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 CNN, Psychology Today online, 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: Twitter @KariWagnerPeck and Facebook: Email:

Where Freaks Ruled –

When I was fourteen or fifteen I had an Afro perm similar to Barbra Steisand’s in A Star Is Born. I looked about as ridiculous as she did. One memory of that bad hair time stands  out. Gina and I … Continue reading

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Works Hard For A Living –

Misery loves company. The first time that phrase made sense to me was when a friend tried to get me to join the carnival with her. I know it sounds like a bad joke.  But, in the 1980’s, my friend, … Continue reading

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Things that don’t go together –

It’s hard to believe in 1973 you could smoke in movie theaters. It’s even harder to believe at thirteen I did – with my friend and accomplice, Gina. Hey, no one could see who you were – bonus for a … Continue reading

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