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KARI KAMPAKIS

I find it interesting (and somewhat crazy) that Americans will pack stadiums and pour money into a sport that revolves around one ball. Many people care more passionately about who dominates that one ball than they do eternal matters. Read more

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God planted in us a desire to be with Him. Only in heaven will we feel perfect peace and happiness. Until we reach our final destination, we must learn to live with the inner voids that create a longing for eternity. Read more

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For our children to know, love and understand God, it’s important that we take them to church, share Scripture, cultivate character and encourage healthy relationships. Read more

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“What makes a marriage work is not the same thing as what makes a date work. … You want somebody who falls in love with your soul and not your body or your pocketbook, because those things fade away.” — T.D. Jakes Read more

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It takes a thousand choices to get where you want to be in life. Read more

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A mom of five kids (all teenagers) once told me that something they discuss a lot in their home is recovery. Read more

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“My daughter told me I need to get a life,” my friend said, and we laughed because her daughter is in sixth grade. Read more

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Of the many lessons I try to teach my children, one of the most essential lessons is to trust their gut instincts and funny feelings. Read more

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I have a confession: If I had to choose one audience to write for — adults or teenagers — I would choose teenagers. Read more

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When someone asks, “How are you doing?” they aren’t looking for an elaborate answer. They usually expect a generic response that goes down easy and doesn’t create awkward silences. Read more

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I had a funny conversation with an 11-year-old girl. In talking about parenting and children, she matter-of-factly told me, “My dad was really spoiled growing up, and he says he’s not doing that to us because that’s not how the real world works.” Read more

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Boys compete. Girls compare. Wow, isn’t that the truth? Read more

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It was one of the meanest blog posts I’ve ever read — yet I found myself laughing. Read more

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Unfortunately, rejection is a part of life. The only way to avoid it is to never take a chance, and what kind of life is that? Read more

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At every age, there will be people who like to belittle you, confuse you or make you feel insecure through their unpredictable behavior or underhanded remarks. Read more

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

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

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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. Read 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. Read more

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

Kari Kampakis

When someone asks, “How are you doing?” they aren’t looking for an elaborate answer. They usually expect a generic response that goes down easy and doesn’t create awkward silences. Read more

Kari Kampakis

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

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

Kari Kampakis

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

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

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

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Life Actually By Kari Kampakis. Read more

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Life Actually By Kari Kampakis. Read 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. Read 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. Read more

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