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KARI KAMPAKIS

There are certain moments in parenting where you want to hang your head in disgrace and immediately disappear. more

Aug 23, 2017 6:44 PM Kari Kampakis

Earlier this year, I wrote a blog post about kind girls that went crazy viral. While I was very grateful for the response, I secretly wondered if maybe, just maybe, it shouldn’t have been such a sensation. more

Oct 27, 2014 5:17 PM Kari Kampakis

I’ve written a book for teen and tween girls that applies God’s truths to today’s realities called 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know, it will be released through Thomas Nelson on Nov. 4. more

Sep 22, 2014 7:51 PM Kari Kampakis

There is meanness at school. Meanness on the Internet. Meanness among enemies. Meanness among “friends.” Add it all together, and it can threaten your hope in humanity. more

Jul 29, 2014 8:09 PM Kari Kampakis 1 Comments

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

Nov 22, 2017 8:48 PM Kari Kampakis

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

Oct 30, 2017 4:13 PM 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

Sep 27, 2017 4:37 PM Kari Kampakis

There are certain moments in parenting where you want to hang your head in disgrace and immediately disappear. more

Aug 23, 2017 6:44 PM 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

Jul 27, 2017 7:25 PM Kari Kampakis

Life Actually By Kari Kampakis. more

Apr 27, 2017 4:57 PM Kari Kampakis

Life Actually By Kari Kampakis more

Mar 28, 2017 7:08 PM 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

Jan 27, 2017 4:59 PM Kari Kampakis

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

Dec 28, 2016 7:46 PM Kari Kampakis

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

Nov 21, 2016 10:32 PM Kari Kampakis

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

Oct 25, 2016 5:55 PM People/Places

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

Sep 29, 2016 3:34 PM Kari Kampakis

Recently I asked my 9-year-old daughter what she wants to be when she grows up. She eagerly replied, “I want to be awesome and make history!” more

Aug 30, 2016 3:05 PM Kari Kampakis

It’s that time of year again, time to pull out the backpacks, get haircuts, set up alarm clocks, and make 20 trips to Target because school is about to start, and Mom is on a mission. more

Jul 26, 2016 7:18 PM Kari Kampakis

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

Jun 21, 2016 7:24 PM Kari Kampakis

"​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

Apr 26, 2016 7:27 PM Kari Kampakis

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

Mar 22, 2016 4:34 PM Kari Kampakis

"When I was younger, I tended to let messages about forgiveness go in one ear and out the other. Quite honestly, it didn’t make sense for me to forgive people who had wronged me or done something to justify my distaste for them. " more

Feb 22, 2016 4:51 PM Kari Kampakis

"Imagine your child at the top of a ski slope. They’re about to ski down for their first time, but for now, they’re relishing the view." more

Jan 25, 2016 3:54 PM Kari Kampakis

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