CM Hangout
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Erika Marie, Gina Felter and Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet share how they incorporate the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy into their lives as mothers in and out of the home. Thanks to Ave Maria Press for sponsoring this episode in honor of the book, Divine Mercy for Moms: Sharing the Lessons of St. Faustina.

This week on’s CM Hangout Podcast, co-hosts Lisa Hendey and Lisa Jones welcome our guest and contributor Christina Weber. Today, Christina and the Lisas talked about how to discern God's Will for each of our unique situations according to how God calls us.

Christina Weber helps Christian women entrepreneurs confidently do God's will in their business and personal life and remove what is blocking them from earning more in less time while fully embracing all of their life roles. To get her free "God's Will Tool Kit", go to

Thank you to our Sponsor!

Today's CM Hangout Episode is sponsored by Sterling Jaquith ("JAKE-with"). For a fun and quick Catholic podcast, check out Coffee & Pearls! This weekly show is only 15 minutes and features host Sterling Jaquith chatting about life as a Catholic mom and how we can strive for sainthood while still owning an iPhone and chasing toddlers! Learn more about Sterling at her blog, and you can find her online on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Periscope @sterlingjaquith.

Watch for a new episode of CM Hangout next Tuesday and please keep this project in your prayers!

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Sherry Anonetti shares about the struggle to find holiness when you feel bogged down in the minutia of motherhood and on the importance of giving our children the gift of our undivided attention and how not to multi-task when it comes to raising children.

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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