Mary Olivio

Mary is a caffeine addicted boy mom to Noah, Liam and Luke. This “stay at home” mom can typically been found cruising in her minivan, jamming to Beyonce with a Starbucks in hand on her way to carpool or after school activities. Mary has been married to her high school sweetheart since 2007. She is a founder of Delivering Hope NOLA and the Vanessa Wolff Scholarship Fund at her Alma Mater. Mary is passionate in the local preemie community and has been heavily involved with the March of Dimes since her sons Liam and Luke were born premature.
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My Teen is Going to Homecoming…Now What?

The start of high school comes with many firsts. It’s an exciting time for a young teen and lots of fun experiences await them. One of the most anticipated experiences is the Homecoming dance....
Three Reasons to Flock to the Peacock Room for Brunch

Three Reasons to Flock to the Peacock Room for Brunch

Three Reasons to Flock to the Peacock Room for Brunch One of my favorite things to do with my gal pals is to head to brunch. Brunch is the only time it’s not frowned upon...

Yes, My Child Stutters :: 4 Things You Need to Know

Yes, my child stutters. Yes, he goes to speech therapy.  No, he isn’t nervous.  These are phrases I recite to people daily. It’s exhausting for me, but I can’t imagine how hard it is for my son....

Things No One Told Me About Parenting a Teenage Son

Things No One Told Me About Parenting a Teenage Son Being one of three girls in my family, I don’t have much experience with boys. And what I even have less experience with is a...

Things to Do in New Orleans When it Rains

If you live in New Orleans with kids then you know that it rains here a lot. While there are dozens of things to do with kids in New Orleans, sometimes you specifically need...

Vacation Bible Schools In and Around New Orleans

Summer is almost here! Most of us are filling our calendars with family vacations and summer camps, but don't forget about VBS! What's VBS you ask? It's Vacation Bible School! VBS is offered at...
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Mrs. Heather’s Is Open for Strawberry Picking!

There is never a shortage of things to do in New Orleans with kids. Whether you are looking for Easter events in New Orleans, or the best splash pads in New Orleans, or general...

Listen Up :: Give Audibooks a Try

I’ve never been a fan of reading for fun. I remember when I was younger that my friends loved reading The Baby-Sitters Club and Goosebump series. However, it just was never my thing. Maybe...

A Geriatric Millennial Raising a Teenager

I'm a "Geriatric Millennial" raising a teenager. You may be wondering, what is a geriatric millennial? There are multiple definitions but what I most relate to is the "Oregon Trail Generation." This is known...

How to Have a King Cake Shipped or Delivered to Your Door

We love helping New Orleans families celebrate Mardi Gras with kids! Whether it is finding a fun Mardi Gras craft, making your own shoebox float at home or figuring out the best books for...

Where To See Chocolate Santa in New Orleans This Year

Santa Claus is coming to town! The holidays are officially here and New Orleans Mom has compiled a comprehensive Holiday Guide with dozens of things to do with kids in New Orleans this holiday...

5 Best Places to Buy Matching Holiday Pajamas for Your Family

'Tis the season to be jolly, am I right? One of my favorite things about the holidays is pajamas. As a child, I remember on Christmas Eve when my mom and her sisters would...

Holiday Movie Bucket List :: What to Stream This Holiday Season

My family has recently "cut the cord" and we are now streaming on multiple platforms. We stream on Netflix, Peacock, Hulu, Amazon, and our favorite, Disney+. While it is quite easy to just pick...

NOLA Moms Need to Know :: New Orleans Activities in October 2022

October is here! Check out our monthly guide for all of our favorite family friendly activities taking place in and around New Orleans this month! This is in no way intended to be a comprehensive...