Guest Star: Kimberly of Mama’s Monologues

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I love today’s guest star. I honestly do not remember where or how I met her on the blogosphere, I’m just glad I did. She’s one of my favorite bloggers, a great writer and a really good friend. We are so alike, we refer to each other as ‘twins’! People, Kimberly of Mama’s Monologues is in da house!

She’s the epitome of a versatile blogger, her words weaved beautifully to bring tears to your eyes, like this post about her oldest son Matthew.

Her gorgeous writing is also evident in these posts, some of my favorites: Perfectly Imperfect, To My Nemesis and The Interview.

She can also bring the funny with this hilarious rap vlog.

Take it away, Kim!

1. When and why did you start blogging?

I actually started blogging in August 2010, but I sort of lost steam in the fall. I took a break and came back full force this past January. The whole reason I started blogging was to get things out and connect with other people like me. I saw other blogs and would watch the relationships form and I wanted that. I wanted to relate to other moms and vice versa.

2. What do you love most about blogging?

This one’s easy, the amazing friendships I’ve formed with everyone online. I’ve “met” so many wonderful, supportive, friendly people. You guys are my heart. At this point, I don’t know what I’d do with you all.

3. Who is your favorite blogger ever?

Me! Totally kidding! That’s a hard one. I have to say Jessica from Four Plus an Angel. Her words are so beautiful and eloquent. She writes from the heart and her posts get me. Every. Single. Time.

4. Is there a post you regret publishing?

No. Some posts have brought different feedback, but I don’t regret a single thing I’ve published. My posts have been from me, from my heart. It’s an honest take on my life. It’s who I am, I don’t regret it at all.

5. You have three beautiful children – what do you love most about being a Mom?

The quiet I get during nap time. Ha! I kid! Being a mom is the most rewarding, selfless thing I have ever done. I love that I get to watch them grow into their own little personalities. Seeing them learn how to love and show that fills my heart.

6. What’s your favorite time of the day?

My favorite time of day is bedtime, but not for the obvious reasons of peace and quiet. I like bedtime because that is my little moment with the kids. My oldest is a little too old to be tucked in, but I still have that with my younger two. I’ll lay down with Dylan in his bed and softly kiss him goodnight, telling him I love him. He’ll kiss me sweetly on my check and whisper “Lub eww Mommy” and snuggle in a little closer. He’ll quietly lay with me until he drifts off into sleep. With Kaleb, I have a little more snuggles left. I’ll hold him up to my shoulder where he nestles into my neck. He wraps one hand around my shoulder and softly falls asleep on my chest. You can’t beat that feeling. I love it.

7. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

If I could go anywhere it would be to Aruba. Kurt and I honeymooned there a few years ago and I would love nothing more than to go back and spend another week there, just me and him.

8. What could you eat every single day?

Oooh, fettuccine alfredo. Or chicken caesar salad. Or my homemade brownies. Next question please before I get hungry.

9. Favorite season and why.

Oh I am a summer girl, without a doubt. I love the heat and the bright warm sunshine. I love going to the beach or sitting by the pool. I love tanning and bike riding and swimming and all of the other things summer has to offer. Just not the humidity. Yuck.

10. One word to describe you.

Awesomesauce.

11. You have a regular series on your blog, much like this Guest Star series called Featured Friend. Tell us more about it.

The basis behind my Featured Friend series is to spotlight one of my readers every week. Each Friday I choose one of my lucky friends to write a guest post for me. It was kind of my way to highlight and thank them for reading and engaging with me. (I’m always looking for more guest posts, hint hint.)

12. You are quite the Twitter queen. For most new bloggers, Twitter is puzzling and intimidating. Do you have any tips to get them started into this fantastic world of social media and networking?

Don’t be shy or afraid to jump in. Twitter makes stalking and eavesdropping completely acceptable. Just follow your stream and if you see something you like, jump in! Honestly, everybody on there is friendly and welcoming. Just start talking and you’ll see a world of friends open up! But be careful, if you tweet too much twitter will lock you up in #twitterjail. And that’s no fun. Unless you create an alter ego like me. #YesImAddicted #NullNuts

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She is awesomesauce indeed! Do follow Kim at Mama’s Monologues so you don’t miss out on her fantastic posts and vlogs; like her on Facebook and of course, follow her on Twitter!!

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  • July 25, 2011 Kimberly

    Alison, my dear sweet twin, thank you so much for having me here today! I’m so glad we’ve met and connected online. Now? I don’t know what I’d do without you!
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    • July 25, 2011 Alison

      You have no idea what your friendship means to me. Thank you for being here. xoxo

  • July 25, 2011 jacqui

    This Kimberly sounds like a great person! But I hope she’s not planning on eating that junk she would eat everyday…or that she’ll at least eat smaller quantities…because we are both supposed to be losing weight!

    I agree she is awesomesauce!
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    • July 25, 2011 Kimberly

      Ha! No, small amounts. Moderation is key, right? Hey, Alison has been in on this weight thing too. Strength in numbers! 😉
      Kimberly recently wrote…Heading to the TropicsMy Profile

      • July 25, 2011 Alison

        I am sucking badly at this lose weight thing. Sigh.

  • July 25, 2011 mom2kiddos

    Great to see Kimberly here too! Just read her feature at Bruna’s on Friday. She’s really going places! She writes great and is a very friendly blogger. Glad I got to know her through you Alison.
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    • July 25, 2011 Kimberly

      Aw, that was the nicest comment ever! Thank you!
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    • July 25, 2011 Alison

      Glad to have introduced one great blogger to another!

  • July 25, 2011 Jen Burden

    Great getting to know you better, MamasMonologues! I like bedtime, too, for the reading, the cuddling and getting a chance to slow down and talk about their day. 🙂

    Jen 🙂
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    • July 25, 2011 Kimberly

      I love those slow, quiet moments. Too bad there aren’t more of them through the day!
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  • July 25, 2011 Staying Afloat!

    I love how I’ve been able to get to “know” you through these guest blogs this week. You’re going places, that’s for sure! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I love your writing, love your blog…and you are such an inspiration to me. I do believe I’m getting a bloggy crush…LOL!

    Bedtime is my all time favorite time as well. The snuggles just can’t be beat.
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    • July 25, 2011 Kimberly

      Feel free to crush, it’s flattering! 😉

      Love those bedtime snuggles. They’re just so sweet.
      Kimberly recently wrote…Heading to the TropicsMy Profile

  • July 25, 2011 Galit Breen

    YAY for two of my faves in one perfect spot! Great job you two! XO
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  • July 25, 2011 JDaniel4's Mom

    What a fun interview! I bet her brownies are awesome!
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  • July 25, 2011 Jessica

    This was just assy.

    #NullNuts
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  • July 25, 2011 Elaine

    I loved reading this to get to know you better! And your kiddos are so cute, as are you! Great interview ladies.
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    • July 25, 2011 Kimberly

      Aww, thank you!

    • July 25, 2011 Alison

      Yes they’re a cute bunch aren’t they?

  • July 25, 2011 Ann

    What a great interview…I love the bedtime kisses…Heading over to her site now! Thanks for the introduction!
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    • July 25, 2011 Kimberly

      Nothing beats those bedtime kisses.

    • July 25, 2011 Alison

      You’ll love her!

  • July 25, 2011 Alexandra

    She had me at “a mom of 3 boys.”

    Adorable interview.

    xo
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    • July 25, 2011 Kimberly

      Thank you, Empress. xoxo
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    • July 25, 2011 Alison

      I seem to have an uncanny ability to connect with moms of 3 boys………

  • July 25, 2011 Stasha

    You two are a dream team. Awesome sauce indeed. And I corrected my spell checker four times but it keeps splitting the awesome sauce, but as twins you need not worry. Stuck together forever.
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    • July 25, 2011 Kimberly

      Spell check needs to recognize the awesomesauce in that word!

      Dream team. I like it!
      Kimberly recently wrote…Heading to the TropicsMy Profile

      • July 25, 2011 Alison

        Yes, #DreamTeam, I like it too!!

        (awesomesauce is totally a word!)

  • July 25, 2011 Jessica

    Um, I was not expecting that, me?? I am beyond honored Kimberly. This just made my day.
    Love to see you both in the same place!
    Jessica recently wrote…It’s Almost Here!My Profile

    • July 26, 2011 Kimberly

      I adore your writing. And you? Are a wonderful person. 🙂
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    • July 26, 2011 Alison

      Thank you, it was fun having Kim here! (you’re sort of here too, as you’re mentioned hehe)

  • July 25, 2011 Natalie

    Alison thanks for having Kim as a guest, and Kim glad to learn more about you! Awww snuggling at bedtime is the best! 🙂
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  • July 25, 2011 Kir

    2 of my very very favorite people in one place…WHEEE.

    Hey Kim, John and I own Timeshare in Aruba, the next time we can afford to fly there I say we all go…and bring a nanny!!! 🙂

    love learning lots of stuff about you…you’re an amazing woman and mom. xo
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  • July 25, 2011 Stephanie

    Great questions 🙂 Love Kimberly, anyone who is willing to rap on camera is completely awesome!
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  • July 25, 2011 Lady Estrogen

    Love it! Love both of you 😉
    I don’t know why you kid about the nap time thing – the quiet is definitely blissful and fabulous!
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    • July 26, 2011 Kimberly

      I think a new law should be made to make nap time 8 hours each day, just for the peace and quiet!
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    • July 26, 2011 Alison

      Aw, thank you, love you too!

  • July 25, 2011 MangoChutney

    This was a great post, now i know more about Kimberly in more than 140 characters. Good going twins!!
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    • July 26, 2011 Kimberly

      Haha, thanks! I don’t like being limited to 140 characters. Restrictions stink. 😉
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  • July 25, 2011 Leighann

    Great to see you featured Kimberly. Great interview. I love your twitter advice.

    • July 26, 2011 Alison

      She’s not the Twitter Queen for nothing, ya know.

  • July 26, 2011 Elena

    What a great interview! Loved learning more about you….and ooh Brownies!! yum! Love both of you!!!
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    • July 26, 2011 Kimberly

      Brownies are delicious! Just look at my hips for proof! 😉
      Kimberly recently wrote…Heading to the TropicsMy Profile

    • July 26, 2011 Alison

      Thank you, love ya & your Be Enough campaign/ site!

  • July 26, 2011 Grumpy Grateful Mom

    Great interview! It was fun to learn more about you Kimberly. I’ve always appreciated your take on motherhood. I also love those sweet little “love yous.” They make my day. 🙂
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  • July 26, 2011 cori

    who doesn’t love Kimberly??!!!

    I’m stopping from Kimberly’s and am loving your blog!!!
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  • July 26, 2011 liz

    Just after bedtime is my fave. Curling up in bed with my laptop is my favorite time of the day.

    I probably sound awful to say that, don’t I? Ha!
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  • July 26, 2011 Bewildered Bug

    Hee hee – Kimberly from Mamas Monologues taught me about Twitterjail very well. I’ve officially been in it three times. She should be proud 🙂

    Awesome post – I really enjoyed it!
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  • July 26, 2011 tracy

    Oh I love Kimberly! Such a great post and so fun to learn more about you!
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  • July 26, 2011 Rach (DonutsMama)

    I want some of those homemade brownies! Yum. I’m a summer girl too–except when it’s 105 out.
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    • July 26, 2011 Kimberly

      The heat this past week has definitely been a little much for me, too! And I would be more than happy to share those brownies with you! 😉
      Kimberly recently wrote…Heading to the TropicsMy Profile

  • July 26, 2011 Rusti

    I love you girls both so much 🙂 you make me smile and laugh daily, and I never feel guilty about anything with you gals. LOVE YOU BUNCHES!
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    • July 26, 2011 Kimberly

      Like bananas, my dear friend. 😉
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    • July 26, 2011 Alison

      Aw, you’re a sweet one. You make me laugh too @hashtag_whore!

  • July 26, 2011 Runnermom-jen

    Yes, I agree…she is “awesomesauce”! Great feature 🙂
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  • July 26, 2011 Jessica

    Such a fun post! I had no idea that you’ve been blogging for such a short time! You seem like such a pro at this!

  • July 26, 2011 therobotmommy

    You are awesome sauce, Kim. Glad I got to connect with you and Alison!!
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  • July 26, 2011 Missy

    Once again, your guest star is making me hungry with talk of pasta!

    I love what Kimberly says here: “My posts have been from me, from my heart. It’s an honest take on my life. It’s who I am, I don’t regret it at all.”

    Amen, sister!
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    • July 26, 2011 Kimberly

      Aw, thanks! It’s true. I write about me, the good, bad and ugly. If I regretted that? I wouldn’t be me.
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  • July 26, 2011 Christi

    Enjoyable read! It’s always good to learn more about one of my favorite bloggers! Aruba, huh? I just finished searching for vacation packages to either Aruba or Curacao. Not that we’re going anytime soon, but it’s in discussion for sometime the next year or so. I’m leaning toward Curacao though…
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    • July 26, 2011 Kimberly

      I’ve heard that Curacao is beautiful too! Heck, anywhere other than here would be just lovely, right? 😉
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  • July 26, 2011 Heather

    Loved getting to learn more about you Kimberly! Thanks for starring her, Alison!
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  • July 26, 2011 Bruna

    I love brownies and Summer. I would die to visit Aruba! Girlfriend, you are so popular. You’ve been hopping all over the place in the blogosphere. We just all love you, I guess:)
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  • July 27, 2011 Elena

    Kim is definitely awesomesauce like her favorite word! Now I want a chicken caesar salad! Great guest star pick. 😉
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