Kelly Suellentrop

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

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“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

Fluid: The Mirage of Beginnings and Endings

Despite what their names suggest, beginnings and endings are fluid. Nothing ever really begins…or ends. Today has been a bit of a landmine of emotion. My grandma turns 87, just two days after being put on hospice. The symbols of … Continued

When Social Media Doesn’t Feel So Social

Truth time: I have been avoiding you all. I normally sit down on Monday mornings, tap-tap-tapping away at my keys, crafting a new blog post as my cup of tea and bowl of oatmeal turn into a lemon-lime sparkling water … Continued

The Mother’s Day Hierarchy

posted in: Holidays, Kids, Parenting | 17

Mother’s Day. I recall being a kid and feeling a little jealous that moms got their very own holiday (because kids are too dumb to realize the national children’s holiday is just called “Life.”) I wanted to be a part of … Continued

Hey, I Just Bought An Area Rug…And Other Stuff

posted in: Good Stuff, Just Because | 11

You know how sometimes you call up a friend just to say hey? Well, that’s kind of all this is. Hey! I didn’t get a real blog post written this week because I spent too much time binge watching Unbreakable … Continued

The Google Search History of a 6-Year-Old Boy

I’d like to kiss the person who invented internet parental controls. Raising kids in this digital age usually terrifies me. The moment my tween daughter first asked me for her own iPhone without the slightest hint of joking in her … Continued

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