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Kelli Nelson
Kelli Nelson

Kelli Nelson is a writer and single mom living in the Midwest with her two children and their cavalier King Charles spaniel. She advocates for underprivileged children and women’s issues and is an active member of the Global Team of 200. Kelli has been named one of 10 Most Influential Mompreneurs of 2013 by VoiceBoks, The Voice of Parenthood. Her blog earned a spot in Circle of Moms by POPSUGAR’s 2012 Top 25 Family Blogs by Moms. She loves fiction, red wine and cake.

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Friday 5Youngsters

Yesterday was the first day of kindergarten for my daughter, and she was simply a rock star. No tears—only excitement for her. On the other hand, my stomach was in knots, and I had to beat back the urge to take my child by the hand and run.

We arrived at school early so I could analyze the traffic flow and familiarize us both with the before-school standard operating procedures. Call me crazy, but Read More

Friday 5

Next week, my youngest is entering kindergarten. We moved my son into his new place for his second year of college this past weekend. It will be the first time in forever since I’ve had the house to myself, so I’m struggling with ‘go home’ or ‘spend some quality alone-time out’ after dropping my daughter off for her first day of school.

It should be a celebration, I think. A declaration of renewed independence, right? Let’s do it. Read More