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What I think Maria Kang could have done to make her latest photo campaign have more of an impact: 
#MariaKang   #NoMoreExcuses  
Maria Kang had the opportunity to stand firm in her belief that we should take care of ourselves no matter what -- but she blew it.
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Pull out the decoder ring: Your kids are speaking again.
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Celebrating motherhood is always wonderful. I just noticed a few things during the runway show that didn't QUITE match up with my experience with motherhood. (via +Momtastic) 
Number 14: Some of the moms were wearing white. HAHAHAHAHA. That’s adorable.
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The best thing about the things we'll never know is that we can make them whatever we want.
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Only this gal could work in Taco Bell references when giving away cell phone chargers: 
 
In case of burrito emergency, you need a myCharge (a giveaway and some stern advice)
I'm running this post on behalf of myCharge because I like their products (I own one). I'm also doing it because it's in conjunction with Divine Secrets of a Domestic Diva who I trust to share cool stuff. myCharge is sending me a RazorPlus for posting this....
I'm running this post on behalf of myCharge because I like their products (I own one). I'm also doing it because it's in conjunction with Divine Secrets of a Domestic Diva who I trust to share cool stuff. myCharge is sending ...
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Always love Rebecca's awards show recaps!
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A book review and giveaway. I love free books!
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I am shocked, appalled, and ready to strap on a tool belt:
Today I was scrolling through my newsfeed when I saw an epic throat punch story happening almost literally in my back yard. I couldn't resist chiming in. I know a lot of you have read my Suburban Scourges book think I exagger...
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Buses in NYC have their own signs to encourage good manners. I have a few ideas for some us parents should start hanging in our own cars.
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To encourage those who commute on buses and trains to have better manners, NYC has implemented their MTA Courtesy Campaign by hanging colorful signs that remind people not to pole dance, give thems...
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I'm making my debut as a new writer for +Momtastic, and I think this first piece has a little something for everyone in it. I hope you enjoy it!  
There may no be instruction manual for parents, but this recipe might just be the thing you're looking for.
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Mandy Brasher's profile photo
Mary Ruddy's profile photo
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Heather Fleshman's profile photo
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Raquel Pineira's profile photo
Lyle Jones's profile photo
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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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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.
Maria Kang Goes 'Soft' in Her New Campaign (& I Have a Probl...
www.momtastic.com

Maria Kang had the opportunity to stand firm in her belief that we should take care of ourselves no matter what -- but she blew it.

What Kids Say vs. What Kids Mean - Momtastic
www.momtastic.com

Pull out the decoder ring: Your kids are speaking again.

kissing the frog: Things we'll never know because our brother is gone
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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

Hugging a Butterfly
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The Four Letter Words I'm Teaching My Son
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Suffering in Silence With Intrusive Thoughts: What I Couldn't Say - Post...
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How to Answer the Tough Questions About Santa
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In Defense of Social Media for Tweens
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I was lucky to meet Beth Meleski at the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop this spring and we hit it off as moms of tweens and writers who focus

The Holiday Gift Guide For Good
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At first Emma told me casually like it was the weather report, "Hey mom, did you know that the world is running out of chocolate." She could

HouseTalkN: Things I Would Rather Hear From My Surgeon Than My Handyman
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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

I Know Everything, a teen driving safety campaign #JustDrive
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Young adults, teens especially, can feel invincible. Even immortal. Life is peachy. It's a combination of freedom but without too much respo

Holy crap, some other people suck at making school lunches just like mee...
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A sequel (but not in a crappy kinda way) to Baby Sideburns' viral post Holy Crap do I Suck at Making School Lunches with lots more funny pic

QUIZ: Why is your baby crying?
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A handy quiz to help you figure out OMG WHY IS THE BABY CRYING???

The Rules of Being a Sibling
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Check out The Rules of Being a Sibling, on NickMom.com!

Rediscovering the Diary of a Crazy Pregnant Lady - mom.me
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Ha! I can't believe I was excited for maternity clothes