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Kari Wagner is stay-at-home mom by day, superhero by night. She loves to write about her adventures in life, love and decorating. She secretly wants to be related to Martha Stewart and the Barefoot Contessa - so she can go to their house for Sunday dinner! She lives in the Chicago suburbs with her hubby and two daughters.
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Chicago mom: Coping with an ADD diagnosis
March 3, 2014
One Chicago mom at the very beginning of her daughter's journey with Attention Deficit Disorder is determined not to let the diagnosis define who her little girl is or what she can accomplish.
Chicago mom spreads love and appreciation for Valentine's Day
February 11, 2014
Kari has had a few rough Valentine's Day, but with a renewed sense of the holiday spirit this year, she's encouraging all her family and friends to spread love, kindness and appreciation.
Chicago mom: Winter is winning
February 3, 2014
Kari Wagner Hoban has so changed her tune about winter and the bonus days with her children that it is bringing with it.
Chicago mom: Why I love a good snow day in Chicago
January 20, 2014
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.
Chicago mom longs for Sundays with her family
January 6, 2014
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.
The meaning of Christmas through one Chicago mom's eyes
December 23, 2013
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?
Chicago mom's hilarious take on Christmas bucket list
December 9, 2013
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.
Chicago mom is thankful
November 25, 2013
Kari Wagner Hoban is thankful for many things, including Stove Top stuffing. She asks: What are you thankful for?
Chicago mom bids farewell to a family friend
November 18, 2013
Kari Wagner Hoban share an appreciation of nature most of us don't take time to consider - until it's too late.
Time-off for a stay-at-home Chicago mom? The nerve!
October 31, 2013
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!