Ashley Varol

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Take That Airline Blanket {9 Ways to Use This Freebie}

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If you’re like my family, you’ve got your airline chosen, travel plans booked and you are ready to get the heck away from these cicadas. In case you weren’t sure, I’m here to tell...

The Laundry Couch

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There’s a place in my home that I affectionately refer to as the laundry couch. There is much pride and shame loaded onto this piece of furniture – yet, for the past few years,...

Being an Anti-Racist Mama

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We are living through some challenging times where acts, words and tragedies are abundantly racist and the world needs us mamas to be unequivocally anti-racist. Now, my guess is, many of you reading this...

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...