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Kim Estess

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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 via Peloton, eating and drinking her way through Dayton, and playing golf.

Tips and Tricks for Cold Weather Running

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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)

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"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?

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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

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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.

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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”

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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...

5 Steps to Successful Adulting

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At some point or another, I blinked and realized that I had become a real life adult. I'm sure it probably happened at the moment when my first daughter was born and I suddenly was...

Why I Run – And Why You Should, Too

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January always brings a fresh slate and the opportunity to set new goals. If you've ever thought to yourself, "I'd like to run a 5k/10k/half marathon/full marathon" or "I think I'd like to become...

Thoughts from a C-Section Mama

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Wanna hear something crazy? I'm a proud mom to two beautiful kiddos, neither of whom is adopted -and I've never had the experience of labor. Never. Not even a little. When my first baby was...

Lessons in Simplicity: Learning To Scale Back

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It's Sunday night and we just tricked my 4-year old into going to bed a half an hour early. Thank goodness she can't tell time just yet, because on days like today when I'm...