About

Hi there! Welcome welcome. My name is Olivia.

I am a stay at home mom living on Long Island with my darling baby girl, husband and cat! I love apple cider, HBO miniseries, chocolate covered pretzels and making my own baby toys.

I have been writing as a hobby since I was a child and spent most of my teen years on Tumblr and Blogger. Keeping a space for my writing has always been second nature to me.

I started this blog as a side project in my early twenties to organize my thoughts and recommendations. Over time, it’s grown significantly!

Leaf and Steel is a place for all things gentle parenting, DIY motherhood, bucket lists and

If you’re interested in living each day to fullest and open to living and parenting with intention, you’ve come to the right place!


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Sit back, relax and stay awhile.

I’m so glad you’re here.


Olivia.

…this pose was all her idea!