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Author Archive | Ashley Dolar


Yummy BLT Summer Salad

This BLT recipe is so easy and seemingly healthy that you’ll want to make it tonight! All you need is 20 minutes and a few pantry staples. My favorite part is that most of the produce can be swapped for different ingredients. No lettuce? Use fresh spinach. No avocado? Switch it for corn. Visit your […]

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Tired as a Mother

Her black t-shirt said it all. “Tired as Mother” was scrawled across the front in pretty, white cursive. I saw her at the pool last weekend with her newborn in a stroller and her toddler at her feet. She didn’t wear make-up to cover the dark circles under her eyes or brush her hair before […]

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A Letter from Your Teacher

Dear Class of 2018, I remember you. Before fidget-spinners and dabbing, you danced Gangnam Style down the hallways and into my heart. You were my first group of sixth graders, and you introduced me to life as a middle school teacher. I really can’t help but wonder if you still sing  “You Don’t Know You’re […]

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My Struggle with Endometriosis

What is Endometriosis? It is a painful and chronic disease in which tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus — the endometrium — grows outside your uterus. With endometriosis, displaced endometrial tissue continues to act as it normally would — it thickens, breaks down and bleeds with each menstrual cycle. Because this displaced […]

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11 Inspiring Children’s Books for Women’s History Month

Celebrating Women’s History Month I believe it’s time to show our kids that real women don’t always need crowns or magic wands to do great things. It’s time that we showcase strong, capable, smart women–real women–in our movies and our books. We have a chance to change the narrative that women need saving, that women […]

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How to Feed a Sick Toddler

Winter, are you for real? Must you spread every sickness to every toddler in the land? Apparently, it is not enough to wash our hands every 32 minutes out of an abundance of caution. Or vigorously wipe down grocery cart handles. Or tell our little ones to STOP EATING that thing in the library, checkout […]

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Point Zero Paris

  Back in college, my husband studied in France for a semester. During spring break I was lucky enough to fly to Charles De Gaulle Airport and see him waiting for me at the bottom of the escalator. We spent the week touring the city of lights together. He spoke French, navigated the complicated metro […]

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