A Gracefull Life

Chicago mom: Why I love a good snow day in Chicago

Kari Wagner Hoban isn't going to grumble when school gets canceled due to snow and freezing temps. Instead she's going to enjoy a bonus day with her kids. Read...

 

Chicago mom longs for Sundays with her family

Kari Wagner Hoban is torn wanting time to speed up so that she can move closer to her parents and wanting time to slow down so her kids don't grow up so quickly. Read...

 

The meaning of Christmas through one Chicago mom's eyes

Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas, cookies and hoping for snow are just a few of the things that mean Christmas is here for Kari Wagner Hoban. What are yours? Read...

 

Chicago mom's hilarious take on Christmas bucket list

What's on your Christmas bucket list? Kari Wagner Hoban's might or might not include puke, whining from the kids and a hissy fit under the El.  Read...

 

Chicago mom is thankful

Kari Wagner Hoban is thankful for many things, including Stove Top stuffing. She asks: What are you thankful for? Read...

 

Chicago mom bids farewell to a family friend

Kari Wagner Hoban share an appreciation of nature most of us don't take time to consider - until it's too late. Read...

 

Time-off for a stay-at-home Chicago mom? The nerve!

Contrary to some people's belief, being a stay-at-home mom is work. And hard work at that! So when she gets the chance to have a little time off, you can bet Kari is all over it! Read...

 

Chicago mom: I'm too paralyzed by fear to really live my life

Kari Wagner wishes she was bolder, but ever since she was a little girl she has let fear and anxiety prevent her from getting the most out of all of life's experiences.  Read...

 

Chicago mom goes cheap on Halloween

Kari Wagner Hoban isn't inclined to drop $50 on a kids' Halloween costume. Ever. She just hopes her girls don't figure out she's a cheapskate. Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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