karikampakisMy name is Kari, and one thing you should know upfront is that I’m a work-in-progress. If you are too, you’ve hit the right place.

My first calling is to be a wife and a mother to four precious girls. My second calling is to write. Writing is my passion, and the more I bare my heart and soul, the better my life gets. Walls come down…wounds heal….amazing people cross my path. Honesty is contagious, and when I open up I give others permission to do the same. This is rewarding to me. The truth has set me free.

I’m thrilled to announce that I have a new book for teen & tween girls that will release Nov. 15, 2016 through Thomas Nelson! Called Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For?, it covers the most relevant topics for today’s girls: social media, identity, friendship, and faith. My first book, 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know, has been used widely across the country for small group/church youth group studies and is available everywhere books are sold. The purpose of both books is to empower girls through faith.

To read my work, start with the most popular pieces:

“10 Truths Middle Schoolers Should Know”

Raising a Kind Daughter

10 Common Mistakes Parents Today Make (Me Included)

10 Truths Young Girls Should Know

“Prepare the Child for the Road, Not the Road for the Child”

“Why Women Need Their Girlfriends”

If I Die Young

“3 Words Our Kids Need to Hear”

“8 Lessons I Learned from My Daughter’s Cheer Tryouts”

The Scary Truth of Raising Daughters

Children are Blessings, Not Burdens

“What Criticism Does to a Child” (guest post by my daughter)

“When Our Child Brings a Mistake to Us”

10 Truths Moms Should Know

You can also find me on The Huffington Post and watch a live interview here as I share my experience in navigating the world of raising daughters.

Thanks for dropping by, and please join me on Facebook or subscribe to my blog to keep up with my writing. I’d love to connect!

Much love,