Author Archive | Olivia

First time Kindergartener woo's and woes

KINDERGARTEN WOES AND WOO’S!

The overpriced Pottery Barn monogrammed backpack is hanging on its rightful hook, with matching lunchbox and water bottle clipped into place. The stressfully obtained school supplies are beautifully packed. It’s about that time.  My big boy is officially going off to kindergarten! This makes me want to scream WOOOOO HOOOO!!!!! and cry boo hoo simultaneously. […]

Continue Reading 1
Becoming a _YES_ mom

RECALIBRATING: BECOMING A “YES” MOM

Hi. My name is Olivia and I have a severe case of over committing. They say if you want something to get done, ask the busiest person you know, because she will probably say yes. A few weeks ago, I caught myself being snippy and impatient with my kids while I was “working” (slash doing […]

Continue Reading 1
supper-club-101

5 STEPS TO STARTING A SUPPER CLUB AND WHY YOU SHOULD

Life is better with friends. I think any of us can agree that REAL, I-don’t-have-to-clean-my-house-or-pretend-anything friends are priceless. Angela’s post last week about prioritizing hit the nail on the head. YOU HAVE TO SCHEDULE YOUR PRIORITIES FIRST and then fit everything else in around them. Pre-kids, it was no big deal to find time for couple […]

Continue Reading 6
dressing-for-the-day-i-want-to-have

DRESS FOR THE DAY YOU WANT TO HAVE

Typical SAHM garb: Yoga pants or leggings. Comfy sweater/sweatshirt. Flats. Messy Bun. Minimal makeup. ALLLLLL THE DRY SHAMPOO. Mayyyyybe skinny jeans on a good day. I had fallen into the habit of not getting myself ready in the morning. I “nobly” spent my mornings doing more important things. Excuses. I found myself texting my husband […]

Continue Reading 0
cafe

THE MAMA BEAR’S MANIFESTO: AN INSIDE LOOK

It’s my honor today to introduce you to Leslie, one of our newest additions to the QCMB writing team. Not only is Leslie bursting with talent but her fierce mama bear spirit is birthing SO much good into the world! Beloved readers, sit back and relax because you’re about to get a treat of an […]

Continue Reading 0
5-crock-pot-meals-x2-10-dinners

TEN EASY CROCK POT MEALS

This post was republished with permission from Ally’s Sweet and Savory. Get your lists and crock pots ready! Whenever I write a meal plan post you guys seem to go bonkers and really, really love it {you can find others HERE and HERE}. This one is ALL about the beloved slow cooker. I have had […]

Continue Reading 0
when you feel like you want to give up

WHEN YOU WANT TO GIVE UP

If it’s one thing I’ve learned as a parent, it’s that you can’t give up. No matter how badly you want to. No matter how many sharpie messes they make on your walls or sippie cups they manage to spill. No matter how many fights you have to referee, car seats you have to buckle, or […]

Continue Reading 4