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Olivia is a girl who loves Jesus, is head over heels about her hubby and is beyond thankful for her three miracle babies. Olivia also has lots of children in heaven as a result of recurrent miscarriages. She is passionate about bearing and sharing hope with those walking through the darkness of infertility and miscarriage, and is working on a book entitled "Bearing Hope: Navigating the Darkness of Waiting for a Child." She still can't believe how awesomely God brought Coleton into her family through adoption, and how He blessed them with Annabelle thirteen months later. Baby Calvin was born a couple years later. She teaches yoga, writes, and runs to keep her stress levels under control. On any given day, you might find her singing worship songs in the kitchen, sniffing essential oils, or curled up in the corner crying because mommying is hard. She relies on good friends, holy yoga and yummy food to keep her sane. Read more of her stuff at Liv Ryan.

DEAR MOMMY WHO FEELS LIKE GIVING UP

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  I see you. I see you waking up in the middle of the night. I see you cleaning up that puke over here and dosing out tylenol over there. I see you buckling all...

YOU KNOW YOU’RE A BOY MOM IF…

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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...

KINDERGARTEN WOES AND WOO’S!

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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...

SUCCESSFUL SUMMER DAYS: MY CHECKLIST

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What constitutes a successful day for you in the summer? “No one broke any bones, drowned, or got sun burn blisters.” “Everyone is alive and mommy hasn’t had too much coffee/wine.” “We did four hours of homeschool,...

RECALIBRATING: BECOMING A “YES” MOM

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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...

MY DIRTY LITTLE SECRET

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  Y’all ready for this?? I think I'm ready to come out of the closet. I have this four letter in my life. It’s big and fat and it's called (shhhh...) MESS. Yep, it's a mess up...

NEED A GETAWAY? YES, DARLING. YOU DO.

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If there's one thing I'm good at in parenthood, it's showing my kids how much I love their daddy. I tell them every night before bed that I love their dad and there's nothing he...

7 WAYS TO FIGHT THE WINTER BLUES

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February in the Midwest can take the winter blues to a whole new level. Since adulting happened, the winter blues became a thing in my life. Some years worse than others, but always painfully...

10 REASONS I’M PSYCHED ABOUT TURNING 30

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My 30th birthday is just days away and let me tell you what. I feel like a kid in a candy shop. I LOVE BIRTHDAYS, first of all. I love EVERYTHING about them. (Especially eating...

5 STEPS TO STARTING A SUPPER CLUB AND WHY YOU SHOULD

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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...

DRESS FOR THE DAY YOU WANT TO HAVE

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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"...

THE MAMA BEAR’S MANIFESTO: AN INSIDE LOOK

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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...