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 16, 2017 11:46 AM Kari Kampakis

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 27, 2017 3:41 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 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 1 Comments

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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

Four state amendments that will give control of local government to the communities involved will be on ballots in November. State amendments 3, 4, 5 and 6 resulted from a statewide nonpartisan commission chaired by former Gov. Albert Brewer. more

Oct 28, 2016 3:31 PM People

"We need to remember ourselves at their age and consider what did or didn’t build our courage." more

Sep 22, 2015 4:34 PM Kari Kampakis

I have always argued that professionals should acknowledge more often that they don’t have the answers. Here I go. I don’t have the answer. more

Oct 29, 2014 11:26 AM Dale Wisely

My daughter, who is 13, gets very hostile when I deny her something she wants. It used to be material things, but now it tends to be social events. more

Sep 23, 2014 12:03 PM Dale Wisely

Village Living is now accepting letters to the editor. more

Jul 7, 2014 10:58 AM People

There’s a difference between looking pretty and being pretty. I learned this the year I started college at a major university. more

Sep 4, 2013 11:50 AM Columns

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