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

It's not fall, yet: Try this fun summer craft for Chicago families

Despite the chillier temps, Kari is hanging onto summer. It's technically not fall yet.  Read...

 

Chicago mom: Parenting isn't a competition

Kari doesn't understand why parents make it their business to worry about other parents' business. Who cares? Read...

 

Chicago mom's dilemma: When to step in and when to step back?

Back-to-school time is causing some internal conflict for Kari, who's daughter was recently diagnosed with ADHD. Read...

 

Chicago mom confession: My teen has scoliosis

When her daughter was diagnosed with scoliosis, Kari had all kinds of fears; until her daughter's bravery inspired her to face them head on.  Read...

 

Rediscover why you love Chicago on a Shoreline Sightseeing cruise

Take a new look at Chicago from a fresh perspective--on the water. Read...

 

Clean, messy and in between: Good Chicago moms come in all forms

Kari doesn't judge other moms for their messy homes, please don't judge her for her clean one.  Read...

 

Chicago mom gives tips on what to do in Highland Park

Kari gives some insider tips on visiting Highland Park and Highwood with kids. Read...

 

Chicago neighborhood food tours showcase the best in the city

Summertime is the perfect time to explore our beautiful city and all it has to offer. Take a cue from Kari and try a food tour of some of Chicago's best neighborhoods.  Read...

 

Chicago mom, graduation and 8 movies that will make you ugly cry

Kari's daughter is graduating from 8th grade. In order to keep her composure, she's getting all her crying out now by re-watching all the movies that make her ugly cry.  Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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