Miss Sassafras

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Kelly Suellentrop

Kelly is a children's author and freelance writer, wildly popular among her family and friends. Before that, her claims to fame were being born the same day Elvis died and being a member of a four-time state championship high school basketball team...as the stats manager.Find her work at KellySuellentrop.com
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Can somebody tell me when little girls started becoming teenagers at age seven? My daughter may look like a seven-year-old. She may still dress in clothes from Gymboree and have crooked teeth not quite yet ready for braces. But she … Continued

Apparently All-Inclusive Attitudes Aren’t Part of the Resort Package

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Kelly Suellentrop

Kelly is a children's author and freelance writer, wildly popular among her family and friends. Before that, her claims to fame were being born the same day Elvis died and being a member of a four-time state championship high school basketball team...as the stats manager.Find her work at KellySuellentrop.com
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I’ve got a little bone to pick. And I’m warning you…I might get a little sassy. This morning I sat down with my Cinnamon Chex and the Sunday funnies. Before reading the 74,502nd joke Dilbert makes at his boss’ expense, … Continued

Unanswered Prayers

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Kelly Suellentrop

Kelly is a children's author and freelance writer, wildly popular among her family and friends. Before that, her claims to fame were being born the same day Elvis died and being a member of a four-time state championship high school basketball team...as the stats manager.Find her work at KellySuellentrop.com
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I can not think about it. I can not let myself think about it. But still, it creeps in. My minds tries to push it out with its entire weight. Like when I act on an impulse to rearrange a … Continued

Why Is She Sporting a Moustache? Because It’s Movember, Silly.

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Kelly Suellentrop

Kelly is a children's author and freelance writer, wildly popular among her family and friends. Before that, her claims to fame were being born the same day Elvis died and being a member of a four-time state championship high school basketball team...as the stats manager.Find her work at KellySuellentrop.com
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It’s Movember! No, I promise that is not a typo. If you are anything like me, you may not have heard of Movember. I was enlightened thanks to a funny little blog I read called Snide Reply. It led me the … Continued

Things That Make Me Go “AHHHHHHHH!”

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Kelly Suellentrop

Kelly is a children's author and freelance writer, wildly popular among her family and friends. Before that, her claims to fame were being born the same day Elvis died and being a member of a four-time state championship high school basketball team...as the stats manager.Find her work at KellySuellentrop.com
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Since it is the season of ghosts, here’s a little video for you:   Sorry. I had to. It’s Halloween law. I love Halloween. Plain and simple. First, there’s the candy. Even adults sometimes need a special excuse to gorge … Continued

A Re-Gift to My Dad

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Kelly Suellentrop

Kelly is a children's author and freelance writer, wildly popular among her family and friends. Before that, her claims to fame were being born the same day Elvis died and being a member of a four-time state championship high school basketball team...as the stats manager.Find her work at KellySuellentrop.com
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Today my dad turns sixty years old. Over the years, I have drawn comparisons of him to many different people. A slave driver. A jail warden. The big, giant, scary, fire and brimstone floating wizard head in The Wizard of Oz. … Continued

Parkour, Anyone?

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Kelly Suellentrop

Kelly is a children's author and freelance writer, wildly popular among her family and friends. Before that, her claims to fame were being born the same day Elvis died and being a member of a four-time state championship high school basketball team...as the stats manager.Find her work at KellySuellentrop.com
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Have you ever heard of parkour? A few weeks ago, my husband and I took our kids to Elephant Rocks State Park, which is pretty much one of the coolest places on earth. The park consists of 1500 million-year-old granite that has … Continued

Me and Debbie Gibson: Separated At Birth?

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Kelly Suellentrop

Kelly is a children's author and freelance writer, wildly popular among her family and friends. Before that, her claims to fame were being born the same day Elvis died and being a member of a four-time state championship high school basketball team...as the stats manager.Find her work at KellySuellentrop.com
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At our house, we like to have music playing during dinner. Seeing as how we are not the kind of family who “dresses for dinner” (in fact, Michael is usually in some state of undress by dinnertime), we don’t listen to … Continued

Dangerous Names

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Kelly Suellentrop

Kelly is a children's author and freelance writer, wildly popular among her family and friends. Before that, her claims to fame were being born the same day Elvis died and being a member of a four-time state championship high school basketball team...as the stats manager.Find her work at KellySuellentrop.com
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So I kind of have baby on the brain lately. I think I probably made my husband stop breathing with that statement, but mostly it is just because I have quite a few friends who are pregnant right now. Bringing … Continued

I Like Chicks

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Kelly Suellentrop

Kelly is a children's author and freelance writer, wildly popular among her family and friends. Before that, her claims to fame were being born the same day Elvis died and being a member of a four-time state championship high school basketball team...as the stats manager.Find her work at KellySuellentrop.com
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No, I haven’t switched teams. And really, it’s just one chick. And he’s a dude. I’m talking about Chick McGee, member of the Marconi award-winning Bob & Tom Show which airs every weekday morning on over 150 radio stations nationwide…and the … Continued

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