BITO® Blog

Living. Loving. Parenting: Hang out with us every Monday & Thursday

5 sweet Easter treats I love the Easter holidays; so many fun activities to do with the kids and for sure the kiddies love that they get lots of sweet treats and candies from the Easter bunny.  This year I decided to ask the kids to help me pick out a few recipes and crafts that they wanted to help with for Easter.  For the cooking activities, all of their choices were sweet...

Partying while pregnant sounds like an oxymoron I know, but inevitably at some point during your pregnancy you'll be invited to an event of some kind which involves dancing, drinking and having boat loads of fun, or not, considering your extra weight and sometimes balance issues.  Feels a bit like being humpty dumpty, I get it! I celebrated a wedding with a good friend of mine last weekend and being a part of the bridal party is super tiring, ha!  Thank goodness I bought my flip flops.  While I was there celebrating at the reception, I ran into a very pregnant, stunning, and glowing mama-to-be.  She was sitting in the corner for most of the evening; I kept watching her waddle up and down, leaving the table on several occasions.  Honestly, even though she was beautiful in all her glory, I could see she was uncomfortable, who wouldn't be, right?  After...

The Importance of Girlfriends Last night I had a couple of my girlfriends over to watch the movie "Bridesmaids."  Seriously, one of my favorite chic flicks, especially since one of the girls that came over was getting married, and she'd never seen the movie before which I thought was pretty nuts. She's watched it now so all's good in the world...

Beauty & Strength "It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength." -Maya Angelou If you want to find a great quote, look to Maya, she's got thousands of them; meaningful, poignant and significant for pretty much any topic.  I go to Maya for perspective.  She's like that old, wise grandmother that when you return to the place you call home, you rush to see for wisdom and understanding.  She's everybody's grandma, ready to offer great advice on the things you're pondering about.  If you don't know Dr Maya Angelou, find her. It's hard to believe that even in 2016, acceptance, equality and diversity still challenge us, but it does.  In many places in the world, there are still challenges related to being different, having a different skin color, sexual orientation, religion, and gender.  I often think about the concept of...

How to: Find the perfect stroller One of the most important purchases you will make for your baby is the stroller.  Babies spend lots of time in their stroller, so it is important to either transition your stroller or find one that is transitional from birth to the toddler stage. In addition to finding the perfect stroller for your baby, you want to make sure that your stroller fits in with your lifestyle.  Even the most seasoned mom has criteria that must be met, and all strollers are not created equal. Here are a few things to bear in mind when selecting your baby stroller: First, you need to identify what your needs are.  Are you looking to up-grade for every stage or are you looking for a quality, long lasting investment?   If you are a first time mom, and plan on having other kids, you may want to invest in a multi-functional, good...

5 reasons why being a Mom is the best job on Earth It's easy to sometimes take things for granted.  Life moves super fast and we're all pretty busy, especially if you happen to be a Mom.  You've heard the saying, "take time to smell the roses" and in a perfect world, you would practice that daily.  But the world is not perfect and neither are our lives. Being a Mom is not a perfect science either, there are many ways to do the same thing and we all make mistakes along the way.  I've learned in life that even more important is what you do in the times that don't go as planned, than what you do when things are going right.  Nothing will test you more than the normal ups and downs of life, and parenting.  Being a Mom isn't an easy job, but it's the best job on...