Author Archives: Kelley Cunningham


Kelley Cunningham

Kelley Cunningham is a writer, award-winning artist, weekend poet, and an art director in children's publishing. Her work has been published in Brain,Child, Mamalicious, and The Funny Times. She has illustrated five books for children. A sampling of her amazing art talent can be seen at her website. Kelley lives in Pennsyltucky with her three wonderful sons.

What Are You Going To Be?

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I think there should be Halloween costumes for Moms. Here are the ideas I am going to send in to the Halloween Express catalog for their consideration: Drunk Raffi Comes with vomit-encrusted fake beard, a busted geetar with a sound chip that plays “Baby Beluga” all warped and distorted, and an oversized whisky bottle with […]

The Children’s Learning Institute

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Professor Emeritus: Dennis the Menace Professors: Bam-Bam Rubble, Calvin and Hobbes, Eddie Haskell Senior Lecturers: PigPen, Lucy VanPelt and Max from Where the Wild Things Are Guest Lecturers: Everybody Else’s Kids Course Offerings for the Fall Semester CLI 220 Telecommunications for Today’s Families This course examines the power of the telephone and how you can […]

West and Rewaxation at Wast, or, A Taste of the Empty Nest

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I recently found myself living the dream that kept me alive all those years when my children were small and ever-present. Those days when I couldn’t even sit on the toilet without a note passed under the door…“Mom can i hav gum e bears? Chooze 1 yes no.” Those days when I had to hire […]

Kelley the WonderMom’s School of Hard Knocks

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Most of us went through Lamaze or some such class to prepare us for the miracle of birth. Dontcha think it would be more useful to have classes that prepared us for the real pangs of raising children? I think I’m going to start my own school. There’s a need for this! I’ll start by […]

WHAT did you just call me??

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The other night I was reading a book about starfish to my youngest. As we counted the starfish’s fingers or whatever they are, he corrected me. “Mom, they’re not called starfish anymore. They are SEA STARS. Teacher said.” “Really?” “That’s what she said.” Hmm. I must have missed this. Who knew echinoderms would be the […]

Green mommy.

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What does one do with old, outgrown toys and other kid detritus? It’s great if you have a small niece or nephew around to hand it all down to, and it’s more than admirable to donate it to the Salvation Army. Another option, though, is to reuse and recycle. Remember, saving the earth begins at […]

Mommy Mensa (or How the Kids Ate My Brain)

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A friend of mine told me that there is one month every year that you can take the Mensa test and, if you pass, join the eggheads of the world in their elite club. I’m not sure what you would receive as a reward for achieving Mensa status. It’s not like you can go around […]

Super(mom)model.

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I was watching the Today show the other morning, and two mothers were discussing with Meredith Vieira whether or not it was okay to have a cocktail during a playgroup. I cannot believe this is actually a topic worthy of a debate on national television. One mom said, in effect, hell yeah, it’s okay. The […]

I resolve…

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It’s the start of a new year, and that means it’s time for a fresh start. This year, O Mighty Being o’ the Clouds, I shall let the Evolved Woman/Smarty Pants/Total Babe Within shine. La la la…where to begin? So many IMPROVEMENTS to be made! This is exciting! I’ll start by resolving to broaden my […]

I’ll have an eggnog. And make it a double.

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Well, the Halloween candy has been condensed down to one bowl, and all of the Fun Size Snickers have been picked out of it. You know what that means. It’s time for Christmas preparation. Am I the only one who dreads this time of year? I make Scrooge look like Martha Stewart. It used to […]