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.


I have been published in six books:

Scary Mommy’s Guide to Surviving the Holidays, November 2014
I Just Want to Be Alone, March 2014
“You Have Lipstick on Your Teeth”, August 2013
, 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


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. You can see some of my most popular posts here.

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I have over 30,000+ followers between FacebookTwitter, and other social media outlets.  I also have experience as a Social Media Manager for a popular women’s humor website.


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.

I am a daily content writer for this parenting and women’s humor website.
All of my articles can be found HERE. Below are some samples of my work there:

“Things Teachers Say vs Things Teachers Think,” September 9, 2014.

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

“An Honest Newsletter from School,” October 7, 2014.

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

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.

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:

“15 Games Only Dads Play with Their Kids,” September 23, 2014.

“19 Movie Quotes You Can Use on Your Kids,” September 17, 2014.

“Stupid Things Parents Do Over and Over Again,” September 2, 2014.

“Moms Find the Weirdest Crap in Their Vacuums,” September 26, 2014.

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 One Thing to Say to Your Kids,” August 4, 2014.

“The Notebook,” March 10, 2014.

“Hand-Me-Downs,” July 24, 2013

“When Kids Attack,” May 2, 2013.

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.

“The Truth About the Rainbow Loom,” October 29, 2013.

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

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

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.

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


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.


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


I taught 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:

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