2016 Christian Mompreneur Holiday Gift Guide

Ten Unique Christmas Gifts Made or Sold by Christian Mompreneurs

Christian Mompreneur Holiday Gift GuideOne of the things I love most about the International Christian Mompreneur Network is the opportunity to learn about the creative and inspirational things other moms are doing with their businesses or ministries. And I had the chance to do that recently on a video conference with some of the women in our Facebook Group (which you can join here). We held a Zoom meeting to share our products and services and prepare for holiday shopping season.

These ladies are blessing the world with their talents and gifts. And they are about to bless your friends and family with some fabulous Christmas gifts highlighted in our 2016 Christian Mompreneur Holiday Gift Guide!

With more than 10,000 Christian mompreneurs in our community, the following is just a small sampling of the amazing work these ladies are doing. Please take a few minutes to support a fellow mompreneur and do a little Christmas shopping!

Ten Unique Christmas Gifts Made or Sold by Christian Mompreneurs

2016 Christian Mompreneur Holiday Gift Guide 

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Meet Featured Sister Tammie Polk

Introducing the Christian Mompreneur Book Club!

t-polk-photoYou know how God brings just the right people into  your life at just the right time to fulfill his purposes? Well, I see that happen in my life all the time and Tammie Polk is one example! I had been talking with Elizabeth Green about starting a Book Club for Christian Mompreneurs in our Facebook Group (which you can join here if you’re not already a member!). We thought it would be fun to read a faith-based or business book together and discuss it in the group so we can share our knowledge and encourage one another. But who would moderate the group? Who would have the time and the passion and the skills to lead us on this journey? So I prayed about it. And then we just let the idea go until it was the right time. A few months later, Tammie showed up eager to support this ministry and lead our Book Club! Don’t you love when that happens? 

So, I’d like to introduce you to our Featured Sister, Tammie Polk! She will be filling you in on our Book Club plans over in the Facebook Group, so be sure to join us there for details! 

 

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[Author Interview] Meet Christian Mompreneur Joanne Miller

Author, Creating a Haven of Peace: When You're Feeling Down, Finances are Flat and Tempers are Rising

You never know what really goes on behind closed doors. I remember hearing those words when I was growing up and started spending time with friends in their homes only to discover their family life wasn’t the way I pictured it to be. Sure, there were a lot of sibling squabbles in my home, but there was also a lot of love and laughter. And that’s what I wanted to create for my own home and my own family. Joanne Miller has not only created a sanctuary in her home, but she has also taught other women to do the same thing. She graciously offered to share her tips with us here as she talks about her new book, Creating a Haven of Peace: When You’re Feeling Down, Finances are Flat and Tempers are Rising

Oh, and if this little interview piques your interest, please join us for an in depth audio interview as Joanne shares some of her real, raw stories and tells us what goes on behind closed doors of her home! Click here to listen to the interview

Joanne Miller

 

Q: Most busy moms would not describe their lives as peaceful — in fact, it’s a bit chaotic at times! What does it mean to create a haven of peace?

A: Let me be clear on the point that creating a peaceful Sanctuary doesn’t mean you live in a monastery. Kids are loud, life can get crazy, and tempers can get out of hand. That’s life. And it is definitely the life of a home with children. What makes a home a Sanctuary is that, in spite of the noise, the mess, the chaos, there is a spirit of peace and unconditional love. A spirit of adventure and a positive culture that embraces life to the fullest without judgment and conditions. A place where those who reside feel loved and safe no matter what happens. There are many small steps one can take to make the home a place of Sanctuary for the family without breaking the bank or creating extra stress and strain. Simple ideas and examples which I cover in the book.

Q. Why did you write this book and who did you write it for? 

A: Creating a Haven of Peace is a compilation of stories and articles I have written through the years for my own need to get my thoughts on paper. I love to write and I hope my message is one that ministers to the needs of others. I began to put this book together when my husband, Dan (www.48Days.com), and I started receiving as many questions about our family, our marriage and relationships as we were getting about business and career issues. People are hungry for strong and healthy relationships. When I was a young wife and mother, I looked for mentors to help me grow and teach me how to be better than average. Now I am honored to give back decades of gathered and applied knowledge to others who are seeking.

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Business and Balance for the Mompreneur [An Interview with Christy Wright]

Business and Balance for the MompreneurIf you’re a fan of Dave Ramsey, then you’ve probably heard of Christy Wright. She’s the “mompreneur” on Dave’s team and she’s made it her mission to help other moms make money doing what they love.

Christy is hosting a series of events for women around the country called Business Boutique. And she stopped by the International Christian Mompreneur Network recently to chat with me about her events and her passion for helping women succeed.

You can watch my discussion with Christy about balancing business and motherhood here. She will share:

  • Her story about growing up as the daughter of a mompreneur.
  • Her secret for dealing with mom guilt.
  • Tips for charging what you’re worth.
  • Why it’s so important to work in your strengths.
  • What to do when you can’t afford to hire help.
  • The best advice I’ve ever heard on saying ‘no.’
  • The scripture verse she leans on as a mom and entrepreneur.
  • Details on how to join her at an upcoming Business Boutique event.

And – pay close attention – because she will give you a little homework assignment that I think you’re going to have fun with!

There’s no cost to watch the interview – and I promise it’s not a sales pitch disguised as an interview. Christy will share information about her upcoming events and how you can purchase a ticket – but she’s also going to share some really valuable tips you can implement today in your business.

So please click here and join us in our discussion about Business and Balance for the Mompreneur!

Meet Featured Sister Alecia Baptiste

Alecia BaptisteIf you’ve been to the Prayer Cafe, you’ve been blessed by the encouragement of Alecia Baptiste’s weekly devotionals. Alecia is one of those people who showed up in my life at precisely the right time for precisely the right purpose. It was God’s hand at work when she and I connected. She was searching for a way to share her gift and minister to women, and I was looking for a special sister to lead the Prayer Cafe. Don’t you love how God answers our prayers and connects people? 

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Meet Featured Sister Katy Blevins

KatyBlevinsDo you ever get a call or an email from a friend who says “You should meet so-and-so!” It happens to me often and unfortunately, life is so busy that I don’t always get the opportunity to meet so-and-so. But recently, when a mutual friend Maria suggested I talk with Katy Blevins, we actually found the time to get together – live and in person! And I’m so glad we did. Katy is a breath of fresh air. She’s a creative spirit with a flair for business and a heart for supporting other women. And I’m honored to have met her and to introduce you to her today! 

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[Author Interview]: Meet Christian Mompreneur Colleen O’Grady

Author of Dial Down the Drama: Reducing Conflict and Reconnecting with your Teenage Daughter

Dial Down the DramaI don’t know about your childhood, but there was plenty of drama growing up in my house with three girls. I admit to being the source of my fair share of the drama — I was a master at slamming doors and rolling eyes. (Sorry, Mom!) And I’m waiting for my own house to erupt with the same kind of teenage girl drama any day.

But Colleen O’Grady says I don’t have to expect the worse. She knows there is a way to dial down the drama and reduce conflict so you can have a better relationship with your daughter. And her new book is filled with practical tips and professional advice on how to do just that! 

I met Colleen several years ago through a coaching program in Asheville, NC. I was immediately drawn to her and impressed with her parenting wisdom. As a licensed therapist, she’s had plenty of experience working with families and learning how to dial down the drama. I’m honored to share my conversation with Colleen here on the blog today! 

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[Author Interview] Meet Christian Mompreneur Christine Martinello

Discover a New Holiday Tradition: The Christmas Love Box

Christine MartinelloIf you are looking to consume less and connect more this Christmas, you’ll treasure The Christmas Love Box, created by Christian Mompreneur Christine Martinello with her husband, Bob. I met Christine virtually this year and have been so inspired by what she is doing to encourage families to start a meaningful holiday tradition — and give a gift that truly reflects the love in their hearts. Christine graciously shares her story with us here today – and I invite you to  learn more about her journey and the precious opportunity to put pen to paper and bless someone this season through The Christmas Love Box. 

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Meet Featured Sister Marie-Therese Hernon

Marie-Therese HernonI have to confess, the first time I heard about “tapping” I thought it was kinda woo-woo. I couldn’t wrap my head around the fact that this practice could be healing. I like to think I’m open to alternative medicine…but this practice seemed strange to me. But I have several friends who swear by the results of tapping! That’s why I’m excited to share Marie-Therese’s story with you and hear from an expert who has experienced the benefits of tapping herself.

Meet Featured Sister Marie-Therese Hernon

Business Name: Tap It Behind You

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Meet Featured Sister Tina Marie Griffin

MG_3821-1357x1280Last year I found myself at a conference in Colorado where I didn’t know a soul. After only a few sessions, a group of amazing mom entrepreneurs started to form. Among them was a stunningly gorgeous woman who was on fire with a love for Jesus and on a mission to change the message our children receive from the media. This Hollywood actress turned ministry leader is exposing the truth and challenging our youth to go counter-culture! It’s my honor to share her story with you here — and give you a first peek at her newly released CD, Hollywood Exposed.

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