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Not only do I tell you how trying to step out of the box REALLY feels when you're as boring as I am, I'm also giving away 2 chances to try the Stitch Fix at-home personal styling service FOR FREE. Check it out:
Try Stitch Fix for free with this great giveaway plus a fun fashion review!
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Fall is for container #gardening! Get those pansies planted! Plus a super easy project with rocks that will make your landscape pop!
These easy container garden tips will have your landscape looking gorgeous in no time. It's all about the drainage, fertilization, and pop!
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Nope. Not this time, kids. YOU STAY RIGHT THERE PLEASE AND THANK YOU.
Because taking kids to the grocery store is annoying, that's why.
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Seafood pasta recipe adapted from Seafood Paccheri by Lidia Bastianich. Easy to make and absolutely delicious!
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I wrote this one because it's all true. 
#7. Those first day of school backpacks will be far too heavy for at least 50 percent of your kids to actually carry.
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They are bored and I am exhausted but we still have time to kill. Soon...let's do some of my favorite things!
When you want to take it easy...and maybe eat a whole bunch of delicious things.
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You want ALL of these.
 
Gather 'round, because I've got a secret: There are recipes out there that both kids and adults can enjoy together. Even better, many of these dishes can be prepared in the Crock Pot, freeing up time for you to yell at your kids to finish their homework before dinner!

Here are many of my family's favorites. We've made them. We've eaten them. Now you can, too!

The recipes: http://funnyisfamily.com/2015/08/back-to-school-crock-pot-recipes.html
The pin: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/549368854523583247/
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Thinking of hosting a party this autumn? Fun and simple fall party ideas. From a cleaning checklist to food bar ideas, you'll be inspired to throw a fall outdoor party! #EviteParty #CleanFeelsGood  http://mylifeandkids.com/fall-dinner-party-ideas/ 
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You'll love what my daughter gave her 2nd grade teacher on the first day of school last year! Plus I decode what all of the gifts our kids hand over say about them: http://www.momtastic.com/parenting/559793-kids-first-day-school-teacher-gifts-say/
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Oh, my goodness. We were supposed to give first day of school gifts to teachers? I do well to remember the holiday gifts. And make sure my child has all the stuff he needs with him on his first day, like epinephrine for his food allergies. These expectations may be too high for some of us. ;)
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Kid-friendly funny pics -- plus you can add your own to their website!
Here are some hilarious family pet photos that are sure to make your day, all uploaded to Natural Characters by the people who love them (and are entertained daily by them) most.
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Yes, please.
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Spread support, not judgement.
 
Do ONE thing to end the mommy wars once and for all. No more judgement. http://mylifeandkids.com/do-one-thing/
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Author, blogger at LetMeStartBySaying, freelance writer. Mom to an 8yo boy & 6yo girl. Wife to very patient man.
Skills
Writing, blogging, editing, social media, public speaking, walking IMDB database with blond hair
Employment
  • Let Me Start By Saying
    Creator and Content Provider, 2008 - present
    I write about life as a writer, wife, and mom of two kids...oh--and I'm very tired. http://letmestartbysayingblog.com
  • BlogU Conference
    Faculty Member, present
    Faculty member and speaker at the BlogU blogging and writing conference in 2014. Speaking on the panels for the following sessions: - From Blog to Book - How to Be a Better Writer Learn more here: http://bloguconference.com
  • Mamalode
    Writer, 2013 - present
    Content creator for this parenting website. You can see all of my work here here: http://mamalode.com/writer/4/
  • NickMom
    Writer, 2013 - present
    Content creator for the Nickelodeon's parenting humor website. You can see all of my work there here: http://www.nickmom.com/contributors/kim-bongiorno/
  • Freelance Writer
    2011 - present
    My work has appeared on NickMom, InThePowderRoom, The Huffington Post, Mamalode, BlogHer, BonbonBreak, Circle of Moms, Today's Mama, Queen Latifa.com, Mommy Shorts, Scary Mommy, Rants from MommyLand, Nickelodeon ParentsConnect, The Mouthy Housewives, and more. I have also made appearances on The Dr. Oz Show, HLN's Raising America with Kyra Phillips, and HuffPostLive to discuss my work.
  • Published Author
    Publications include: I JUST WANT TO BE ALONE (2014) "YOU HAVE LIPSTICK ON YOUR TEETH" AND OTHER THINGS YOU'LL ONLY HEAR FROM YOUR FRIENDS IN THE POWDER ROOM, (2013) I JUST WANT TO PEE ALONE (2013) PART OF MY WORLD: SHORT STORIES (2013) FIFTY SHADES OF FUNNY: HOOK-UPS, BREAK-UPS AND CRACK-UPS (2012)
  • InThePowderRoom
    Staff Writer, 2012 - 2014
    Humor, life, and current hot topics get covered with the freedom to be edgy and honest. See all of my articles here: http://www.inthepowderroom.com/user/kim-bongiorno/posts/
  • InThePowderRoom
    Social Media Manager, 2012 - 2014
    Manage the content distribution and fan interaction for www.InThePowderRoom.com via all Social Media channels, such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+.
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Blogger at LetMeStartBySaying, Author & Freelance Writer. Being a mom, wife & writer would be easier if Life would stop chucking things at my head. Like lemons. And poop.
Introduction
I'm a Mom. A Wife. A Writer. A Dessert-Eater. And I'm also really, really tired. I blog at Let Me Start By Saying and love Facebook & Twitter.
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2013 BlogHer Voice of the Year (Inspiration category), 2011 & 2012 Circle of Moms Funniest Mom
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Female
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January 8
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Kim at Let Me Start By Saying
Kim Bongiorno's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
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The best thing about the things we'll never know is that we can make them whatever we want.

kissing the frog: Nine Lessons I WANT My Kids to Learn From SpongeBob
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In honor of the new SpongeBob movie, "Sponge Out of Water," I dug this post out of the archives. Ironically, it is my fifth most viewed post