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Product Details

  • Series: Don't Sweat the Small Stuff
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion; Original edition (April 10, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401310699
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401310691
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 5.5 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #387,569 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Kris Carlson extends the Don't Sweat the Small Stuff series with much-needed advice for mothers, writing with an understanding heart and penetrating wisdom born of her own experience. Like her late husband Richard, hers is a gentle soul backed by a powerful and transcendent fire."—Marianne Williamson, author of A Return to Love

About the Author

Kristine Carlson was married to the late Dr. Richard Carlson; her previous books include HeartBroken Open, An Hour to Live, An Hour to Love, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff in Love, and Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Women. Kristine has been featured on national radio and television broadcasts, including The Today Show, Empowered Living Radio, The View, and Oprah. A dedicated mother to her two daughters and grandmother to her grandson, Kristine participates in numerous charities. She lives in Northern California.

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Kristine Carlson captivated readers worldwide with her first three bestsellers,
"Don't Sweat the Small Stuff in Love" and "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Women"and "An Hour to Live, An Hour to Love: The True Story of the Best Gift Ever Given". Expanding on the phenomenal success of her late husband Dr. Richard Carlson's work, (Don't Sweat the Small Stuff series), Kristine is continuing to share the timeless wisdom of the "Don't Sweat philosophy" in a celebration of Mother's everywhere. In keeping with the Don't Sweat tradition,
she has written, "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms" to be released in the Spring of 2012.

Her last book, published April 2010, "Heart Broken Open", was a courageously honest memoir of her personal journey through the depths of grief and mourning after the sudden and unexpected loss of her husband. This powerful book gained the attention and earned accolades of readers and media across the globe.

Kris is the American Heart Association Go Red For Women 2012 Spokesperson. In this role she will be a keynote speaker for annual fundraising events. As a speaker, Kristine's unparalleled capacity to be transparent, vulnerable and authentic encourages and inspires her audience to be the same. She shares timeless wisdom and practical ideas that invite the audience to experience true freedom; the freedom to love, the freedom to heal, the freedom to overcome, the freedom to succeed, and the freedom to create more inner peace.

An unyielding believer of living in the moment and finding happiness in life, Kris has been featured on national radio and television broadcasts, including: The Today Show, Empowered Living Radio, The View, and The Oprah Winfrey Show.

A dedicated mother to her two daughters and "Nana" to her wonderful grandchildren, Kristine is deeply committed to spreading her message of love and peace to the world.


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Have not read it entirely, but what I have read, I like.
A. Krachinski
This book reminds me to nourish my spirit first, to practice gratitude more often, and to be really in the moment when I'm with my children.
Stacey Hoffer Weckstein
Plus a lot (if not all) of it was basically common sense.
Nicole

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Gal Anonim on October 26, 2012
Format: Paperback
There is so much pressure on moms to be perfect. To make things even more stressful for moms, many of us have a tendency to be very tough on ourselves. The pressure the society puts on us, and the pressure we put on ourselves is great, and the stakes are high (the happiness and well being of our children) so no wonder we sweat the small and big stuff.

It probably starts already in pregnancy when we are told that stress is bad for the baby, and therefore we should just stop stressing right now (ready, set, go!)or when we receive other solicited and unsolicited parenting advice we seem to often get from fellow mothers, people at grocery stores, our own mothers, our mothers-in-law, you name it. In the era of Facebook and information overload we seem to be surrounded by "good advice" that's often contradictory (let your child cry-it-out, don't let your child cry-it-out, etc.), by perfect moms (just log in to Facebook...), and by people who always want to tell us how to be better moms. What we don't hear nearly enough is that our children will be alright regardless of the fact that we make small mistakes sometimes (because we all make mistakes sometimes); that we can cut ourselves some slack. Wouldn't it be nice to finally tell moms that they don't need to be so tough on themselves? That there isn't just one perfect way to be a good mom?! I think it would!

However, this book doesn't do it. Instead it tells you exactly this, how to be a "good mom" which would be fine if it were a topic of another book.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Stacey Hoffer Weckstein on April 30, 2012
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Reading Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms has been life changing for me and my family. I have been incorporating Kristine Carlson's words of wisdom into my life like breathing before I respond to my children and taking 10 minutes a day to quiet my mind. This book reminds me to nourish my spirit first, to practice gratitude more often, and to be really in the moment when I'm with my children.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pchanner on April 24, 2013
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I have read and loved Dont sweat the small stuff and its all small stuff. I learned so much about myself through reading it. However this book I felt is very different. I felt more stressed and overwhelmed after the first few chapters than when I started. She expresses how as moms we are the 'captains' of our ships and everything in home depends on us. I feel it lead me to focus so much more on being a complete put together and sweating the small stuff all the time so my family is happy. And I was just not comfortable with the notion of me being captain. Call me old fashion but my beliefs explain that my husband is captain of the ship.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nicole on December 20, 2012
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I was having a tough time with my young twins and wanted a book that would help boost my spirits. Only a few pages into this book I could tell it wasn't very good and wasn't likely to get better. I admit I didn't even read a whole lot of it because frankly, it was boring. I expected a lot more specifics, like crafting ideas to do with my kids, things to do together as a family, just random tips here and there really. It was pretty much a collection of boring anecdotes from the authors life and kids. Plus a lot (if not all) of it was basically common sense. "Buy healthy food when you go grocery shopping" Really???? Wow, I never would have thought of that!!!! I expected a heck of a lot more as far as practical ideas as well as just ways of coping when the stress gets to be too much. So yeah, this book was a big fat waste of money. I suppose if you have no common sense and need someone to state the obvious to you, you might like this book :P
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jaime Andrews on May 1, 2012
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It's a real challenge to bring a child into the world... and provide the guidance necessary to assure your child of a successful, fulfilling life. And this recent installment in the "Chicken Soup" series takes much of the pressure off mothers. It shows that, no matter how much our culture says otherwise, moms aren't ultimately responsible for the trajectories our children's lives take. Mothers are just responsible for providing a grounded and safe place where hope and joy can flourish. Surprisingly, this comes by developing one's own gift's and finding fulfillment in one's own life. This can only happen when unnecessarily big worries get put into their proper perspective.

Carlson does a great job of breaking down the worry-minimizing process into small, manageable bits, digestible even on a mother's harried and sporadic schedule. In this way it reminds me of Ed Carlson's inspiring I Walked to the Moon and Almost Everybody Waved: The Curiously Inspiring Adventures of a Free Spirit Who Changed Lives. So readers can accomplish major change in their own lives (and their families') - without stressing over the process.

Highly recommended for busy and overwhelmed mothers, or for anyone weighed down with major responsibilities who wants to live a life that's truer, more honest and more fulfilling.
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By Ruth A. Hill on December 21, 2013
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This is the first book I have read in this series. In fact, I had no idea there was such a series prior to reading this book. I found this to be a book full of helpful information for moms, and I mostly agreed with and enjoyed what the author had to say.

My favorite part of the book was the brevity of the chapters. It seems like a massive book as you begin it, and you might have concerns that you might not be able to finish it. The good news is that each chapter is approximately 2-4 pages long, and I found that when I broke it down chapter by chapter. In this fashion, I did not feel overwhelmed, and I was able to complete the book ina relatively short time.

I felt that the author was comprehensive inher approach and compassionate in her delivery. I sometimes felt that she did not take her own advice. Some of the chapters could easily put a mom on a guilt trip if they were to put into practice some of her strategies. Some of the things she emphasized I felt were overemphasized and too rigid such as healthy eating, green living, etc. But thankfully most of the book sought to take pressure off of moms for things that are not as important--super mom complex, body image, personal time and space, etc.

I found this book to be a quick, easy read, and chapters where personal stories were shared truly made the message come alive. I would recommend this book to moms of any age.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.
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