Olivia Jarrell

Olivia Jarrell
Olivia is a busy mom of an infant and a toddler, doctoral student, runner, and education advocate. She loves a good math problem and a corny "mom" joke as much as the next mama. Eating good food and enjoying some quality snuggle time with her boys are some of her favorite things to do.
9 tips for a runner mom

9 Tips for a Runner Mom

While everyone is not a runner, I find that a lot of women like to return to or come to running after having kids. It's a sort of "take your body back" movement. I...
visit appalachia

Visit Appalachia {Road Trip Series}

As city-dwelling Kentuckians, it is easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle; accept five lane, one-way streets as the norm; and forget that there is a different kind of life just...
to buy or not to buy secondhand

To Buy or Not to Buy Secondhand {That is the Question}

To buy or not to buy secondhand... that is the question! I don't know about you, but the sticker shock of a lot of items brand new keeps my buying in check (most of...
prepping for daycare preschool

Prepping for Daycare/Preschool

Are you a first-time parent about to send your little one off to their first day of childcare? A repeat parent who is using a different childcare method this year? It can be nerve-wracking...
running group changed my life

Joining a Running Group Changed My Life

In the 12 years since I finished college, I have lived in 4 cities (one of them 3 times at different points), 2 states, and 8 homes. Every time I moved, I had to...
potty training fails

Potty Training Fails

When he was just a few months over two, our older son started asking to pee on the potty when he would go to the bathroom with us. Of course, that was an easy...
baby-led weaning

Baby-Led Weaning

Growing up in the country, I think we kind of did baby-led weaning before baby-led weaning was a thing. Grandpa would give you a taste of his coffee and grandma would let you lick...
friend breakups after babies

Friend Breakups after Babies

When I was just a few months postpartum, I went through the hardest breakup of my life. It wasn't my first friend breakup, but it was definitely the one of my friend breakups after...
make vasectomies the norm

Make Vasectomies the Norm

We really need to make vasectomies the norm. When I was in active labor with my second child, in the process of making the decision to give up on a VBAC (vaginal birth after...
don't do it without a doula

Don’t Do it Without a Doula

Having a baby? Don't do it without a doula. If you have never heard of a doula, I highly recommend you look into who they are and what they do for you. A lot...