Kari Wagner

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 gracefullkari@yahoo.com

Past articles

3 stay-at-home birthday parties kids will love

Don't have the time or money for a bouncy house or theme park birthday party this year? Check out these home party ideas that kids of all ages will love. Read...

 

4 fun spots to play during spring break in Lake County

Not heading out of town for spring break? Why would you with all these fun places to play in Lake County?  Read...

 

The perfect winter day in Lake County

Where to fill up your belly and where to play in Lake County. Have fun! Read...

 

4 spots for delicious tacos in Lake County

Prepare for Taco Tuesday with some of our favorite taco (and burrito) joints up North.  Read...

 

4 must visit chocolate shops in Lake County

With less than two weeks until Valentine's Day, we've rounded up the best places to buy chocolate in Lake County. Read...

 

John Hughes: Remembering a Lake Forest legend

If you grew up in the 80's, you know the name John Hughes. But did you know he was a local guy? Kari takes you on a tour of the filmmaker's hometown. Read...

 

The best donuts in Lake County

Who doesn't love a good donut? Next time you're up in Lake County, stop by one of these local shops for some of the yummiest! Read...

 

3 places to spend NYE together as a family

You spend all others holidays together as a family, so why not spend NYE together, too?  Read...

 

5 (ish) places to get hot chocolate in Lake County

There's nothing better than creamy hot chocolate on a cold winter day. Or, if you're like Chicago mom Kari, on a hot summer day.  Read...

 
 



 
 
 
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