April Interview of a Christian Working Mom

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Thank you for continuing to fill out the Christian Working Mom Survey. I think we are now over 850. Wouldn’t it be great to eventually have 1,000 CWM’s fill out the survey?! If you have not filled out the survey go to www.christianworkingmom.com and click on survey. Let me add one note about the survey, the surveys are completely anonymous. Many of you leave comments that are very helpful. I would love to respond to you, but cannot due to them being anonymous. You can include your email and I will respond. Feel free to tell your friends as well. I hope you are having a wonderful spring, if you live in the US. I’m aware some of our readers are definitely not in spring.

Need your help?! I need more women to be willing to be interviewed. It is practically painless. I will send you a list of questions by email and you can answer and send them back. If you are willing to be interviewed, please send an email to Kimberly@kimberlychastain.com and put interview in the Subject heading.

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We have had a good discussion on the Christian Working Mom Blog about what a typical day is like for you. Frankly, I was exhausted in reading about some of your days. Feel free to join the discussion. Also, there is a posting now about how you have discussed sex with your children. As always there is an open comment section to start new discussions. Visit the Blog at http://www.kimberlychastain.com/my-journal.


Interview

Alicia is a 31 year old married CWM who lives in the United States. She has a daughter age 1.

Alicia says the joys of being a CWM are: as a teacher, having the wonderful opportunity to share the love of Christ with my students.

Alicia says the struggles of being a Christian Working Mom are: finding that “balancing act” between work and home.

Her favorite Bible Verse is: Psalm 23:1 “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want…….” I think of this verse when trying to juggle the work/home balance.

Alicia shares the following words of Encouragement for other Christian Working moms: You can do it! Enlist in a support system of family and friends who will be there for you! Do not be afraid to say “No!” Like most new Mom’s, I thought I could step back on the merry go round of my “former schedule” once I brought my baby home from the hospital (laugh!). Graciously accept help and support from your buddies.

Alicia would also like to share: Ignore those who wish to enlist you into the Mommy wars” and concentrate on being the best Mom you can be. Jesus wore and continues to wear many “hats” of ministry; you can, too!!

I appreciate you sharing Alicia and I know your students are seeing Christ in you. You have a ministry at school and home. You also make a good point about graciously accepting help, sometimes we become too self-sufficient.

Till next time,

Kimberly Chastain

Kimberly Chastain, MS, LMFT is the Christian Working Mom Coach and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is the founder of CWMU and author of 2 ebooks that can be found at www.christianworkingmom.com. For a free, initial coaching session send an email to Kimberly@kimberlychastain.com with free coaching in the subject heading.