About Me

Welcome Readers!

I am so happy to have you visit my blog and appreciate your precious time.

My name is Kim Gosselin, the eldest of five children who was born in Michigan and raised in the thumb of Bay City, by the blue waters of the bay.

My first priority is family.  I love people of all colors, nationalities, religions, and creeds.  I don’t discriminate.  I enjoy movies, traveling, wildlife, nature and precious time spent with close friends.

I enjoy drinking coffee, sneaking chocolate, relaxing with a book or writing by the light of day or the ink of night.

Some of my greatest pleasure is cuddling the velvet of baby skin while observing the innocence of children. To view the world through eyes of awe is magical, akin to beginning life anew.

As a young child and into my teens, I escaped into my imagination by reading books borrowed from a magical three-story, Victorian library painted in cream.  In the middle of a round and open foyer, was a large replica of a wooden ship cased in glass, the kind my paternal grandfather used to build.   High above were ceilings that flew straight to the roof.  I’d climb each floor searching for titles to whisk me away, hoping to read on another day.

In my twenties, I married before giving birth to the greatest accomplishments in life, my two sons.  As very young children, both were diagnosed with chronic conditions, insulin dependent diabetes, and asthma, respectively.  Shortly thereafter, I wrote and published simple picture books to help educate their classroom peers.  Other mothers soon called, asking me to do the same for their children as well.

Without the gift of knowledge or computers, I began a business in a second floor spare bedroom.  Before long, I moved down instead of up, to the basement where there was more room for my growing business. Eventually, I was able to hire an assistant and buy a computer.  Together, we landed distributors, filled catalogs with copy and traveled to trade shows.  In the end, I wrote 16 children’s books and published a total of 26 titles.

My small company grew for nearly nine years before my children together with their conditions needed me more than my work.  My job took all of my time, spreading life too thin.  The year before 911, I sold the company to a NYC publishing house.

My boys rose through the ranks of high school before graduating from their chosen universities with honors. Each began their careers, fell in love and got married.  During the last three years, they have gifted me with five – between the two of them. Lots of little blessings in my life, four precious granddaughters including twins, plus an angelic grandson who manages to hold his own.  So proud I am be a grandma!

In the fall of 2013, I decided to give this blogging idea on WordPress a try.  To my surprise, letters and words came spewing out.  I couldn’t sleep at night or wait to get up before dawn the next day.

With coffee on top of my half-moon desk and my “Doodle” dog nearby, I tap A.B.C.’s on a keyboard of black to discover words lit from within a bright screen of white….Hoping all will be right.

Recently, I’ve written a brand new children’s book illustrated by the talented artist Alisa Belzil, also here on WordPress whose blog and portfolio can be found at Sweet Afternoons, https://sweetafternoons.wordpress.com/.

Babies of Two is written from the perspective of unborn babies, shortly before birth. Filled with heart and humor, the story is for children, families and generations to share. Now available in both kindle and print editions, http://amazon.com/author/2babiesauthor

From my heart to yours, I thank you once again for visiting while reading my words.

Blessings,

Kim Gosselin

All words that are written by Kim Gosselin in this Blog together with personal photographs, Copyright © Kim Gosselin, 20013, 2014, 2015, 2016.

221 thoughts on “About Me

  1. That was a sad post about Emma, such a beautiful little girl just starting on lifes journey.
    Hopefully with much love and care she can go on to lead a full productive life.
    I wish you both much love and happiness, may the sun shine her blessings on your heart.
    Regards
    Ian

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  2. Hey there Kim, How are you? It’s so nice to meet you. You seem like such a nice warm person. Love your introduction of almost a lifetime. I loved my visit to your blog and I’m gland I stumbled across here. Hoping to see you soon, With Love
    Zee ❤

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  3. Pingback: One Lovely Blog Award | Gossamer Threads

  4. Just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. The main reason for my accepting my own nomination was to recognize some of the very lovely souls and blogs out there, and share them with others. I completely understand if you don’t resonate with following the guidelines, and/or don’t have the time to do so. You’re still someone I want to honor! Much love, Tania http://taniamarieartist.wordpress.com/2014/11/13/one-lovely-blog-award/

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    • Oh, Tania, I am so late in getting back to you. Let me say upfront that I thank you profusely for the truly “Lovely” nomination. It is the highest honor to be recognized by a fellow blogger for our work, Tania. Super congratulations to YOU for receiving your nomination and award! Such a thrill it is and a beautiful award, too!!! I am humbled that you thought of me and can not thank you enough for the words you say in “honoring” me. Bless you, Tania. I hope you’ll understand that I’d prefer to pass this nomination on to someone else deserving of your choice ONLY because I already have this particular award. Perhaps it is just me, but I don’t feel comfortable in accepting the same award more than once when there are many fabulous and deserving bloggers here on WordPress. Please understand that it is not my intention to offend you in any way what-so-ever, Tania. Again, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your consideration.

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      • you are most welcome. and thank YOU so much. i feel that a lot of the meaning behind these awards is simply to honor one another and to help share and spread each other’s gifts to more people. and that doesn’t have any strings or attachments to it, in my eyes 😉 so for me, i feel not to change any of whom i’ve chosen to honor in this way. i thank you so much for sharing from your heart. i can see why you have received this award more than once! ❤ much love to you

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      • You are exactly right, Tania, to share each other’s ‘gifts.’ Thank you, Tania Maria. I’d never want to hurt anyone’s feelings, so thank you greatly for understanding. With much love to you.

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    • Thankfulness for such kind words from you. Knowing you are correct regarding all of my blessings, more from life each day and year it seems. An “inspiration?” If true, I have God to thank for such. For it is He who gifts me with the words I write.

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    • What a unique and rewarding award! I thank you dearly for thinking of me and look forward to accepting soon after my trip to Arizona. Leaving tomorrow to surprise my father in Phoenix! 😊

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  5. I love the way you introduce yourself here. What a journey you have taken! Like you, I put my writing aside while raising my family and working (medical editor and writer, nothing creative) and now am concentrating on publishing my books and sharing ‘slices of life’ through my blog. I look forward to reading your posts now. And thanks again for the nomination.

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    • You are so welcome, Pamela. I’m late in responding due to a bad cold, but your blog is worthy and I congratulate you! Thank you for such kind words. I wish tremendous blessings during this next phase of your life. How exciting for you!!!

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    • Oh, Adrienne, thank you very much for your kind words. God is still teaching me lessons in life through the innocence of children. I feel it, deep in my heart. ❤️ Bless you for reading, and taking the time to write such a beautiful comment to me.

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