Ashley Shannon

ASHLEY C. SHANNON is a wife, mother, and adventure curator. After living in the coastal South for many years, she's back to her Midwest roots, where she's excited to explore Omaha and paint her experience of motherhood with words. You can find her on IG @Ashley_C_Shannon
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What Moms Can Learn from Thrifting and the Award-Winner Director Daniel Scheinert

Did you hear about director Daniel Scheinert, who wore a thrift-store tux and won one of the most prestigious awards in his industry? I couldn’t stop thinking about it. And as I often do, I...
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

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 when the time changes.  (Perhaps I’m a little dramatic...
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31 Days of Getting Out of the House

One day, near the end of December, it dawned on me I had gotten too comfortable in my house and expandable sweatpants.   It was on one of those days where I had to be somewhere,...

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...
Road Trip to Sioux Falls Omaha Mom

8 Things to Do in Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is about 3 hours 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 a little depending on...
Best Omaha Selfie Spots with your Mini Me Omaha Mom

Best Omaha Selfie Spots with the Kids

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...
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...
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...
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...

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...