December Christian Working Mom Interview

Welcome
Blog Comments
Interview

Welcome

I hope everyone is not just surviving the Christmas rush, but getting some much needed time to reflect on the reason for the season. Sometimes it is so hard to just stop and spend time with God, but I encourage you and I to spend time thanking God for the perfect Christmas gift.

I do need more Christian Working Moms to interview. If you are interested send an email to Kimberly@kimberlychastain.com with interview in the subject heading and I will send you the questions. Kathi thanks for so generously giving of your time to be interviewed this month.

Blog Comments

I will be putting up 2 new blog questions and would really like your input. One is sharing your Christmas memories from when you were a child. The second is letting me know where you live. I’m always amazed that we have women from all over the world getting this newsletter. I think it would be a great encouragement to everyone to meet their sisters in Christ from all over the world. CWM’s from the US you are not left out. You might want to put what area of the US you are from. One CWM has asked for help about her 7 year old son. So, please visit the blog and help one another out. The blog address is http://kimberlychastain.com/my-journal.

Interview

Kathi is a 40 year old CWM who lives in the United States. She is married and has 3 daughters 13, 4 1/2 & 2 1/2.

My joys of being a Christian Working Mom are: I'm a Physical Therapist Assistant, I worked full-time until I had my 2nd daughter and I now have the privilege of working as needed. I fill in when patient caseload is high, or a therapist has Vacation or Maternity leave, etc. This works really well for me and my family right now until I'm ready to go back to work full-time. I love therapy and rehabilitating patients. I'm able to spread God's word and witness the Lord's work (miracle) first hand.

My struggles of being a Christian working Mom are the same as every other CWM...I have to entrust my children with a caregiver and leave them to go to work...and of course, tending to the daily chores of keeping my family and home well cared for. The days that I work and then come home and cook dinner, do homework with my oldest, bathe my little ones, etc...I'm asleep before my head touches the pillow.

My favorite Bible verse: PSALMS 118:14
The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.

My words of encouragement for other CWM...know that you're not alone. When I feel like I'm struggling, I take a few moments out for myself. I'll listen to a favorite song; paint my toenails; soak in a beautifully fragranced bath; take the dog for a walk or read a verse from my Bible. I consider this Mom "Me" time and it's just for ME. Whatever it is find your Mom "Me" time and enjoy every second!!!

I'd also like to share that I'm a member of Mothers&More and I have a small home business of selling Artisan jewelry...these help keep me connected to the outside world and connected to Adult conversation. Find something to help keep you connected.

Warmest Blessings, Kathi
www.myazante.com/kathi

Kathi thanks for reminding us the importance of taking a few moments for ourselves. We are often left off our to do list.

May I wish you a Merry Christmas and that God’s gift will become even more precious to you this Christmas season.

Till next year,

Kimberly Chastain

Kimberly Chastain, MS, LMFT is the Christian Working Mom Coach and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is the 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.