Life Actually

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

Jan 22, 2018 8:06 PM 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

Dec 27, 2017 11:11 PM 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

Nov 22, 2017 8:48 PM Kari Kampakis 1 Comments

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

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Feb 24, 2017 7:43 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

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

"​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