"...My hobbies have changed since becoming a mom..."

Ashley Whitecotton, 9th Force Support Squadron community readiness specialist, poses for a photo Nov. 5, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Tommy Wilbourn)

Ashley Whitecotton, 9th Force Support Squadron community readiness specialist, poses for a photo Nov. 5, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Tommy Wilbourn)

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --

“Reading and cooking are two of my favorite hobbies. I’ve found that my hobbies have changed since becoming a mom. Now my reading consists of books like ‘Go, Dog. Go!’ and ‘Goodnight Moon.’ It’s all about adapting to being a family of three instead of just two. We go on walks and it’s a lot of fun. We try to plan things like going to the zoo and the aquarium because we want to focus on things that our daughter would enjoy. I love that we get to spend so much time together.”

Ashley Whitecotton, 9th Force Support Squadron community readiness specialist

Hometown: Waurika, Oklahoma