Casual Fridays - Who's On Your Support Team?


This week, I’ve been down in South Pasadena doing a few speaking sessions with the Women’s Connection at the wonderful Holy Family Parish.  While I’ve been here, my darling teenager has been under the capable supervision of my mother in law Norma, who lives just a few blocks away from us.  Coincidentally, Norma works less than a mile away from Adam’s high school and their work/school hours are nearly identical.  So she’s able to take on the driving duties when I’m out of town, which is a major relief for all of us.  Honestly, if it weren’t for Norma (and Greg, of course!), I wouldn’t be traveling to the extent that I have been lately.  She is also very willing and able to jump in whenever we need her for any type of help.  Having Norma on my support team has been a major blessing!

This week, I’m asking the question “Who’s on your support team?”  Who can you call when you have a sick child, a late night at the office, or a sudden emergency that requires backup?  If you don’t have anyone in mind, can we brainstorm together about how you might assemble a few friends or neighbors who can “be there” when you need extra hands?  Let’s talk about it!

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About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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