She’s a hands-on mom and wouldn’t want it any other way.But Kimberly has a message for other single moms (and single dads – she’s gotten a lot of messages from dads who say they can relate to “Tiny Hearts”): “Don’t forget who you are, and don’t give up on your dreams.” Over the years, people have asked her how she finds time to sing. It was my relaxation – though I didn’t always get sleep.” Kids come first, in Kimberly’s world, but she believes in finding a balance somehow.“I think it’s empowering to be a single parent,” she says.
It’s about that time when she was 17 and all her friends were going out on dates, and she was home feeding a 6-month-old, she says.The post went viral on Facebook starting December 12 – within a week there were 20 million views.On Youtube, there are 2.9 million hits and counting.With four kids –Kayleigh, almost 10, Brianna, 9, Aiden, 5, and little Vaida – Kimberly says it can be hard to go out on weekends, though they do sometimes. They partnered with Break Entertainment, an artist development company, and flew Kimberly (and Vaida) out to Los Angeles in early January to record her first single, “Tiny Hearts.” The song reached number 5 on the i Tunes singer/songwriter chart last week.More often, they’ll stay home and do karaoke night—all the kids like to sing – or movie night, with popcorn and candy. Now Kimberly’s plans for nursing school are on hold as major record labels fly her in for meetings.