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I'm in here!!! WOOHOO!!!
 
it's PUB DAY!! Today we release our 2nd book, The BIGGER Book of Parenting Tweets into the wild!

We've added 20 MORE contributors, more cartoons and some cool Story Behind the Tweets. It's bigger its bolder and gosh darn it, people like it!
More tweets, more laughs, we hope you love it!!
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The story behind how this New York Times Best Selling series came to be, why writing for these books is so important to the authors, and some of the many reasons you need to read this 3rd installment right away: I STILL Just Want to Pee Alone is reviewed by +Mamalode 
 I Still Just Want to Pee Alone was released just days ago, and if I haven’t convinced you that it is a must-read, I got the chance to chat with the women behind this New York Times best selling sensation.
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Things are getting real over here:
There are four main ways moms motivate their kids to get stuff done. "Reasoning with them" did not make this list.
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The ladies are giving stuff away to other ladies. How are you not running over there RIGHT THIS SECOND?
Need some Mother's Day gifts? These beauty products from Moody Sisters Skincare are so great your daughters will want to swipe them. Enter the giveaway!
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Thank you for sharing because I really, really, really love the dry shampoo. Ellen
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Some of the funniest and most moving quotes from the book I STILL Just Want to Pee Alone are on The Huffington Post today: 
Following up on her bestselling anthology of essays I Just Want To Pee Alone and its sequel I Just Want to Be Alone, Jen Mann of People I Want to Punch in the Throat has put together a third collection, titled I STILL Just Want to Pee Alone. The ...
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And now I think I know what I want for MY 40th birthday party. A fun read and a little inspiration to remember to celebrate yourself:
A few months ago I was at dinner with some girlfriends and I asked them to start brainstorming with me about what I could do for my 40th birthday.  I wanted to have a fun party that would take me b...
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What it looks like when a regular non-fitness-guru grown woman works out and eats healthily for two months to get in "bikini body" shape: 
See what I did there? I put nachos in a bikini title. I like nachos. And it was a play on words. Get it? "Not so" is also "Nacho". But you totally got that. If you've been doing all the right thing...
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I'm not very good at spa-ing. 
One would think that after four-ish decades in this skin I might have learned a few lessons about my ability to handle being naked in front of other people. You would be wrong. I mean, I do know th...
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There are two kinds of sleepovers: Here's how to prep for them both. 
Weekends, birthday celebrations, vacation days -- there are so many reasons your kids can talk you into hosting a sleepover.
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Do your kids get Easter baskets from the grandparents that kick the ass of the ones the actual Easter Bunny brings? Here's how to tell: http://www.nickmom.com/more-lols/its-possible-grandparents-might-be-better-at-easter-baskets/?xid=writer-kimbongiorno
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Oh hell YEAH she knows it is Autism Awareness Month. Here's why:
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Yep. All of these.
The books don't tell you everything. Here are 8 things I wish I'd known about breastfeeding before I started.
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Author, blogger at LetMeStartBySaying, freelance writer. Mom to an 8yo boy & 6yo girl. Wife to very patient man.
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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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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.
I'm aware
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Wooohooo! It's April. It's Autism Awareness Month. Let's crank it up loud and PARTY till the picture schedule says it's time to finish it an

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Folks. I can't help myself. When a celebrity opens their mung bean hole and says words that make me want to roll my eyes back to Christmas,

Mommy Time 2/20: 12 Things to Know for Your First Prenatal Visit - Momta...
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Plus, how one fam survived a six-hour road trip with two kids and the poop secret we all keep.

What Kids Say vs. What Kids Mean - Momtastic
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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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Warrior Mom Arnebya shares about her experience with postpartum depression and intrusive thoughts after all three of her pregnancies.

How to Answer the Tough Questions About Santa
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How do reindeer fly? Can we go to the North Pole? Is Santa real? Here's some solid advice as well as a cheat sheet to answer some of Christm

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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A parenting website for imperfect parents.

Say what? The world's chocolate supply might run out by 2020. A call to ...
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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???