You Don't Have to Carry It All

Ditch the Mom Guilt and Find a Better Way Forward


By Paula Faris

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Award-winning journalist and mom-of-three Paula Faris gives insightful and practical steps for better working, momming, and living to millions of overwhelmed working moms.

In Paula Faris's most important reporting yet, You Don't Have to Carry It All reveals a game plan that will not only make being a working mom "work" but will also reveal how and why society needs to value mothers first. Weaving together groundbreaking research with inspirational wisdom, she:

  • recognizes the history of working moms in America and its lasting impact today,
  • shows how motherhood has scientifically improved the minds and capabilities of women,
  • encourages moms to link arms, not only with each other but also with men, and
  • proves why corporate America is better with moms at the helm.
After interviewing countless experts, thought leaders and mothers, Faris believes we can join together to create a path forward for ditching the mom guilt, ending burnout, and finally giving working moms the support they so desperately need. Because with working moms on the job, there are literally no hands more capable of creating the change we need!

  • “THIS is the book working moms have been waiting for!”
    Jenna Bush Hager
  • “With the many demands and competing priorities that working mothers experience . . . Paula reminds us that we are not alone and that, together, we have the power to create meaningful and lasting change.”
    Danielle Walker, New York Times bestselling author of the Against All Grain series
  • “Filled with ah-hah and breakthrough moments that not only have the power to transform your journey as a working mom, but to transform your family for generations to come.” 
    Jamie Kern Lima, New York Times bestselling author of Believe It and founder, IT Cosmetics
  • “With gut level honesty and good-natured humor, Paula uses her unique skills as a journalist and interviewer to share . . . some powerful guidance and advice on how you can begin to put down all the baggage and actually take control of your life again.”
    Kathie Lee Gifford, Emmy Award–winning co-host and New York Times bestselling author
  • “Relatable, realistic, yet revolutionary. . . . A must-read for mothers in the workplace.”
    Deb Liu, CEO of, author, and mom of three
  • “Deeply encouraging and profoundly practical.”
    Craid Groeschel, pastor of Life.Church and New York Times bestselling author
  • “This book is a game-changer for working moms.”
    Shawn Johnson East, Olympic gymnast, bestselling author, CEO, and mom
  • You Don’t Have to Carry It All explores the challenges that working mothers face, from so many thoughtful and insightful angles. You will be both encouraged and motivated to action.”
    Dr. Anita Phillips, trauma therapist and host of the In the Light podcast

On Sale
Jun 10, 2025
Page Count
256 pages
Worthy Books

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Paula Faris

About the Author

PAULA FARIS is the founder and leader of CARRY Media, an organization that champions, advocates, and celebrates working mothers through content, resources, and storytelling. She is an Emmy Award–winning journalist, speaker, bestselling author of Called Out, and host of The Paula Faris Podcast. With over two decades in broadcast television, Paula started her career with TV affiliates in Chicago, Cincinnati, and Dayton. She then worked almost a decade at ABC News, where she co-anchored Good Morning America Weekend, co-hosted The View, and launched the podcast Journeys of Faith with Paula Faris. She has reported on everything from politics, news, and entertainment to sports and faith, interviewing the likes of Reese Witherspoon, Tiger Woods, Kellyanne Conway, and now-president Joe Biden. Paula runs CARRY Media from South Carolina, where she resides with her husband, John, and their three children.

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