Eileen Kelly

Girl Talk: I Went To Ladies Rock Camp

I’m a full-time mom. You know the type. My days are spent cooking meals, doing dishes, buying groceries, doing laundry, walking dogs, wiping noses, clipping toenails, and performing every other pleasant and unpleasant task required to keep two kids, two dogs, two frogs and a hamster alive and relatively happy. But for my birthday weekend,…
By: Eileen Kelly / November 8, 2010

Girl Talk: How “Rocky” Got Me Through My First Supremely Awkward Date

When I was seven years old, my parents took me to see “Rocky.” Inappropriate? Maybe. But I was a skinny asthmatic kid in a house full of smokers and this “underdog triumphs over adversity” story spoke to me in a way that nothing else ever had. Whenever the going got tough and things seemed impossible,…
By: Eileen Kelly / August 16, 2010

Girl Talk: How Couples Counseling Saved My Marriage

There are topics people won't touch at cocktail parties because it’s not “polite conversation.” These are subjects people secretly want to discuss, but, when broached over hummus and Merlot, make them uncomfortable. These are precisely the things I love talking about. So here goes: My husband and I just graduated from couple’s therapy. We started…
By: Eileen Kelly / July 15, 2010