November 2013 CWM Interview
Welcome
Interview
Final Thoughts


 

The Voices of Christian Working Moms

Newly Released Book
written by
Author Kimberly Chastain

Welcome

In the United States we will be celebrating Thanksgiving this week. As Christians we should have a thankful heart every day of the year. Also, as CWMs we need to teach our children to be thankful. Children are not born thankful. We can model that for our children. When my children were little we would say our evening prayers, starting with the statement Thank you God for ______ and my children would fill in the blanks.
Thanks Jessica for taking time to be interviewed this month.

Interview

Jessica is a married CWM of 2 children, a boy age 4 and a daughter age 2. She is a Dentist and a Lia Sophia Jewelry Representative.

Jessica shares the following joys of being a CWM: I enjoy being able to use my education to help with the finances of the family. There are other CWMs at my workplace and it’s nice to support each other and share stories and struggles.

List the struggles of being a Christian Working Mom: There’s never enough time!! My husband and I have different schedules so we can always have one of us with the kids so we don’t get a lot of whole-family time or couple time. Sometimes working with crying kids all day can sap my patience for my own kids.

Favorite Bible Verse: Joshua 1:9 is my life verse. “Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

What is God teaching you right now? I recently got the word “chosen” tattooed on my wrist. It has two messages: 1. I am God’s chosen, His prized possession. 2. This is the chosen path of my life right now. Chosen by me and by God. I don’t need to compare myself or my life or my children or any part of it to anyone else’s.

Words of Encouragement for other Christian Working Moms: Do what is best for you and your family. Be a blessing to your family and your workplace and God will bless you. There is no one else to answer to.
To find out more about Jessica’s jewelry business, you can go here: www.liasophia.com/jessicaarmstrong

Final Thoughts

I appreciate Jessica sharing that we need to not compare ourselves to others. I have often said Mom peer pressure can be just as hard as teen peer pressure. Rest in what God is doing in your life which may different than others around you.

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 to free@kimberlychastain.com.