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 […]

Random Acts of Compliments

random acts of parent compliments by Kim Bongiorno

With a convertible and a megaphone, Blake Grigsby recently doled out “Drive By Compliments” to random people on the streets. He complimented clothes, hair, cute couples, coolness, all sorts of stuff. I liked it. I really did. The people who didn’t look totally defensive and suspicious appeared tickled pink at hearing something nice about themselves. What […]

I Let My Kids Make the Rules

I asked my kids to help me out with something. I mean…what could possibly go wrong? Share your own rules for being a kid on Facebook with the hashtag #PopsicleRules. Want more? Subscribe to the blog. Follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. This video was sponsored by Popsicle, but my kids really did make up those […]