Momaha Blog: “Mean Girls” taught me that I don’t want to be a cool mom

By Ashley Strehle HartmanPublished by the Omaha World-Herald’s Momaha.com on February 4, 2021 Iam not a cool person. I have never been a cool person, and I certainly do not plan on becoming one now. This works out just fine because I never wanted to be a cool mom anyway. There are lot of ways… Continue reading Momaha Blog: “Mean Girls” taught me that I don’t want to be a cool mom

Momaha Blog: 3 things we don’t tell new parents, but probably should

By Ashley Strehle HartmanPublished by the Omaha World-Herald’s Momaha.com on January 21, 2021 People don’t seem to know what to say to expecting parents. Though parenting has been around since, well, forever, and a lot of people do it, it still seems like we don’t have the right vocabulary to talk about it. When I… Continue reading Momaha Blog: 3 things we don’t tell new parents, but probably should

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: 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