Life Actually By Kari Kampakis more

Mar 23, 2017 12:21 PM Kari Kampakis

Life Actually By Kari Kampakis more

Feb 23, 2017 10:09 AM Kari Kampakis

Life Actually By Kari Kampakis more

Jan 25, 2017 3:29 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 4:39 PM Kari Kampakis


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"Mountain Brook has a problem with underage drinking. Every community in the U.S. struggles with this serious concern, but student surveys show that we have a problem that is even more serious than most communities." more

Nov 22, 2016 9:32 AM Columns

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

Nov 22, 2016 9:27 AM Kari Kampakis

"When people talk about teenage girls today, the conversation often turns to how addicted they are to their phones. But what nobody seems to ask is, 'Why?'" more

Oct 28, 2016 10:22 AM Kari Kampakis

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 27, 2016 1:41 PM Kari Kampakis

Don’t we all long to leave a legacy that outlives our time on earth and keeps our memory alive? more

Sep 6, 2016 9:04 AM 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 25, 2016 12:10 PM Kari Kampakis

These moms don’t care about their kids being popular or belonging to a particular circle. But when they see their child sit home every weekend with nothing to do and notice how it impacts their self-esteem, it hurts them. more

Jun 29, 2016 9:56 AM Kari Kampakis

What made Papou a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend could be summed up in one word: consistency. more

May 27, 2016 2:37 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 29, 2016 2:47 PM Kari Kampakis

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

Mar 25, 2016 9:09 AM 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 23, 2016 11:44 AM 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 3:26 PM Kari Kampakis

"​It recently occurred to me that my husband and I have reached an interesting midpoint in parenting." more

Dec 21, 2015 3:28 PM Kari Kampakis

"When I worked for an electric utility, we had a joke inside the company that nobody thinks about their electricity until the lights go out." more

Nov 25, 2015 11:10 AM Kari Kampakis

Magic Muffins birthday cake

Photo courtesy of Rick DeFilippo

Spontaneous human kindness still exists here in our communities. more

Nov 25, 2015 10:32 AM Columns

"With new apps constantly being introduced, and teens growing increasingly reliant on online communities, we parents are forced to deal with this reality and develop a game plan." more

Oct 27, 2015 3:20 PM Kari Kampakis

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