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Kim Friedline

Kim Friedline
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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.
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Windowsill Gardening: Growing Veggies From Scraps

The kids have enjoyed helping and watching our little seedlings grow. We're learning together about gardening, taking care of our plants, and reducing food waste.

Ready to Get Away? 5 Beach Destinations One Stop Away from RST!

Need a little more convincing to just book it? Here are some great beach destinations that you can get to via RST.
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Groundhog Day: Stuck in the Loop

Instead of slumping through the doldrums of winter, wishing it away, what if I instead focused on using this time to better myself and the lives of those around me?  

When Your Heart’s Not In It

The reality is, I'm not a robot. I cannot function at 110% every day or even half of every day. And maybe that's ok. Maybe sometimes, showing up is enough.
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Me vs. My Phone

We're truly in uncharted territory here with this pervasive, multi-faceted thing: our phone. We're all trying to figure it out as we go along, in this new age of mothering. 

3 Steps to Less Stress This Holiday Season

The holidays are right around the corner.  For many of us, we know what we will be doing for each of the holidays, long before they arrive.  We put a ton of planning into...
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The Craftless Wonder

Maybe perfectly adorable crafts on rainy days are never a reality for a houseful of boys, or at least not MY boys.

Why I Run

I run to remind myself that I can do hard things.  I can work toward and accomplish goals that I make for myself.  I can push myself, and push past the wall.
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Field Trip Friday: The Science Museum of Minnesota

The Science Museum was a total hit with kids and grown-ups alike.  Not only is it packed with incredible things to see/touch/do, it's educational too!  

Finder of The Lost Things

 I have accumulated many titles as the lone female in this household. Somehow, I also carry the crown of Finder of the Lost Things.