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KARI KAMPAKIS

I’m not a member of Alcoholics Anonymous, but through random events I’ve met some amazing people who are. more

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

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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

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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

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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

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I’ve noticed when teenage girls discuss teenage boys, they tend to group them into three categories: more

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My friend texted me at 5 a.m. — then followed up with an email. more

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I’m not a member of Alcoholics Anonymous, but through random events I’ve met some amazing people who are. more

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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July 2018