuesday at Youtube, iTunes, or using your favorite podcast app.

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