About Kim

My Life:

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Hi there! I am Kim, a former Architect who left a professional career stay at home with her kids. I am in the best shape of my life and have discovered that things really can get better after age 40.

I have 2 kids. My son, who is 10, is a super-genius who skipped second grade and likes sports and video games. He likes to wear ties and his hair in a mohawk. My daughter is 6 and, well…I think she’s either going to be a spy or a computer hacker. She likes to wear dresses while playing in the dirt.

I’m also married, thankfully, because I need someone to help me at least even out the score against the kids.

My Passions:

I am a a self-proclaimed health geek.  I workout, I eat vegetables and eat clean and organic when possible.

I do not promote products that contain preservatives or gmos (genetically modified organisms).

I believe in removing chemicals from our household products.

I cook and sometimes it actually turns out good.

I often prefer the company of dogs over people.

This video will tell you a little bit more about me:

My Work:

When it comes to my work and promoting products, brands or causes I believe in, I lead by example. I share things I believe in, use or would use. I don’t judge others behavior, I influence by sharing my own behaviors and empowering people with the information they need to make a smart decision.

POPSUGAR Select Fitness

Brand Ambassador and Spokesperson

Sportcraft spokespersonABC 7 News Chicago June 12, 2011

LifeLock Brand Ambassador – 2012 to present

Verizon Wireless Savvy Moms Brand Ambassador – 2012

Chuggington Conductor Brand Ambassador – 2011

Sam’s Club Sharing the Savings Blogger – 2009 & 2010

Additional Brand Relationships

  • Keen
  • Crocs
  • Electrolux
  • Teva
  • Eddie Bauer
  • The First Years
  • Hayneedle
  • Cwist
  • Burton
  • Land’s End
  • Recaro
  • Stride-Rite
  • Dyson
  • Eureka
  • Kenmore
  • Kidobi
  • Mattel
  • AM Resorts
  • Beachbody
  • Krups
  • Frigidaire
  • Sleep Number
  • SI Kids
  • And many more…
Manage your shopping list and search for recipes from across the web at ZipList.com

Check out my past brand posts on my PR Friendly Blogger Campaigns page.

Brandfluential

Together with my partner, Trisha Haas from MomDot, I own MomDot Media where we connect bloggers and brands and engage consumers by building trust through blogger/brand relations.

Some of our clients:

  • Genworth Financial
  • Nestle / Skinny Cow
  • Nestle / Edy’s
  • BounceHousesNow.com
  • Old Navy
  • 8th Continent Soymilk
  • Best Buy
  • Disney
  • BrightBin
  • Purple Trail
  • Kitchenaid

Kim is available for:

  • Blog and Personal Coaching
  • Blog and Website Advice
  • PR Consulting (For bloggers and PR reps)
  • PR Accounts
  • Public Speaking: Social Media, Blog, Mom Blogger
  • Spokesperson and commercial work

You may contact Kim at:

kim@theysmell.com

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  • Reply Amy 06/02/2009 at 2:17 am

    Here’s my blogger review!

  • Reply Janet Carpenter 05/26/2009 at 4:05 am

    Hi! I can’t find you on twitter…..would you help?

  • Reply Julie Hogan 05/11/2009 at 1:46 pm

    Mom # 8. My vote!

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  • Reply Roz 04/07/2009 at 2:13 pm

    Do you support the Survey sites on the right of this page? Are they legit?

    • Reply Kim 04/08/2009 at 8:28 am

      Roz,
      I have signed up for all of the ones I list and have not experienced any problems with them. They have shown themselves to be legitimate. I do not have extensive experience with all of them as I am not quite as active as I once was doing paid surveys, so some I have not dealt with their payout structure.
      For a list of legit ones that I have in-depth experience with, go here: http://accidentalmommies.com/2009/02/big-spot-surveys-revisited/

  • Reply Joy 03/13/2009 at 5:15 pm

    I think I’ve found my “kind”! I love the name “accidental” mom. I feel like that all the time. I was raised on a horse ranch and I’m not afraid of cleaning stalls. Moved on to a short career in the pipeline survey industry doing GPS survey on the large pipelines that cross our lovely country. Not exactly a typical “woman’s” job proud to say. And now I find myself a tennis playing house wife and mom to what is turning out to be a rather “princess” type daughter and I have no clue what to do there! I sit back and wonder everyday how it all happened. I’m happy with my life and wouldn’t change much but sometimes all I can think is wow! Now, I’ve found that I’m not the only one who’s been living this odd dream. Can’t wait to dig in further to your site!!!

    • Reply Kim 03/14/2009 at 11:20 am

      Joy,
      Thanks for stopping by and letting us know you are “one of us”

  • Reply Kim 02/18/2009 at 8:38 pm

    Thanks Shannon!

  • Reply Shannon 02/18/2009 at 7:03 pm

    I enjoyed reading this. I always wondered exactly what the title meant and now I know. Love the blog.

  • Reply Kim 01/17/2009 at 9:12 am

    Rhonda,
    Thank you for sharing your story. I’m sorry about the loss of your husband but inspired about your business.
    Thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply Rhonda Sparks 01/12/2009 at 2:11 pm

    I love your site and wordsmithing! Thanks for the chuckles. I too am an ‘accidental mommy’ (four boys!) but I was never fully able to give up on the career path. Still have my successful business, but LOVE that I get to make my hours and be with my boys when I want to. I admire women such as yourself that can turn into full-time ‘accidental mommies’ … no better job in the world. But with my life story, my path has taken a different direction. (I lost my 32-year-old husband to skin cancer and now started a business to help raise awareness about the proper need for good sun protection.) Not necessarily the path I thought I would travel, but count my blessings DAILY none the less. Great job on the site. Thanks for sharing. All the best, Rhonda

  • Reply Kim 12/08/2008 at 8:00 pm

    Thanks for stopping by and sharing your story Nancy! 3 boys, wow! My 1 boy is hard enough!

  • Reply Nancy 12/08/2008 at 7:32 pm

    Ha! I love your definition of “accidental” Mom. I fit that bill too. I also had a pretty successful career in a male dominated field; I.T. (Computer Networking) Management. I shunned the skirts for slacks and didn’t bother with makeup and other “girlie” ways. Now I’m a SAHM of 3 young boys… although my kids were planned, I never saw that one coming!

    I wouldn’t change a thing though.

  • Reply Kim 11/02/2008 at 1:55 pm

    Thanks for the feedback and sharing your story!

  • Reply Mary 11/01/2008 at 9:39 pm

    I really enjoyed how you became accidental mommies! At first, I thought accidental mommy meant that you had an accidental pregnancy and then had to be a mommy. I can relate, as I got married much later in life after working for many years and putting myself through grad school…and then I had my “accident” and found myself a mommy. I too, didn’t think I could be a mommy, but I really enjoy it and I think I am doing an okay job.