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

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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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“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

The Mother’s Day Hierarchy

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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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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

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

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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’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

Listen To Your Mother…Or Me. Either One.

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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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Eat your vegetables. Put on a coat. Tie your shoes. If you don’t clean up this hell-hole-hurricane-disaster-zone-stinking-landfill-of-a-room, I will clean it for you…and give all your earthly possessions to homeless Brazilian Pygmies who don’t have bedazzled password journals. I think … Continued

3 Tips for Getting Kids To Eat Healthy (Hint: They All Involve Deception)

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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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When it comes to eating healthy, kids talk a big talk. But they usually walk the walk that leads them straight to the sugar high. Case in point: I was recently at an elementary school reading my book, Absolute Mayhem, … Continued

A Mother’s Advice for A 10 Year Old Daughter

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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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Dear Daughter, Welcome to the double digits. Turning ten is considered a milestone, celebrating the first decade of your life. But becoming the mother of a ten-year-old for the first time, well, this birthday is kind of terrifying for me. … Continued

The Lactation Consultant from the Black Lagoon

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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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There is nothing quite like breastfeeding to make a new mom feel like a complete failure at the most important job she will ever have. Scratch that. There is something else: a lactation consultant. Now before anyone objects, let me … Continued

Compassion Is In the Details: #1000Speak

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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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If you were to ever secretly record me watching television, you’d see a lot of this: I am a crier. Just a few days ago, I found myself crying at that State Farm commercial where the guy keeps saying he’s … Continued

Be a Beck: Parenting Advice from The Grammys

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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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Perhaps the hardest part of parenting is figuring out how to ensure your children don’t grow up to be a-holes. Finding a hiding place to scarf down a bag of Cheetos before they sniff you out and ask you to … Continued

Five Reasons You Should Hug A Preschool Teacher

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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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Currently, I am doing some part-time substitute teaching in a preschool classroom, which is a fairly new experience for me. Though I was a teacher once upon a time, I worked with high school and middle school students. So we are … Continued

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