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We are raising kids in a competitive culture with more upper-middle class families who enjoy higher standards of living and more disposable income than previous generations. Read more

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. Read more

Kari Kampakis

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

Kari Kampakis

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

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. Read more

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." Read more

Kari Kampakis

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

Kari Kampakis

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

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." Read more

Kari Kampakis

Sid Ortis

Photo courtesy of Lynn and Scott Ortis.

Mountain Brook and the world rallied around Sid Ortis, a teen who recently passed away due to cancer. Read more

People

I have a friend who hopes to start a ministry. She’s equipped to do it and her life story is pointing that way, but currently she’s in a season where she is waiting for God to reveal His plan and provide more direction. Read more

Kari Kampakis

We all have bad days, but if we’re out there living, taking chances and leaving our house each morning to make a difference in the world, we’re bound to get it wrong sometimes. Read more

Kari Kampakis

Some of the best advice I ever received came after my first big job promotion. Read more

Kari Kampakis

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