Author Archive | Mary Olivio

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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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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