The Treasures They Hold

The Treasures They Hold by Kim Bongiorno

Most parents spend their days collecting moments. Like multi-tasking beach combers, we keep an eye on the waves crashing towards us as we reach down to grab big, rippled clam shells in perfect form; bits of bleached coral; rare folds of smooth green sea glass; tiny delicate pink shells the size of our fingernails. We […]

The Thing About Loss

The Thing About Loss by Kim Bongiorno

I find I have a much harder time dealing with a loved one’s loss than a loss of my own. When the loss is mine, I can own it, mourn it, weep, recover. When the loss—or greater loss—is that of someone I love, I can barely breathe due to the crushing longing to swallow her […]

Oops I Gained 18 Pounds

Oops I Gained 18 pounds

Apparently when you spend a couple years sitting down while eating cheese during the day and vanilla bean ice cream with melted peanut butter on top at night, a bit of extra weight can kinda sneak up on you. It happens, people. And it was delicious. The good thing is that I’m normally not too […]

The Recovery Room

The Recovery Room by Ann Ormsby Review by Kim Bongiorno

I use Grammarly to check my grammar because sometimes I spell it “grammer” and I have the tendency to write long run-on sentences that use so much breath to read aloud I accidentally murder people who try to do so with my blog posts. (Sorry about that, dearly-departed readers.) If you told me last month I’d be […]

The WAHM and the Sick Kid

The WAHM and the Sick Kid by Kim Bongiorno

Remember when you were in your 20s and had that first job that allowed you to really get to know all the kinds of co-workers that exist in the world? You know who I mean: –       The one that is always maniacally chipper –       The one that complains about everything always –       The hypochondriac –       The one […]

A Contagious Bride

the wife cold by Kim Bongiorno on @inthepowderroom

Nothing is scarier to a man than his contagious wife. Sure, the mood swings of PMS and pregnancy will make a fella’s blood run cold, but he can’t physically catch any disease caused by an angry uterus. When a man’s wife is sick — truly, infectiously, in-need-of-tissues-and-medical-intervention ill — his mind is a battleground…CLICK HERE to continue reading […]

What Makes You Beautiful

Thats What Makes You Beautiful by Kim Bongiorno @LetMeStart on @InThePowderRoom

Would you rather tell me what your most beautiful physical trait is, or eat a bag of mirror glass shards? Crunch crunch crunch. Yeah. Thought so. Women seem to have no problem spewing their distaste for their lumpy knees or boney shoulders. They fight their wavy hair into submission or plead with their hairdressers to […]

Standing Up for Courtney

Courtney stands up to cancer

It creeps in quietly, sneaking and slipping itself into gentle dips and folds, greedily feeding itself without a sound. It is a hated beast, one that strikes fear in some, loathing in others. Most of us have been touched by its many tricky hands. Our mothers, friends, neighbors. Our children. Our partners. Our spouses. Ourselves. […]