Author Archive | Mary Olivio

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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The Unexpected Boy Mom

When I heard my lovely doctor say “It’s a Boy!” after I delivered my first child, I was in shock. Boy? What did she say? Did she just say boy? I looked at my husband in a panic. No, that can’t be right. I was 100% certain I was having a girl. We decided to […]

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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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