Ashley Shannon

Ashley is a wife, mother, and self-appointed adventure curator. After living in the South for many years, she's back to her roots in the Midwest, where she's excited to explore the Omaha area and paint her experience of Motherhood with words.
Best Omaha Selfie Spots with your Mini Me Omaha Mom

Best Omaha Selfie Spots with Your Mini Me

Have you ever wondered where is the best place in Omaha to take a picture with you and your little one? For me, it started as we passed the fire station on 25th and L...
Be an Encourager Omaha Mom

Be the Encourager

A couple of weeks ago, I received an e-mail from one of my high school teachers who had recently retired. He had found some of my old work and decided to reach out.  I was...
Road Trip to Sioux Falls Omaha Mom

8 Ways Road Tripping to Sioux Falls is Cooler than Staying Home

Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is just a hop, skip, and jump away from Omaha. This makes it the perfect road trip for a family get-away! With only two-and-a-half hours in the car (give or take...
What’s that beeping__ Protect Your Family from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning  Omaha Mom

What’s that Beeping?:: Protect Your Family from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning 

“What’s that beeping?” I asked. Beep. . . beep. . .beep. . . . Every minute there was a distinct chirp from somewhere in my house.  I checked the fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in the...
31 Days of Getting out of the House Omaha Mom

31 Days of Getting Out of the House

One day, near the end of December, it dawned on me that I had gotten too comfortable in my house and expandable sweatpants.   It was on one of those days where I had to be...
I'm an Only Child Raising Siblings Omaha Mom

I’m an Only Child Raising Siblings

“You’re one of those lonely children, aren’t you?” he said.  We were on the bleachers of the soccer field. The cold metal burned under me as I watched the high school game with some friends.  I...

5 Positive Strategies to Combat Secondhand Stress (and 3 Not-So-Great Ones)

Have you ever heard of the term "Secondhand Stress"? A couple of years ago, my husband went to a local bar because he heard the chicken wings were delicious. What he didn't know was that...
Cold-Weather Bucketlist__ 6 Things I'm Looking Forward to Omaha Mom

Cold-Weather Bucket List:: 6 Things I’m Looking Forward to

The day after Labor Day was cold and wet.  It hit my household like a hammer. We pulled out winter coats, blankets, and the electric heater. My daughter and I crawled under my bed covers...
Daylight Saving Time__ It’s the Most Horrible Time of the Year Omaha Mom

Daylight Saving Time:: It’s the Most Horrible Time of the Year

November 1 marks the end of Daylight Saving Time. It's time to change your clocks! Spring forward or fall back: It doesn’t matter which season it is; it makes for very confused kids and unhappy mamas...
This Laundry Tip Changed How I Do Chores Omaha Mom

This Laundry Tip Changed How I View Chores

Sometimes motherhood feels like I'm on a carousel of ever-revolving chores that don't stop.  Make a meal, clean up after the meal. Wash the clothes, dry the clothes, sort the clothes, fold the clothes, put the...

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