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Hi, everyone. I hope you're having an amazing holiday season filled with peace, love, and joy. Sooo... I do not even know where to begin. I guess we'll start with the dinner party. I had a feeling that dinner at Camille's with all the women would end in something, but had no idea what I was getting myself into. Obviously it was loaded with drama, catty remarks, and immature behavior.... But i honestly can't say how and why the fighting even began. I'm never one to be in the middle of such drama, but that night I found myself caught in the middle of World War 2, once again.
I don't know what it is, but somehow Taylor and I seem to always go at it when there is drama around us. Caught up in the heat of the moment, I feel as though we both say things that we don't mean. I have no real issues with Taylor at all. If anything, I think we are both just very different people, with different morals and a different outlook on life.
After the fight, I was totally caught off guard when Kyle got mad at me. I feel as if she was just overwhelmed from the argument with Camille. As for riding home alone, the girls were all heading back into town, and I just wanted to go home. I'd like to see all of this put behind us so that we can move on.
I had more important things on my mind, as my daughter, Whitney, was getting ready to leave for the summer. She had been away at college, and I felt so grateful to have her back home with me again. Therefore it was difficult to see her leave and realize that her time home with me was limited. I know many critics out there are saying that I rely on my kids too much, but the reality is that they are my entire life -- nothing is more importamt to me and letting go isn't always easy. At this point in my life I am working on adjusting to the fact that my kids are growing up and becoming their own people in the world. Although, yes, it is true that I would love to have them home with me every day, I know that it is not practical. It is important for them to get out in the world and away from home, and can only pray that they will always use their best judgment and remember all that I have taught them. Raising my children, I've always dreamed of them being strong, independent, and successful people, and I couldn't be more proud of the young adults that they have become.
Kim, it's a pleasure seeing how much better you seem to be. You look wonderful. However, though I am not a huge fan of Kyle's, I do not understand your reaction to her invitation. It's your niece's birthday party. I would think that the normal thing to do is to bring your entire family to the party and to forgive.
You were not perfect with Kyle, Kyle is not perfect either, and you BOTH have room to grow. But you will need to forgive in order to heal...hope to hear your thoughts, and stay strong in your commitment to clean living. It's the only way!
Bless you and your family ( and that includes Kyle!)
Kim, I think you are good mother. I know how you feel, I love my kids too and want the best for them. You are really sweet and try to stay in the positive. Good luck to you.
I love your style Kim. Stay true to yourself and you will be OK. Not sure I would want those other ladies as friends. They sure don't have your back.
It's nice to see a 'real' person on this show. it's great that you keep your children your priority.
P.S. The lip thing with Taylor? It was the elephant in the room. I'm glad though that you felt bad....still so many people brought it up.
I think that problem with you and your sister, is that she might feel like she doesn't have your support when she feels attacked. As a mother I want to tell you that you have got to get a life outside your kids. By making them your whole life you feel secure. But they will go away and then what will you do?
I like you, you are very human. I hope Taylor be honest about the "insecure" comments she made about Camille.
Watch out, a very nice man will come to your life this coming year :)
Hi Kim! This is only my second time to ever comment on any sight, but you seem to be such an exctraordinary lady & so incredibly sweet & sensitive mom, sister, friend etc! I really enjoy watching you on this show, & your sense of humor never escapes me, coy as it may be! Trust me, I totally relate to your struggles watching your little ones beginning to become independant of you as they are becoming young adults. I raised 4 beautiful, remarkable human beings who were all very close in age. As they began to leave home I honestly didn't think my heart could survive! It seemed like the absolute end of my life & was cluleless about what in the world was my meaning or purpuse any longer, as life was surely OVER! However, I want you to know; they all look to me DAILY for advice, suggestions, qouestions about their own children, (my 7 beautiful grandchildren ranging between 5-20!) & best of all we have sooo much fun together! We're GOOD friends & since I have seen so much of me in watching how you are with yours, I have NO DOUBT THAT YOU HAVE SO MUCH MORE AHEAD bringing in it's own rewards! "Change is inevitable", it's our RESISTANCE to change that makes our lives so difficult! Trust in the ways you have taught them, put them in Gods hands & reap the rewards of a different but even fuller life! I'm hoping to see alot more blogs from you! (I always check yours 1st have been so disappointed when there's none there!) Thank you so much for sharing yourself with us. You are such an inspiration for so many! Your life has suffered alot of ups & downs & tragedies, but you don't play the victim, unlike some...oh,did I say that? Oops! I pray your holidays are as beautiful & wonderrful as you are! God bless & TaTa for now!
Hi Kim, Your a great person and great mom, never feel guilty for putting your kids first. You only have once chance to raise and experience things with your kids.
You are very loyal to your sister and she should be more loyal to you. Its funny when Taylor attacks you, your sister doesn't do anything. Yet your sister and some viewers seem to think you need to always be defending your sister.
As another of the housewives said, I think Audrienne--sometimes its better to just let the two people resolve it and for others to stay out of it. It looks like you try to handle your own issues and not get involved in other disagreements. Overall you back your sister up just right!!!
I did think that "lip" comment was so funny - I know that was not the best thing to say, but every time I look at Taylor that is all I see are her lips!! Kim, I was so upset at what you sister did - this was the time that truly the straw broke the camel's back. She really went too far. She pushes and pushes - this time if she were my sister, that would have been it! I really do not understand her and her treatment of you. I feel she treats her friends so much better than you. I would have to address that with her if I were you. You are much too kind to take kind of treatment from anyone, let alone your own sister.
Love you Kim...love that you keep your family close. Give them a little room and they will run to you someday. Your a great person and they know that. Be yourself. You need to keep Kyle at a distance ...she obviously harbors bad feelings towards you and loves putting you down. Sisters don't have to like each other.
Hi Kim, I enjoy watching you..and there's no need for you to apologize for wanting to be home with your family! Like you said..been there done that. Have a Happy New Year!
I honestly dont know what people are going off on Kyle saying she should be nice to you Kim. I've watched every episode and to me, its just pety sisterly fights, if you want to even call it a "fight". Kyle feels more comfortable with you and can say things more direct to you. I've seen no mean-ness at all. Dont play the victim and stop picking with Taylor! Learn when to speak up and when to zip it.
Taylor you are our fashion inspiration! You are beautiful as a woman and as a mother. You shine on the show! Can you start telling us each week how we to can have fashions like yours? We love it! You are so beautiful and a class act. You and Adrienne seem to be the "most intelligent" housewives ever! Brains and Beauty!
Kim, i think you should always be tipsy when taping the show, like that night at Lisa's when you were set up on the blind date, then maybe you won't be so boring.
Kim, I really do like you, I think you are kind, fun, and honest. However, you continue to say on and off the show that you don't know what it is with Taylor and you both are doing this. From what I see, this isn't true. You are starting the fight every time out of the blue. I have to just be honest with you and let you know that each argument with Taylor is started by you and you are the one that crosses the comment line. Go back and watch the episodes. I think you already know this! Have a good New year!
Kim i fully understand how you feel about your girls i am the same way about my boys i have a 20yr old a 16yr old and a 12 yr old and i hate when they stay over friends and family houses i want them w/ me @ all times. Unfortunately i have to work so im not able to be there when they leave for school or when they get home but i make sure they have a dinner every night and i try to be there for every thing that happens in their life
I have been a fan since we were both kids! I do remember Kyle in Little House as well, she was so young. No two sisters relationships are perfect. However Kim- Kyle obviously holds some resentment for you. It's deep seeded. Maybe because when you two were little and "in the biz" you were a star and she was like a returning extra. I don't know what it is exactly, but she has a wonderful life, a happy home and still she puts you down and imagines she takes care of you. Her annoyance with you for not being to a child's brithday party while you were MOVING was obscene. Why was she having a child's birthday party on your moving day? I bet you would have loved to have had HER help with that monumental task. A lot more to accomplish and much more important that streamers and balloons. That said- it is obvious you two do love each other. Be the BIG sister Kim and stop letting your little sister put you down and make you feel you need to defend her though she does nothing in defense for you.
Jess T - I don't agree with you. Kim has usually just tried to point out that Taylor was intigated things with Camille by gossiping behind people's back. This was not "out of the blue". It's Taylor who's started with the nasty comments and claiming she was "baited" by Kim which is not what we saw at the airport.
hi kim! you are definitaly by far my favorite! you and your sister are just soo fun to watch :) you and kyle are true sisters! i think kyle can be mean sometimes but you can tell she really loves you! i love that you and and your other sister kathy are blonde and kyle is brunnette! you and kyle in someway kind of look alike in the face! haha
taylor needs to lay off on you, she is probably just jelous of you since you were a child actress and she was'nt. you are funny!
you and adrienne seem to be friends. out of all the ladies she is the one to be friends with! she seems like a great friend.
lisa seems to always agree with kyle when it comes to you, but you know she seems like she likes you and would love to be friends with you.
cammile seems to keep to her own, so maybe in the future you guys will become friends. hopefully your sister and her can put all there beef behind them and become friends to. it would be hard to be friends with someone who does'nt like your sister!
you dont need to stand up for your sister, she is a big girl she can handle herself. why should you if she wont do it for you. But you guys are sisters and know matter what you always will be sister
Kim, I think you're a nice person! I have met other child stars and know there are challenges. It's not the 'piece of cake' others may think your life to be. Oh no! Honey just keep on doing what you need to do. You are doing fine. There are people who really do understand where you are coming from!!! We love you!!! Love from the 'Garden Isle' of Kauai, Aloha808
You are my favorite, and you actually walk your dog in walking shoes, not high heels....and the dog actually walks, on the ground. I think you do your own hair and makeup too, make sandwiches for your own children. I saw your BBQ. without a chef.
The others do not seem to relate to real life too much, although Kim has a more normal life.
I don't think chefs, nanny's, to a large extent are necessary. Nothing beats hands on mothering.
Kim, as long as you let Kyle walk all over you, she'll continue to do it. If you keep quiet and say nothing, that's wrong. If you say something, Kyle tells you to butt out of it. You can't win. I like Kyle, but she's a bully to you.
My gosh maybe Gary was looking more for a girlfriend than any1 in particular. Glad your friends w/ him and his gf.
Seems like between Taylor and u, something gets lost in the translation.
I agree with you viewer355...Taylor is mad because she too started the gossip and doesn't want to admit it. Kim pointed it out because it was brought up against her sister again...and of course Kyle again yelled at Kim. Kim just needs to let Kyle fight since Kyle enjoys it so much.
I'm surprised nobody has mentioned how "real" you look!! One thing I have learned is I will never get work done on my face...you look so much better than the others, by far!! I don't understand why they think they look good like that - and the lips comment to Taylor was absolutely necessary. hahaha Just don't fall into the surgery trap.
Hi Kim! I think you are awesome. Taylor seems to think you are an "easy target", I think that's why she goes after you so easily when everyone is in a tizzy. She absolutely was gossiping about Camille with the rest of the ladies at the airport so for her to get mad when you pointed that out in NYC was absolutely ridiculous. But we all know her home life isn't the way she really wants it so no wonder she lashes out at people who don't deserve it.
Your kids will love you even if they're not with you 24/7, but i'm sure you know that. Mine are 3 and 9 months old, and thinking about them going to college puts me in tears already. Some women just love being mothers!
Kim, I think you are adorable. You still have teenagers - you do have to let your older ones fly away. You'll find a nice guy - just stay away from phony Berely Hills types.
Why did Taylor have to say you were "off your rocker"? Totally mean. The lips comment was hilarious. Don't fall into the surgery/Botox/etc. trap. They all look weird and you look great.
Glad to see that you are blogging and not letting all this turmoil take you down and be quiet. I'm sure that is your natural instinct to just try and fly under the radar, but it's best that you speak your mind. I think we can all see what a genuine sweet person you are.........you shine amongst all this phoney baloney that the others seem to get caught up in. Taylor and those lips!! OMG!! she looks like a duck and it was funny as hell when you called her out on it at the dinner table! Love you and your style and your sincerity, dont' change a thing! And happy new year to you and your darling family, stay strong.
I agree your sister needs to try and repair the relationship between you both. She is so worried about Camille's friendship. I think she is jealous of you because you look more like your neices. You are content with your life enjoy yourself your sister is not in your corner.
Both you and Taylor are ladies who are not into the drama - it's silly for the two of you to get into it. Neither one of you is mean (quite the opposite). You both do have a short fuse when confronted, however. That's what you have in common, and probably what caused the tiff. RE: calling out Taylor for talking about Camille... Do it privately next time. Thems are fightin' words. It isn't about if she did it or didn't do it. It isn't nice, and it then makes her an enemy of Camille's, which is a very, very scary thing to happen to a person.
You could have nipped the Camille/Kyle drama -- why not just speak the hell up and say, you know what? I was there, I didn't hear that. Case closed/move on -- why not stand up for you know what went down?? I just don't get it ... I am sure you would want Kyle to do the same for you. And yes, Taylor was the one that ruined the peacemaking between Kyle and Camille I am certain. I think Taylor said, "oh she thinks you're insecure" in the hotel room and that is the reason for the big bruhahah....shame on Taylor and shame on you for not speaking up and saying what's what.
Your Children Should Always Be Your First Priority...... BRAVO to you !!
I like you and Kyle the best on the show, but I have to agee with some of the other viewers. Kyle really needs to be a little more kinder to you...
I love your quirkiness Kim, this especially comes through in your sense of humor! Your issues with Taylor seem to stem from her paranoia that you will actually reveal some contributions that she made to private conversations which, it appears, she disclosed herself (to Camille )in a self serving piece- meal sort of way. If she makes you seem crazy, then no one will give credibility to your version. Don't stir the pot, but don't back away from the truth either. The truth speaks for itself. It was filmed. Anyways, keep being yourself and focusing on the important things in life. It's refreshing. And you'll definately find love. You're very loveable.
I just wanted to say I think you are sweet and I feel badly for you that your sister although she may be sweet doesn't have your back as much as she should. I always want to stick up for you everytime as an eldest sister. Everytime you just seem to get got caught up in it. One thing...you have done an awesome job as a mother, but like most moms as caregivers we tend to focus on our familes so much that sometimes we tend to put ourselves last. Then when we have more time for ourselves after they have grown up more we have this space to fill. Skys the limit 4 you know Babe! So spread your wings, it feels good to pamper ourselves you are beautiful! & a Confidence is Beauty! Remember that! Happy New Year sweets!
Kim, I loved the lips comment! Truly hilarious. Taylor definitely had it coming. She did say at the airport that Camille was insecure and now won't admit to it. But even beyond not admitting it, she started all the drama in New York by telling Camille that Kyle said/thought it. She needs to take responsibility for that. I sincerely hope it gets brought up at the reunion so she can finally take the heat she deserves for it.
I have to say that I really wished you had spoken up in New York and told Camille that you never heard Kyle say that comment Camille thinks Kyle said. It would have definitely stopped that part of the fight between them. I've read on here from others how they dislike Kyle because she treats you so poorly. I have a sister, and we're extremely close. But we've fought. We've said things to each other that we wouldn't say to others. I think that's fairly normal. Because at the end of the day, we KNOW that we love each other and have each other's back. I believe you and Kyle are like this too.
Kim, I think you need to find some more balance in your life and learn to enjoy being you. You are amazing and I think if you felt more self confident your life would be better. Also, what a great role model for your kids to see their mom as a self confident and secure woman who doesn't need to cling to her kids or need the approval of others. Hang in there!
KIm: You are so pretty, you look like a human being, not a statue. Sometimes when the other ladies are around other women who have work done, I can't tell them apart from others. I like that you don't beg for a man, you are correct, Martin should have called you.
You also don't need a man. You can choose one if you want to, but you don't need one.
Kyle also looks normal and is very pretty. She worries too much about you.
Why don't you toss a casual jeans and paper plate - potluck and BBQ burgers. I bet everyone else would get along better, enjoy participating and be relaxed in regular shoes and clothes. Everyone loves their children and pets, you all have so much in common.
I know much of the scenes are highly edited.
Kim, Kyle needs to respect you as a person and not a whipping post. Kyle is most ugly in her dealings with you. You should ask her to back off.
I loved the gift you gave the girls in New york. Is your jewelry like on the market? Please tell us where and when we can see your entire line. Thank you Gwen