Author Archive | Mary Olivio

2019 Best NOLA Dad Finalists

2019 Best NOLA Dad Finalists We received some incredible submissions for this year’s Best NOLA Dad campaign. It was a very tough task, and we really wish we could name everyone nominated Best NOLA Dad, but we were finally able to narrow the nominations down to the top 10 finalists. A team of objective judges […]

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How to Help a Friend on Bedrest

Bedrest. Ugh. For those of you who have experienced this during pregnancy know that it’s not all about sitting on the couch with your feet propped up eating Bon Bons and watching soap operas. Having experienced bed rest for two out of my three pregnancies, I know first hand how hard bed rest is but […]

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2019 New Orleans Mom of the Year Finalists

We received some amazing nominees for our New Orleans Mom of the Year campaign this year.  Nominations by husbands, fiancés, daughters, sons, sisters, and friends … all who have made a difference in the lives of others and who motivate and inspire those around them. Selecting the top 10 finalists from all of the nominations […]

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Momma Needs A Break

It’s 10am and my 2 year old and I are watching our daily dose of Sesame Street. He is giggling at Elmo and then decides to take off all his clothes. I am trying to not lose it on my adorable, and now naked, toddler who is peeing on the floor for the 3rd time […]

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When An Estranged Family Member Dies

It was a normal Tuesday evening. The kids were asleep while my husband and I watched the latest episode of This is Us. All of a sudden my iPhone made a weird ringing noise, apparently someone was calling me via Facebook. I didn’t even know you could do that; I’m obviously behind on the times. […]

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10 Easter Basket Stuffers $5 and Under

Hippity Hop! Easter is slowly creeping up on us. When it comes to Easter baskets, our Bunny tries to fill them with less candy and more with things that our three boys can actually use. However, some of those items can be pricey, like swimsuits and spring or summer clothes. So, this Easter Bunny is […]

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To the Moms I Saw at Target

Earlier this week, all the stars aligned and somehow, I ended up at Target all by myself. Since my youngest is still at home with me, this is very rare. My red basket didn’t have a 2 year old in the front and two other young kids holding on to the basket begging for Icees […]

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What Did I Just Watch?

Any given Friday night, once the kids are in bed, you can find my husband and me on the couch watching our guilty pleasure, Dateline. So it’s no surprise that when I saw the advertisement for “Abducted in Plain Sight” on Netflix, I quickly added it to my queue to watch next. A few days […]

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What Mommy Wants in Her Stocking

After you’ve shopped till you dropped, wrapped all the gifts and put out Santa’s cookies, you can’t help but wonder what you may see under the tree for yourself. While the picture-perfect morning would include the kids all around the tree in matching pajamas with huge grins on their faces, all the while playing with […]

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