Dear unorganized mommy

OnlyTrueNorthAsha, Family Life1 Comment

Dear Tired-Unorganized-Mommy, You know who you are. In fact, you probably had a hard time even sitting down to read this blog because you spent ten minutes looking for your charger, phone, or laptop. It’s rough some days isn’t it? Take Sunday for example, I sat down feeling like such a champ because I finished one task from start to … Read More

A NICU reflection

OnlyTrueNorthAsha, NICU, Preemie parenting7 Comments

My daughter turns 4 at the the end of the month. That means I have been a mom for 4 years. I’ve watched her grow for 4 whole years. It also means it’s been 4 years since my time in the NICU. With baby #2 on the way, I’m obviously beyond excited, but there is also an added layer. It’s … Read More

Love Story

OnlyTrueNorthAsha, Family Life, Insights, Inspirations, Uncategorized1 Comment

Have you ever noticed how we encapsulate our day by how much we have accomplished? I think this especially rings true for women! We tend to press our backs tight against the measuring stick of duty and that’s great for our to-do list, but not always so great for our soul. I know that a certain number of things throughout … Read More

Time-out

OnlyTrueNorthAsha1 Comment

I’ll admit openly that I draw most of my mothering from ‘grace-based’ parenting. I want to raise a little princess who knows her value to the core, who rejoices in the truth, and is quick to defend the marginalized. I love the image of a home that lives and bleeds, “As for me and my house we will serve the … Read More

So Cool.

OnlyTrueNorthAsha, Family Life, InsightsLeave a Comment

Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that. Don’t be impressed with yourself. Don’t compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life. Galatians 6:4-5 The Message Sometimes I am rather impressed with myself, if … Read More

Thy Kingdom Come

OnlyTrueNorthAsha, Family Life, Insights

My precious little godson Cheetah just learned how to recite The Lord’s Prayer. Yesterday I sat in wonder as he shared such truth with me as he belted out the prayer with a boisterous confidence that surely comes from being three. It started out so ordinarily that I almost lost focus, but as I listened, a little voice from behind … Read More

My Bookshelf

OnlyTrueNorthAsha, Family Life, Insights, Inspirations, Uncategorized

Sometimes my bookshelf is a lonely place for me. I glance over at it and the books on the shelf seem to glare back at me as a strong reminder of things I once loved. If you saw it, you’d find: travel guides, poetry anthologies, art reviews, classic novels, and a collection of random commentaries. The truth is, these books … Read More