Kelly Suellentrop

The #NoFilter Christmas Medley: A Music Video for the Season

posted in: Holidays, Music | 8

#NoFilter. It is a trend that has been upon us for some time; a pushback against the photoshopped-perfect culture and Instagram-filtered memories that inundate the media – social and otherwise. And while I am a self-professed accidental “trend-killer,” my appreciation … Continued

What I Learned In My First Year of Being a Published Author

posted in: Blessed, Books, Kids | 7

Occupation: Author Today it has been one year. A whole year of being able to answer the question, “What do you do for a living?” with the answer, “I’m a children’s author.” To be honest, I still feel a little funny … Continued

Drive-Thru Kindness: Now Serving Extra Value Compassion

posted in: Blessed, Culture | 13

“That will be $5.66. Please pull around to the first window.” I slowly coax my van forward in the pouring rain, fumbling in my purse to find cash. As the car moves, I instinctively turn the radio back up to … Continued

“Difficult” Is Not a Synonym for “Traumatic”

posted in: Parenting | 35

Traumatize /ˈtrouməˌtīz,ˈtrôməˌtīz/ (verb): subject to lasting shock as a result of an emotionally disturbing experience or physical injury. Last week, the TODAY Parenting Team featured an article I wrote called “A Tale of Two Kindergarteners,” as part of their community series … Continued

Our Summer Mantra: “Is It Worse Than Cholera?”

posted in: Culture, Parenting | 0

“They just don’t know how good they really have it.” That was the consensus at the pool, as we waded in the shallow end, keeping an eye on our swimming children while chatting. The conversation was one that happens between parents … Continued

3 Ways to Show American Spirit Without Pinterest

posted in: Culture, Holidays | 27

I don’t know about you, but after the triple threat of Mother’s Day, End of School Year Teacher Gifts, and Father’s Day, I don’t have enough left in my Pinterest Love Tank when 4th of July rolls around. By now, … Continued

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