Underwear is Confusing

The best underwear for you by Kim Bongiorno on @Inthepowderroom

Underwear is confusing. The first ten years of our lives are lived in envy-inducing Underoos or cotton briefs with cartoon characters on them, and the next eight pulling on whatever styles our moms pick up for us. Then we’re on our own, so we spend the next sixty years trying to find the most flattering style for [...]

My Little “Helper”

Dress shopping with a 6yo by Kim Bongiorno of @LetMeStart on @TodaysMama

There was no way I could get out of it: I had to take at least one kid dress shopping with me. Maybe even two. My brother’s wedding was coming up, and I was pretty sure that old yoga pants and a stained tee weren’t appropriate attire. I had to step up my game. A [...]

It’s Back-to-School Time!


I know I’m not the only one who usually doesn’t look in her kids’ school bag until between 11pm Sunday night – 7am Monday morning, only to find that they had homework that involves glue & paint, need to bring in an Albino Dwarf turtle for Show & Tell, or I was supposed to bake [...]

Dressing Room Mirror Bitch Slap

Kim Bongiorno Dressing room mirror bitch slap

Recently a friend called me, and instead of the usual “What UP girl?” I heard a sequence of squealing that surrounded the phrase “stupid asshole dressing room mirror bastards!” Among her F-Bombs and weeping was the name of a local department store, whose dressing rooms I am unfortunately quite familiar with. It seems my friend went in to [...]

8 Non-Chocolate Gifts I Want for Valentine’s Day


So, we all know that Valentine’s Day is coming soon.  Most of you will be receiving (or buying yourself) heavy boxes full of mouth-watering chocolatey confections. Which I am allergic to. Godiva Truffles, pyramids of golden-foiled Ferrero Rochers, fist-sized peanut butter cups from boutique chocolatiers, luscious strawberries dipped and dried in dark chocolate tuxedoes. The [...]