More Than A Mom by Kari Kampakis | Book Review

What if taking care of yourself was the first step to helping your family thrive?

I was raised by a mom who prioritized her family first, second and always. And now that I’m a mom, that’s my modus operandi too. But I also want to do whatever it takes to make sure I stay well to take care of my family. 

The message in this book is for me and all the moms I know – self sacrificing women who would rather put their needs aside to be there for the people they love, but who also need a reminder that they are people too, not just moms. 

Publisher Synopsis

If you’ve parented long enough, then you’ve learned firsthand why your personal wellness matters. You’ve felt the pain (or consequences) of devaluing yourself. Whether your wake-up call came from a diagnosis, a breakdown, an issue with your child or spouse, anxiety, or simply feeling depleted and numb, it most likely unveiled this truth:

Mothers are humans too. We require love, compassion, rest, and renewal. Taking care of our needs strengthens us and equips us for the road ahead.

In More Than a Mom, bestselling author Kari Kampakis offers a practical, approachable, and attainable framework to stay on a healthy path. You can take your kids only as far as you’ve come–and since their strength builds on your strength, you must take time to focus on you. More Than a Mom is about unleashing God’s power in your life and standing on timeless truths that will help you

  • know your worth and embrace your purpose,
  • build strong, uplifting friendships that you can model for your children,
  • quit the negative self-talk and make peace with your body, and
  • learn to mother yourself by resting and setting boundaries.

The world shaping your children is more callous and complex than the world that shaped you. Kids need to be stronger, smarter, and more rooted in what’s real. Empower your son or daughter by tending to your heart, soul, body, and mind. Give them a vision of a healthy adult–and know that as they launch into the real world, they will build on what you started.

My Review

I really enjoy the conversational tone of this book and the sister-to-sister type of presenting advice, research and tips. Each chapter begins with a quote from a well-known author and ends with reflection questions to make the material personal. I found the book to be quite insightful and relevant to my life, as well as a good resource that I might refer to again later. 

This book would also make a great gift for another mom in your life. I decided to share my copy with my mom because this message could be just as useful for her. 

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher Thomas Nelson and TLC Book Tours in order to complete this review. I was not otherwise compensated and the above reflects my honest opinion of the book. 

Book Details

  • Title: More Than A Mom
  • Author: Kari Kampakis
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 205
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Publication Date: April 5, 2022


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