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Bethany Ciotola

Bethany and Her Boys Blogger Family Warren, NJ
About Bethany
My name is Bethany Ciotola, and I’m a stay at home mom who blogs about my everyday messy life, along with the beautiful struggles & baby snuggles that come with it.

I'm a hopeless romantic, so I've always loved, and lived by the quote from one of my favorite films, Moulin Rouge. "The greatest thing you'll ever learn, is just to love, and be loved in return."

Interested In

Business, Collaboration, Sponsorship, Mentorship, Friendship, Networking and Inspiration

Mama Likes

My three ultimate loves in life are – 1. Family Snuggles. Have it be family snuggles on the couch watching a movie or goodnight snuggles right before bedtime, to baby-wearing I can’t get enough of being close to my boys. 2. Date night with my husband. Keeping the romance flame burning post babies is TOUGH so we make sure we have a date night planned to look forward to whenever possible. 3. Making time for myself. Taking an occasional time out to breathe helps me be the mama I strive to be.

Words you live by/quotes you love

I'm a hopeless romantic, so I've always loved, and lived by the quote from one of my favorite films, Moulin Rouge. "The greatest thing you'll ever learn, is just to love, and be loved in return."

Best advice you've ever been given

Do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life. I LOVE writing, and documenting the growth of my babies thru photography, so creating a blog revolved around my boys has been an amazing experience & a dream job!

Personal Passions, Charities, Hobbies:

My husband and I both tend to fall on the introverted side so we love spending a lot of quality time at home with our boys. Family is above and beyond the most important thing to us, so any given weekend you will most likely find us at home or at the park with our two boys. I’m a huge movie fan, and studied film in college so movie marathons are the only marathons I train for. I love to write, so creating my blog has been the most amazing creative outlet.

What do you want to achieve in 2018, personally and professionally?

I would like to continue growing my blog and social media, & possibly hire an assistant by the end of the year. I’m still a stay at home mom, so it’s been incredibly difficult finding time to work & it would be nice if my office hours weren’t always 9 pm – 2 am. I would also love to travel more with my family this year.

Name one thing that scares the shit out of you:

Surface level – Clowns & the dark (Same answer my 6-year-old self would have given you. Some things you just don’t outgrow.) Deep – Losing sight of who I am as a person and labeling myself as “just a mom”, waking up when my babies aren’t babies anymore, & wishing I had done more for myself.

What is one thing that would be game-changing for your business right now?

Every single aspect of my business needs help. I need twice as many hours in each day so I can dedicate more time to both my business and my children.

If you could tell your 20 year old self one thing, what would it be?

Things will get better! I was in a very dark place before I met my husband (we met a few weeks before I turned 21). He completely changed my life, and has made me a better person. He taught me to love myself and know my worth, something I lived 20 years without. We learn and grow from each other every day and I’m so proud & lucky to have him in my life as my husband and father of my children.

Why do you want to be a part of heymama?

Being a mom in NYC can be incredibly lonely, it was only after meeting the founders & members of heymama that I felt my first real connection with fellow mamas. They balance work with motherhood so beautifully that I immediately felt comfortable and inspired just being in their company. I love the idea of having a local & worldwide community of mothers to have as a big support group.

xx Bethany Ciotola

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