February 9, 2015 -

February 9, 2015

Hello there, and thanks for stopping by.  Hope your 2015 has gotten off to a great start.  I'm afraid mine has not... my dad passed away unexpectedly on January 4 from a heart attack. It came as a complete shock to me and to the rest of my family, and emotional healing is very much on ongoing and difficult process.  I do appreciate the kind words, emails, cards, Facebook messages, etc. that I have received over the past several weeks. They comfort me and mean so much.  With each day, it gets a bit easier, but I know that I will never completely recover from this loss. 

As far as work goes, things are nice and busy in the news biz.  I hope you will tune in
for my special report, "Boomerang Millennials" tomorrow night on WDBJ7 at 11. I'm focusing on the growing trend of 20- somethings moving back home with their parents, because they can't afford to live on their own. We're talking with a 24-year-old woman who's never lived on her own, yet works three jobs and takes a full load of college courses. Hear her story, and how the "Boomerang Millennial" trend started in the first place, tomorrow night on WDBJ7 at 11.

 Hope you have a wonderful week! And as always, if you have a story idea for me, especially on topics concerning families, email me at kmcbroom@wdbj7.com.

December 18, 2014

Hello there, and thanks for stopping by!  I can't believe 2014 is almost over.  It's been a great year for me and my family. We've been blessed with good health, my husband accepted a wonderful new job and both kids are doing well in school and in their other activities.  I have the next two weeks off for winter break with my kids, and I am SO looking forward to it! Vacation always seems to fly by, but I'm going to do my best to savor every moment.  I'm not typically a "snow" person, but I wouldn't mind seeing a little snow over the next week or so...just as long as it melts by the time I head back to work! 

As for New Year's resolutions, I typically don't make them, just because it's often such a disappointment when I can't achieve them.  But for 2015, I've compiled a short list of goals:  work on paying down debt, be more giving of my time to others (as much as I can with having two kids) and try not to stress out over things that I shouldn't.  Yes, it's an ambitious list, but I'm going to try.   Oh, and one more...I'm going to try to blog more in 2015, too! You can check me on that one...LOL!

Hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year..See you in 2015!

November 10, 2014

Happy Monday to you! Hope you enjoyed your weekend.

Mine was pretty eventful. As I mentioned in last week's post, this was both my birthday weekend AND my 25th high school reunion. We had about 20 William Byrd Class of '89 members show up for the event. It wasn't a huge turnout, but those of us who were able to make it had a fabulous time catching up with each other. It's funny, no matter how old they are, I still see them as they were in high school. (Hopefully, they see me that way too...LOL) Time seems to stand still, when it comes to your peers.

I'm also glad that I got to enjoy part of the reunion weekend festivities with my kids. My husband and I brought them along to the William Byrd-Lord Botetourt football game Friday night. It was pretty chilly, but lots of fun. My nine-year-old son, Chris, kept trying to hang out with the students, especially when it came time to cheer and shoot silly string.  I kept having to bring him back to our seats. Then it struck me, he'll be a high school kid before I know it. But in true Kimberly fashion, he'll be frozen in time as the little boy he is now.  I guess that's a mommy thing.

Looking ahead to the week, everyone is counting down until the new Krispy Kreme opens in Roanoke Tuesday morning. WDBJ7 Mornin' will be there live, and I'm counting on our reporter, Alison Parker to bring us back a dozen glazed!

Have a wonderful day...

November 4, 2014
Happy Election Day! Hope you'll join us for complete Election 2014 coverage both on WDBJ7 and on our web site, wdbj7.com.

I haven't blogged for a while, and have missed it!

Let's see...it's been a busy few months. 2014 has been chock full of milestones for me. On September 9, I celebrated 20 years as a full-time employee for WDBJ7! I am very proud of that accomplishment, and have had the pleasure of working with literally DOZENS of fantastic journalists along the way who have befriended and inspired me. It's often a crazy business, but one I truly appreciate and enjoy!

This week, actually marks another biggie for me. On Saturday, which also happens to be my birthday, I will attend my 25th high school reunion. Yep, time really flies. I am looking forward to seeing my fellow William Byrd High School Class of '89 peeps. Of course, thanks to Facebook, we are able to keep pretty close tabs on each other and can forego the typical reunion questions like, "Are you married?" "Do you have kids?," etc.

As for my family, everyone's having a great school year so far. Christopher earned all A's and B's on his first nine weeks' report card for fourth grade. Caitlin is doing well in kindergarten, and loves her teachers. Reporting on family issues is my specialty, so anytime you have a story idea for me, or a topic that you feel needs more attention, please drop me an email at kmcbroom@wdbj7.com. I'd love to hear from you. And yes, you'll hear more from me on right here on my blog!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Hello there, and thanks for stopping by! Hopefully, your 2014 is off to a great start.  I typically don't make any New Year's resolutions. Instead of resolving  I am PLANNING to be more organized this year. We'll see how it goes!

The weather has been brutally cold, so let's hope spring hurries up and gets here soon.  I am already dreaming of crashing waves and palm trees. Really looking forward to getting away some when it warms up. Even a weekend trip works wonders for the soul!

But back to the present...I hope you will tune into WDBJ7 at 6 on Monday for my special report, "Pay It Forward." You'll meet 8-year-old Evelyn Anderson, who asked for donations to Sabrina's Place in Roanoke instead of presents on her birthday. Plus, a Roanoke College professor weighs in on the benefits of paying it forward.

Have a great weekend, and stay warm!

Thursday, October 24