"Renee's Mommy is Here"
still remember the scene vividly. I was getting
out of my car at the baby-sitter's house and
a little boy comes running out the door. The
little boys begins to yell - "Renee's Mommy
is here!" I remember stopping in my tracks
and thinking - "Oh, that is who I am now
- Renee's Mommy." My whole identity is
now Renee's Mommy - or is it?
a Christian Working Mom I have multiple roles,
I am Renee's Mommy and Zachary's Mommy as well.
I am John's wife, Betty and Eldred's daughter,
Karen's sister, church worker, school helper,
a therapist, professional coach, and a child
of God. Do you often wonder who you are? Where
do you fit in with all your roles?
have had many roles since time began. The Proverbs
31 woman is a: wife, mother, businesswoman,
charity worker, and many other roles. You will
recognize in here some of the stresses we modern
women face. Proverbs 31:15, 18 states she gets
up while it is still dark and her lamp does
not go out at night. Does that sound familiar?
We are often burning the candle at both ends.
are many roles can be stressful there can be
great joy in all our many identities. I love
being Renee and Zachary's Mom. There is great
joy in watching them grow and learn about God
and His world. I also thoroughly enjoy my work
as a professional coach and therapist. Work
provides me great satisfaction. Christian Working
Moms often receive a lot of support and encouragement
from co-workers. As Christian wives we give
and receive companionship, support, and passion
(when we pencil it in) with our husbands. Our
work at church and school also gives care and
comfort for others. We often receive the greater
blessing when we work at church or at our children's
a fellow Christian Working Mom I celebrate and
applaud all our different roles. Variety in
our roles often allows us to manage turmoil
in any one area of our lives. The other parts
of our lives seem to compensate for the difficult
times and help us to maintain balance. I encourage
you to rejoice in all God has given you and
your many different roles.
by the way if we meet virtually or in person
I'll answer to Kimberly, Renee's Mommy, Zachary's
Chastain is a Professional Life Coach and Licensed
Marriage and Family Therapist. Kimberly is also
the author of the ebook entitled, "Pearls
of Encouragement for Christian Working Moms."
She has a passion for working with Christian
Working Moms to help them find satisfaction
in all their many different roles. To find out
more go to www.christianworkingmom.com You can
order the ebook and sign up for a free introductory