Kelli Martinelli

My name's Kelli. Last name Martinelli. It's the third last name I've had in this... read more

Kelli Martinelli


My name's Kelli. Last name Martinelli. It's the third last name I've had in this lifetime but the first one that belongs to me alone. I'd live without a last name if I could, but having a last name that fits who you are is like a owning a durable pair of purple rainboots and then dancing through the puddles. And frankly, I like the cadence. And as a wise man once said: “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” 

 In the in-between years that I find the time to blog, I write most about trying to live a life with less garbage, about being divorced and maintaining a positive relationship with my ex, and about being a single mom living precariously on a shoestring budget to two kickass kids, The Riv and Magnolia. Also, I have found my true love in a man called Cransky.  He speaks a language I sometimes don't understand (I still don't know the difference between a gigabyte, megabyte and flea bite) and thinks the snow is soft and fun and not a broken noggin' just waiting to happen. Dexter is the furry one who chases his own tail and bites at ants.

 I also write for gDiapers. We're dead-set on eliminating disposable diapers, down to the last Elmo-emblazoned or dyed brown plastic poo-catcher, something that really should never have been permitted to take such convenient root in the first place.

 So here I am. I'm Kelli. I'm really REALLY glad you stopped by. Next time bring wine. And I'll make a pie.