What I Found in His Notebook

What I Found in His Notebook by Kim Bongiorno of LetMeStartBySaying

A couple years ago, my kids and I took on the project of cleaning my then 8-year-old son’s bedroom. You’d think it’d be a frustrating time of whining and dragging feet, but (shockingly) they both threw themselves into organizing, cleaning, and sorting while I assembled a new bookcase. When I was done and the bookcase was […]

How to Hide Mom Boobs

How to Hide Mom Boobs by @letmestart | funny stuff for moms

Eventually motherhood and Father Time catch up to us all, and we find ourselves looking at our Mom Boobs dangling down by our navels like late-season squash wondering, How, exactly, do I deal with these things? You don’t want to lop them off–they’ve been so good to you throughout the years! But drawing attention away […]

The Value of a Quarter

The Value of a Quarter at the Lemonade Stand by Kim Bongiorno

Summer break was barely a couple weeks along, but she had been begging for permission to run a lemonade stand since the bell rang on the last day of school. I agreed to Saturday afternoon, if it was sunny—not stifling—out. The day came and I followed through on my promise, despite not really being up for the labor, […]

Mom’s Big Life Questions

Moms Big Life Questions by Kim Bongiorno of LetMeStartBySaying

From the time we’re teenagers, we ponder the big questions in life, searching or hoping for answers. Philosophical contemplation is simply a part of human nature. Then we become parents, our questions change, and we’re pretty much just shouting our confusion into the vibrant abyss of endless dirty laundry. Here are some examples of how those questions we […]

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 […]