Length: 267 pages
Audiobook Length: 6 hours and 37 minutes
First Published: 2020
Kristina Kuzmic has made herself a household name, speaking directly to mothers from the trenches of parenthood via her viral videos and social media presence. She is now bringing her message of self-acceptance, resilience, and joy to book readers. With a refreshingly unpretentious, funny, and galvanizing voice, Kuzmic goes behind the scenes to reveal how she went from broke and defeated to unshakably grounded and brimming with thankfulness. Illuminating the hard-won wisdom from a life always spent one step behind–whether it was as a high school student new to America, a suddenly single mother to two kids, remarried and juggling two teens and a toddler, or the unexpected recipient of Oprah’s attention and investment – Hold On, But Don’t Hold Still is the book every mother needs to reassure her that she’s not only fine just as she is, but that she already has more tools and support than she can possibly imagine. Sparkling with wit, this heartfelt memoir is like a long coffee date with a best friend, or the eleventh-hour text message that gives you just the boost you need to get through the night.
Quotes from Hold On, But Don’t Hold Still
Give yourself more credit than criticism and more grace than judgment.
Parenting is about raising myself as much as it is about raising my kids.
My job is not to decide who my kids are. My job is to get to know them, really get to know them, and then be their cheerleader and help them make the most of their strengths, even the ones I might find annoying at times.
About Kristina Kuzmič
Kristina Kuzmič was the winner of Oprah’s Search for the Next TV Star in 2011. She is a public speaker known for her humorous parenting videos and the author of Hold On, But Don’t Hold Still. Born in Croatia, she currently lives in Southern California. Visit the author’s website →