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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 5

It’s often challenging to get a good breakfast into our picky little eaters, especially when time is limited. The problem with cold cereal, though it is fast, is it doesn’t stay with us long, and we’re soon hungry again. Don’t get me wrong—if you were to walk into my pantry, you’d find at least 6 boxes of cereal right now. My family loves cereal, and we’d never give it up fully, but we’re trying to use it more for snacks and weekends rather than weekday breakfasts. Read More

Friday 5

Where did the time go? Seems like I wrote about welcoming summer just yesterday, but here we are. It’s back-to-school time again.

Getting ready for the new school year has always been a big event in my home. Here are five items I’d like to share with you straight from my family’s get-ready bucket list:

1.  Make playdates. Familiar faces are reassuring, so having spent Read More

Friday 5

After finishing his first year at Ohio State, my son decided to stay on for the summer semester. That semester has ended and my son is now home for three weeks before heading back. His sister and I have grown accustomed to our all-girl rules, and have nearly forgotten what it’s like to have a guy in the house.

It’s only the first week, but already I find myself re-learning how to share the house; learning to make adjustments. If you ever find yourself in this same boat, here are five experiences you can look forward to when your kid comes home from college: Read More

Friday 5

With the birth of His Royal Highness Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge this week, I felt compelled to share my love of the modern-day British Monarchy. The Queen may still represent old tradition, but the younger generations of royals are changing the future of the empire. Princes William and Harry lead the new generations, presenting a new monarchy more in touch with the people. Charles’ sons promise down to earth, hard-working, forward thinking leadership. They honor privilege without rubbing their royal statuses it in our faces.

There are many reasons to fall in love with the “new” Monarchy, and here are five of my favorites: Read More

Friday 5

Over the past few years, I’ve become über aware of the amount of trash my kids and I are discarding to fill the earth. I find myself evaluating the recyclability of each and every item before allowing the kids and myself to toss it into the trashcan.

I’m an all or nothing kind of gal so when I do something, I do it. You can find me on any given day digging through the trash, as my kids say, removing items to transfer them to the recycle bin. Read More