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Simple Ways to Stress Less and Enjoy Your Family More

In the first new Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff book in nine years, Kristine Carlson shows how moms can live with less stress and more happiness. Carlson gives mothers tried-and-true advice that will empower them to find greater peace, joy, and harmony within themselves and their homes. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms reveals how to:

  • Be a Mom, Not a Friend
  • Balance Being a Woman and a Mom
  • Pursue Your Passion, But Not at the Expense of Your Children
  • Reclaim Your Family


"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

"Kristine Carlson writes with the knowledge of one who's been there and the wisdom of one who knows that the proof of the parenting pudding comes when the children are no longer kids. And in true Don't Sweat... tradition, each of the 100 niblets is one any mom can apply to real life right this minute."
— Victoria Moran, author of Main Street Vegan and Creating a Charmed Life

"This heart-warming book will take you by the hand as you sort your way through the small--and sometimes very big--stuff of being a mom. Above all, in her thorough yet touching style, Kristine reminds us that being a mother is never small stuff, but a sacred undertaking that changes--and builds--lives."
— Daphne Rose Kingma, author of The Ten Things To Do When Your Life Falls Apart, Finding True Love, and The Future of Love

"A heartwarming, important, and powerful book for all moms (and even some of us dads). Thank you Kris for continuing the beautiful legacy and philosophy that have made the 'Don’t Sweat' books accessible and life-changing for millions of people around the world, including me. This wonderful new addition to the series is an empowering gift for moms, dads, and families everywhere!"
— Mike Robbins, author, Focus on the Good Stuff

"Kristine Carlson aims the time-tested and highly effective 'Don't Sweat' philosophy towards motherhood in this insightful, entertaining, and empowering book. A must-have for all moms!"
— Steve Maraboli, author of Life, the Truth, and Being Free

"Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms is a godsend for moms of all ages. If you have ever felt alone, isolated, crazy or lost as a mom, you owe it to yourself to get this book. As a mom myself, I felt delighted to read a book filled with such honesty, advice, warmth and love. Kris is a compassionate, inspiring guide to help us navigate the wild waters of motherhood. She has taken the Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff series to the next generation of greatness with this book. Wow!"
— Amy Ahlers, Bestselling Author of Big Fat Lies Women Tell Themselves

"As a mother and co-founder of a non-profit that works with parents and youth around the world, I know this book is timely and will truly bless the world."
— Yvonne St. John-Dutra, Co-founder of Challenge Day, Be the Hero You've Been Waiting For

"Don't Sweat ... for Moms offers page after page of sage and gentle advice, the kind we all crave braving the enormity of being a mother. You will have at your fingertips a guide that will remind you night or day, that motherhood was never intended to be mastered and you are not alone on this journey."
— Maryanne Comaroto, author of Great Relationships Begin Within, CEO and Founder SHOMI, LLC

"Kristine Carlson has done it again and I thank her for her words of wisdom and practical advice. We women need as much support as we can get as we juggle our careers, families, home lives, and yes, taking care of ourselves. For all of us who are just too busy trying to do it all, this book belongs by our bedsides for comfort reading and sage advice. Thank you Kristine!"
— Jennifer Seibel Newsom, Founder, Chief Executive Officer

"Kristine Carlson has given readers a collection of powerful essays that invite Moms to enjoy their family time more and create happy homes where children can thrive and grow into successful and happy adults."
— Marci Shimoff, author of Happy for No Reason



Kristine Carlson is an international bestselling author and the leading expert in the common sense wisdom of the Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff tradition on love, success, grief, happiness, and parenting. Her previous bestsellers "An Hour to Live, An Hour to Love: The True Story of the Best Gift Ever Given", "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff in Love", "Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Women", and " Heartbroken Open: A Memoir Through Loss to Self-Discovery" have captivated readers worldwide with their practical wisdom, authenticity, and penetrating ideas.

Along with her late husband, Dr. Richard Carlson, Kristine has experienced phenomenal success with the globally popular "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff" series. Through her books and speeches she continues to share the profound message of empowerment, success, emotional strength and love found in this series.

An unyielding believer of living in the moment with an attitude of gratitude and finding happiness in life, Kristine 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 and "Nana", Kristine prides herself on creating healthy life-long relationships and personal growth. She participates in numerous charities and is deeply committed to spreading her message of love to the world.