About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com 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. She blogs at multiple online venues including Patheos. Her 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 the Catholic Press Association tour of Israel as a guest of the Israeli Ministry of Tourism. Hendey lives with her family in the Diocese of Fresno, California.


  1. Oh, Lisa, wish I were there too! My editor asked awhile back if I wanted to go along with him and others from the Post, but I am teaching at a local “College for Kids” these couple of weeks and had to sadly decline.

    I did, however, counter-propose that I could attend the CNMC in Dallas in August. It will be my first and I feel intimidated already for the new media crowd there!

    Keep us updated on all the happenings.

  2. Lisa Schmidt on

    Lisa, so glad you were able to make the trip and are now enjoying yourself! Looking forward to reading more updates. Godspeed!

  3. It sounds like a wonderful conference! Although, it is tough to imagine you being intimidated. After all, you are such an inspiration to so many of us bloggers! The updates on twitter wonderfully allow us at home to follow along with all the great things happening in IN. The CNMC in Dallas can’t come soon enough. Have safe travels!

  4. Roxane B. Salonen on

    Dear Lisa, I am so glad Google Alerts alerted me that you’d mention our adventure together in your post, which I missed the first time because I was so busy having fun with you and the others! What a phenomenal time, and I just have to say, you definitely had a place at that conference. Of that I have no doubt. The chance to hang with you in person and, yes, even lose a few things in your presence (hey, we both got a chance to show one another a stressful moment of lost items) is something I am going to take with me as a highlight of summer 2012, perhaps the year 2012. Thank you so much for sharing with me the truth of who you are, which is one amazing person and friend. :)

  5. Hi Lisa!
    I really enjoyed your talk yesterday at the CMC! I was wondering if you could point me to a link to where I could download that Daily Social Media Engagement Worksheet? I wanted to work on it on the plane ride home later today!

    • Tracy thanks for your kind words! I am working on a more generic version of that form and will have it uploaded here at the site tonight, along with the youtube video. Sorry for the delay but the one I shared with you was branded and I am having a hard time finding the original source. Appreciate your patience. Safe travels home!

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