September 2012 CWM Interview
Welcome
Interview
Final Thoughts

 

The Voices of Christian Working Moms

Newly Released Book
written by
Author Kimberly Chastain

Welcome

Do you want to know what over 1200 CWMs think about being a CWM? Then, you can read the book I have written, “The Voices of Christian Working Moms”. The book lets you know you are not alone and is full of encouragement. To find out more go to: http://www.kimberlychastain.com/book.htm.

Be on the lookout for other CWMs you can encourage and support. Being a Mom is hard and it always helps to have someone to share the good and difficult times with. Today, we have a young Mom share what being a CWM is like for her. I appreciate Kristine sharing. We can all learn from one another.

Interview

Kristine is a 29 year old married CWM who lives in the United States. She has a daughter that is 20 months old. Kristine is a Project Manager.

Kristine shares the following joys in being a Christian Working Mom:

I treasure every moment that I have with my daughter, trying to make sure I save the small petty stuff for after bedtime or during naptimes on the weekend! I also get the chance to influence others in the workforce – being a shining light! We also are working to make ourselves completely debt free. My income in conjunction with my husband’s allows us to make a significant monthly saving and hopefully have our home paid for in 5 years.

What are your struggles as a Christian Working Mom?

Time Management, meaning how long I spend working or getting involved with the church vs. being home. My weekends are so precious to me, that I do not want to give up family time to get involved with other church activities. I struggle with how involved I can be in the church besides a regular attendee and help out when I can on Sunday mornings. I also struggle with relationships with other women in my church. Most women stay at home and have play dates during the week, which is when I am working. Or MOPS is during the work week, always seems like every event is structured to the stay-at-home mom. So I feel like I miss out on making Christian friends.

Favorite Bible Verse: Matthew 6:31-33, Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
God is also teaching me to learn how to be content.

Words of Encouragement for other Christian Working Moms

Easy to say, but sometimes hard to act on – Don’t sweat the small stuff! No matter how caught up you are with every day chores, there will still be some tomorrow. Embrace and love your spouse and children and do so while being a Godly example. There were working woman in the Bible that made positive influences – Be the “Proverbs 31 woman” in a modern day environment!

Final Thoughts

Kristine shared one of the most common complaints I have heard from CWMs is that all the church groups for Moms are during the days. I know as a CWM it is hard to add one more thing to your list, but maybe you can start your own group to meet during the evenings. You may decide you only meet once a month instead of every week. CWMs need fellowship and support as well.

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.