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Do you talk to your kids about current events -- the scary, controversial, and sad -- or try to hide it from them? I have always talked with mine about it. Here's why (and how) I do it.

#parenting #kids #currentevents #blacklivesmatter #race #womensrights #rapeculture 
If we’re scared to talk to our kids about the big issues all around them, how can we say we’re doing our job well?
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21 Things Every Mom Knows Will Happen When Kids Have a Loose Tooth PLUS bonus cartoon by Adrienne Hedger
#8. Your kid will show everyone she passes at school, home, sports, dance, and the grocery store that her loose tooth is dangling by a thread.
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So. Helpful.
 
If you've ever asked, "What in the world am I supposed to put in their lunch boxes?!?", this one's for you! 
Have a picky eater who doesn't like sandwiches? Check out these healthy, kid-approved, non-sandwich lunch box ideas that are sure to be a hit!
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It's that time again!

#soccer  
#10. Nothing on earth smells as bad as her soccer gear bag. NOTHING.
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If you are a parent who likes to chortle, this is for you. If you are about to become a parent, this is for you (girl, git yourself PREPARED). Enter to win here: https://www.facebook.com/LetMeStartBySayingBlog/photos/a.114018762009132.18973.111343302276678/1085579954853003/?type=3&theater #parenting #giveaway #win #freebook #pregnancy #parentinghumor 
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Prepare to laugh until it hurts and then crave Italian food.
by Beth Argyropoulos 1. Think about it nonstop. Truly dig your heels in the obsessing. Constantly relive the moment the waiter laughed at your pronunciation of “gnocchi” and the argument that followed. Eventually, you’ll stumble upon a pithy comeback and not burst into tears as you did in reality when he pointed out it’s nee-yo-kee, not gee-nosh-ee. Read More....
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“But here’s the thing, sweets … you’re going to spend the next 10 years growing things. Sadly, I’m not referring to a retirement fund, a knowledge base, or new business, either. I mean masses of cells. First, a really, really big tumor. Then, a seriously large baby. And because you’ve fully lost your damn mind at this point, a second baby.”
So damn good. 
None of it will be what you planned. None of it will be easy. But I think if you look back on your last 10 years, you’ll see that none of the really good things in your twenties were, either.
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12 funny tweets that most parents can relate to, plus a #giveaway that will make you smile!

#motherhood #parenting #win #books #parentingtweets #funniesttweets #twitter 
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Save this one. Listen to her. She is putting her doctor hat on for it to make our colds a little better. :)
How to Treat a Cold: The Myth of Boosting Your Immune System . . .BUSTED! Saline Soothers, fluids, and sleep are your health's best friends.
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LOTS of stuff on sale right now (25-50% off) in my shop with the code ZAZZTOPDEALS. Find tees, mugs & more with my popular tweets on them, positive message tees for kids, and other goodies here:
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A LITTLE HEADS-UP WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE. NOT THAT I'M BITTER OR DWELLING ON IT OR ANYTHING.
Truths about going to the bathroom after giving birth: #16. Squatting is not an option.
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Cancer may take our loved ones away, but it can't take everything. #pediatriccancer  
Muscles! It’s difficult to wrap your head around the fact that your five-year-old child has an inoperable brain tumor when just one mon...
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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.
Bragging rights
2013 BlogHer Voice of the Year (Inspiration category), 2011 & 2012 Circle of Moms Funniest Mom
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Female
Birthday
January 8
Other names
Kim at Let Me Start By Saying
Work
Occupation
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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The Things We Do for Kids: 11 Signs You're in Birthday Party Hell
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