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I love to hear about friends blindly taking their kids into the woods thinking it's gonna go well.
I'll stop at nothing to ensure my children enjoy some version of my outdoorsy 1980s childhood.
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I break all my rules:
 
Have kids? Why you should consider breaking your own parenting rules! No matter what your rules are, this is why you should break them every now and then. Great read for moms! #UniteMonday
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Jars!
 
Art Station for Kids using all my fave gear from Office Depot #GearLove [ad] http://bit.ly/1HNTSR3
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"You don't need summer camp," they said. 
"It'll be fun and relaxing," they said.
LIARS.
#15. By week four there is more mulch, dirt, and grass in your house than in your yard.
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Kim, 
Allow me to congratulate you on this list, and expand on it a bit.
#3 that stocked craft bin is now strewn everywhere.  
#5. If you work as a writer on a computer, good luck with the logic that a kid does not need to spend 12 hours on a tablet. 
#6. Invest in separate freezer that is kept in the scary part of your basement to avoid box of ice-cream treats that cost avg $4, being emptied in one afternoon.
#7- Forget it. Summer reading, organizing, or any "free time" plan.
#8 I swear I am going to start making them buy their own clothes. 
#9- Threats and Bribes are my Rule to Parenting, no matter what season.
# 13-14 That Ice Cream Truck comes through at 6-7 every night.  Dinner is a nightmare, and there's no phone number on truck to call and gripe.
#16- 33 days, 17 hours. 
#17 YUP.  I've pointed out he should be glad that I argued not to have a weapon in the home.
#19 "This is so Unfair" constant mantra, as is my retort," yup, get used to it.
# 20 All the lists of "the good sunscreens" and "the Bad sunscreens"  The bad sunscreens are the ones most stocked by all the stores.  Spend you're whole summer looking in vain for little known brands, or rely on online orders. 
#Yay. I mean that sincerely.  I get a lot more hugs in the summer at any time during the day.  Yes, they may be angling for something, but I just enjoy the hug.  

#22 Don't ever lose your sense of humor.
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So trying these.
 
Bust summer boredom with these easy and adorable Mini Paper Kites! It only takes a few supplies to get your kids out enjoying the sun!
http://onecreativemommy.com/bust-boredom-with-these-adorable-mini-paper-kites/
#boredeombuster   #papercraft   #kidsactivities  
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Joules is just as adorable in person, and is a TOTAL STITCH FIX ADDICT which is something I really like about her. 
 
July Stitch Fix!
It’s Stitch Fix time again and as always, I can’t wait to share what I received in my box. Stop by and check out what I received in my 22nd box!
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I can only assume that the strangers on the internet know better than I do. Right?
How to raise your kids, according to the Internet? #5. Blindly do whatever the strangers on the Internet tell you to do.
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Back to School shopping? In the bag & check this sweet way to score big for your school while you cross off that list! #BTSLikeABoss #sp 
It happened yesterday. I looked at my children and had the startling revelation that they grew. I know, I know. Shocking how they keep doing that. Then I realized that, with their growth spurts, they would have no appropriate clothing for Back to School in the fall. And then I remembered they need backpacks too. And Read More...
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Such a sweet ring to them, huh? Thanks for sharing!
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Today there is a HUGE sale over on Amazon--bigger than their Black Friday! While you're there, why not pop on over to my author page and see if there are any fine books you might want to add to your cart? I promise to give you a nice selection. ;) Happy shopping!
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2 things I adore: Puffins and Maine. 
 
Pairing the Project Puffin Visitor Center in #Rockland #Maine  with a trip out near Eastern Egg Rock on a Monhegan Boat Line Nature Cruise is a spectacular family activity that is both fun and educational. #travel   #familytravel  
Pairing the Project Puffin Visitor Center in Rockland with a cruise to see the puffins in mid coast Maine is a great family activity! Read about it here.
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Dancing in my kitchen.
 
I am depressive.  I am comfortable in a funk.  I get down and dirty deep and dark and desperate.  I’m not talking about depression that needs to be medicated, but just a period of time where everything is terrible in my own head.  They are two different things, and I don’t pretend that being clinically... <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/i-want-a-dumpster-baby/2015/07/10-simple-ways-to-feel-better-when-everything-seems-terrible/" class="more-li...
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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
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  • 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/
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    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.
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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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