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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

Sep 22, 2017 9:49 AM Kari Kampakis

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

Aug 17, 2017 3:04 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 26, 2017 10:53 AM Kari Kampakis

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Jun 23, 2017 4:25 PM Kari Kampakis

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May 23, 2017 11:21 AM Kari Kampakis

Dale Wisely, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and is Director of Student Services at Mountain Brook Schools. He is a longtime member of the Board of Directors of the Crisis Center. more

May 3, 2017 4:18 PM Dale Wisely

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Apr 26, 2017 11:24 AM Kari Kampakis 1 Comments

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Mar 23, 2017 12:21 PM Kari Kampakis

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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

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