Author Archive | Kelli

love winter

How I Learned to Love Winter

Like any native midwesterner, I hated winter. I hated the bleak grayness of the daylight and the black slosh leftover on the wet roadways. I hated that midnight and 6:00 PM looked nearly the same or that all my boots were embellished with salt stains. Winter to me felt like the letdown of the Holiday […]

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parenting

Adulting: Verb. See Also: ‘How Did I Get Here?’

Sitting in the preschool drop off line I realize this is real….I am a legit adult. I look in my rearview mirror, at my hastily combed hair plastered with dry shampoo and an attempt to wipe off my smudged mascara, as The Lorax blares on the car radio. I don’t know why this still surprises me. […]

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teenage memories

*NSYNC and Beanie Babies: Memories of My Former Self

Amongst the pile of Easter and Christmas decorations I find them -three navy blue tubs filled to the brim. The tubs were tagged with a hastily scribbled label: Kelli’s Memorabilia. Up until this point, I was a cleaning machine. After unwrapping Christmas a few days before, I had the sudden urge to start organizing my […]

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