Author Archive | Olivia

Boy mom

YOU KNOW YOU’RE A BOY MOM IF…

I’m the mom of a soon to be six year old boy, four year old girl, and two year old boy. So I may not be your poster “boy mom” because there are definitely some pink ruffles rocked around here, but believe me when I say that I have boys who know how to BOY. […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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