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Olivia Jarrell

Olivia is a mother to two fur babies, Lucy and Frank, and one four-month old human baby, Jack. She is currently training for a fall 2021 marathon, working full time from home, and taking a full load of doctoral classes at Bellarmine University. She enjoys home cooked meals, trying new restaurants, and running with her friends when there isn't a pandemic. In her free time, Olivia plays catch up with housework and falls asleep on the couch.

7 Tips to Prepare for College Finances

For moms of teens, I know college planning is a huge task and can be pretty daunting. That's something I hope to help with! I have worked as a high school counselor, an advisor...

When Cancer Takes a Loved One in Four Days

In 2016, my mom had the flu twice, countless sinus infections, and was on antibiotics way too many times for one human. Her primary care provider gave her Z-pac after Z-pac to address the...

Becoming a First-Time Parent During COVID-19

Becoming a mom was always something I dreamed about. I thought about what I would name my children, what we would teach our kids, and where we would take them on family adventures. I...

Let’s Make the Mom Bod a Thing!

There are lots of challenges that come with becoming a first time mom: the sleepless nights, the first time your baby is sick, the stress of molding a new human, finding a good daycare...

Proud Member of the First Wives’ Club

I got married right out of college and was divorced by 23. That time in my life brought on a lot of shame and embarrassment for a long time. I struggled to throw in...

A Guide to Local Thrifting

Growing up in a low-income family, buying second hand was a necessity, not a trend. As an adult, buying second hand has become a way of life for me. Most of my family's clothing...

My Motherless Mother’s Day

Becoming a mom has been the most joyful experience of my life. Becoming a mom without the guidance of my own mom has been one of the most painful experiences of my life. I...

13 Tips for Building a Baby Registry

As a first time mom, I can attest that building a baby registry is completely overwhelming. You are bombarded by ads and lists from websites of things that all babies need. Truth is, there...

Financial Advice Every Family Needs

As a math and economics major in college and the wife of a financial advisor, I like to think I am slightly above average in terms of money smarts. That being said, money is...

The Recipe for a Great Pi Day Pie

I always made fun of those blog posts that told a story before they got to the recipe, so I promise to make this brief. Let’s talk about pi...and pie. Specifically, let's talk about...