Christian Working Mom Interview for
Welcome and Apology
Welcome and Apology
Hello everyone. I hope you are having
a good winter (if you live in the United States) and
are not snowed under, literally. Lesson 4 is now up
for the Online Bible Study. You can access it at http://kimberlychastain.com/discussCWMU.
Now, this is where the apology comes in. There have
been several spam posts. I try to take them down as
quickly as I can. Unfortunately, I was out of town
for a few days and did not have computer access so
I was unable to delete them. Do know I am trying to
stay on top of it. Also, closely related to that is
I try very hard to answer any emails people send me.
If I did not answer your email, please resend the
email. Sometimes, they go to my spam folder by accident.
I try to catch them all, but I’m not always
successful. Thanks for your patience.
We have had some good discussion on
the CWM Blog lately. We have talked about morning
routines and what how other’s expectations affect
us. I just posted a question about, “What do
you do to relax or what would you do if you could
relax?” As always you can post questions on
the Open Comment Section.
The blog can be found at http://christianworkingmoms.blogspot.com.
Easter is coming soon. For several years
my family has used the Resurrection Eggs to help tell
the Easter story. Each plastic egg has an object from
the Easter Story that helps to tell the story. Even
though my kids are older now, we have to do the Resurrection
Eggs every year.(It is a tradition) There is a book
that goes with the eggs to help tell the story. This
is also a great witnessing tool to people who are
unchurched. You can find the eggs, by clicking
Jennifer is a CWM who lives in the US.
She has been married for 12 years and has a son age
10 and a daughter age 7. Jennifer is a production
scheduler and inside sales backup for a construction
Jennifer says the joys of being a CWM
are: I am so thankful that I know God. It gets me
through the workday. Being in the “workforce”
has opened my eyes to how many people do not know
him. I hope being a working mom that maybe I will
draw others to God.
Jennifer says as a CWM she misses her
kids horribly and struggles with not being there for
them all the time. Sometimes it is hard to balance
all of the responsibilities.
Jennifer’s favorite Bible Verse
is: Psalm 118:24:
24 This is the day the LORD has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.
God is teaching Jennifer that it is
ok to not be able to help EVERYONE, ALL the time.
I have a problem with allowing others to interfere
with my family time and my personal household responsibilities
because they need help from me. In the past, I have
given so much of my time that my household has suffered
(I have suffered to the point of exhaustion) trying
to please others. I am learning that it is ok to say
Jennifer shares the following words
of Encouragement for other Christian Working Moms:
WE are amazing! Working moms have so much to do and
so little time. We need to remember how important
we are and thank God that we have him in our life.
I have been struggling with being at work full time.
I was very fortunate to be home with my children for
6 years, while working part time as a nail technician.
I was able to set my own schedule, book clients around
the kids’ activities and such. (Financially
I need an income for our household budget.) I was
in an auto accident that damaged nerves/ligaments/tendons
in my shoulder and neck, so I am unable to work as
a nail tech now. It has been a huge adjustment for
my family, and although I have been back to work for
a year and a half already we are still getting used
to it! I was very lucky to come back to the same company
after 6 years. They hired me back immediately, and
I am only 20 minutes from home. Although my boss is
very understanding I still feel the obligations of
the full time position.
Whether it is a choice or a necessity
for moms who work, we need to support each other and
remind each other that God is there for us always.
Jennifer thanks so much for sharing
and you are so right about us needing to support one
another. The world and sometimes the church will beat
us down, so we need to lift one another up and remember
God is on our side. With him we can do anything.
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 2 ebooks
and an online Bible study. You can find more information
For a free, initial coaching session send an email