Kim Friedline

Kim is a Rochester native who in 2006 unexpectedly found herself back in her hometown, marrying a boy she had once dated as a 15 year-old, and putting down new roots. Kim and husband David have three rambunctious boys born in 2011, 2014 and 2017. Kim works part-time at Mayo Clinic as an Education Program Coordinator, and spends the rest of her time chasing her boys and stepping on legos. She loves to escape the chaos with a run, putzing around in the garden, making guacamole in the kitchen, and enjoying a cup of coffee or a glass of wine (not all at once). She is also actively pursuing the world's greatest chocolate chip cookie recipe.
flowers and plants

I Talk to My Plants: Adventures of a Crazy Plant Lady

I talk to my plants. I actually do. When I plant them, I welcome them to the garden, and say things like "I hope you'll be very happy here!"
Minnesota zoo

Field Trip Friday: Minnesota Zoo

What better place to recharge his batteries than at the Zoo, looking at and learning about animals all day?

Endometriosis Awareness: Q & A with Abby’s Physician, Dr. Zaraq Khan

bby's physician, Dr. Zaraq Khan, answers common questions about endometriosis, diagnosis, treatment, and gives recommendations for advocacy.

Abby’s Story, Part 3: Endometriosis Advocacy

Endometriosis is an incredibly common condition (at minimum, 10% of women have it), yet the ER doctors that I saw over the years didn’t know what it was. We have to use our voices and speak up.

Abby’s Story, Part 2: Infertility and Hope

Before starting In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF), the team ran my bloodwork and found that my egg reserve was very low, and that the endometriosis was growing back.

Abby’s Story, Part 1: Diagnosis and Treatment

My doctor was pretty sure at this point that I had endometriosis, and scheduled a laparoscopy to get a better look of what was going on.
winter and spring

10 Ways to Make the Most of the In-Between Season

In this in-between time--not quite done with winter, and not fully spring--there are still a lot of ways to enjoy this weird middle season.

I Didn’t Bounce

Those scars are the door through which 3 amazing people entered this world.  Yes, my recovery has been slow and my body did not "bounce" back.  
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Never The Same: A Letter To My Sister Before The Birth Of Her...

Your life is about to change with this first baby. You are about to change even more. Little sister, you will never be the same person you once were.

To The Woman At The Orchard: Thank You

Thank you for reminding me, woman at the orchard, that community doesn't disappear just because we're in a pandemic.