October 16, 2019 KimHarms

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the annual Bras for the Cause Gala with my brother  in Des Moines. I’ve posted some photos to social media, so maybe you’ve seen this sculpture already, but I wanted to share Keith’s (Keith Nelson Arts) description of the piece he created and donated to be auctioned off in my honor.  All proceeds from the event go toward providing underprivileged women with necessary mammograms and cervical screenings. How many people can say that their story inspired a piece of art? And that that piece of art is helping people?  It’s pretty sweet….

August 19, 2019 KimHarms 7Comment

“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….

March 5, 2019 KimHarms

Sometimes I get a little bummed that I haven’t been offered a book contract yet. Editors at a couple of my dream publishing houses have taken interest in my proposal, but they’ve not been able to convince their teams to take on the project. My agent, Karen Neumair, is awesome and I’m still over the moon that she is working with me to make Life Reconstructed (tentative title) become a reality.  But rejections can be deflating, and the waiting is hard. On particularly frustrating days, I wonder what in the world I’m even doing. But a few weeks ago I…

February 17, 2019 KimHarms

Mastectomy Pillows I will not be able to respond to pillow requests from February 18 – February 22, because I will be sitting on a beach in Mexico reading lots of books, hanging out with my favorite guy and eating food cooked by someone else. 20th Anniversary trip, here we come!