Author Archive | Mary Olivio

A Day in the Life of a NICU Mom

Being a NICU mom isn’t easy. Most days are spent going to and from the hospital multiple times a day, all the while still going on with your daily life especially if you have other children at home. In honor of Neonatal Intensive Care Awareness Month, I thought I would share what a typical day […]

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Stink, Stank, Stunk: My Boys’ Bathroom

I’m a mother to 3 sticky, smelly but loveable boys. Our house always seems to look like it’s been hit by a Cat 5 hurricane. The floors usually have some sort of dirt from their shoes, and their rooms are covered with so many clothes and toys that you can barely see the floor. However, […]

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The Power of a Smile

“What’s wrong?” “Are you upset?” “What’s with the sad face?” Those are a few things I was hearing almost daily over the past few weeks. I had no idea I was giving off a RBF (Resting B*tch Face). It’s rather unlike me because I am usually always smiling. However, lately, it seems I have lost […]

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Teacher Appreciation Week Gift Ideas

Have you volunteered in your kids classrooms lately? I have and let me tell you, I don’t know how teachers do this job day in and day out. Just that one hour of volunteering had me exhausted. In my opinion, I think being a teacher is one of the hardest jobs out there! So when […]

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2018 Vacation Bible Schools In and Around New Orleans

It’s that time again! The weather is getting warmer and the school year is practically over. Working moms and stay at home moms alike are busy planning their summer months, filling them with activities, vacations and summer camps to keep the boredom at bay. If you’re looking for another affordable option to keep the kids occupied […]

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The Day My Baby Fell Off the Changing Table

Throughout the course of my mommy career, I’ve changed numerous diapers. I am on my 3rd baby and I have 5 nieces and nephews. I currently change my baby’s diaper multiple times a day. So when the dreaded accident happened; I couldn’t believe it. My baby fell off the changing table. I was standing at […]

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Why I Buy Coffee Daily

Yes, it’s true. I literally buy Starbucks Coffee every day. On any given weekday, you can find my swagger wagon pulling into my local Starbucks between 7:50 & 8am daily. I look like a hot mess in my usual black leggings, over sized tee and my hair tossed up under a baseball hat. The drive […]

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Lifting My Spirits & Beating the Winter Blues

Once Halloween is over and Starbucks starts rolling out their red cups, the excitement hits me. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s are on their way, and I become giddy with happiness. Holiday music is playing everywhere and decorations start appearing in stores and around the neighborhood. The holiday spirit is contagious, and I truly love […]

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