BIO

Kelly Burch is a writer and editor based in New Hampshire. She is the editor of Renew Magazine, a lifestyle publication for people who are in recovery from addiction. She writes frequently about mental illness and addiction issues, and anything else that catches her attention. You can connect with Kelly and read more of her work on her blog or on Facebook

 

Kelly Burch's Articles

Toddlers will challenge the high ideals of even the most committed of parents.

Parenting Ideals, Meet Toddler

Parenting my daughter through toddlerhood is sometimes amazingly rewarding. Her personality is emerging and I see the conversation and friendship that will hopefully fill our lives when she says... Read...
Kelly Burch    |   03.16.17 12am   |   SHARE
I am going to teach my daughter that she will always be loved and chosen.

Why I Celebrate Valentine’s Day With My Kid, But Not My Husband

*/ /*-->*/ Valentine’s Day has always been fraught for me. In middle school, I desperately hoped for an admirer’s carnation to be delivered in front of all my friends in the cafeteria (what adult... Read...
Kelly Burch    |   02.14.17 12am   |   SHARE
I deal with some seriously dumb assumptions. (Image Credit: Thinkstock)

What It's Like To Be The Biggest Girl At The Gym

*/ /*-->*/ Recently, I was getting ready to leave the gym when someone congratulated me on my “new healthy lifestyle.” “You’re doing great, by the way,” the person said. “How long have you been at... Read...
Kelly Burch    |   01.3.17 12am   |   SHARE
No relationship is perfect, not even with super mom. (Image: Thinkstock)

7 Unexpected Benefits To My Mom Moving Abroad

My mom and I are extremely close. Some would say we’re a little too close, but since she fills two roles in my life — mother and best friend — I think it’s fair that she get a double slice of my love... Read...
Kelly Burch    |   12.29.16 12am   |   SHARE
Sticking to the three present rule is much harder for the parents buying presents than the kids receiving.

11 Holiday Truths You Only Understand Once You’re A Parent

I’ve been waiting years to celebrate my undying love of all things Christmas with my child, but now that my toddler is old enough to understand the joys of the holiday season I’ve realized that there... Read...
Kelly Burch    |   12.16.16 12am   |   SHARE
It's all about the confidence, baby.

Why I Reject Imposter Syndrome

I certainly still have moments of self-doubt, but I make a conscious effort to change my internal monologue at those times. Instead of saying, "If only you were good enough to write a book," I tell... Read...
Kelly Burch    |   11.11.16 12am   |   SHARE
(Image Credit: Thinkstock)

Postpartum Depression Made Me A Better Mental Health Advocate

I clearly remember the first time that I was forced to accept that something was wrong. My baby was six weeks old, and I was on a family vacation to my favorite place in the world: the New Hampshire... Read...
Kelly Burch    |   11.1.16 12am   |   SHARE
Those living with terminal cancer need support too (Image Credit: Thinkstock)

Moving Beyond The Pink Ribbons

In order to connect with other men and women living with a terminal diagnosis, LoRe founded Hope and Friendship Metastatic Breast Cancer Foundation, which provides a support group in northern... Read...
Kelly Burch    |   10.14.16 12am   |   SHARE
A mother's moment of joy, overshadowed by national tragedy. (Image Credit: Think Stock)

What It Was Like To Give Birth On 9/11

A family's day of celebration became a nation's day of mourning.
Kelly Burch    |   09.9.16 2pm   |   SHARE
In Rio, fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad will become the first American athlete to compete in the Olympics wearing a hijab.

How Diverse Is The US Olympic Team, Really?

Can you name an elite female athlete? If you asked me to name someone other than Venus or Serena Williams I’d have a tough time.
Kelly Burch    |   08.8.16 12am   |   SHARE