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Author: Kari Kampakis

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Teenage girls face unprecedented challenges - and so do their parents. From anxiety, loneliness, and depression to struggles with friendships, body image, and self-worth, it's a perfect storm of challenges. For moms with 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, Kari Kampakis, a mom of 4 girls and author of 4 books, 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 in their relationships.
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We all need friends who help us process serious life matters - without taking ourselves too seriously.  Cynthia Yanof, author of the newly released book Life is Messy, God is Good, is that funny friend in the trenches who "gets" our secret struggles as women and helps us feel stronger and more equipped to get to the other side. Join Kari as she talks to Cynthia Yanoff about seeing God's hand at work in our lives and finding heartfelt companionship that makes our struggles and trials feel bearable.Ep. 82  Show Notes:o   Order Cynthia's new book: Life Is Messy, God Is Good: Sanity for the Chaos of Everyday Lifeo  Listen to Cynthia's Podcast MESSmerized o   Join Kari's Substack and email listo   Contact Kari at  kari@karikampakis.com, Instagram, and Facebook
One Friday night in 2017, Mark Russell suffered a cardiac arrest event while officiating a football game in Huntsville. In front of thousands of people, a miracle occurred as his life was saved through the quick actions of a cardiac care nurse taking game pictures and a husband-and-wife EMT team.  In this episode, Mark talks with Kari about what it means to "live ready" for your life's ultimate departure.Ep. 80 Show Notes: o  Mark's Story: Having a Heart Attack and Living to Tell About Ito  Contact Mark: mark.russell@huntsvilleal.govo  Estate Planning: 11 Things to Do Before You Dieo  Preplanning Checklist o Estate Planning Checklisto   Kari’s books: More Than a Mom, Love Her Well,  10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know and Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?o   Join Kari's new community on Substack or Kari's email listo  Contact Kari:  kari@karikampakis.com, Instagram, and Facebook
While some stress in life and healthy and good and helps us rise to meet new challenges, there is also unhealthy stress that turns into anxiety and causes real damage. Join Kari as she talks to Birmingham counselor Alice Churnock about one of the prevalent issues facing our children (especially daughters) and how we can help them work through it. Ep. 79 Show Notes:o   Follow Alice on Instagram or email her at  alice.churnock@covenantcounsel.com o   Ask Alice Podcast, Covenant Counseling, Brain Core Birmingham o   Join Kari's Substack for new articles/contento   Join Kari's email listo   Kari’s books: More Than a Mom, Love Her Well,  10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know and Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?o   Contact Kari at  kari@karikampakis.com, Instagram, and Facebook
The number one predictor of success in marriage, according to America's top couples therapist John Gottman, is how well a couple can resolve conflict. And yet, this is a skill that nobody teaches - leading us to learn lessons the hard way. Join Kari as she talks to Will and Mary Lauren, a newly engaged couple, about prioritizing this life skill that is essential to any healthy, long-term relationship. Ep. 78 Show Notes:o   Contact Will: Instagramo   Contact Mary Lauren:  Instagramo   Kari’s books: More Than a Mom, Love Her Well,  10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know and Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?o   Join Kari's new community on Substack for new articles/fresh contento   Join Kari's email listo   Contact Kari at  kari@karikampakis.com, Instagram, and Facebook
Do you ever feel God nudging you to be brave - but you hold back because of fear? Do you look back and see missed opportunities you wish you'd taken? Find encouragement as Kari as she talks to Frances Lyon, a senior at the University of Alabama and outgoing president of Kappa Delta sorority, as Frances shares her story of being a shy teenager who learned to leave her comfort zone by taking one small (and brave) step at a time. Ep. 77 Show Notes:o  Frances Lyon on Instagramo  Brookwood Baptist Church, Bigtime Ministries, Alabama's Kappa Delta Sororityo   Join Kari's new community on Substack for original articles, downloads, and contento   Join Kari's email listo   Kari’s books: More Than a Mom, Love Her Well,  10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know and Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?o  Contact Kari:  kari@karikampakis.com, Instagram, and Facebook
As parents, we want our children to show respect by practicing good manners. We teach lessons before they need them and hope that they sink in.  As our kids grow up, we need other adults to come alongside us and reinforce what we teach on why social graces matter. Join Kari as she talks to Birmingham etiquette expert Amy Rainer about  helping your child stand out in the right way and show character from the inside out.  Ep. 76 Show Notes:o  Amy Rainer on Instagram o Contact Amy at etiquettewithamyrainer@gmail.com and etiquettewithamyrainer.como Free Downloads, Bundles for High School and College Students, a $26 value offered free to Girl Mom Podcast Listeners, use code GIRLMOMo   Contact Kari:  kari@karikampakis.com, Instagram, and Facebook
Waiting on the Lord feels difficult in a world where we barely wait on anything (not dinner, thanks to DoorDash, rides, thanks to Uber, or groceries, thanks to Shipt). Yet God transforms us powerfully as we wait if we refuse to lose hope or get lost in our setbacks. Join Kari as she speaks to Farrell Mason, a Nashville grief counselor and author of Soulfull, a new devotional about seeking a more sacred existence by pulling heaven down to earth and discovering the thrill of hope.  Ep. 75 Show Notes:o   Get Farrell's Book for Your Christmas List Soulfull: A Weekly Devotional to Nourish the Mind, Body and Spirito   Contact Farrell: Instagram, Bread and Honey Lifestyle Blog, Woodmont Christian Churcho   Contact Kari:  kari@karikampakis.com, Instagram, and Facebook
We all feel left at times, and with social media, we're more aware of every invitation we don't get.  Join Kari, Mary Frances, and Mary Lauren as they talk about healthy ways to respond to feeling left out and not letting it spiral into negative thinking and destructive self-doubt. Ep. 74 Show Notes:o   Sign up for Kari's email list (and get free printables)o   Kari’s books: Love Her Well, More Than a Mom, 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know, Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?o   Contact Kari:  kari@karikampakis.com, Instagram, and Facebooko   Contact Mary Lauren:  Instagramo   Contact Mary Frances:  Instagram
God created us to live in the light. And as we grow closer to Him, we're able to bring our past mistakes to light to escape the shame of darkness and move forward with hope. Join Kari as she talks to Will and Mary Lauren, a newly engaged couple, about prioritizing this life skill that is essential to any healthy, long-term relationship.Ep. 73 Show Notes:o   Sign up for Kari's email list (and get free printables)o   Kari’s books: Love Her Well, More Than a Mom, 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know, Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?o   Contact Kari:  kari@karikampakis.com, Instagram, and Facebooko   Contact Will:  Instagramo   Contact Mary Lauren:  Instagram
Almost ten years ago, Emily Lassiter lost her husband Joe in a tragic plane accident. With two little girls to raise on her own, she quickly realized the need to manage her finances well. As Emily found her footing, other women started coming to her after losing a spouse or a divorce. Money was always a main concern, and this inspired Emily to start empowering women in this area of life. Today she is a financial advisor with Somerset Advisory, and in this conversation with Kari, she shares tips and strategies for single ladies of all ages (even teenagers!) to be smart with their money.  Ep. 72 Show Notes: o   Contact Emily:  Somerset Advisory and emily@somersetadvisory.com o   Contact Kari:  kari@karikampakis.com, Instagram, and Facebook o   Sign up for Kari's email list (and get free printables) o   Kari’s books: Love Her Well, More Than a Mom, 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know, Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?
College is a new stage of life where you choose a path.  You've chosen paths before, but this time,  your parents aren't there to protect you and lead you. You're leaving the security of family and lifelong friends, and you don't have a faith community yet to speak truth over you. In this transition (full of excitement, nerves, and uncertainty) it's easy to be swayed and wrongly be defined by what happens to you on a college campus. Join Kari and two recent college graduates as they talk about being rooted in truth and strong in your identity - because your identity will never be challenged more than when you leave home. Ep. 71 Show Notes:o   Kari’s books: Love Her Well, More Than a Mom, 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know, Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?o   Contact Kari:  kari@karikampakis.com, Instagram, and Facebooko   Contact Mary Frances:  Instagramo   Contact Mary Lauren:  Instagram
The start of summer is a magical time - and sometimes, a triggering time for body issues. Join Kari as she talks to Meredith Mann, Founder of The Peachie Spoon, about helpful mindsets and habits to carry into summer that help us enjoy food, nourish our bodies, and love the skin we're in. Ep. 70 Show Notes:o  Find Meredith at The Peachie Spoon and  Instagram o  Meredith's Faves: Multivitamin, Electrolytes and Minerals, Protein Bars (coupon code "peachie") o  Kari’s Fave: Governor’s Olive Oil from Corfu, Greece, available on Amazon  o   Kari’s books: More Than a Mom, Love Her Well,  10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know and Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?o   Connect with Kari:  kari@karikampakis.com, Instagram, and Facebook
C.S. Lewis said, "We have to continually be reminded of what we believe." This is especially true when cultivating a spirit of gratitude and contentment because our world constantly tells us that more is never enough. Join Kari and Mary Lauren as they talk about embracing the life you have and learning to give thanks for it. Ep. 69 Show Notes:o   Kari’s books: Love Her Well, More Than a Mom, 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know, Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?,  10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Knowo   Contact Kari:  kari@karikampakis.com, Instagram, and Facebooko   Contact Mary Lauren:  Instagram
With all the sadness that your daughter's senior year of high school can bring, it helps to have a happy distraction. It's fun to plan and think about her home away from home. Join Kari and Elizabeth Edwards (a mom of two girls at Ole Miss) as they share  tips on choosing dorm room essentials, preparing your daughter for the highs and lows of college, helping her with time management, and being her biggest cheerleader. Ep. 68 Show Notes:o  Visit Dorm Decor at www.dorm-decor.com and Instagram or call 1-888-874-8778 o  Contact Elizabeth: elizabethedw@hotmail.com or Instagram o  University of Mississippi and Oxfordo   Kari’s books: Love Her Well, More Than a Mom, 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know, Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?o   Contact Kari:  kari@karikampakis.com, Instagram, and Facebook
One key component to thriving in college is deciding ahead of time who you want to be and how you plan to live. In other words, being INTENTIONAL. Join Kari and her friend, Mary Frances Robertson, a recent University of Alabama graduate, as they talk about being intentional during your campus years with your time, your relationships, and your life goals.Ep. 67 Show Notes:o   Contact Mary Frances: Instagram and maryfrances@marieeami.como  University of Alabama, Bigtime Ministries, Young Life, Mariee Ami o   Kari’s books: Love Her Well, More Than a Mom, 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know,  Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?o   Contact Kari:  kari@karikampakis.com, Instagram, and Facebook
One big source of conflict in marriage is financial stress. Even 2 people raised in the same socioeconomic class can have drastically different ideas about money - and how to spend it. Shaped by social media and an age of affluence, many girls treat their dates like an ATM machine and aspire to a materialistic lifestyle their young husbands can't afford. They have unrealistic expectations that lead to arguments, disillusionment, and debt. Join Kari and Kim Anderson as they discuss ways to help your daughter build healthy ideas about money and learn the value of a dollar. Ep. 66 Show Notes:o  Contact Kim at Kim Anderson Life, Real Tools for Parenting Anxious Kids or the free Burnt-Out Mom Guideo   Follow Kim on Instagram o   Kari’s books: More Than a Mom, Love Her Well,  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@karikampakis.com, Instagram, and Facebook
When you're busy raising kids, things get sacrificed. What often ends up on the backburner during the divide-and-conquer years of raising teenagers is your marriage.  Join Kari and Nashville counselor Kim Anderson, both married for 25 years, as they talk about reconnecting with your spouse and finding your way back to each other.  Ep. 65 Show Notes:o  Contact Kim at Kim Anderson Life, Real Tools for Parenting Anxious Kids or the free Burnt-Out Mom Guideo The Meaning of Marriage by Dr. Tim Kellero   Follow Kim on Instagramo  Follow Kari on Instagram and Facebook o   Kari’s books: More Than a Mom, Love Her Well,  10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know and Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?o   Kari’s Blog - www.karikampakis.com/blog/
As humans, we long to believe we are good. And for teens especially, it's tempting to gauge yourself against peers and think you're doing well when your choices aren't as bad as their choices. You're considered a "good girl" or "good guy," but what you really are is a good girl/guy in comparison. God calls us to a higher standard. He wants us to look at Jesus, not people, when seeing where we have room to improve. Join Kari and Mary Lauren as they talk about virtue and not settling for a life of spiritual mediocrity. Ep. 64 Show Notes:o   Kari’s books: Love Her Well, More Than a Mom, 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know, Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?,  10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Knowo   Contact Kari:  kari@karikampakis.com, Instagram, and Facebooko   Contact Mary Lauren:  Instagram
Today's culture tells boys that being "the man" is all about dominance, conquests, and becoming the loudest person in the room. For parents trying to raise godly sons...and boys who care about their faith...fighting that tension between what gets celebrated by society and what God desires can be a real struggle. Join Kari as she talks to recent Samford graduate Will Hudson about the real-life challenges facing boys today and 5 action steps they can take to deepen their faith. This episode is packed with good advice and conversation starters to help the next generation live fully and in peace. You don't want to miss it!Ep. 63 Show Notes:o   Contact Will:  Instagramo   Contact Kari:  kari@karikampakis.com, Instagram, and Facebooko   Kari’s books: Love Her Well, More Than a Mom, 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know,  and Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?
Most moms dream about their children being close. They worry about sibling rivalry and the quiet comparison, competition, and jealousy that can undermine these relationships.  Join Kari and Mary Lauren as they talk about family dynamics and celebrating the unique strengths and personalities that each child brings to the table. Ep. 62 Show Notes:o   Kari’s books: Love Her Well, More Than a Mom, 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know,  Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?,  10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Knowo   Contact Kari:  kari@karikampakis.com, Instagram, and Facebooko   Contact Mary Lauren:  Instagram
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