7 Ways Parenthood Has Wrecked Me

OnlyTrueNorthAsha, Family Life, Insights, Inspirations2 Comments

I say ‘wrecked’, because sometimes it’s okay to be wrecked by something. It simply means you can never go back to the way things were before. I wish I had a dime for every time someone told me, “Becoming a parent will change your life forever!” It’s true though. It is just one of those cliché things that you have … Read More

Wait for Him

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I can’t believe Monday has rolled around already. I didn’t feel ready. Sometimes I think there is more Jesus in Mumford & Sons than a roaring sermon. This morning I listen. Maybe I can do today. Maybe we all can. Wait for Him. I don’t care how long it takes. Just wait, then get up, and keep going.   Now … Read More

Awesome resources for the DIY foodie

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You know who you are – you are the mom or dad or grandparent or caregiver that loves making homemade delicacies for the little ones in your life. For many people, it is driven simply by a love for cooking and baking and all that goes along with being in the kitchen churning out flavorful love offerings. For others, time … Read More

Encouragement for Single Moms

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This past weekend my sweet hubby was out on the Olympic Peninsula backpacking with some buddies. I encouraged him to go because I love his wild heart. He really needed some time away, and I am a firm believer in plunging straight into adventure.   That being said, I was a single mother through the weekend. Though my glimpse into … Read More

Empty or Full?

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Comparison is the thief of joy. ~Theodore Roosevelt I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the power of social media. I know too many people that are discouraged by it. They see Pinterest boards and ache because their homes look dumpy, or they are annoyed by everyone’s so-called ‘perfect’ profile pictures. I can understand those dark days when the world … Read More

Birthday Party Feature Over at Redtri.com!

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Guess what! Asha’s 2-year birthday bash for her little Alana was featured by none other than redtri.com, a AWESOME site with DIY ideas, activities, and city-specific articles perfect for parents with young kiddos! You can read the entire post here. Below, as you can see, Asha is a supermom when it comes to pulling off beautiful DIY projects! In Him, … Read More

New Friends

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One of my FAVORITE things about participating in the Ultimate Blog Party hosted every year over at 5minutesformom.com is the fact that it makes it super easy to meet other bloggers whose sites I may have never found otherwise. I do not spend a lot of time online reading and seeking out new bloggers to follow, but when I find … Read More

My Top 7 Bedtime Stories

OnlyTrueNorthAsha, Family Life, Reviews4 Comments

Lulling your children into dreamland can be quite the daunting task. Some days my sweet one goes down without a fight, but other nights—it can be off-the-charts drama. Most nights, my hubby takes on book time so I can steal away for a shower or to make dinner. This time is so special for my daughter and her Daddy. I … Read More

Reflections on Parenting a Preemie

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I wrote this for Parents of Preemie Day, but I thought it was worth sharing again. Do you relate? What keeps you looking forward, what draws you back? Yesterday was, Parents of Preemies Day: a day of celebration, of miracles, of grace. It’s also a day that comes with a bittersweet tinge, because no matter how incredibly blessed you might … Read More

Chicco Liteway Review

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Last summer my little family took to the sky, and flew all the way to Germany where we celebrated the marriage of our dear friends. Traveling with a little one is never easy, but going on an international flight is, well—not for the faint of heart! Looking back, I felt it was due time to RAVE about my absolute favorite … Read More