Kim Estess

Kim is a mom to Cece (June 2014) and Abby (May 2017). She works as an attorney practicing in the areas of estate planning, probate, and elder law. She's been married to her husband Adam since 2012 and lives with her family in Centerville. When she isn't working or mom-ing, Kim enjoys running, working out under the stars at her favorite early morning bootcamp, and playing golf.

Gratitude and Grace {How I’m Saving My Sanity During Quarantine}

As I write this post, my family has officially been quarantining due to COVID-19 for one month. It's been one month full of togetherness, disappointment, stress, messes, and generally just losing my sanity as...

Not Your Momma’s Book Club

I'm a recovering bookworm. I'm actually only in recovery because #momlife and also probably because law school caused me to lose sight of the joy of reading for pleasure for a time, but I...

Motherhood Made Me an Introvert (Sort of, Anyway)

I've always been a classic extrovert. I thrive on being around others and staying busy. As a kid, young adult, and through my early adult-life (basically, the time before kids came into the picture)...

Please Don’t Comment On My Weight Loss Goals

I’ve recently started following a new weight loss program as part of my never-ending endeavor to better myself. I’ve got a myriad of reasons for wanting to lose some weight, including things like health...

Tips and Tricks for Cold Weather Running

It's about time to start decking the halls - as they say, it's the most wonderful time of the year. While that may be true in most regards, it probably isn't true if you...

Happy Birthday to Me: Embracing Birthdays in My Thirties (and beyond)

"Ugh, I hate my birthday. Why would I want to celebrate turning another year older?" It seems this refrain becomes more and more common as we age. The older I get, the fewer of my...

Is Your Glass Half Full?

It was 9:30 a.m. on a Sunday morning, and I was sitting in church alone, waiting for mass to start. I found myself looking around, staring at the other young families. When I looked...

A Tale of Two Mamas

Let me start by stating the obvious - it's hard to make friends as a mom. Can I get a collective "AMEN" to that? For a long time, I didn't have any real-life mom...

It’s Hard.

It’s hard. Motherhood. Marriage. Life. The song and dance of balancing family and a career and a social life and maintaining a home and a healthy diet and exercise. And. And. And. It’s hard. It’s hard...

A Letter On Your 5th Birthday

To the one who made me a mama, I don't know how it's possible, but you turned 5 this week. Half a decade has passed in the blink of an eye, and before I know...

Don’t You Miss Those Days?

I had lunch with an old friend from college today. It had been nearly 9 months since we'd last seen each other, and we live less than an hour apart. We have 3 kids...

Friends that Sweat Together, Stay Together

Let me start by stating the obvious - it's really hard to make friends as an adult. When I moved back to Centerville after finishing college, I felt incredibly alone. None of my close friends...

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

We've all experienced romantic break-ups. They're no fun, but there tends to be a protocol for coping with them. Most of us know that shedding a few (okay, a lot of) tears, eating copious...

An Ode To “Baby Shark”

If your kids are anything like mine, they are probably borderline obsessed with the latest YouTube sensation, Baby Shark.  Now, if your reaction to my opening line is "No way, my kids don't get screen...