August 19, 2019 KimHarms 6Comment

“It just seems so unnatural.” Judy Anderson reflected on back-to-college shopping with her granddaughters. Annelisa will be a senior majoring in meteorology at St. Cloud State and Kylie a sophomore in elementary education at the Minnesota State University, Mankato. The girls lost their mom Jodi (Judy’s only daughter) on May 30 after a three year battle with breast cancer. Of course, Judy’s statement is something any mom in her situation might say. We’re not supposed to lose our children. It’s not the natural order of things. But real life doesn’t always go according to plan. Jodi was diagnosed with breast…

August 2, 2019 KimHarms

Today marks 3 years since the 3 ladies pictured started sewing mastectomy pillows and sending them to women in need. They’ve shipped these pillows to women and cancer centers all over the U.S. as well as to Canada, Puerto Rico and England. My mom, Jan, and her friends, Judy and Becky (they call themselves The Bosom Buddies) all had daughters diagnosed with cancer in 2016. Out of that very hard thing have come many, many pillows. 1500 and counting. If you, or someone you know could use mastectomy pillows, please feel free to follow this link to our request form….

October 4, 2018 KimHarms

  When mom learned that Anne Graham Lotz was diagnosed with breast cancer, she found an address and sent her a set of pillows, not even positive they would get to her. Not long after, she received this hand-written thank you in the mail. How sweet is that? Don’t know Anne Graham Lotz? She’s the daughter of Reverend Billy Graham and you can read some of her breast cancer story on her website annegrahamlotz.org Mom and her friends have sent pillows to women in 40 states and have supplied pillows and/or seatbelt covers to medical clinics in 5 states. When…

July 16, 2018 KimHarms

Okay, I don’t really have an office. I work at my kitchen table, on my back deck, on the couch and sometimes when I’m feeling exceptionally lazy, on my bed in my pjs. (In fact, I’m still wearing my pjs right now. Shhh…don’t tell anyone.) Corey and I, along with our two oldest boys and my mom, will be spending a week in Haiti. Mom and I will teach sewing classes and Corey and the boys will be putting a roof on a house. This will be my 4th time in Haiti, Corey and Mom’s 2nd time, and Carter and…

January 23, 2018 KimHarms 2Comment

Every woman is different and there are a lot of varieties of reconstruction surgery, but the following are 5 things I greatly appreciated while walking down the road to reconstruction. If you have a friend who’s going through this bizarre and challenging life circumstance, she might appreciate something from this 5 Breast Reconstruction Gifts list. A Sherpa Blanket Sherpa blankets are super-soft, ultra warm blankets that you can just sorta hibernate in. My friend Marti gave me one, and I called it my magic blanket. I slept with it for months. Even when I finally went back to my bed…