Christian Mom: You Can Create a Business That Supports Your Values of Faith and Family!

If you are running a business while raising a family, you are not alone! Women are opening small businesses at a higher rate than men. And many of these businesses are owned by moms who work from home. In fact, a new home-based business is started every 12 seconds in the United States. Why? We believe it’s because we’re experiencing a shift in priorities and women are searching for a way to create a business that supports their values of faith and family. They want a profitable business and a family-centered lifestyle. And it’s easier than ever before to make that dream a reality. 

The International Christian Mompreneur Network is a community of moms who are passionate about faith, family and business (in that order!). We know that God calls us to share our gifts and talents and serve others through our businesses. We offer solutions and support to help you build a profitable business with wisdom and grace. If you’re self-employed, starting a business, running a home based business or just thinking about creating a business while raising a family, you’re in the right place!

Get started by joining for free today! Then dive right into our business training videos and the Christian Mompreneur Toolkit — to inspire and guide you on your journey. 

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Five Things You Can Stop Feeling Guilty About

 

 

Moms know guilt. We wear it like a tattered old sweater we refuse to part with. We carry it with us like a dark cloud that threatens our happiness. And we reluctantly but faithfully accept it from strangers, causing us second-guess our every move.

Guilt can be helpful if it causes you to be a better person. But, if you’re like me, you take on a lot of guilt that doesn’t do anything but create stress and anxiety. That’s because we feel guilty about things that don’t deserve our attention. Here are five things I’ve decided I no longer need to feel guilty about – and I’m hoping you will join me!

Five Things You Can Stop Feeling Guilty About

1. Your parenting style. Being a mom is a journey comprised of a million decisions. Breastfeed or bottle feed? Vaccinations or not? Homeschool or public school? It seems no matter what you choose, you attract critics and haters. Family, friends and total strangers weigh in on your abilities as a parent. Even your children evaluate your skills and tell you what you’re doing wrong (maybe that’s just my children!). But guess what? It’s your job to make those decisions and you’re not getting fired any time soon. God gave your children to you for a reason – and he will equip you to be the best mom you can be to them. So make your choices based on what you feel is best at the moment and don’t look back.

2. Your work choices. Are you a member of Team LeanIn or Team StayAtHomeMom? A lot of moms feel like they need to take sides. I happen to fall somewhere in the middle, which makes it difficult to have allegiance to either team. But there are some maniacal fans on both sides and they can make you question your choices. One minute you feel guilty for not being home with your children and the next minute you feel guilty for “wasting” your master’s degree. Remember, God created YOU to be unique. He has very specific plans for you – and they don’t involve following the crowd. So, take heart and know that if your choices are in alignment with God’s plan there’s no reason to feel guilty. [Read more…]

Mother’s Day Special: Half Price Membership in the Sisterhood of Christian Mompreneurs

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Happy Mother’s Day! I don’t care how easy some women make it look — being a mom is one of the most challenging (and rewarding!) jobs on the planet. And here at the International Christian Mompreneur Network there are thousands of women holding a MOM job along with a CEO title. They’re running a business or ministry while raising a family. And that’s no simple task.

So this month, as we celebrate mothers and the many ways they bless others, we’re also celebrating mompreneurs. Because moms who can juggle diapers and spreadsheets are pretty amazing. These women are making a difference in the world — by sharing their gifts, serving others and staying true to their values of faith and family. I’d say that’s worth celebrating!

If you would like to connect with these smart and successful women, then we invite you to join us in the Sisterhood of Christian Mompreneurs. Our small but powerful circle is here to support you in your entrepreneurial journey. And this month only, membership is half price!

As a member of the Sisterhood, you’ll:

1. Connect with other like-minded mom entrepreneurs and ministry leaders who will help you stay focused and accountable.

2. Get answers to pressing questions about your business — from technology tid-bits to strategy sessions.

3. Promote your business or ministry to a community of women who want to support you.

4. Learn from your sisters through a monthly webinar series on a variety of business and personal growth topics.

5. Save on events, courses and coaching programs designed to help you flourish as a mom entrepreneur.

Give yourself the gift of support this Mother’s Day! Join us in the Sisterhood. Click here to enroll now! (Don’t forget to use the Promo Code: MOM2015)

10 Prayers for the Mompreneur [Free Printable]

What do you pray for? I pray for my family, my marriage, my health…for friends and total strangers who are going through a difficult experience…for abandoned children and prisoners of war. Those are probably some of the same things you pray for. But I also talk to God about my business. I ask for divine direction and wise counsel.

If God has blessed you with a business or ministry (or the desire to start one!), here are some of my go-to prayers I’d like to share with you. May they help you remember to keep the faith in all matters of business!

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Gratitude

Lord, thank you for the blessing of my business or ministry. I am grateful that you planted a seed in my heart and gave me the resources and opportunity to use my gifts to serve others through my business or ministry.

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. – Colossians 3:17

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