2ND YEAR IN BLOGGING | Q & A

Hi, everyone! Yesterday was our 2nd year anniversary in blogging! When we started THE OLIVERIASin 2016, our goal was to share our life and learning to our friends and maybe extend our stories to others. We first tried exploring fashion and a few restaurant reviews but at that time we felt that we were a…

The Calling of a Young Dad

Mark was only 19 when he became a dad. In all honesty, I expected a lot of adjustments that would come his way and I thought I had to suffer the pain of that adjustment. I have always prayed, “Lord, thank you for giving me a man who is willing to learn so much and…

Own Up For The Pain You’ve Caused Me

After a couple of uncalled disagreements and misunderstandings with Mark, we have come to a conclusion: something is different, something has changed. Trials and challenges aren’t harder but they have become more stressful. Even a simple misunderstanding between chores, or a feeling of offense towards wrong use of tone has led to unnecessary pain and…

My Testimony: The Story of My Pregnancy

The first part of this post has been copied and pasted from my previous personal blog. It was pusblished back in September 6 2015, just 6 days before Taziana was born. I am re uploading it here and making a second part which is 2 years from when the first part was written. I want…

The Beauty in Jealousy

I was once this teenage girl who misused jealousy. I had a boyfriend when I was younger and I had this very bad habit of checking his phone, all his social media accounts, his comment threads, posts he likes, people he interacts with, who sits with him in class… and if it involves one girl-…

A Letter to My Younger Self

Dear Treszka, You’re confused again, aren’t you? You’ve searched the world for love but even after finding relationships… you still feel empty. I know how hard it is to twist and turn in the middle of the night thinking to yourself, “How did I get here? Why do I let myself stay here? Why am…

Our Parenting Guidelines as Young Parents

Parenting is definitely a big challenge is for us. I think it is for most parents. Even the most “prepared” ones experience the unexpected. That’s one of the most beautiful parts of parenting, it  feels like opening a gift; a surprise. We receive a charming present but it’s up to us to discover what is…

My Only Guy Best Friend, His Only Girl Best Friend

Mark and I have been great friends since we were 11 years old. We bonded and shared our lives with each other in a beautiful level. This friendship, then, grew into an intimate relationship. We fell in love. I fell in love with my best friend. However, I have also always been “one of the…