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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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Some Days Motherhood is For the Birds

When the temps start dipping, the crows descend upon Rochester, MN. And a chance encounter with several hundred crows taught me about parenthood.
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Words Matter: How To Teach Your Kids To Use Their Words Wisely

Words matter. Living in the age of online anonymity, it's easy to spew words across a screen. Here are five ways to teach our kids that our words do matter.
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This Blooming Life: Life Is More Than the Messes We Make

This is a picture of the island in my kitchen on a Monday night.  Monday, September 12 to be exact.  It is not staged.  This is a completely real picture that I took on...
I really don't want to do somethings, but being I mom I can't always do what I want to do.

I Don’t Wanna! (What I Want To Do vs. What I Actually Do)

I've been doing this mom-thing for over 5 years now, and one thing has become loud and clear: Motherhood doesn't give a crap about what I want. Now I mean this in the most laced-with-love way (kind...
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The Enemy of Good: How To Battle Perfectionism

When we take a step back and look at the good and the bad in life, it becomes pretty clear that Good is actually BETTER than Perfect...because it's real.
Swimming in Toxic Water | Rochester MN Moms Blog

Swimming in Toxic Water

After toxic water killed our guppies, I was able to make a correlation with our family's own "toxic water." It was time to clean the tank.