Dr. Kelly’s Office Hours


Humor, Parenting

This week, Dr. Kelly is back answering the urgent questions of readers who wanted help weeks ago. Hopefully their problems resolved themselves, but if not, let’s see what this bottle of Pinot Noir / life experience can help me come up with.   1. Why do children always ask “Why?” no less then 1,983 times […]

10/21/2016

Long Live The Queen!


Humor

I’m writing about the election! No, wait come back! Things aren’t going to get all heated around here, mainly because I have the perfect solution to everyone’s presidential woes. Vote for me! headshot courtesy Rachel Cupps 1. Queen Kelly 2016 Yup, I’m bringing back the monarchy. American style democracy has been nice, but I think […]

09/16/2016

{SQT} Mom-lympics


Humor, Seven Quick Takes

In about a month, the world’s greatest athletes will convene in Rio to compete in the 2016 Olympic Summer Games. I was never much of an athlete growing up, so becoming an Olympian was never on my radar. However, as I matured, I developed a unique set of skills that prepared me to compete on […]

07/01/2016

FINALLY a Fitness Program for Me


Humor

Let’s face it, exercise is unpleasant. It’s like that relative you invite to family gatherings because they’re family and they have to be there, but no one really likes them and everyone is uncomfortable until they leave. We need to excercie, or at the very least, not be completely sedentary. But when do we find […]

05/31/2016

{SQT} Social Media Strategy


Humor, Seven Quick Takes

I’m helping to organize a small regional blogging conference, and in planning, it’s become clear that many bloggers are looking for information on social media; how to grow followers, gain more likes, increase interaction, and generally figure out, what is the point of all this gobbledy gook??   When I’m not sharing blogging tips or parenting advice, […]

05/20/2016

Encouraging Your Young Musician


Humor

Even though we’re off school this month, some things continue like instrument practice. My kids have been steadily taking lessons and practicing their chosen instruments for about two and half years now. (Addie and Byron both took piano for a couple of years before that.) Although I wouldn’t call them “enthusiastic” musicians, they’re all capable […]

04/22/2016

All Your BURNING Parenting Questions Answered


Humor, Parenting

Actually, if something is burning, go get an antibiotic, or a fire extinguisher. Thanks to everyone who read, shared and commented on this week’s posts. Since I’m now a self-proclaimed parenting expert (Dr. Kelly at your service!), I took to Facebook to see what other problems I could solve for my friends and readers. 1. […]

04/08/2016

{SQT} What I’m NOT Doing in 2016


Humor, Seven Quick Takes

First Tsh posted three things she wasn’t doing this year, then Anne followed with three more and I was like, hell, I’ve got at least seven things I shouldn’t do this year. Let’s make this a Quick Takes. 1.No sleepovers. I will happily drop my children at other kid’s houses, but no one except blood […]

01/22/2016

Seven Step Internet Cleanse


Humor

 It’s a well-known fact that to achieve your goals you have to work hard while avoiding distraction. One of the biggest distractions in this day and age is the internet. If you’ve got lofty resolutions this year (like me) but you frequently find yourself sidetracked due to Facebook, Buzzfeed and um, Catholic blogs, you might […]

01/15/2016

Seven Day Christmas Planner for Winners!


Humor

One week until Christmas! The most organized of you have planned and shopped for weeks. Maybe you could even sit back and relax this Advent season. Not me! Now’s the time when I finally break out my Christmas planner. Why spend weeks or months preparing for Christmas when I’ve got it all broken down into […]

12/18/2015