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I’m a resourceful and “thrifty” mom of three, Riley (9), Zelly (1.5) and George (6 months). 2 ½ years ago I was single, and so was Kirk Zipfel, my adorable comedian husband. 3 years ago I was a single parent to Riley, and I learned how to be-bop around this town on exactly ”one thin dime”. Not an easy task. Now we have three kids, tag team parenting whenever we can and drive a MINIVAN!

I spent the first thirty years of my life as a “know-it-all”, and rightfully so, I used to know it all, or at least I thought so. I am the girl with the opinion, and I never know when to keep my trap shut. I’m always in trouble. Motherhood hasn’t helped. I love my family, my opinions are strong as ever and I “step in it”, trouble that is, just like I always did, but it turns out that actually, I don’t know a thing. I’m still the girl to call for recommendations if you want your banquet cushions re-covered, need a romantic and inexpensive date suggestion on the east side, or want to find out, well….not to sound like a jerk, but almost anything. But resourcefulness does not equate knowledge. When I sit down with myself in those rare quiet moments and try and figure it out, try so hard that it hurts, to recall all that I must know, I usually just come up with the damn lyrics to “The Wheels on the Bus”.

“What do I know?” is my written account (’cause I know I’ll forget) of my discovery, and rediscovery of what the hell it is I know…I’m pretty sure there’s gonna be some doozies but also some treasures!

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Kept it real, relatable, resourceful and right on. My intention is always to share a smart, funny and cute snippit of a true moment in my messy family life without making it too personal. I am a teacher by trade, and therefor a strong supporter of community. I am building a community of like minded women and parents who are all struggling with what the heck it is they know. Hopefully my posts help us all to be in the know, even a wee bit more.
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May 2010

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So our babysitter is a rock star, our contractor a producer, Riley’s dad a television writer and Kirk, an actor/comedian. It’s pretty easy to tell that I live in an industry town, but I’m not an industry girl. I wouldn’t know how to get myself to…


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At 10:30am on June 20, 2013, Lea said…

Work At Home Mom, WAHM, Mom Blogger

I am stopping by to say "hello" :)
I haven't been here in a while.
I welcome your friendship :)

Lea @ Mother Baby Child & Weight Loss Help

At 12:19pm on April 26, 2011, One Savvy Mom! gave Kristin Mongiello a gift
Hi :) Nice to meet you! New Reviews/Giveaways post Daily!
At 9:51pm on April 20, 2011, Leah Dillon said…
Welcome to The Club. I just joined recently as well.  I hope we can connect and you'll check out my blog.

I'm passionate about health, motherhood, living green, travel and helpful life tools. My blog is committed to sharing the things I'm most passionate about with the broader community in hopes to help others live the most fulfilling life possible.

I look forward to connecting.  

-Leah K. Dillon
Wife. Mother. Aspiring Entrepreneur

At 5:32pm on April 20, 2011, Amber Brault said…



I hope you are having a wonderful day...

I just wanted to share and pass on some of the freebies that are going on right now at Target,

Please feel free to share this on your blog, if you would like to stay up on deals like this and many more... please "LIKE or FOLLOW" Thank you

I will return the favor!!


At 9:43am on April 20, 2011, Jeannette Fender said…

Welcome to MBC!  It is a great place to find new blogs and new friends! 


I would love for you to stop by my blog at and tell me what you think.  I've got a great giveaway going on now too!  Come on by to win a $20 certificate to Princess & My Pea Boutique!  Just leave a comment and I always follow back!


Also, join up for our weekend blog hop starting the Friday!  I hope to see you there!


Enjoy your time here and I can't wait to check out your blog!

At 9:45pm on April 19, 2011, Marla Silverman said…

Hi Kristin! Welcome to the club and feel free to check out my blog: Swanky Baby - I'm looking forward to checking yours out too!

At 11:47am on April 19, 2011, Wanda McDowel said…


Welcome to Mom Bloggers Club. You are in the midst of a wonderful community! If you have trouble helping your kids with math homework, please check out my website and blog. 


To your success,


Wanda McDowell


"When we believe students achieve"

At 7:37am on April 19, 2011, Cinderella Of Boston said…
Welcome and hi there!  Time is precious & I know this may seem so overwhelming with every one vying for your attention.  Hope your stay here is awesome and if you're a petite woman 5'4" and under & would love to read some fun articles geared towards you and everything petite, come on over for a visit & stay a spell ... we'd love to have you and also show you our beautiful selection of stylish shoes sizes 2 - 5 1/2.
At 7:24am on April 19, 2011, Cynthia Helwig-Putorti said…

Hi there and welcome from The Girlz Korner in upstate New York where you'll find light, witty and rather entertaining articles on every topic imaginable from The Little Black Dress to Making Whoopie.  We'd like to invite you to come over and showcase your products, services and blog for free to our thousands of visitors. So if you get a chance to kick back and exhale, if only for a brief moment, we'd love to have you.  Don't be too overwhelmed by MBC. The ladies are awesome here and sooo embracing. Hope you enjoy your stay :)
At 12:48am on April 19, 2011, Stacey Sprague said…

Welcome to MBC!

Just wanted to share my blog with you :)

Little Boys are Made of Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails


I’m also a Scentsy consultant and looking for other moms to join my team: Kick the Wick


I host a blog hop every Tuesday! Come link up with's a great way to get new followers!


You can also find me on Facebook and Twitter


I’m looking forward to reading your blog!


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