Christian Working Mom Interview for March

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Interview


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The Christian Working Mom community continues to grow. We have over 1300 women on the subscriber list and over 800 of you have filled out the Christian Working Mom Survey. I appreciate all of you for participating. If you have not filled out the Christian Working Mom Survey, go to http://www.christianworkingmom.com and you will find a place to fill out the survey on the home page. Also, to find out more about CWMU, an online coaching program, you can find a link on the home page as well.

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I have added a few categories to the CWM Blog. There is now a place for Prayer Requests. I also put up a post asking you about any special Easter traditions you have and how you handle Spring Break when your children are out of school.
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Interview

Cristy is a 40 year old married Mom who lives in the US. She has a bonus son age 15, a son age 12, a bonus son age 10, and a daughter age 8.

Cristy says the joys of being a Christian Working Mom are being able to contribute to the financial stability of our home, providing a realistic example for my daughter of how a woman can bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan, and be a godly wife and mother (at least that is my desire and prayer on a daily basis – don’t always succeed), and using my career as a platform to share my faith in God.

Cristy shares the following struggles: time, stress, and being pulled in 5 different directions. Between working full-time, just finishing my Construction Management Cert, being a mother to four kids, wife to one wonderful man, and leading a support group at my church it gets a bit much. At times, I wonder how I’m going to make it until my kids are grown….it is truly only by God’s strength and wisdom that I will.

Cristy’s favorite Bible Verse is: Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. Plans to prosper you, not to harm you, plans for a hope and a future.

Cristy shares the following words of Encouragement for other Christian Working Moms: It’s impossible to drive a car without gasoline….just like it’s impossible to be the women that God wants us to be without spending time in His word. God’s word is our everything and has answers for all of our questions and problems…..so if you are wondering how you are going to get through another day open your Bible and I promise that God will give you the strength that you need to get through the day.


Cristy also wanted to share: I think that we as working mothers have the hardest job in the world (don’t want to start a debate – that is just how I feel). We put a lot of pressure on ourselves and tend to take care of ourselves last (example: I always make sure that my kids and family get to the dentist regularly, I just went for the first time in 4 years). I think we need to stop being so hard on ourselves and remember that we are human and can only do some much in one day…..be kind to yourself.

Cristy thanks so much for sharing today and the reminder to take care of ourselves. Often, we don’t put ourselves on our own to do list.

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 author of 2 ebooks that can be found at www.christianworkingmom.com. To schedule a free, coaching session send an email to Kimberly@kimberlychastain.com.