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Mary Olivio

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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.

Get Organized :: School Memory Box

The amount of papers that come home weekly from my school-aged children is crazy. Tests, homework and ALL the artwork tends to sadly collect dust on our family desk in our house. There have...

Flair Pens, Washi Tape, and Stickers, Oh My! :: Why I Love My Paper...

Back in high school and college, I always had a paper planner. I would jot down homework, test dates and most importantly, social events. I had an assortment of pens and markers and during...

4 Reasons Why you Should be Paying Attention to Lizzo

If you turn on any Top 40 radio station, you will quickly hear a song by Lizzo. If you haven’t heard any of her songs yet, do a Google search stat. Head on over...

The Chicken Sandwich Debate of 2019

New Orleans loves their beloved Popeyes Fried Chicken. I’m pretty sure every NOLA Baby has a picture of them as a toddler with a drumstick in hand while catching a Mardi Gras parade. It’s...

5 School Morning Hacks :: Get Ready and Organized!

It’s back to school time and I can barely believe it! The shelves of Target are changing from all things summer and fun to school supplies. It's time to say goodbye to the carefree...

Dear Kids, I Can’t Make Everything

I have been circling blocks trying to find a parking spot so I can catch my son's performance from camp. I’m frantically trying to make it on time so I don’t miss the performance....

Things to Do in New Orleans When it Rains

With the wet week we are currently having, I’ve decided to compile a list of things you can do in New Orleans (and the surrounding areas) when it rains. Some of these are obvious...

2019 Best NOLA Dad Finalists

2019 Best NOLA Dad Finalists We received some incredible submissions for this year’s Best NOLA Dad campaign. It was a very tough task, and we really wish we could name everyone nominated Best NOLA Dad,...

We’re TWENTY-ONE New Orleans Moms Stronger :: Meet Our New Contributors

We are pleased to introduce our community to newest members of the New Orleans Moms Blog team. Each one is a powerful, energetic and inspiring New Orleans mom, and we can’t wait for you...

How to Help a Friend on Bedrest

Bedrest. Ugh. For those of you who have experienced this during pregnancy know that it’s not all about sitting on the couch with your feet propped up eating Bon Bons and watching soap operas....

Dear Sons :: What I Want You to Remember of Me

Most days are ended with me letting out an exhausted sigh after closing the last bedroom door at bedtime. I tip toe into the living room in the most quiet awkward walk in hopes...

2019 New Orleans Mom of the Year Finalists

We received some amazing nominees for our New Orleans Mom of the Year campaign this year.  Nominations by husbands, fiancés, daughters, sons, sisters, and friends … all who have made a difference in the...

Is This Feeling Normal? {Anxiety Surrounding PreTerm Delivery & the NICU}

:: Beep, beep, beep :: The noises from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit are like no other. There is a constant beeping and humming from the machines and monitors. And every now and then...

Momma Needs A Break

It's 10am and my 2 year old and I are watching our daily dose of Sesame Street. He is giggling at Elmo and then decides to take off all his clothes. I am trying to...

 

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