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“Kites are how trees dress up for summer” LOLOLOLOL
Summer activities mistake #7. Temporary, drink-mix hair dye -- yeah, it works, but not always like you want it to, and for much longer than you'd like.
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I got to interview a whole bunch of kids who I now will default to whenever I need advice. YOU WILL LOVE THIS ONE. Enjoy!
#backtoschool   #funny  
Funny things kids say when giving advice about moving up a grade in school.
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E-U-P-H-O-R-I-A.
“I hear angels singing. Or maybe that's the hum of the dishwasher. Whatever.” Pam M. of Boulder, CO ‪
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When a friend asks whether you'd be willing to wear your 9yo daughter's typical outfit for her blog post, DO IT. It makes her feel pretty special to know her unique sense of style is making people happy.
(Oh yes, my picture is in here)
#mothers   #daughters   #style   #fun   #funny  
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"Hot dogs remind you that your culinary giddy up has given up, and they don’t care. Hot dogs DGAF. " MAKE THIS THE ONE HOT DOG POST YOU READ THIS YEAR. You're welcome.

LMAO because of +Nicole Leigh Shaw on +Momtastic 
Ways to serve a hot dog #8. With whatever your kid asked to have on it that they later decided is "bis-gusting" and now you're eating it.
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What’s in a Name? Summer Camp, Cancer, and 84 Miles To Go: A post about helping kids get through the harder parts of growing up, and a group of men putting their feet to work.

#cancer   #Summercamp  +Brent Almond of DesignerDaddy
Last summer I visited a summer camp for kids whose parents have cancer. This summer I'm walking 84 miles to help start another one, and I need your help.
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“So, with peace and love, I say to each of you, my precious little angels: Leave me the hell aloooooooooooooooooooone.”
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Let Janel make you laugh and then win a hilarious book about being perfectly imperfect!
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Hey hey hey guys! Remember me? Janel? I used to write semi-funny material for this blog? Well I’m back, and I’m going back to my librarian roots and starting a new bi-weekly series called #BuyThisBook. It should be inadvertently hilarious … Continue reading →
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"A" is for the arithmetic you SWORE you'd make them practice but you didn't of course because uuuuuuugh math doesn't combine well with heat.
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It'll be here sooner than you think! (Well, not for me, here in Jersey, but for the rest of the country, it will.)

#backtoschool  
Number 20: What time is pick-up, again? I probably shouldn't miss that.
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Is expecting our kids to go 90 minutes without a snack too much?
APPARENTLY.
Our kids are so used to snack being provided at every single event and activity that they attend. It's a wonder they ever eat a real meal anymore.
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Announcing my July 2016 Newsletter Subscriber Thank You Gift! All you need to do to win each month is make sure you are subscribed to my Sunday newsletter by adding your email address here: http://goo.gl/FhsXHu

THIS month’s box is full of great books and more for everyone in your home (or to hand out as gifts!):

For the kids:
THE SECRET DESTINY OF PIXIE PIPER by Annabelle Fisher http://amzn.to/29JnUwo Pixie Piper, an ordinary fifth grader, discovers she is a direct descendant of Mother Goose—and she has the magical ability and poetry power to prove it!
18 fun jibbitz for their Crocs

For the tweens/teens:
$10 iTunes Gift Caard

For the ladies:
ONE MOTHER TO ANOTHER by Melissa Mowry http://amzn.to/29vRwOM In a relatable style that’s both funny and raw, Mowry tackles subjects that span pregnancy loss and marital growing pains to mom guilt and the occasional desire to run away from home.
I JUST WANT TO BE PERFECT by various authors (including me) http://amzn.to/29x9vR6 37 hilarious essays about learning the hard way to love being perfectly imperfect.

For the Sci-fi lovers:
WOOL by Hugh Howly http://amzn.to/29DuQO3 A suspense-filled, post-apocalyptic thrillers that is the new standard in classic science fiction. A New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller, as well as Kindle Book Review’s 2012 Indie Book of the Year!


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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+.
Story
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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
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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.
Farewell Children, I'm Showering - 649.133
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Dear Children: Since I’ve already said good night to each one of you during a process that takes, at best, close to two hours from start to

#BuyThisBook: I Just Want to Be Perfect - 649.133
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Hey hey hey guys! Remember me? Janel? I used to write semi-funny material for this blog? Well I’m back, and I’m going back to my librarian r

The 6 Most Annoying Pieces of Parenting Advice You'll Hear
www.care.com

Never again get caught without the perfect comeback for the dumb parenting advice you did not ask for!

The Dance
www.brainchildmag.com

By Allison Slater Tate Though I think I have blocked most of middle school out of my consciousness in the interest of self preservation, I d

Mom-Tested Sick Kid Prevention Tips
www.care.com

Dozens of tips on how to keep your whole family healthy all year round, including avoiding the flu, common colds, tummy troubles and pesky h

Ask a Man: Actor Alex Nevil | In the Powder Room
inthepowderroom.com

Dishing up the hottest women’s humor, heart, and “Holy moly, did she just say that?” since 2009.

26 Hilarious Hypothetical Dog Tweets
www.care.com

These funny fake dog tweets are exactly what dogs are thinking in 140 snarky characters or less.

The Things We Do for Kids: 11 Signs You're in Birthday Party Hell
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Here are 10 things we do for kids to ensure that they enjoy their special day, even though it eats away at our sanity.

The Best and Worst Habits You Pick Up from Your Kids
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The worst habits moms pick up from their kids that will make you laugh out loud, cringe and say,

When will my family get grateful? A Thanksgiving Guide
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A funny list of family members and when you can expect them to get in the Thanksgiving spirit.

17 Holiday Card and Photo Fails That Every Mom Can Relate To
www.care.com

Hilarious holiday card fails, funny Santa photos and family photos gone wrong!

On Mermaid Hair And Being A Grown-Up
www.scarymommy.com

If I were to make a list of things I don’t particularly enjoy doing, it would likely include kneeling on hard surfaces and playing with a to

Mommy Shorts Back-to-School Guide and Giveaway 2015
mommyshorts.com

60 back-to-school items (plus a $500+ giveaway!) that will get you and your kids through the year with an A+ in Student Preparedness. If onl

HouseTalkN: Back To School Tips…And Lies I Tell Myself
www.housetalkn.com

House TalkN is a fun lookiloo at houses, houses, houses. It will answer pressing questions like, "When folks build a McMansion on a small lo