Girl Mom Podcast

By Kari Kampakis

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Today's teenage girls face unprecedented challenges - and so do their parents. From anxiety, loneliness, and depression to struggles with friendships, body image, and self-worth, girls feel the overwhelm of a perfect storm that often leads them to despondency. For moms raising daughters, big questions have emerged: How can we help them thrive? How can we offer hope, wisdom, calm, and strength? In the Girl Mom podcast, blogger Kari Kampakis, a mom of 4 girls and author of 3 books (including the latest for moms, LOVE HER WELL) unites women who aim to be strong mothers raising empowered daughters. Addressing modern-day issues through the lens of faith, Kari helps mothers feel less alone, more encouraged, and more equipped to unleash the potential of their mother-daughter relationships.

Episode Date
Ep. 45: Fighting the Epidemic of Burned-Out Moms
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Burnout among moms is at an all-time high. We know we need self-care, but we think of it in two opposite extremes: either the Spa Day Mentality (a constant mindset of “I’ll treat myself because I deserve it”) or the Mommy Martyrdom Mentality (a mindset of “my kids are my world, and I can’t do anything for myself”). Join Kari as she discusses a healthy middle ground that strengthens you, expands your bandwidth, and builds wellness from the inside out.

Ep. 45 Show Notes:

o   Order Kari’s new book: More Than a Mom: How Prioritizing Your Wellness Helps You (and Your Family) Thrive

o   Kari’s book for moms of teen girls: Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

o   Kari’s books for teen girls: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know and Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

o   Kari’s Blog - www.karikampakis.com/blog/

o   Contact Kari at kari@karikampakis.com and follow her on Instagram and Facebook

May 09, 2022
Ep. 44: Moms: Your Purpose is Bigger than Motherhood
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Too often, women underestimate themselves - or mistakenly believe their purpose is over once their kids leave home. But the truth is, at every age, the world needs your gifts and wisdom. You have a purpose even greater than your family and home. Join Kari for an encouraging word and an important reminder about the best gift you have to offer: your mother’s heart. 

Ep. 44 Show Notes:

o   Order Kari’s new book: More Than a Mom: How Prioritizing Your Wellness Helps You (and Your Family) Thrive

o   Kari’s book for moms of teen girls: Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

o   Kari’s books for teen girls: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know and Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

o   Kari’s Blog - www.karikampakis.com/blog/

o   Contact Kari at kari@karikampakis.com and follow her on Instagram and Facebook

May 01, 2022
Ep. 41: 4 Things that Can Ruin Your Motherhood
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What keeps you from finding peace and joy as a parent?  What are common mindsets or missteps that trip up parents today?  Join Kari as she talks about what it means to be human - and let your children witness your humanity too.

Ep. 41 Show Notes:

o   Order Kari’s new book: More Than a Mom: How Prioritizing Your Wellness Helps You (and Your Family) Thrive

o   Kari’s book for moms of teen girls: Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

o   Kari’s books for teen girls: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know and Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

o   Kari’s Blog - www.karikampakis.com/blog/

o   Contact Kari at kari@karikampakis.com and follow her on Instagram and Facebook

Apr 10, 2022
Ep. 40: Moms, Rewrite the Negative Scripts in Your Head
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Counselors often talk about the “tapes” in a person’s head that play on repeat. Over time, these tapes (often untrue) form negative thought loops and unhealthy mindsets that affect us and the people we love.  Join Kari as she shares tips on how to identify and interrupt the loops that hold you back and create healthier ones that set you free. 

Ep. 40 Show Notes:

o   Order Kari’s new book: More Than a Mom: How Prioritizing Your Wellness Helps You (and Your Family) Thrive

o   Julie Sparkman podcast: Head to Heart

o   Kari’s book for moms of teen girls: Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

o   Kari’s books for teen girls: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know and Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

o   Kari’s Blog - www.karikampakis.com/blog/

o   Contact Kari at kari@karikampakis.com and follow her on Instagram and Facebook

Apr 03, 2022
Ep. 39: Moms, Make Time for Your Friends
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For girls and women, friends are like oxygen.  They make life better, they "get us" like no one else, they induce side-splitting laughter, and they make impossible days feel bearable. If you've found your people, give thanks, and if you haven't, have hope. The best lessons in friendship often come during the loneliest seasons of friendship, and as Kari explains, those lonely seasons can help you "up" your friendship game and become the friend you hope to find.

Ep. 39 Show Notes:

o   Order Kari’s new book: More Than a Mom: How Prioritizing Your Wellness Helps You (and Your Family) Thrive

o   Kari’s book for moms of teen girls: Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

o   Kari’s books for teen girls: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know and Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

o   Kari’s Blog - www.karikampakis.com/blog/

o   Contact Kari at kari@karikampakis.com and follow her on Instagram and Facebook

Mar 20, 2022
Ep. 38: Help Your Teen Daughter Manage Her Emotions
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Healthy relationships require emotional intelligence. And since relationships matter deeply to girls, emotional intelligence should too. Join Kari as she shares some thoughts on helping your daughter process her emotions in healthy ways and be the calm influence that she needs.

Ep. 38 Show Notes:

o   Order Kari’s new book: More Than a Mom: How Prioritizing Your Wellness Helps You (and Your Family) Thrive

o   Kari’s book for moms of teen girls: Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

o   Kari’s books for teen girls: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know and Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

o   Kari’s Blog - www.karikampakis.com/blog/

o   Contact Kari at kari@karikampakis.com and follow her on Instagram and Facebook

Mar 13, 2022
Ep. 37: Help Your Child Fight Anxiety by Strengthening Yourself
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We live in anxious times, and studies show that 1 out of every 3 kids now struggle with anxiety. As moms, how can we help the next generation? How can we better manage our anxiety and be the strong parents our children need? Join Kari as she shares practical tips on how to be healthy mentors and guides.

Ep. 37 Show Notes:

o   Order Kari’s new book: More Than a Mom: How Prioritizing Your Wellness Helps You (and Your Family) Thrive

o   Kari’s book for moms of teen girls: Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

o   Kari’s books for teen girls: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know and Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

o   Kari’s Blog - www.karikampakis.com/blog/

o   Contact Kari at kari@karikampakis.com and follow her on Instagram and Facebook

Mar 06, 2022
Ep. 36: Why Moms Need Rest
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As moms, we carry the weight of the world on our shoulders. We fear what will happen if the mothership goes down.  Who will hold the family together? What if our rest leads to chaos – and we end up more stressed than before? But rest is essential to long-term health, and without it, the mothership will go down in even bigger ways. Join Kari as she talks about finding rest in a busy and restless world.

Ep. 36 Show Notes:

o   Order Kari’s new book: More Than a Mom: How Prioritizing Your Wellness Helps You (and Your Family) Thrive

o   Kari’s book for moms of teen girls: Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

o   Kari’s books for teen girls: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know and Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

o   Kari’s Blog - www.karikampakis.com/blog/

o   Contact Kari at kari@karikampakis.com and follow her on Instagram and Facebook

Feb 26, 2022
Ep. 35: Girls, Don't Ignore Red Flags When Dating
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For teenage girls, dating can feel fun and exciting - yet also confusing and emotional. A guy who starts off being a dream come true can soon show signs of being controlling, narcissistic, and mentally abusive.  Join Kari as she shares insights to help today's girls recognize some common red flags and trust their instincts when it comes to romance.

Ep. 35 Show Notes:

o   Order Kari’s new book: More Than a Mom: How Prioritizing Your Wellness Helps You (and Your Family) Thrive

o  Get pre-order incentives for Kari’s new book

o Boundaries book, The Gift of Fear

o   Kari’s book for moms of teen girls: Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

o   Kari’s books for teen girls: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know and Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

o   Kari's article: What Makes a Guy a Keeper?

o   Kari’s Blog - www.karikampakis.com/blog/

o   Contact Kari at kari@karikampakis.com and follow her on Instagram and Facebook

Feb 12, 2022
Ep. 34: 10 Ways to Love a Teenager
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Raising teenagers brings a lot of mystery - and one of the biggest mysteries is how to love them when they're pushing back or acting unlovable. Join Kari as she shares 10 quick tips on how to show you care as your child becomes an adolescent. 

Ep. 34 Show Notes:

o   Order Kari’s new book: More Than a Mom: How Prioritizing Your Wellness Helps You (and Your Family) Thrive

o   Kari’s book for moms of teen girls: Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

o   Kari’s books for teen girls: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know and Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

o   Kari’s Blog - www.karikampakis.com/blog/

o   Contact Kari at kari@karikampakis.com and follow her on Instagram and Facebook

Jan 25, 2022
Ep. 32: Talking to Your Child about Hurtful Adults
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As parents, we expect to see some rudeness or meanness from kids, but when it’s an adult interaction that catches our child off-guard, it's confusing. Join Kari as she shares thoughts on navigating these situations and using them to help your child decide who they do and don't want to be.

Ep. 32 Show Notes:

o   Order Kari’s new book: More Than a Mom: How Prioritizing Your Wellness Helps You (and Your Family) Thrive

o   Kari’s book for moms of teen girls: Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

o   Kari’s books for teen girls: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know and Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

o   Kari’s Blog - www.karikampakis.com/blog/

o   Contact Kari at kari@karikampakis.com and follow her on Instagram and Facebook

Jan 17, 2022
Ep. 31: 5 Things Your Daughter Should Know about Chasing Boys
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There are certain things in life worth waiting for - and a really awesome guy is one of them. Unfortunately, our world has devalued the art of waiting. We want our heart’s desire now,  and for teenage girls eager to fall in love, that eagerness can get the best of them. Join Kari as she shares talking points you can use to discuss healthy dating with your daughter.

Ep. 31 Show Notes:

o   Pre-order Kari’s new book: More Than a Mom: How Prioritizing Your Wellness Helps You (and Your Family) Thrive

o  Get pre-order incentives for Kari’s new book

o   Kari’s book for moms of teen girls: Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

o   Kari’s books for teen girls: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know and Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

o   Kari’s Blog - www.karikampakis.com/blog/

o   Contact Kari at kari@karikampakis.com and follow her on Instagram and Facebook

Jan 10, 2022
Ep. 30: Moms, A New Book for YOU
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What if taking care of yourself was the first step to helping your family thrive? What if you truly believed that you can only take your children as far as you've come - and raising healthy kids begins with them seeing a healthy mom? Join Kari for an exciting announcement about a new book for mothers that celebrates wellness from the inside out. Launching April 5, 2022.

Ep. 30 Show Notes:

o   Pre-order Kari’s new book: More Than a Mom: How Prioritizing Your Wellness Helps You (and Your Family) Thrive

o  Get pre-order incentives for Kari’s new book

o   Kari’s book for moms of teen girls: Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

o   Kari’s books for teen girls: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know and Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

o   Kari’s Blog - www.karikampakis.com/blog/

o   Contact Kari at kari@karikampakis.com and follow her on Instagram and Facebook

Jan 03, 2022
Ep. 29: Encouragement for College Girls
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College is a time to either neglect your faith -- or take your faith to the next level. It's a season of life that sets the stage for your relationships, your career, your health, and your future. Join Kari as she talks to Mary Lauren Burdeshaw, a senior at Auburn University, about the challenges that college girls face and how a strong spiritual life fits into the picture. 

Ep. 21 Show Notes:

Auburn University

JH Ranch

Church of the Highlands

o   Kari’s book for moms of teen girls: Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

o   Kari’s books for teen girls: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know and Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

o   Contact Kari at kari@karikampakis.com and follow her on Instagram and Facebook

Dec 06, 2021
Ep. 28: Want to Help Your Daughter? Be Her Emotional Coach
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Helping your daughter learn to read and regulate her emotions is one of the best gifts you can give her. It will benefit her in every relationship, job, and life calling she has. Join Kari as she shares some thoughts on raising emotionally intelligent girls and how to stay strong as a mom when your daughter unleashes on you.

Ep. 28 Show Notes:

o   Kari’s new book: Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

o   Kari’s books for teen girls: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know and Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

o   Kari’s Blog - www.karikampakis.com/blog/

o   Contact Kari at kari@karikampakis.com and follow her on Instagram and Facebook

Oct 02, 2021
Ep. 27: Raising Kids in an Age of Superstars
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It's human nature to compare, and for children today - growing up in an age of wonderkids and superhuman teenagers - it's hard not to compare your performance to the best and feel dumb or inadequate. Yet there are many ways to be smart, many ways to succeed, and many ways to unlock talent.  Join Kari as she offers insight on hidden gifts and potential that can't be measured in a classroom - or predicted by a report card. 

Ep. 27 Show Notes:

o   Recommended book: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

o  Kari’s book for girl moms: Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

o   Kari’s books for teen girls: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know and Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

o   Kari’s Blog - www.karikampakis.com/blog/

o   Contact Kari at kari@karikampakis.com and follow her on Instagram and Facebook

Sep 18, 2021
Ep. 26: 10 Truths Middle Schoolers Should Know
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Most people agree that middle school is just AWKWARD. It's a time of upheaval, transition, and major changes socially, emotionally, physically, and mentally. Join Kari as she shares  words of hope and encouragement about one of life’s trickiest transitions and offers a big picture perspective - as well as some humor - to help you through it. 

Ep. 26 Show Notes:

o   Kari’s books for teen girls: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know and Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

o   Kari’s new book: Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

o   Kari’s Blog - www.karikampakis.com/blog/

o   Contact Kari at kari@karikampakis.com and follow her on Instagram and Facebook



Jul 31, 2021
Ep. 25: 5 Things to Tell Your Kids Before They Go Back to School
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The beauty of a new school year is how it presents a clean slate. It allows us to move forward with intention and purpose.  Join Kari as she shares 5 things that can help your child positively impact their classmates’ lives. 

Ep. 25 Show Notes:

o   Kari’s new book: Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

o   Kari’s books for teen girls: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know and Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

o   Kari’s Blog - www.karikampakis.com/blog/

o   Contact Kari at kari@karikampakis.com and follow her on Instagram and Facebook

Jul 23, 2021
Ep. 24: When Close Friends Drift Apart (Helping Your Daughter Navigate the Loss)
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The end of a friendship can be devastating, especially for teenage girls. And for moms of teen girls, it is heartbreaking to see the pain, self-doubt, and worries a girl has when a shake-up or break-up occurs. Join Kari as she talks about this common issue and how to better frame, understand, and navigate the loss as you help your daughter through it.

Ep. 24 Show Notes:

o   Kari’s new book: Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

o   Kari’s books for teen girls: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know and Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

o   Kari’s Blog - www.karikampakis.com/blog/

o   Contact Kari at kari@karikampakis.com and follow her on Instagram and Facebook

Jun 19, 2021
Ep. 23: Body Positivity, Eating Disorders, and Raising Healthy Girls with Alice Churnock
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In a world of Instagram, filters, and 24/7 comparison, keeping a positive body image is harder than ever.  For moms raising girls, there is heightened awareness of the issues that affect a girl's relationship with food and her body.  Join Kari and Alice Churnock, an Adolescent Counselor and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist, for this important conversation and how moms can best navigate this important subject at home.

Ep. 23 Show Notes:

Covenant Counseling

o The Ask Alice Podcast

o Kari's Book for Moms of Teen Girls

May 05, 2021
Ep. 21: The Challenge of Our 40s: Learning to “Be the Adult”
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Some of your hardest seasons of parenting are also your hardest seasons of life.  And in your 40s - a time of major transition as you're raising teens, launching teens, burying parents, and facing Big League Stress - it's easy to feel overwhelmed and unequipped.  Join Kari as she talks about the wrestling she's done and the insights that helped her better understand and navigate this season.

Ep. 21 Show Notes:

o   Kari’s new book: Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

o   Kari’s books for teen girls: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know and Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

o   Kari’s Blog - www.karikampakis.com/blog/

o   Contact Kari at kari@karikampakis.com and follow her on Instagram and Facebook

Apr 19, 2021
Ep. 20: Talking to Your Daughter About "Mean Girls"
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In a world that lacks kindness, mean behavior is on the rise.  And for children and teens, just beginning to see how hurtful people can be, the wounds can be deep and devastating. In this episode, Kari offers a framework to help you explain mean girl behavior, discuss an empowered response, and point your daughter toward the high road that God can ultimately bless.

EPISODE 20 Show Notes:

o   Order Kari’s new book: Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

o   Kari’s 1st book for teen girls: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know

o   Kari’s 2nd book for teen girls: Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

o   Kari’s Blog - www.karikampakis.com/blog/

o   Contact Kari at kari@karikampakis.com and follow her on Instagram and Facebook

Mar 27, 2021
Ep. 19: When You Don't Care for Your Son's Girlfriend
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One of the fastest ways for your son (or your daughter) to get off-track is through a bad relationship with the opposite sex. Yet what wise parents know is how bluntly stating your opinion can push a teenager away and deeper into the arms of a bad influence. Join Kari as she tackles this topic inspired by a group text among old friends.  As kids grow up, parents move from a position of power to a position of influence, and Kari will share ideas on how to talk about healthy dating in a way that inspires your teenager to listen.   

Ep. 19 Show Notes:

o   Kari’s new book: Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

o Sissy Goff's book The Back Door to Your Teen's Heart

o   Andy Stanley Podcast

o   Kari’s books for teen girls: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know and Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

o   Kari’s Blog - www.karikampakis.com/blog/

o   Contact Kari at kari@karikampakis.com and follow her on Instagram and Facebook

Feb 27, 2021
Ep. 18: Please Don't Tell Your Daughter "Girls are Mean"
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You may have said it - or wanted to say it. When your daughter comes home crying after another girl hurts her, it’s tempting to repeat this popular cliché. But is it helpful? And can it deter girls from building real friendships if they believe this stereotype is 100% true? Join Kari as she offers an alternative - and more hopeful - point of view. This message is also available as a post on Kari’s blog.


Ep. 18 Show Notes:

o   Order Kari’s new book: Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

o   Kari’s 1st book for teen girls: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know

o   Kari’s 2nd book for teen girls: Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

o   Kari’s Blog - www.karikampakis.com/blog/

o   Contact Kari at kari@karikampakis.com and follow her on Instagram and Facebook

Jan 16, 2021
Ep. 17: Helping Your Child Resolve Peer Conflict
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When trouble arises between your child and a friend or classmate, your first instinct is not always your best instinct. You can amplify matters by getting involved too quickly. Join Kari as she offers 4 guidelines to help you think through situations and guide your child in a crucial relationship skill. This message is also available on Kari's blog.

Ep. 17 Show Notes:

o   Order Kari’s new book: Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

o   Kari’s 1st book for teen girls: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know

o   Kari’s 2nd book for teen girls: Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

o   Kari’s Blog - www.karikampakis.com/blog/

o   Contact Kari at kari@karikampakis.com and follow her on Instagram and Facebook

Jan 09, 2021
Ep. 16: To the Girl with a Broken Heart
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The teen years bring new experiences - like dating and breaking up. When your daughter ends a relationship with a guy she really liked, it can be painful. Join Kari as she shares thoughts to offer comfort and hope to your daughter (or son) after a breakup.  This message will also be available as a new article on Kari's blog.

Ep. 16 Show Notes:

o   Order Kari’s new book: Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

o   Kari’s 1st book for teen girls: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know

o   Kari’s 2nd book for teen girls: Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

o   Kari’s Blog - www.karikampakis.com/blog/

o   Contact Kari at kari@karikampakis.com and follow her on Instagram and Facebook

Nov 14, 2020
Ep. 15: Every Mom Needs a Safe Place to Vent (That's Not Facebook)
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As a mom, you need to vent. You need safe places to be real and process your rawest, most nitty-gritty emotions. Oftentimes, however, what should keep as private conversations with friends turn into public conversations on Facebook - leading to hurt feelings, damaged relationships, and dirty laundry that's better unaired. Join Kari as she talks about the importance of having an adult network that lets you get frustrations off your chest and calm down so you can stay strong for your children and credible online. 

Ep. 15 Show Notes:

o   Order Kari’s new book: Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

o   Kari’s 1st book for teen girls: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know

o   Kari’s 2nd book for teen girls: Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

o   Kari’s Blog - www.karikampakis.com/blog/

o   Contact Kari at kari@karikampakis.com and follow her on Instagram and Facebook

Nov 01, 2020
Ep. 14: When Your Daughter Doubts Her Beauty
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Most females are hard on themselves - and even more detrimental than the critics of this world are the critics inside their heads. Join Kari as she talks about self-image, self-love, the conversations our daughters have with themselves, and how we - as mothers - can take to heart the same lessons we aim to teach. 

Ep. 14 Show Notes:

o   Order Kari’s new book: Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

o   Kari’s 1st book for teen girls: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know

o   Kari’s 2nd book for teen girls: Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

o   Kari’s Blog - www.karikampakis.com/blog/

o   Contact Kari at kari@karikampakis.com and follow her on Instagram and Facebook

Oct 24, 2020
Ep. 13: Want Your Teen to Listen? Be Concise
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Do you ever get too chatty and see your teenagers' eyes glaze over as you give life lessons? With teens, attention spans are limited, and you are lucky to get 30 seconds of a life lesson in. Being clear, concise, and brief – and not asking too many questions – helps keep them talking. It enables deeper, more meaningful conversations. Join Kari as she shares what she's learned about being heard by the next generation.

Ep. 13 Show Notes:

o   Order Kari’s new book: Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

o   Sissy Goff book: Intentional Parenting 

o   Kari’s 1st book for teen girls: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know

o   Kari’s 2nd book for teen girls: Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

o   Kari’s Blog - www.karikampakis.com/blog/

o   Contact Kari at kari@karikampakis.com and follow her on Instagram and Facebook

Oct 17, 2020
Ep. 12: When Your Child Says "I'm Ready" - But You're Not
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Motherhood is a constant dance of loving children and letting them go. As teenagers turn 16, it ushers in a new season where graduation feel startingly close and new emotions start to evolve. Join Kari as she shares thoughts on navigating these emotions and watching kids growing up. This message is also available as a new article on Kari's blog.

Ep. 12 Show Notes:

o   Kari’s new book for moms: Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

o   Kari’s books for teen girls: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know and Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

o   Kari’s blog

Camp Hollymont

o  Give Them Wings book

o   Contact Kari at kari@karikampakis.com and follow her on Instagram and Facebook

Oct 10, 2020
Ep. 11: 10 Dating Truths Girls Should Know
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Even if you tell your daughter all the right messages at home, she'll hear all the wrong messages from the world. In dating, it's easy for girls to get misguided and misled as they search for true love. Join Kari for this crucial conversation that offers talking points to share as you have dialogue about boys. An abridged version of this message is also available as a new article on Kari's blog.

Ep. 11 Show Notes:

o   Kari’s new book for moms: Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

o   Kari’s books for teen girls: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know and Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

o   Kari’s blog

o   Contact Kari at kari@karikampakis.com and follow her on Instagram and Facebook

Oct 03, 2020
Ep. 10: God's Grace is Bigger than Any Parent Fail (with Alice Churnock)
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No parent is perfect - we know that - yet in the journey of parenthood, we struggle to show ourselves grace. We believe the enemy's lies that keep us feeling defeated rather than living with the hope of Christ.

In this episode (originally featured on Ask Alice, part of Rooted Youth Ministry), Kari is interviewed by Alice Churnock, a sought-after counselor of teenage girls. Join Alice and Kari for a vulnerable conversation about raising adolescents, influencing teens, and showing the love of God in the parent-teen relationship.

 Ask Alice Podcast

o   Kari’s new book for moms: Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter




Sep 26, 2020
Ep. 9: 15 Conversations to Have with Your Teenage Daughter
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Today's teenagers get inundated with voices - people telling them who to be, what to do, and how to think - and they need their parents' help to tune into God's quiet whisper. In this episode, Kari shares key conversations to help you connect with your teenager, prepare her for the road ahead, and get her thinking about her choices before she's in a situation. With topics that range from mental health and eating disorders to spiritual warfare and learning to say no, this is one conversation you don't want to miss.

o   Kari’s new book for moms: Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

o   Kari’s books for teen girls: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know and Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

o   Kari’s Blog - www.karikampakis.com/blog/

o   Contact Kari at kari@karikampakis.com and follow her on Instagram and Facebook

Sep 13, 2020
Ep. 8: Don't Struggle Alone
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God created us for community so that we won’t do life alone. Too often, however, we keep our struggles to ourselves and suffer in silence. 

In this episode, Kari encourages parents to create a family climate of truth telling and raw honesty. She shares how she spent half her life bottling up her emotions and hiding her most vulnerable side – until taking baby steps in the right direction helped her push past fear and awkwardness. When we bring our deepest truths to light, we build deeper, richer, and more authentic relationships. We gain protection from the enemy and the support and strength we need to get through our darkest days. 

 
EPISODE 8 Show Notes

o   Kari’s new book for moms: Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

o   Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend: Boundaries 

o   Dorotheos of Gaza: Discourses and Sayings

o   Kari’s books for teen girls: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know and Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

o   Kari’s Blog - www.karikampakis.com/blog/

o   Contact Kari at kari@karikampakis.com and follow her on Instagram and Facebook

Aug 29, 2020
Ep. 7: Be Your Child's Prayer Warrior
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God answers prayers - but He can’t answer prayers that we don’t pray. Even if you're new to faith, or walking just one step ahead of your child, you can be a powerful prayer warrior. You can equip your child spiritually and point them to the source of all peace. In this episode, Kari shares chapter 10 from the audiobook of Love Her Well: Pray for Her and Empower Her Through Faith. Join Kari for specific prayers relevant to children and teenagers, and for encouragement in speaking prayers that outlive your time on earth.

EPISODE 8 Show Notes:

o   Order Kari’s new book: Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

o   Kari’s 1st book for teen girls: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know

o   Kari’s 2nd book for teen girls: Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

o   Kari’s Blog - www.karikampakis.com/blog/

o   Contact Kari at kari@karikampakis.com and follow her on Instagram and Facebook

Aug 22, 2020
Ep. 6: Protecting Your Teenager's Privacy
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As moms, we want our teenagers to confide in us. We long to be their safe place and sounding board, yet earning their trust is a privilege that we lose if we betray their confidence. When parents divulge too much, teenagers shut down or quit talking together. 

In this episode, Kari talks about protecting your teenager’s privacy while still getting the support you need to parent through a challenging season. As your kids grow older, your circle of trusted advisors gets smaller, and being aware of what is your story to tell and what is your child’s story to tell can make all the difference in whether they share the intricate details of their lives. 


EPISODE 7 Show Notes

o   Pre-order Kari’s new book, releasing Tuesday, Aug. 18: Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

o   Pre-Order Incentives for Love Her Well

o   Kari’s 1st book for teen girls: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know

o   Kari’s 2nd book for teen girls: Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

o   Kari’s Blog - www.karikampakis.com/blog/

o   Contact Kari at kari@karikampakis.com and follow her on Instagram and Facebook

Aug 15, 2020
Ep. 5: Help Your Daughter Find (and Use) Her Voice
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Girls today need healthy assertion. As girls learn to speak up for themselves, they gain the courage to speak up – and speak out – for others. Unfortunately, girls get conflicting advice about what it means to be a strong woman, especially in a world where many voices are hostile, abrasive, and rude. In this episode, Kari shares ideas on how to speak the truth in love, take up for yourself (and others), identify situations that call for a strong voice, and be an effective communicator.

Ep. 5 Show Notes:

o   Dr. Henry Cloud’s and Dr. John Townsend's Boundaries

o   Educated and The Glass Castle

o   Pre-order Kari’s new book, coming Aug. 2020: Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

o   Pre-Order Incentives for Love Her Well

o   Kari’s books for teen girls: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know and Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

o   Kari’s Blog - www.karikampakis.com/blog/

o   Contact Kari at kari@karikampakis.com and follow her on Instagram and Facebook

Aug 02, 2020
Ep. 4: What Teenage Girls Wish Their Mothers Knew
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Ever wonder what your daughter is thinking? Ever been at a loss over why you rubbed her the wrong way? Today’s episode is for any mother who wishes she could crack the code or get a glimpse into the teenage girl mystique. Teenagers don’t care what we know until they know that we care, and by being aware of some common thoughts, we may find entry points to build stronger connections. 

EPISODE 4 Show Notes:

o   Pre-order Kari’s new book, coming Aug. 2020: Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

o   Pre-Order Incentives for Love Her Well

o   Kari’s 1st book for teen girls: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know

o   Kari’s 2nd book for teen girls: Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

o   Kari’s Blog - www.karikampakis.com/blog/

o   Contact Kari at kari@karikampakis.com and follow her on Instagram and Facebook

Jul 26, 2020
Ep 3: Fight For Your Teenage Daughter, Not With Your Teenage Daughter
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For many women, having a baby girl is a dream come true. Yet as girls grow up, the narrative of innocence and joy changes to gloom and doom as moms are told, “Just wait until she’s a teenager!” and handed a disheartening script that treats a teenage girl’s final years at home as solely a season to survive.

In this episode, Kari talks about picking your battles, practicing healthy conflict resolution, and being on the same team. With today’s girls facing unprecedented challenges, they need parents and mentors to love and guide them – even in times of tension – with a spirit of hope, unity, and strength.  


EPISODE 3 Show Notes:

o   Dr. Gary Chapman’s The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers

o   Dr. Lisa Damour’s Untangled

o   Pre-order Kari’s new book, coming Aug. 2020: Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

o   Pre-Order Incentives for Love Her Well

o   Kari’s 1st book for teen girls: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know

o   Kari’s 2nd book for teen girls: Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

o   Kari’s Blog - www.karikampakis.com/blog/

o   Contact Kari at kari@karikampakis.com and follow her on Instagram and Facebook

 

Jul 19, 2020
Ep 2: The Backstory Behind Kari's Upcoming Book for Moms
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At an event in 2018, Kari gave a talk titled “How to Love a Teenager” that was inspired by personal mistakes. Afterward, a mom came up to her, pointed, and boldly declared, “That needs to be your next book.”

Immediately the lightbulb flashed, and after years of waiting for a new book idea to grab her, Kari finally had an answer. For the next 8 months, she dove into this labor of love, her first book for mothers navigating the teen years.

In this episode, Kari shares how her heart for mothers grew exponentially as her daughters became teenagers and she found herself feeling lost, lonely, and out of her league. With compassion for a mother’s journey and firm belief in God’s desire to bridge mothers and daughters, Kari explains how her latest book, releasing in August, will meet mothers where they are – yet not leave them there.

Episode 2 Show Notes:

o   Kari’s new book, coming Aug. 2020: Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

o   Kari’s 1st book for teen girls: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know

o   Kari’s 2nd book for teen girls: Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

o   Kari’s Blog - www.karikampakis.com/blog/

o   Contact Kari at kari@karikampakis.com and follow her on Instagram and Facebook

Jul 16, 2020
Ep 1: Coaching Your Daughter Through Friend Drama
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Girls care deeply about their friendships, yet in today’s world, friendships often create more stress than comfort. In this episode, Kari goes behind the scenes to address the #1 heartache that girls struggle with and equip mothers to guide and comfort their daughters through social ups and downs. 

As moms patiently learn to offer a voice of wisdom and a steady source of support, girls learn to navigate peer relationships, work through conflict, take responsibility for their actions, and build healthy friendships.

Episode 1 Show Notes:

o   Dr. Lisa Damour’s Untangled

o   Pre-order Kari’s new book, coming Aug. 2020: Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

o   Pre-Order Incentives for Love Her Well

o   Kari’s 1st book for teen girls: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know

o   Kari’s 2nd book for teen girls: Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

o   Kari’s Blog - www.karikampakis.com/blog/

o   Contact Kari at kari@karikampakis.com and follow her on Instagram and Facebook

Jul 13, 2020
Bonus: Finding Unity Through Christ (An Interview with Toni Vines)
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Years ago, while struggling with a strong-willed toddler, Kari received a book from a friend. It started her on a deeper journey of faith that eventually led her to write Christian books. Join Kari and that friend, Toni, as they talk about race relations in America, leaning in to listen, the power of prayer, and the love of Christ that ultimately transforms hearts.

o   Power of a Praying Wife

o   Dr. Anita Phillips on Facebook (interview with Christine Caine)

o   Mercy Deliverance Ministries: An ministry that will soon provide fresh produce, in a mobile grocery store, to low-income communities in Birmingham

o   Contact Toni Vines at avines@mercydf.org

o   Kari’s new book, coming Aug. 2020: Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

Jul 02, 2020
Bonus: Connecting with Your High Schooler
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Some people have a special way with teenagers, and Officer Richard Knecht is one of them. The face of security at Mountain Brook High School, he's beloved by students and known for creating a safe space where they can seek advice, vent, share their worries, and learn to move forward after making a mistake. Join us for this episode with insight and ideas of how to mentor your high school child and relate to them emotionally.

Episode Notes:

o   Kari’s new book, coming Aug. 2020: Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

o   Pre-Order Incentives for Love Her Well

o   Kari’s 1st book for teen girls: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know

o   Kari’s 2nd book for teen girls: Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

o   Contact Kari at kari@karikampakis.com and follow her on Instagram and Facebook

May 30, 2020
Homebound 2020: Praying for Patience (With Others & Yourself)
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Patience doesn't come naturally to most people - especially as we approach 2 months of sheltering at home. In this episode, Kari shares some struggles she's had with patience, and the role of faith in helping make peace with it.

Episode Notes:

o   Kari’s new book, coming Aug. 2020: Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

o   Pre-Order Incentives for Love Her Well

o   Kari’s 1st book for teen girls: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know

o   Kari’s 2nd book for teen girls: Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

o   Contact Kari at kari@karikampakis.com and follow her on Instagram and Facebook

May 06, 2020
Homebound 2020: What Losing My Mom Taught Me about Love & Motherhood
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You can't fully appreciate someone until they're gone, and in this episode, Kari unpacks some lessons she's learned since losing her mother in February 2020. Tune in for a heartfelt tribute to the quiet acts of love and the deep devotion of a mother that often go unnoticed - yet create the greatest legacy.

Episode Notes:

o   Kari’s new book, coming Aug. 2020: Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

o   Pre-Order Incentives for Love Her Well

o   Kari’s 1st book for teen girls: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know

o   Kari’s 2nd book for teen girls: Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

o   Contact Kari at kari@karikampakis.com and follow her on Instagram and Facebook

Apr 27, 2020
Homebound 2020: Quarantined with Teens
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Teenagers thrive on freedom, but with the coronavirus shutting down society and isolating families, teenagers have found their freedom (and wings) temporarily clipped. Some are content at home while others are not, yet on both ends, parents face new challenges of how to help their adolescents navigate this unique situation. Join Kari as she shares ideas on how to connect, bring out your teenager’s creative side, and see the opportunities this situation presents.

Episode Notes:

o   Kari’s new book, coming Aug. 2020: Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

o   Kari’s 1st book for teen girls: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know

o   Kari’s 2nd book for teen girls: Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

o   Art supplies for teens

o   DIY geometric walls

o   Tie-dye kit

o   Cake baking supplies for teens 

o   Late Bloomers book

o   Contact Kari at kari@karikampakis.com and follow her on Instagram and Facebook

Apr 13, 2020
Homebound 2020: Embrace This Gift of Time
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Homeschooling. Social distancing. Sheltering in place. Working from home. Fear & anxiety...and kids eating you out of the house. For American families, this is the new reality as the COVID-19 spreads. How can we, as parents, make our time in quarantine count? How can we keep a positive outlook when life is fluid and uncertain? Join Kari as she explores these questions and more.

 

Episode Notes:

o   Kari’s new book, coming Aug. 2020: Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

o   Kari’s 1st book for teen girls: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know

o   Kari’s 2nd book for teen girls: Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

o   Contact Kari at kari@karikampakis.com and follow her on Instagram and Facebook

Mar 26, 2020
Introducing the Girl Mom Podcast
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Everyone is worried about girls today – and with good reason. 

Besides the epidemic levels of anxiety, depression, and loneliness facing this next generation, they’re struggling in their friendships, measuring their self-worth against Instagram, and feeling the pressure of a world that sets unrealistically high expectations. 

For moms raising daughters, big questions have emerged: How can we help them thrive? How can we offer wisdom, calm, and strength – and point them to the God who created them for this moment in time? 

In the Girl Mom podcast, Kari Kampakis, a mom of 4 girls (3 teens and 1 pre-teen!) and author of 3 books, unites women who aim to be strong mothers raising empowered daughters. Addressing the most prominent modern-day issues, Kari helps mothers feel less alone, more encouraged, and more equipped to unleash the potential of their mother-daughter relationships.

Intro Show Notes:

o   Kari’s new book, coming Aug. 2020: Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

o   Kari’s 1st book for teen girls: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know

o   Kari’s 2nd book for teen girls: Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?

o   Monica Swanson’s Boy Mom podcast

o   Kelley Brown’s Storyteller’s Live podcast

o   Contact Kari at kari@karikampakis.com and follow her on Instagram and Facebook

Feb 21, 2020