Kim Bongiorno is an author, freelance writer, and blogger. Best known for her popular blog LetMeStartBySaying and Facebook Page, she has also been published in three books, all while writing for sites such as InThePowderRoom, The Huffington Post and others. Kim lives in New Jersey with her handsome husband and two charmingly loud kids.

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You’ve Got Mail

By Kim Bongiorno

By the end of the summer, I find myself talking to my kids in That Voice more than usual. You know the one. It’s a hushed version of Angry Voice, because your patience is worn out, your house is in transition between Sandy Lazy Summer and hyper-organized School is in Session, your kids have no […]

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Everybody’s Gotta Have a Dream…Right?

By Kim Bongiorno

My kids have updated their lists of what they want to be when they grow up. I mean, they are 8 and 6 years old now. Totally an advanced enough age to have a rational change of heart about their futures.  I’m not trying to guide them in any direction. Not yet. Mind you, I […]

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Where I Want to Take My Kids This Summer

By Kim Bongiorno

Many of us parents believe that by booking up the first 6 weeks of summer with camps and travel, we’ll be all set. Not. The case. August shows up with a smile on its sunny face and a “So, whatcha gonna do with them this ENTIRE MONTH?” I, for one, am not going to just […]

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A More Accurate Summer Forecast

By Kim Bongiorno

About ten years ago, I vacationed in Arizona. It reached 106°F during my trip, and I was shocked at how…downright pleasant that temperature was. This magical “Dry Heat” barely caused underboob sweat, even in the triple digits. And that is a beautiful thing. I grew up in Massachusetts, then moved to New Jersey, so was […]

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Dress Shopping with a Six-Year-Old Stylist

By Kim Bongiorno

There was no way I could get out of it: I had to take at least one kid dress shopping with me. Maybe even two. My brother’s wedding was coming up, and I was pretty sure that old yoga pants and a stained tee weren’t appropriate attire. I had to step up my game. A […]

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Observations by the Pool

By Kim Bongiorno

The best way to cool off in the summer is to hide in an air-conditioned basement watching the new seasons of Dexter and True Blood while sipping frozen margaritas as your husband massages your flip-flop weary feet during the 8 hours your kids are off at camp. Since this isn’t actually going to happen, we […]

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Meet 15 I Just Want to Pee Alone Authors & Bloggers During #BlogHer13 in Chicago!

By Kim Bongiorno

I’m excited that in just 3 weeks from today, I will be in one of my favorite cities – Chicago – enjoying the BlogHer’13 Conference and eating my face off at my in-law’s Italian restaurant in between sessions. Will you be there, too? I’d love to meet you. So would 14 of my fellow co-authors […]

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Conversations I Don’t Want to Have With My Kids

By Kim Bongiorno

It wasn’t the first break-in that has ever happened. It won’t be the last. But this one has struck a nerve. On Friday, June 21st, a man broke into a suburban Millburn, New Jersey home, while a mom sat on the couch with her 3yo daughter, quietly watching Olivia as her toddler napped upstairs. Instead […]

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The Treasures They Hold

By Kim Bongiorno

Most parents spend their days collecting moments. Like multi-tasking beach combers, we keep an eye on the waves crashing towards us as we reach down to grab big, rippled clam shells in perfect form; bits of bleached coral; rare folds of smooth green sea glass; tiny delicate pink shells the size of our fingernails. We […]

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Party Planning Done Right

By Kim Bongiorno

I know I’m not the only parent who is anxious to see what her kids will be when they grow up. I’ve been marveling at my kids’ talents and jumping to conclusions from the first day they were able to do anything more than simultaneously drool and poop. My daughter could draw more realistically than […]

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