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.

Bacon Jalapeno Pepper Jack Mac and Cheese {Luxury Pasta Recipe Contest – Win $250!}

Ahh, the holiday season is here! It's everywhere from the songs on the radio, to the creamer in our coffees and decorations from house to house. Are you looking for a delicious pasta dish...

An Interview With a Big Brother of a Preemie

When I found out I was pregnant with my second son, I had picture perfect images of a smooth delivery transitioning into the first precious months of my newborns's life. In my head, I...

Let’s Hear It For The Boys!

If you are anything like me, you like to watch shows like So You Think you Can Dance or Dancing With The Stars. I'm fascinated in all the choreography, dance moves and, especially, the...

Smocking: It isn’t just for girls

Do you just adore smocked outfits? You know the cute, adorable ones with smocked holiday items like candy canes, pumpkins and bunnies? I, for one, am a huge fan of smocked outfits, but I am...

My Ectopic Pregnancy Story

I didn't realize how blessed I was with my first journey into motherhood. I shockingly became pregnant, had a pretty easy pregnancy and a textbook induction delivery. It was close to being perfect, and...

Being Your Child’s Voice: Tips for Navigating His Healthcare

One of the most important things I learned early on in my son's NICU journey was how important it was to be my child's voice and advocate. Being thrown into a scary new world...

For Mexican Cravings: Lightened Up Turkey Tamale Casserole

My 5 year old is quite the picky eater. However, if there is something covered in cheese he will at least try it. I was excited to try out this lightened up recipe since...

Making Time for Friends

Carpool lines, T-ball practice, dishes and the regular ins and outs of everyday life can sometimes get in the way of things that were once so very important before the thoughts of marriage and...

5 reasons it’s awesome to be a kid in New Orleans

Our kids are fortunate to live in New Orleans. In case you ever doubt why you're raising a family in New Orleans... You get to wear costumes almost all year round If your kiddos are anything...