My name is Kim Bongiorno. I am a freelance writer, blogger, essayist, author of a collection of short fiction stories, and have recently completed my first Young Adult fictional novel manuscript. My literary agent is Craig Wiley of The Craig Wiley Agency.

I am always ready for the next opportunity, whether it be publication in another book, freelance writing work, social media/blogging consultation, or speaking engagements. Please see my experience below and contact me any time at TheKimBongiorno@Gmail.com.


I have been published in eight books:

The Bigger Book of Parenting Tweets, April 2015
I STILL Just Want to Pee Alone, March 2015
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 – A New York Times Best Seller
Part of My World: Short Stories, January 2013
Fifty Shades of Funny: Hook-Ups, Break-Ups and Crack-Ups, November 2012

Kim Bongiorno Book Covers May 2015



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 has 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 and 2012. You can see some of my most popular posts here.

For blog stats, please contact me.


My favorites are Facebook and Twitter.  I have experience as a Social Media Manager for a popular women’s humor website.


My work has appeared on/in the following publications:

NickMom, LifetimeMoms, The Huffington Post, In The Powder Room, Momtastic, The MidMamalode, iVillage, Today’s Mama, Nickelodeon ParentsConnect, Parents MagazineQueenLatifah.com, PopSugar, EverydayFamily, ScaryMommy, The Good Men Project, Mommy Shorts, Rants from Mommyland, Bonbon Break, BlogHer, All4Women, The Mouthy Housewives, FitFusiongDiapers, Centsless Deals, NinjaMom, and others. See the full list here.

I wrote and designed 150+ short online ebooks on topics such as humor, health, parenting, children’s stories, and more for the start-up company Britely.com.


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, Babble, 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 have also been interviewed on Beyond Your Blog, the CKNW Morning News with Philip Till, and the D.J. Paris Podcast.

You can see clips, hear podcasts, and see various videos I am in here.


I taught two sessions at the 2014 BlogU Conference, ‘How to Be a Better Writer’ and ‘From Blog to Book.’

I will be teaching a session at the 2015 BlogU Conference, ‘Establishing a Professional Online Presence.’

I have done multiple book readings and author events. See more info on my events here.


In 2012, I created, launched, and wrote the  holiday-season website ElfShaming.com.

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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