Raising Boys and Girls Podcast: S4, E31 Kari Kampakis Interview

By Jessica Wolstenholm

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Join Sissy Goff and David Thomas as they chat with writer, speaker, and mom to four girls, Kari Kampakis on loving your kids and yourself well through the tough seasons of motherhood.

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How do you find your way to balance as a working mom?

Planning ahead.

Making sure my kids know they come first.

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Kari’s Books: (you can find them all HERE)

10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know

Written for girls aged 12-16. 

Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

About friendship, social media, and identity.

Love Her Well

I’m just another mom in the trenches of motherhood. I’m learning right along with you.

Whatever is most personal is most universal. Henri Nouwen

More Than a Mom

Finding your identity as a child of God

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Moms are human beings with legitimate needs who need to take time for themselves. Kari Kampakis

God calls us to love our children as He loves us. To pursue their heart and love them well, regardless of whether or not they are loving us back. Kari Kampakis

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We can only love our kids well from a place of strength that comes from our relationship with God and tending to all other areas of our lives. Kari Kampakis

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What would you say is one vintage value that kids struggle with today and how can we help them with it?


Friendships are hard today.

If you look for kindness as the most important quality in friends, those friendships will last for years.

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What is something you’d like to bring back from your childhood?

Old fashioned friendships

Friends used to be a source of comfort and now they seem to be a source of stress.

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What is something you loved from your childhood?

The Brady Bunch

Sweet Valley High

80’s Music

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I want moms to think of themselves through their relationship with God and how much He loves them. Kari Kampakis