Momaha Blog: I don’t want my daughter to be ‘sugar, spice and everything nice’

By Ashley Strehle HartmanPublished by the Omaha World-Herald’s Momaha.com on Jan. 7, 2021 From the very beginning, we seem to set the bar a bit higher for girls. The old adages make our standards clear: “boys will be boys,” while girls should be “sugar and spice and everything nice.” While boys are free to make… Continue reading Momaha Blog: I don’t want my daughter to be ‘sugar, spice and everything nice’

Momaha Blog: This holiday season, please don’t ask people when they are going to have kids

By Ashley Strehle HartmanPublished on the Omaha World-Herald’s Momaha.com on December 17, 2020 Like most children who want to be writers when they grow up, I loved Harriet the Spy. As a curious child who spent hours filling her notebooks with stories, Harriet M. Welsch immediately appealed to me. I related to her desire to… Continue reading Momaha Blog: This holiday season, please don’t ask people when they are going to have kids

Momaha Blog: Putting things in perspective makes me a more grateful parent

By Ashley Strehle HartmanPublished on the Omaha World Herald’s Momaha.com on Dec. 3, 2020 I’ll be honest with you: parenting is harder than I thought it would be. Granted, I’ve only been a parent during a pandemic, so I’ve been unable to rely on the support I would have had in other parenting situations. But… Continue reading Momaha Blog: Putting things in perspective makes me a more grateful parent

Momaha Blog: Friendships while parenting should be based on quality, not quantity

By Ashley Strehle HartmanPublished on the Omaha World-Herald’s Momaha.com on Nov. 19 2020 I grew up in the late 80s and early 90s, before the concept of “screen time” was really a thing. Or, rather, before anyone paid that much attention to it anyway. And thank God for that because growing up, I learned some… Continue reading Momaha Blog: Friendships while parenting should be based on quality, not quantity

Momaha Blog: Moms: You are not a ‘hot mess.’ Please stop saying you are.

By Ashley Strehle HartmanPublished on the Omaha World-Herald’s Momaha.com on Nov. 5, 2020 There are so many reasons I wanted to be a mom. But one of the reasons — way, way, way down near the bottom of the list — was because I had some opinions on things I knew I couldn’t share until I became… Continue reading Momaha Blog: Moms: You are not a ‘hot mess.’ Please stop saying you are.

Momaha Blog: This holiday season, please don’t ask people when they are going to have kids

By Ashley Strehle HartmanPublished on the Omaha World-Herald’s Momaha.com on Dec. 17, 2020 Like most children who want to be writers when they grow up, I loved Harriet the Spy. As a curious child who spent hours filling her notebooks with stories, Harriet M. Welsch immediately appealed to me. I related to her desire to… Continue reading Momaha Blog: This holiday season, please don’t ask people when they are going to have kids

Momaha Blog: Parenting is hard right now; it’s OK if you’re struggling

By Ashley Strehle HartmanPosted on Omaha World-Herald’s Momaha.com on October 23, 2020 I’ve started and stopped writing this blog at least five times. I’ve typed and deleted hundreds of words. I’ve tried to write amusing things, … Check out the rest of the blog on the Momaha website: https://omaha.com/lifestyles/parenting/parenting-is-hard-right-now-it-s-ok-if-you-re-struggling/article_da59ba6c-9c6d-58c5-b174-4e17edd16746.html

Momaha Blog: Here’s what my infant daughter teaches me about self-care

By Ashley Strehle HartmanPosted on Omaha World-Herald’s Momaha.com on October 8, 2020 “That’s what babies do — they do what they want, when they want. They take care of themselves. In that way, babies are the original self-care experts and they have a lot to teach us.” Check out the rest of the blog on the… Continue reading Momaha Blog: Here’s what my infant daughter teaches me about self-care

Momaha Blog: My daughter has been disrupting my well-planned life since her early, unexpected arrival

By Ashley Strehle HartmanPosted on Omaha World-Herald’s Momaha.com on Sept. 24, 2020 Ever since I was a child, time management has never been my goal. I’ve always wanted to conquer time through organization, efficiency and multitasking. So naturally, the universe decided to give me a child who has been shattering my well-laid plans and disrupting… Continue reading Momaha Blog: My daughter has been disrupting my well-planned life since her early, unexpected arrival

Momaha Blog: How becoming a parent during a pandemic has been both a blessing and a curse

By Ashley Strehle HartmanPosted on Omaha World-Herald’s Momaha.com on Sept. 10, 2020 This morning, I debated whether I should be kissing my infant daughter so much. My husband was congested and I had the beginnings of a tickle in my throat. It could be ragweed allergies. It was probably just ragweed allergies. But what if… Continue reading Momaha Blog: How becoming a parent during a pandemic has been both a blessing and a curse