Ashley Varol

Ashley Varol
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Boy Mom Struggles: Playing Sports

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So many times I’ve heard that being a boy mom is so much easier. Less hormones. Less drama. Less accessories. Thanks to a surprise twin pregnancy, I’m a boy mom (big bro & little...

Better Days are Coming, Mamas

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As an American, a mom, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a co-worker, a teacher, a neighbor and any other hat I may find myself wearing, I have to believe better days...

You Can #CallMeDoctor {But No, I Do Not Have an MD}

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This Ph.D. earning mama has a few words to say about a recent WSJ article that downplays the intelligence and work of a woman in power who’s earned her EdD. While I have a...

What We Can and Can’t See {International Day of Persons with Disabilities}

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Dec. 3 is International Day for People with Disabilities (IDPD). On this day, organizations across the globe bring awareness and hope for people who live with disabilities. In 2020, themes that are being celebrated and...
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TCT’s The Velveteen Rabbit – 2020 Style!

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The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati has been putting on shows for over 100 years – but this year is a unique year for sure. With the reality of COVID putting a damper on so...

Motherhood in One Word: Redundant

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If there’s one thing I feel we moms could be more prepped for – it’s how redundant motherhood really is. We are given books upon books about pregnancy, birth and raising kids, but never...

Creativity With a Costume Closet {Tips to Make Your Own}

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As a kid, my best memories are playing pretend with costumes, creative stories and characters. We’d imitate the people we looked up to most – teachers, doctors, builders, superheroes, veterinarians, etc. Playing pretend and...

#PlantPowered: Garden Tips from One Plant Mama to the Next

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This is the year I took over my yard and decided it was the year to start from scratch. My garden has been a project that’s been two houses and four years in the...

Get a Room, Mama

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When you hear the phrase “get a room” you’re probably thinking I’m talking about PDA and getting frisky, but I assure you, I’m not. I’m talking about getting a room for you mama and...

A Professor’s Perspective – We Care, Too

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There’s a saying “little kids, little problems, big kids, big problems.” Being that my own kids are 7 and under, I didn’t quite appreciate this phrase until I took a full-time position as a...