Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Open Comment Section

Please feel free to start any new discussions here. You can ask questions. Let's support one another as Christian sisters.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

When do you open Christmas presents?

There is a revolt going on in my house about when to open Christmas presents. We use to always open gifts from each other on Christmas Eve and Santa on Christmas day. Now the boys in my house want to open only one gift on Christmas Eve and the rest on Christmas day. The girls want to keep the tradition going. So, what do you do at your house?

Monday, November 17, 2008

Christmas spending and keeping Christ in Christmas

Due to the slowing economy are you planning on spending less on Christmas presents this year?
Also, how do you keep Christ in Christmas for your children?

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Prayer Partner needed

Hello everyone I had another CWM request a Prayer Partner. If you would like to be a prayer partner email me at and put prayer partner in the subject heading. I have heard from numerous women how beneficial having a prayer partner has been.
Feel free to share your experiences of having a prayer partner, to encourage other CWMs.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Have you seen the movie Fireproof?

Has anyone seen the movie Fireproof, yet? I have not. I would love to hear what you thought
of the movie. Please share.

Friday, October 24, 2008

What does your family do for Halloween?

Does your family celebrate Halloween? If so, how? Do you go to a Fall Festival at your church or do trick or treating in your neighborhood? Everyone has a different opinion on the subject.
Also, for fun share what your precious children will be dressing up as this year.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Listening to your children

What have you found are the best ways or times to listen to your children? Do you ever find it hard to listen to your children?

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Open Comment Section

Feel free to start any new discussions or questions here. Let's help one another out.

Prayer Request

Hello everyone,

Linda, a sister CWM, is praying for a car to help with her home business. She and her husband have only 1 car. So, could you pray with Linda that God would answer their prayer and provide a car? Thanks so much.

Monday, September 22, 2008

What do you think is the hardest age for children?

My question is really what is the hardest age for you as a parent with the ages of your children?
I use to think babies and toddlers were hard due to sheer fatigue and how little they can do for themselves. Now, I have a teenager in highschool and I'm up late and chauffering to lots of activities. So, this seems harder. What do you think?

Do Mommies get sick?

Recently, I had a virus and went to the doctor. He told me to get rest. I told him I had a daughter in Marching Band and rest was not something I got. Anyway, here is my question:
Do Mommies get sick and if you do how do you handle it? Do you actually rest or just try to keep plugging along? Please share.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Sarah Palin - CWM as Vice Presidential candidate

Here in the United States everyone is talking about Governor Sarah Palin as Vice President.
She is a strong pro-life Christian and is a CWM. What do you think about all of this? Also, if you live in another country do you have CWMs in elected office? It would be neat to hear from other countries as well.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Back To School

What kind of emotions do you have when your kids return to school? I was a little weepy this year, because both of my children started new schools. Please share your thoughts.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Family Devotions

Does your family have family devotions? If so, how do you do them? What are the ages of your children? Any suggestions would be great.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Open Comment Section

Feel free to start any new discussions here.

Volunteering at Church

Darcie made a great suggestion to have a post about volunteering at your church. For example in Vacation Bible School, Sunday School, etc. She shares she is not able to volunteer as much as she likes and that produces guilt sometimes. She also says she struggles with an earnest desire to serve the Lord and balance work and home. The CWM survey continues to be updated and tabulated. The latest survey totals I have stated 52.33% of the respondents volunteer at church. So, CWMs do volunteer at church.

So, how do you handle volunteering at church and if you don't do you feel guilty about it? Please share your thoughts.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Where do you place your loyalty?

In the July issue of Pearls of Encouragement for CWMs we discuss where we place our loyalty.
A question I have for you is, does your church display your country's flag in the sanctuary?
What did you think about this month's article?

Monday, June 23, 2008

What do you do when the children are away?

This week both of my children are gone. One is on a missions trip and the other is at a Christian boys camp. This is the first time that has happened in 13 years. So, what do you do when your children are away?

Lesson 10 is posted

Lesson 10 is posted for the CWM Online Bible Study. It is about Spiritual Depression. The Bible study can be found at

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Summer break

What is your favorite thing to do in the summer or when your children are out of school?

Saturday, May 10, 2008

A Mother's Day Present for You

A Friend sent this to me. Happy Mother's Day.

Newborn’s Conversation with God

A baby asked God, “They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?” God said, “Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you.”

The child further inquired, “But tell me, here in heaven I don’t have to do anything but sing and smile to be happy.” God said, “Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you. And you will feel your angel’s love and be very happy.”

Again the child asked, “And how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me if I don’t know the language?” God said, “Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear, and with much patience and care, your angel will teach you how to speak.”

“And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?” God said, “Your angel will place your hands together and will teach you how to pray.”

“Who will protect me?” God said, “Your angel will defend you even if it means risking its life.”

“But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore.” God said, “Your angel will always talk to you about Me and will teach you the way to come back to Me, even though I will always be next to you.”

At that moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from Earth could be heard and the child hurriedly asked, “God, if I am to leave now, please tell me my angel’s name.”

God said, “You will simply call her, Mom.”

-Author unknown

Friday, May 9, 2008

Modest clothing for Preteen/Teen Girls

We have talked before on this blog about the difficulty of finding modest clothes for girls. I wanted to let you know about a website I found. The website is They do not sell clothes in particular, but they have fashion shows showing how to choose modest clothing. Also, they have modest clothing guidelines you can print out. A great way to have specifics to help your daughter in choosing clothing. Check out the website and they may have a club in your area.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Open Comment Section

I moved the current Open Comment Section up to the top, so more people could post.
Here are the most recent comments.

Hayley said...
I am a newer mom and teacher who made the decision to go back to work this year.
I did a search and found this site in hopes to be connected with other christian moms, whom at one point or another have faced a difficult decision as career women---what is best for their children and family---remaining at work or transitioning to staying at home. We recently moved and have not found a church family here (which has made this time of my mommy-hood and making the decision to go back to work all that more difficult to get through). I am hoping to get both some prayer from other Christian women as well as advise from anyone else who can offer it and or a verse of encouragement.
Thank you.

April 7, 2008 10:49 PM

Coach Kimberly said...
Hi Hayley,

Welcome to the CWM community. If you would like a prayer partner send an email to me at and I will try to match you with someone. Moving to a new town, new job, and a new Mom - you have a lot on your plate. I remember we moved when my daughter was 10 months old and took a long time to find a church. I was extremely lonely. As for going back to work I think each woman struggles with that differently. I am convinced that God does not have a one size plan that fits all. Each family has to pray and decide what is best for their family. On the main page of the CWM site there is an article about what the Bible says about CWM. The verse that stands out for me for you right now is Jeremiah 29:11, "For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord, plans to give you hope and a future." Recently, I read a commentary that said it should read for God has thoughts of you. No matter what you are going through right now it does not catch God by surprise. Trust him and ask for his clear guidance. I pray God will be more than sufficient for you right now.

April 8, 2008 5:54 AM

Anonymous said...
Hello -

I'm a CWM - married with a 6 year old son. I sometimes feel a guilty and overwhelmed about not having my house as clean as I wish it was.. Sometimes I think about finding a housekeeper that would come to my house every 2 or 3 weeks to help me clean my home but I immediately feel guilty about having to pay someone to do something I should be doing. What do you suggest I do?

May 1, 2008 5:50 PM

Coach Kimberly said...
Hi Anonymous,

I certainly understand not having enough time to clean. If you can afford to have someone clean your house then do it. You will have more time with you son and be less stressed. When I look at the Proverbs 31 woman it says she managed her servants. So, she probably had someone cooking or even cleaning some. I think as CWMs we do guilt so well. The ultimate goal is getting your house clean, whether you do it or someone else. So, my suggestion is have someone clean and then be able to relax and goof off with you son. Hope that helped some.

May 2, 2008 4:41 AM

What do you like best about being a Mom?

Share your thoughts in honor of Mother's Day coming up.

Monday, April 7, 2008

What is God Teaching you right now?

I think we can learn from one another in our walks with God. So are you willing to share what God is teaching you right now in your life? I look forward to God getting the glory for the changes he is making.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Spring Break and Summer Vacation

My children are on Spring Break this week, so for the most part I'm taking the week off. I am working some from home. How do you handle Spring Breaks and summer vacations? What kind of arrangements do you make for your children? Often my husband and I do tag team parenting. I'm it for this week! Please share.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

A Laugh for you Today - a New Survivor game

A dear friend sent this to me. Enjoy.


Six married men will be dropped on an island with one car and 3 kids
each for six weeks.

Each kid will play two sports and either take music or dance classes
There is no fast food.

Each man must take care of his 3 kids; keep his assigned house clean,
correct all homework, and complete science projects, cook, do laundry,
and pay a list of 'pretend' bills with not enough money.

In addition, each man will have to budget in money for groceries each

Each man must remember the birthdays of all their friends and
relatives, and send cards out on time.

Each man must also take each child to a doctor's appointment, a dentist
appointment and a haircut appointment.

He must make one unscheduled and inconvenient visit per child to the
Urgent Care.

He must also make cookies or cupcakes for a social function.

Each man will be responsible for decorating his own assigned house,
planting flowers outside and keeping it presentable at all times.

The men will only have access to television when the kids are asleep and

all chores are done.

The men must shave their legs, wear makeup daily, adorn himself with
jewelry, wear uncomfortable yet stylish shoes, keep fingernails
polished and eyebrows groomed.

During one of the six weeks, the men will have to endure severe
abdominal cramps, back aches, and have extreme, unexplained mood swings
but never once complain or slow down from other duties.

They must attend weekly school meetings, church, and find time at least
once to spend the afternoon at the park or a similar setting.

They will need to read a book and then pray with the children each
night and in the morning, feed them, dress them, brush their teeth and
comb their hair by 7:00 am.

A test will be given at the end of the six weeks, and each father will
be required to know all of the following information: each child's
birthday, height, weight, shoe size, clothes size and doctor's name.
Also the child's weight at birth, length, time of birth, and length of
labor, each child's favorite color, middle name, favorite snack,
favorite song, favorite drink, favorite toy, biggest fear and what they
want to be when they grow up.

The kids vote them off the island based on performance. The last man
wins only if...he still has enough energy to be intimate with his
spouse at a moment's notice.

If the last man does win, he can play the game over and over and over
again for the next 18-25 years eventually earning the right To be called

After you get done laughing, send this to as many females as you think
will get a kick out of it and as many men as you think can handle it.
Just don't send it back to me.... I'm going to bed!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Are you Vulnerable to a Workplace Romance?

In the February issue of Pearls of Encouragement for Christian Working Moms, I discuss the topic, "Are you Vulnerable to a Workplace Romance?". Please share your thoughts on the article or observations from your workplace.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Open Comment Section

Please feel free to start new discussions here or ask questions of other CWM's. We have a wonderfully supportive community.

Valentine's Day

What do you like to give on Valentine's Day and what would you like to receive? My children definitely think the day is for them as well. Chocolate is always good for me. Please share.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Lesson 9 is posted

Lesson 9 for the CWM Bible Study is posted. We will study Psalm 84. You can find the CWM Bible Study link on the right hand side of this page.

Monday, January 14, 2008

CWM Coaching Tips is Ready!

The CWM Coaching Tips is ready and available. You can receive a tip a day by email. An announcement will be going out to the CWM list on Wednesday of this week. If you want to go ahead and take a look you can at

Monday, January 7, 2008

Prayer Partners

Are some of you willing to share what it has been like to have a virtual Prayer Partner? Still looking for a Prayer Partner, send an email to with Prayer Partner in the Memo line. Can't wait to hear how God is working in your lives.