Hi, I’m Kim! Thanks for stopping by! Team Cartwright is all about parenting and life- my experiences, tips, and just real life with kids (and twins!)
A little about me… I grew up in the midwest and graduated from Albion College with a degree in chemistry. I spent a few years working in the pharmaceutical industry before switching gears to accounting. Why the switch? Well my husband was looking to change careers himself and we wanted to grow our family. I ended up working for my dad and starting my own bookkeeping business. In 2013 we had our oldest, Ben. He opened my heart in ways I didn’t know possible. The joy of working for my dad was that Ben came to work with me! For two and a half years I worked and took care of my son full time. It was busy, but I think it really worked for us.
In 2016 my heart grew again- this time by two! Ali and Sammy, our sweet daughters, joined us. We were shocked when we found out we were having identical twins, but it has been amazing. When the girls were born I took a few months to focus on the kids. During that time my wonderful husband, Pat, got a new job in the southwest and off we went!
Now I am working the mom gig hard. I still do my bookkeeping, and I am writing as much as possible. Parenting can be tough, but it is so rewarding. I am using all the skills I have gathered over the years- organization, problem solving, research, observation, creative questioning, perseverance, and more- to give my all to my wonderful children. The scientist in me makes me want to learn as much as possible, the accountant in me makes me want to watch the bottom line, and the mom in me wants me to love and laugh as much as possible.
Other interests include reading everything I can get my hands on, cooking healthy and tasty food for my family, and coffee. Team Cartwright is a place to share and support one another in this busy time of parenthood. Welcome!