Olivia Stoner

Olivia grew up just outside of Cedar Rapids in Mount Vernon, IA. She moved to Pella, IA for undergrad and loved working in the library, so she continued her education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned her Masters of Library and Information Science. She originally intended to be a higher ed librarian, but an internship at a public library working with kids convinced her to change her plans. After 9 years working as a full time children’s librarian, Olivia is now embarking on an exciting new chapter as a full time mama.
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Into the (Somewhat)Knoooown: Postpartum and Delivery Prep for Child #3

Baby #3 is due soon, meaning it’s time for our family to get ready for our world to be rocked. Having done this twice there are things I know I’ll need, but there is...
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Break Up The Monotony With “The Finding Place”

Before the Pande-monium, I worked full time. So my time with two kids T-5 and S-3 (which my husband just informed me would be an excellent Star Wars droid name) consisted of supper, bath,...
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Traveling Together: Tips for Families and Friends with Kids

Thanks to the hard work and sacrifice of so many and the wonders of modern science, we are finally starting to emerge from the pandemic and I, for one, am ready to spend real...
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What’s In My Bag: Summer Edition (with Free Printables!)

Summer is upon us! That means lots of outdoor adventures. Full disclosure: I am forgetful by nature. Add kids to the mix and, oh dear… I’ve learned to be nice to Future Me by preparing ahead of...