September 14, 2016 KimHarms 6Comment

It’s possible. And here’s how to do it. First, drive 3 hours to the Minneapolis IKEA with a friend. Realize when you get there that the futon you came for is out of stock. Enjoy your day anyway and come home with a few items of lesser importance. Cost of Trip Lunch – $12 Gas – FREE (Your friend won’t let you pay for gas because she’s pretty great.) Then, four days later, drive 3 ½ hours with your hubby (who is awesome) to the Kansas City IKEA where the futon is in stock. Buy said futon. Eat way too…

June 18, 2016 KimHarms

I’m beginning to think my posts at Inspire a Fire are working against me. 😉 Last month I wrote about our moving lifestyle. How it works well for us, and how I have learned to enjoy it. But about a week after it posted, it hit me that we are about to do this thing again, and that we don’t know where we are going next. And though I’m ready for it, it didn’t stop me from having about a 24-hour period of some serious anxiety. I’m a planner. And planning for the unknown is a bit tricky. This month my post…

November 2, 2015 KimHarms

I’ve shoved writing in the backseat for a bit while I try to learn how to sew. I mean sew at above novice status. The zippers are killing me, and my new mantra is that old construction phrase “Measure twice, cut once.” If you are curious about this sewing craziness, take a peek at Sewing is Hard. Otherwise, just read this sweet little writing by the youngest Harms boy. He knows how to make me smile. I love that he thinks I’m 34-years-old. I sure do enjoy my job righting storees. And ISU sharts are the best.

August 26, 2015 KimHarms 2Comment

Not once in my years of motherhood have my kids ever been ready to go back to school. (Except for Lewis in preschool, but technically that wasn’t going back to school.) I know there are moms out there who love the smell of freshly sharpened pencils and can’t wait to go back-to-school shopping. (I am not one of you.) I also know there kids out there who pour over their schedules and spend hours figuring out what to wear the first day. (My children are not those kids.) My boys D.R.E.A.D. the day. (I like to think it’s because their mom…

August 21, 2015 KimHarms

I’m over on  The Mid at Scary Mommy today giving advice to my younger self. Feel free to check it out. An author/teacher whom I have an immense amount of respect for said that the best advice he ever got as a writer was, “You must be willing to walk down the street naked.” Every time a piece of me goes out into the world of cyber-space via an article I’ve written, I have a better understanding of what that statement means.