Momaha Blog: We are what we read and so are our kids, so choose wisely

By Ashley Strehle HartmanPublished in the Omaha World-Herald’s Momaha.com on February 11, 2021 Like a lot of people, I’ve been doing a lot of online shopping this past year. Some of it is for things I need. Some of it is for things I want. And some of it I buy strictly because I’ve rarely… Continue reading Momaha Blog: We are what we read and so are our kids, so choose wisely

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: 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: 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: 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