About My Writing

I am an author, blogger, and freelance writer.

My blog Let Me Start By Saying earned me the titles BlogHer 2013 Voice of the Year (Inspiration) and Circle of Moms Top 25 Funny Mom in 2011 & 2012, and has received accolades from sites such as Babble, HuffPostParents, NickMom and BlogHer.

I am a staff writer for InThePowderRoom, have been a Front Page Author on The Huffington Post, and have written for Mamalode, HuffPostParents, Today’s MamaBlogHer, Bonbon Break, Circle of Moms, Mommy Shorts, Scary Mommy and more. I have also made appearances on The Dr. Oz Show, HLN’s Raising America with Kyra Phillips, and HuffPostLIVE.

I have been published in four books:

“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 @LetMeStart #author

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When not blogging, writing essays, or working on my Young Adult novel manuscript, I can be found on Facebook & Twitter.

Please Contact Me if you have a writing opportunity you would like to discuss.

You may also view my Author Website KimBongiornoWrites.com.

WRITING HIGHLIGHTS & GUEST POSTS

“Everybody’s Gotta Have a Dream…Right?,” InThePowderRoom, August 27, 2013.

“Things I Didn’t Say on My Vacation,” InThePowderRoom, August 21, 2013.

“The Trendy Buttocks,” InThePowderRoom, August 15, 2013.

“He Didn’t See My Boundaries,” InThePowderRoom, August 5, 2013.

“Is This Guy Hitting on Me?”, InThePowderRoom, August 1, 2013.

“Where I Want to Take My Kids This Summer,” TodaysMama, July 29, 2013.

“Hand-Me-Downs,” Mamalode, July 24, 2013.

“iThings at Summer Camp. REALLY?!?”, InThePowderRoom, July 24, 2013.

“A More Accurate Summer Forecast,” TodaysMama, July 22, 2013.

“An Ode to Razors,” InThePowderRoom, July 19, 2013.

“Dress Shopping with a Six-Year-Old Stylist,” TodaysMama, July 16, 2013.

“The Honeymoon’s Over,” InThePowderRoom, July 12, 2013.

“Observations By the Pool,” TodaysMama, July 9, 2013.

“Feminism for Crazy People,” InThePowderRoom, July 4, 2013.

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

“The Tall and Short of It,” InThePowderRoom, June 28, 2013.

“Lemonade Stand,” Mamalode, June 26, 2013.

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

“The Crush,” InThePowderRoom, June 20, 2013.

“Party Planning Done Right,” Today’s Mama, June 19, 2013.

“How Being a Parent is Like Being a Superhero,” featured on HuffPostParents, June 19, 2013.

“Summer Break Survival Kit,” InThePowderRoom, June 14, 2013.

“So Sick of Skinny,” InThePowderRoom, June 13, 2013.

“Sprayground Hell, Party of Three,” InThePowderRoom, June 7, 2013.

“I Am Amazing,” InThePowderRoom, May 30, 2013.

“The People of the Mall,” InThePowderRoom, May 23, 2013.

“What Kids are Thinking and Saying Behind Our Backs,” Rants From MommyLand, May 21, 2013.

“Will I Really Poop on the Delivery Table?” advice columnist for a day on Nickelodeon’s ParentsConnect, May 16, 2013.

“Why You Should Talk to Your Kids About Sex,” InThePowderRoom, May 16, 2013.

“Masturbating on a Train,” InThePowderRoom, May 10, 2013.

“Jonesing for a Cool Nickname,” InThePowderRoom, May 3, 2013.

“When Kids Attack,” Mamalode, May 2, 2013.

“An Open Letter to Mindy Kaling,” InThePowderRoom, April 26, 2013.

“Marriage: When Winning is Actually Losing,” InThePowderRoom, April 18, 2013.

“New Table Manners for Kids,” InThePowderRoom, April 12, 2013.

“Playtex Thinks Your Beaver is Filthy,” InThePowderRoom, April 5, 2013.

“The Day She Tried to Slash My Face,” InThePowderRoom, April 2, 2013.

“So You Forgot to Wear Your Pants,” InThePowderRoom, March 29, 2013.

“The Five: Kids’ Birthday Parties Edition,” InThePowderRoom, March 26, 2013.

“How to Find the Perfect Man at Any Age,” InThePowderRoom, March 22, 2013.

“Why Can’t My Kids Stay Innocent Forever?” HuffPostParents, March 20, 2013.

“Ladies in Waiting,” Mamalode, March 20, 2013.

“Does Your Man Need More Powerful Yogurt?” InThePowderRoom, March 13, 2013.

“My Kids Want to Barf on My Career,” InThePowderRoom, March 8, 2013.

“Seven Silver Linings of a Snowpocalypse,” InThePowderRoom, February 28, 2013.

“Surprises,” Mamalode, February 26, 2013.

“The Five: Top Oscar Moments,” InThePowderRoom, February 25, 2013.

“How Date Night Changes After Marriage,” InThePowderRoom, February 22, 2013.

“The Five: Gyno Edition,” InThePowderRoom, February 19, 2013.

“The Mouse at My Wedding,” InThePowderRoom, February 14, 2013.

“Teaching My Daughter to Love Her Future Body,” HuffPostParents, HuffPostHealthyLiving and Front Page of The Huffington Post, February 10, 2013. (Re-post of “Her Future Fat Thighs.”)

“Six Rules for Dating in a Catfish World,” InThePowderRoom, February 8, 2013.

“Please Just Calm the Fluck Down,” InThePowderRoom, February 1, 2013.

“The Truth About Aging Vaginas,” InThePowderRoom, January 24, 2013.

“Unqualified,” reposted on gDiapers Blog, January 18, 2013.

“Reality Has a Major Flaw,” In the Powder Room, January 17, 2013.

“I’m Okay to Weigh..,” Huffington Post Healthy Living, January 15, 2013.

“Switching Up Date Night With My Husband,” Huffington Post Parents, January 9, 2013.

“Birthday Parties for Grown-Ups,” In The Powder Room, January 8, 2013.

“Wine-Not?” (video), BadParentingMoments, January 6, 2012.

“Her Future Fat Thighs,” In The Powder Room, January 4, 2013.

“Resolved,” Huffington Post Parents, January 2, 2013.

“Open Letters to Assholes,” In The Powder Room, December 20, 2012.

“Gift Interception,” BonBon Break, December 17, 2012.

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

“Then and Now: How We Have Barely Aged at All,” In The Powder Room, December 11, 2012.

“How to Buy a Christmas Tree with Little Kids,” Huffington Post Parents, December 10, 2012.

“Kate Middleton and Me: Sisters in Puking,” In The Powder Room, December 6, 2012.

“My Husband, the Not-so-Cunning Linguist,” In The Powder Room, November 29, 2012.

“How Long Will They Believe in Santa?,” Huffington Post Parents, November 27, 2012.

“12 Holiday Photo Card Tips,” Huffington Post Parents, November 20, 2012.

“Giving Thanks to Me,” In The Powder Room, November 19, 2012.

“Acronyms Parents Can Actually Use,” In The Powder Room, November 15, 2012.

Published an original memoir essay in the humor anthology Fifty Shades of Funny: Make-Ups, Break-Ups and Crack-Ups.

“I Am A Jedi Mom” featured on HuffPostParents, November 9, 2012.

“And That’s How You Write an Apology, Bitches,” In The Powder Room, November 8, 2012.

Launched the website ElfShaming.com, created and written solely by Kim Bongiorno.

“When You’re a Whore for Halloween,” In The Powder Room, October 31, 2012.

“Who’s More Disgusting? 12yo Boys or Moms?,” In The Powder Room, October 23, 2012.

“Witness Protection Program for Boobies,” In The Powder Room, October 18, 2012.

“Brother or Nail Salon?,” In The Powder Room, October 12, 2012.

“Wanted: New Caulk,” In The Powder Room, October 11, 2012.

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

“Perimenopausal Mix Tape,” In The Powder Room, September 27, 2012.

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

“An Inconvenient Conscience in the Cosmetics Aisle,” In The Powder Room, September 25, 2012.

“A Neighbor’s Desperate Plea,” In The Powder Room, September 21, 2012.

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

“The No That Kicked My Ass,” In The Powder Room, September 14, 2012.

“A Green Back to School Shopping List,” In The Powder Room, September 7, 2012.

“I’m From a Long Line of Very Smart Stupid People,” In The Powder Room, August 31, 2012.

The Loss of Her Charms,” In The Powder Room, August 24, 2012.

“A Cup of Patience and Pee,” In The Powder Room, August 17, 2012.

“Never Apologize,” In The Powder Room, August 10, 2012.

“Gym Hygenics,” In The Powder Room, August 3, 2012

Celebrity Divorce & Real Life,” In The Powder Room, July 27, 2012

“The Great Equalizers,” In The Powder Room, July 20, 2012

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

“Happy Birthday to My IUD,” In The Powder Room, July 13, 2012

Balancing Blog, Book, and a Budding Writing Career,” BlogHer, July 12, 2012

Do Whatever You Want, Just Don’t Raise an Asshole,” In The Powder Room, July 6, 2012

“Playdates From Hell,” In The Powder Room, June 29, 2012

“Dressing Room Mirror Bitch Slap,” In The Powder Room, June 22, 2012

“Poop Made it All a Little More Okay,” Circle of Moms, June 22, 2012

“Motherhood Stole My Amazing Rack,” In The Powder Room, June 8, 2012

Professionally writing & designing 150+ little, digital picture books for Britely.com, including:
- Children’s Stories An Alphabet Morning on the FarmFinding Her Voice & The Dance of Night
- Humor Brites What Women See. What Men See.Signs Your Kids Stole Your Street Cred & Moms at the Playground
- Recipes Perfect Cupcakes
- Instructional Headache Helpers & Migraine Solutions

“How We All Learned to Sleep Through the Night,” Circle of Moms Featured Post, April 24, 2012

“I Didn’t Marry Kirk Cameron, But I Kept Our Imaginary Daughter’s Name,” Circle of Moms, April 10, 2012

“5 Parenting Rules Moms Should Break. #5,” Circle of Moms, October 14, 2011

“Shopping With Kids,” Guest Post on CentsLessDeals.com, June 8, 2011.

“My Little Monkey,” Guest Post on NinjaMomBlog, May 26, 2011.

I am a Circle of Moms Savvy Mom Central contributor, doling out advice to unsuspecting parents across the globe.

THE BLOG

2003 was when I first dipped my toe into online journaling and became active in message board communities. It was love at first click. In July 2008, I decided to become anonymous, so Let Me Start By Saying…was born. Then I realized I had a baby and a toddler who hated my being on the internet. In May 2010 I started up again with a passion for finding the funny in all the crazy things Life throws at me. All. The damn. Time.  I joined online writing groups to hone my skills for both memoir and fiction.

Today, this blog gets 20,000+ visits a month.  Between Facebook & Twitter & Pinterest, I have over 19,000 social media followers who wonder whether I ever leave my laptop.

ACCOLADES & MENTIONS

08/24/13 One of the Best Parenting Tweets of the Week on HuffPostParents.

08/04/13 One of the Best Parenting Tweets of the Week on HuffPostParents.

07/20/13 One of the Best Parenting Tweets of the Week on HuffPostParents.

07/17/13 Allison Hart of MotherhoodWTF? wrote a review of my book Part of My World: Short Stories.

07/01/13 Named a 2013 BlogHer Voice of the Year (Inspiration Category).

06/08/13 One of the Best Parenting Tweets of the Week on HuffPostParents.

06/01/13 One of the Best Parenting Tweets of the Week on HuffPostParents.

05/05/13 One of the Best Parenting Tweets of the Week on HuffPostParents.

03/30/13 One of the Best Parenting Tweets of the Week on HuffPostParents.

03/23/13 One of the Best Parenting Tweets of the Week on HuffPostParents.

03/22/13 One of the Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week on NickMom.com.

03/02/13 One of the Best Parenting Tweets of the Week on HuffPostParents.

02/16/13 One of the Best Parenting Tweets of the Week on HuffPostParents.

01/19/13 One of the Best Parenting Tweets of the Week on HuffPostParents.

12/07/12 One of the Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week on HuffPostParents.

09/21/12 One of the Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week on NickMom.com.

08/10/12 One of the Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week on NickMom.com.

07/25/12 Featured on BlogHer.com for my post 11 Sexy Sounds That Totally Aren’t What They Used to Be.

07/13/12 Listed in Parenthesis: The Best of the Mom and Dad Blogs This Week on HuffPostParents.com.

07/11/12 Lessons Learned by Seeing Magic Mike received Honorable Mention as one of the funniest FindingTheFunny posts of the week by Fordeville Diaries.

06/23/12 Listed as a Top 10 Favorite Funny (Mom) Blog by Jen of People I Want to Punch in the Throat on Babble.com.

06/20/12 Listed on Who to Follow on Twitter: Moms, Dads and Parenting Resources You Want to be Reading on HuffPostParents.

01/04/12  10 Perks of Losing Your Figure & Mind Due to Having Kids was chosen as a Favorite Parenting Post of the Week by Those Young Moms.

09/12/11 The Fluttering was chosen as a Top 9/11 Memory Post by Made More Beautiful.

09/09/11 16 Things I Said This Week was chosen as Friday Favorite on Look Who Found the Marbles

07/18/11 Muffin Tops Have Nuthin’ on My Bagel Belly inspired a discussion about post-pregnancy body issues on Momagement Matters.

05/12/11 An Incompetent Nutjob & Today’s How-To inspired a discussion about cleanliness expectations on Naptime Writing.

05/10/11 Dude. This Ain’t The People’s Court and other advice I gave Momagement Matters was used in her review of what she learned at the SITS Girls Boston Bloggy Boot Camp 2011 (which I also attended).

12/19/10 Oh, Brother and How to Buy a Christmas Tree persuaded Kris at Pretty All True to choose me as a Featured Blogger that Christmas.

11/22/10 How to Travel With Small, Demanding, Loud People was a featured article in a series about traveling with families by Momsicle.

10/26/10 Kris at Pretty All True chose me as a Featured Blogger for writing Unqualified.

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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