Author Archives: Kari Wagner-Peck

About Kari Wagner-Peck

Kari Wagner-Peck lives with her husband and son in Maine. She is a writer & storyteller who home schools with her son. She is the author of the memoir Not Always Happy: An Unusual Parenting Journey, May, 2017, Central Recovery Press. She has been published at The New York Times Well Family blog, The Huffington Post, The The Good Men Project, The Sydney Morning Herald Daily Life blog, BLOOM and Love That Max among others. Author page: kariwagnerpeck.com Twitter @KariWagnerPeck and Facebook: www.facebook.com/NotAlwaysHappyLive/ Email: kariwagnerpeck@gmail.com

Anna Wintour Isn’t That Bad –

The documentary The September Issue, which focuses on Vogue magazine’s yearly four-pound-Bible-of-the-fashion-world September issue, was released in 2009. Why am I writing about it now? I am the director of a film festival and mother to a five year-old who … Continue reading

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The Christmas Story: BEST MOVIE EVER by guest author Lola Sizemore

This is the last of the holiday posts from SATM. Hope you are having great ones! I know Lola from work-related projects. She is super smart and creative and a fellow Sag. Sags Rule! – KWP By guest author – … Continue reading

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Prancer – guest writer Caroline Nelson

When I was in second grade I became best friends with this awesome kid named Julie. Unbeknownst to me my sister in pre-school was becoming best friends with a kid named Caroline. Imagine everyone’s surprised when we found out Caroline … Continue reading

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It’s a Wonderful Life, Part 2: Occupy Bedford Falls – by guest Dan Gillotte

People mistakenly think that this movie is some kind of holiday feel good trifle, but I’m here to tell you that if that’s all you think about this movie, then you’re missing out. Seriously. Sure, it’s got sweetness, warmth and … Continue reading

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It’s a Wonderful Life is better than you think it is – by guest Dan Gillotte

It’s a Wonderful Life is better than you think it is #1: George HATES Bedford Falls (Fucking HATES it.) Mr. Potter is a horrific, cruel and cold villain, one of screen’s best, if you ask me, BUT in a particularly … Continue reading

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Lovely Intangibles –

 “Yeah, there’s a lot of bad ‘isms’ floatin’ around this world, but one of the worst is commercialism. Make a buck, make a buck.” – Alfred, a janitor at Macy’s in Miracle on 34th Street. Miracle on 34th Street – … Continue reading

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Emmet Otter’s Jugband Christmas = Gateway to Metal – a guest post by Dan Gillotte

There are many many things I LOVE about Jim Henson’s Emmet Otter’s Jugband Christmas including, Emmet, his mom, the jugband, his friends, the sets and the music. BUT, when I’m really honest. I mean REALLY honest, I have to admit … Continue reading

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