About My Writing

My name is Kim Bongiorno. I’m a freelance writer, essayist, author, and professional blogger. I recently completed my first Young Adult novel, which you can learn about here, and am represented by Craig Wiley of The Wiley Agency.

BOOKS

I have been published in five books:

I Just Want to Be Alone, March 2014
“You Have Lipstick on Your Teeth”, August 2013.
I JUST WANT TO PEE ALONE
, February 2013.
Part of My World: Short Stories, January 2013.
Fifty Shades of Funny: Hook-Ups, Break-Ups and Crack-Ups, November 2012.

Kim Bongiorno Books 2014 @LetMeStart #author

BLOG

Let Me Start By Saying started as a place for me to write about finding the humor in a life that kept throwing lemons at my head while I worked toward my end goal of being a full-time freelance writer and novelist. It received accolades from Babble, HuffPostParents, NickMom, and BlogHer, as well as earned me the titles 2013 BlogHer Voice of the Year (Inspiration) and Circle of Moms Top 25 Funny Mom of 2011 & 2012.

For blog stats, please contact me.

SOCIAL MEDIA

I have over 20,000+ followers between FacebookTwitter, and other social media outlets.  I was the Social Media Manager for In The Powder Room, before I left to focus on publishing my novel.

FREELANCE WRITING

Click here to see a simple list of all the places my work has been published.

I wrote and designed 150+ short online ebooks with topics such as humor, health, parenting, children’s stories, and more for the start-up company Britely.com.

NICKMOM
I am a writer for this humor website, which is a part of Nickelodeon.
All of my articles can be found HERE. Below are some samples of my work there:

“Why Coffee is Basically the Healthiest Thing for You,” May 2, 2014.

“What Happens the Second a Mom’s Butt Touches a Chair,” April 16, 2014.

“30 Days of Thanks for Moms,” November 14, 2013.

“How The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Arena is Just Like Parenting,” November 22, 2013.

HUFFINGTON POST PARENTS
I am a blogger in the Parenting division of Huffington Post’s website.
All of my posts can be found HERE. Below are some samples of my work there:

“A Message for My Beloved Children Who Insist Their Lives Are Really Really Hard,” May 16, 2014.

“Please Don’t Assume My Kids Can’t Behave in a Restaurant,” November 5, 2013.

“Men Shoot, Cars Crash, Diseases Surprise: How to Live in This World,” December 14, 2012.

“I Am A Jedi Mom,” November 9, 2012.

MAMALODE
I am a columnist at this online parenting magazine.
All of my articles can be found HERE. Below are some samples of my work there:

“The Notebook,” March 10, 2014.

“Hand-Me-Downs,” July 24, 2013

“When Kids Attack,” May 2, 2013.

“Surprises,” February 26, 2013.

IN THE POWDER ROOM
I’ve written for this website geared towards women who prefer edgier content since 2012.
All of my articles can be found HERE. Below are some samples of my work there:

“Her Future Fat Thighs,” January 4, 2013.

“Tips for Avoiding a Broken Dumpster,” October 1, 2012.

“Motherhood Stole My Amazing Rack,” June 8, 2012.

TODAY’S MAMA
I was hired as a Parenting blogger for this online parenting magazine in 2013.
All of my articles can be found HERE. Below are some samples of my work there:

“Conversations I Don’t Want to Have with My Kids,” July 1, 2013.

“The Treasures They Hold,” June 24, 2013.

“Party Planning Done Right,” June 19, 2013.

FEATURED ARTICLES/GUEST SPOTS
Here are a few samples of articles from my blog that were featured on other sites, as well as original content created upon request:

“When Your Kids Dress You for Halloween,” Guest Post on QueenLatifah.com, October 27, 2013.

“What Kids are Thinking and Saying Behind Our Backs,” Guest Post on RantsFromMommyLand, May 21, 2013.

“How to Fit Your Family in a Shoe Box,” Guest Post on MommyShorts.com, September 26, 2012

“My New Neighbor is Making Herself at Home…In My House!”, as a Guest Mouthy Housewife on TheMouthyHousewives.com, September 20, 2o12.

“The Three Bed Solution,” Guest Post on ScaryMommy.com, July 17, 2012

ACCOLADES

Honored as a 2013 BlogHer Voice of the Year in the Inspiration category.

Named on dozens of Best/Funniest Tweets of the Week lists by HuffPostParents, NickMom, Elizabeth St, and others.

Listed as one of the “10 Funny Mom Bloggers You Should Read Today” on Babble (2012).

Chosen as a “Best of the Mom and Dad Blogs This Week” on Huffington Post Parents (2012).

Voted a Circle of Moms Top 25 Funny Mom in 2011 and 2012.

MEDIA APPEARANCES

I have made appearances on The Dr. Oz ShowHLN’s Raising America with Kyra Phillips, and HuffPostLIVE.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

I am booked to teach two sessions at the 2014 BlogU Conference.

I am open to all inquiries about employment, PR and media opportunities. If you are interested in discussing such an opportunity, please email me at LetMeStartBySaying.Info[at]Gmail.com or contact me here:

INTERVIEWS

08/23/13 “TMI Fridays” interview on Confessions of a Corn Fed Girl, about what makes me tick, my plans for the future and what inspires me.

07/23/13 “5 Editors, 5 Questions” interview upon the release of the paperback version of Part of My World: Short Stories on WriteOnEdge.

04/06/12 A mini interview was shared with the readers of Circle of Moms, announcing my winning a spot as a Top 25 Funny Mom of 2012.

09/05/11 Motherhood + Me featured my blog on her Well, I Didn’t Know That! interview series.

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