About Olive and Cleo

Olive and Cleo is an online magazine targeting moms. It’s a place online where women can find inspiration, stories, advice, tips, recipes, and lots of other great information to make lives easier. We target moms, new or experienced, who simply seek some advice or company. We do this by offering easy recipes, advice, and stories from other mothers.

Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. – Erich Fromm

Our mission is clear: we want to make the lives of mothers easier!

We want to spread positivity and leave no one behind. It’s that simple! The creator behind Olive and Cleo, a woman named Malene, had her son in 2017. After giving birth and returning to normal life, she realized that she needed a network around her to avoid going crazy. Going from a hectic career life to motherhood and staying at home was quite the adjustment. As she struggled to have dinner ready, keep up the house, and find personal time in the garden, she realized that she couldn’t be the only one struggling with this new balance.

Malene also found herself searching the internet for answers about breastfeeding, sleep training, miscarriages, and many other questions that new mothers are searching for. Plus, struggling to get pregnant a second time caused her to create Olive and Cleo. She wanted to break the taboo of women being overwhelmed. The goal was to create a place on the internet that supports women and talks about the things that are sometimes uncomfortable to talk about.

I got to grow up with a mother who taught me to believe in me. – Antonio Villaraigosa

Olive and Cleo covers five main topics, each of which has sub-topics. We cover FOOD, INTERIORS, PREGNANCY, STIMULATION AND LEARNING, and finally, SLEEP TRAINING.

Food: Under food, we want to give you the best possible recipes for busy moms and your babies. Whether you have toddlers at home or have a busy career, we are here for you with easy go-to recipes that keep you healthy! Plus, we also have topics that cover introducing foods to your little ones.

Nurseries and Kids’ Rooms: In our home section, you will find interior design ideas, products, and fun ideas for your nursery. Whether you are a new mom or need fun ideas for your toddler, we are here!

Pregnancy: If you are expecting a child, trying to get pregnant, have suffered a miscarriage – well, then you aren’t alone! This is the section for you.

Stimulation and Learning: As your child grows other, you need to stimulate him or her. Under this section, we’ll provide you with resources to teach your child while stimulating them.

Sleep Training: We all love to sleep, so this section will talk about how to sleep training your child so you can get a good rest – all of you!

All categories also contain news pieces depending on what is trending online in the respective topics.

No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed. – Godfrey Winn

At Olive and Cleo, we strongly believe in paying our knowledge and experience forward to help the next generation of mothers. There have been so many times that we’ve wished that someone – anyone – had shared their experiences about a certain situation to make our lives easier. And that’s what we aim to do at Olive and Cleo.

We offer our readers the opportunity to become regular contributors to the site. You can read more about our contributor role here.