Kelly Oriard


Self-proclaimed accidental entrepreneurs Kelly Oriard and Callie Christensen are the co-founders of Slumberkins, a children’s brand focused on promoting social-emotional learning for children. Kelly has a dual master’s degree in marriage and family therapy and school counseling, and has worked as a school counselor and family therapist at a K-8 school in Portland, Oregon. Callie has a master’s degree in teaching with endorsements in elementary education and special education. She previously worked as a special education teacher in a therapeutic day treatment school, as well as in an elementary school in the Pacific Northwest. Both are passionate about teaching children the social-emotional life skills needed to thrive in our modern world. With six children between them, Kelly and Callie's experience as mothers has played a major role in shaping Slumberkins into what it is today.
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What Your Kids Really Need as They Head Back to School

by Kelly Oriard

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