The Handbook for Catholic Moms

The Handbook for Catholic Moms: Nurturing Your Heart, Mind, Body and Soul was released in February, 2010 by Ave Maria Press.

You can obtain information on the book and order a copy for yourself or a friend through AmazonBarnes & Noble, The Catholic Company, Aquinas & More or your local Catholic bookstore.

Discussion Guide for the Book – use for personal reflection and journaling or group discussion

Reviews of The Handbook for Catholic Moms – enjoy what readers are saying about the book

Catholic Bookstores selling The Handbook for Catholic Moms

About the Book:

Drawing from the deep tradition of the Catholic faith, Lisa Hendey coaches Catholic moms how to care for themselves―heart, mind, body, and soul―so that they can better love and care for their families, their neighbors, and their Church.  With warmth and wisdom, Hendey creates an environment where Catholic moms can reflect peacefully upon often-competitive topics like parenting style, types of schooling, and working outside the home. By sharing her own story, Hendey inspires readers to better balance their own needs with the demands of family life and faith commitment.

Endorsements for The Handbook for Catholic Moms: Nurturing Your Heart, Mind, Body and Soul:

Every mom needs a few good tools in her belt, to help her handle life’s challenges and The Handbook for Catholic Moms belongs on your short list of indispensable resources. Does your marriage need a tune-up? Does your friendship garden need cultivating? Could your parenting skills use a little remedial attention? This book offers sound advice to help you meet these and other challenges with confidence and grace. –Heidi Hess Saxton, Author of My Big Book of Catholic Bible Stories, Founder of

Lisa Hendey is the kind of friend whose advice you always treasure. Warm, wise, funny, compassionate, faith-filled, and, above all experienced in the joys and struggles of family life, her new book will be a lifesaver to Catholic women who try, hope, and pray to be good moms. –Rev. James Martin, S.J., Author of My Life with the Saints

Lisa Hendey is the sister friend of Catholic motherhood! We know her so well through her work for families, her website, and her engaging podcasts. Lisa now brings us her book in which she openly discusses the essential elements of a Catholic mom’s life in an exceptionally delightful, engaging, dynamic, and practical manner. You’ll be turning pages and feeling as if Lisa is there by your side lovingly offering her insight and warm encouragement. You’re going to love this book! –Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle, Host of “Everyday Blessings For Catholic Moms” on EWTN, Author of Catholic Prayer Book for Mothers

Lisa Hendey’s website has long been a treasured Internet gathering spot. The Handbook for Catholic Moms is a welcome extension of Lisa’s wisdom and energy, enriched by the experiences of the community of women who have found community, support, and strength through –Amy Welborn, Author of eighteen books including A Catholic Woman’s Book Of Daysand Mary and the Christian Life

Lisa Hendey’s passion for Catholic motherhood is born of many influences and I am proud to know that her experience as a Notre Dame student ranks among the most significant. This book is overflowing with Lisa’s generous spirit, deep compassion, and infectious enthusiasm for her family, her Church, and the vocation of Catholic motherhood. She makes a wonderful and most welcome contribution to our faith community. –Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President Emeritus, University of Notre Dame

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