Member of the Chicago Parent Blog Network
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.
E-mail Kari at firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
Chicago mom: I'm too paralyzed by fear to really live my life
October 16, 2013
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.
Chicago mom goes cheap on Halloween
October 14, 2013
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.
The good and bad of getting old
September 26, 2013
At what age do you stop caring whether people like you or whether the skin on your upper arm is wiggly?
Chicago Eats: Fruit Pizza (that should be served indoors)
September 18, 2013
Kari Wagner Hoban's recipe for yummy and (somewhat) healthy fruit pizza is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Just watch out for bees!