April 2010 CWM Interview
Welcome/Apology/Need Your Help
Hello fellow sisters in Christ. Hope you are
doing well. I live in the Southeastern United
States and it is beautiful right now. Along with
the beautiful spring flowers this year we have
been overloaded with pollen. My normal red car
has been yellow for several weeks now. We are
ready for some rain. Almost every day we have
more and more CWMs join our community. My prayer
is you will realize you are not alone and be encouraged.
I appreciate Mary Ellen taking time to be interviewed
this month. We have revamped the newsletter and
interview. On the right hand side you will see
links to many of the things available through
Let me know if you have any questions.
I apologize for the snafu with our April CWM
newsletter and that you received 2 issues in your
email box. The last one was the correct one. Sorry
for the inconvenience.
I need your help. I desperately need more CWMs
to be interviewed. I promise it is almost painless.
If you are interested send an email to Kimberly@kimberlychastain.com
with interview in the subject heading and I will
send you the questions to answer. Thanks in advance
for your help.
Mary Ellen is a married CWM who lives in North
Carolina in the United States. She has 3 children:
a girl age 7, a boy age 5, and another boy age
3. Mary Ellen is an Operations Manager for a credit
Mary Ellen shares that she is fortunate to work
for a company that understands her needs as a
working mother. It allows her to put her family
first and take time away as needed. We’re
also blessed to have my mother living with us
to watch over the kids at home during the day.
Mary Ellen states that she struggles with people
who have the opinion that working mothers place
money and career before their families. As a working
mother, I also have to take extra care not to
bring the stresses of work home. Our home is our
haven and we work hard to keep it that way!
Her favorite Bible verse is: 2 Corinthians 12:9
– “And he said unto me, My grace is
sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect
in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather
glory in my infirmities that the power of Christ
may rest upon me.”
Mary Ellen says that God is teaching her to dare
to believe in Him for the big things – to
not limit Him with my own doubts.
Mary Ellen wants to encourage other CWMs by saying
“Bloom Where You Are!” God placed
that on my heart to encourage me not to wait until
the future when I could be a stay at home mom
to be the wife and mother He has called me to
be. Accept the life you have now.
Mary Ellen also has a blog where she writes about
her life as a working wife, mother and home keeper.
You can find it at http://workinghomekeeper.blogspot.com.
I really appreciate Mary Ellen reminding us to
focus on our lives now and how God can use us
at every stage of our life. We don’t need
to have the mindset of I will get to that –
Our world has become very pessimistic. Take the
chance today to give an encouraging word to a
family member, co-worker, sales clerk, etc. We
could all use a little encouragement.
Till next time,
Kimberly M. Chastain
Kimberly M. Chastain, MS, LMFT is
the Christian Working Mom Coach and a Licensed
Marriage and Family Therapist. She is the author
of The Voices of Christian Working Moms, 2 ebooks
and an online Bible study. To find out how to
receive coaching tips by email daily, go to http://www.kimberlychastain.com/cwmtips.htm.
To find out more about her books go to www.christianworkingmom.com.
For a free, initial coaching session send an email