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Kari Kampakis

Congratulations, momma. You did it. You’ve ushered a miracle into this world. That newborn baby in your arms is a game changer, a tiny slice of heaven and the purest thing you’ll ever know on this side of eternity. more

Kari Kampakis

I remember the incident clearly, doing cheer stunts in my family’s front yard with a babysitter from my brother’s grade. more

Kari Kampakis

It’s a really exciting day when your child begins to speak. more

Kari Kampakis

It was five months after my first book was released when the exhaustion hit me. I began waking up in the mornings feeling drained, burned out and lonely. more

Kari Kampakis

The vehicle I drive is white, but it might as well be yellow because most days of the week, I am a taxi. more

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When my daughter was 6 years old, she showed an interest in art. Because I’m not artsy person, I did what non-artsy moms do: I signed her up for art lessons. more

Kari Kampakis

While driving my kids to school one day, I told them it was almost time for an annual lake trip our family takes with friends we see once a year. more

Kari Kampakis

A friend of mine once had jury duty and didn’t know a soul. When it came time to choose her seat, she did what most of us do: She scanned the faces of potential jurors, saw a woman who reminded her of herself and sat down by her. more

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Life Actually By Kari Kampakis. more

Kari Kampakis

Life Actually By Kari Kampakis. more

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Life Actually By Kari Kampakis more

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Life Actually By Kari Kampakis more

Kari Kampakis

I once asked a principal whom I met through my work with teenagers what advice he had for parents. After thinking a few seconds, he said this: Presume positive intent. more

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I’ve never been a fan of pretense. Even as a little girl, if I sensed that a person was acting fake or a little hoity-toity for my taste, it made me want to run the other way. more

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It was a simple task, really, and one that many families had successfully carried out before us. more

Kari Kampakis

When people talk about teenage girls today, the conversation often turns to how addicted they are to their phones. more

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There are certain people in this world who soften me when I look at them. My daughter Marie Claire is one of them. more

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Through my writing and my life as a mom, I often hear from mothers who share the struggles their kids face. One concern I hear is for those children who are shy or quiet more

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"​Several years ago, I heard about a fifth-grade boy who showed character during a summer all-stars baseball game that was intense and high-stakes." more

Kari Kampakis

"Not one child is my mini-me, and that’s a good thing." more

Kari Kampakis

Congratulations, momma. You did it. You’ve ushered a miracle into this world. That newborn baby in your arms is a game changer, a tiny slice of heaven and the purest thing you’ll ever know on this side of eternity. more

Kari Kampakis

I remember the incident clearly, doing cheer stunts in my family’s front yard with a babysitter from my brother’s grade. more

Kari Kampakis

Life Actually By Kari Kampakis. more

Kari Kampakis

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May 2018