OnlyTrueNorthAsha, Family Life, Inspirations1 Comment

I woke up this morning with sleep dust still caked into my eyes when my 4 year-old thrust a block of cheddar cheese in my face. “Excuse me, Mommy? Can you cut me some cheese,” she squealed. I moaned, “Just eat it like that. She trotted off with her cheese nub in hand, beyond excited with prospect of eating like … Read More

From House To Home – Taking Back Mealtime

OnlyTrueNorthFamily Life, Insights, Jennah2 Comments

You guys. I am the worst meal planner in the history of meal planners. Books could be written on my failure to follow through on carefully crafted monthly meal plans…probably due in large part to the fact that I LOVE eating…when someone else is cooking. As in, I love to eat out, but that is definitely not always in our … Read More

From House To Home – Managing My Moments

OnlyTrueNorthFamily Life, Insights, Jennah2 Comments

So this is the post in which I discuss time management, Or in my, case, the LACK of time management abilities I apparently took on as a skill set sometime between starting college and age 30. And in the spirit of cutting myself a wee bit of slack, I will say that in the last decade or so there have been … Read More

A Circle of Friends

OnlyTrueNorthAsha, Family Life, FriendshipLeave a Comment

I was never that girl who made tons of friends. Most of the friends I acquired were more from interest in my brother than actual interest in getting to know me. I was bullied. I was that awkward girl that never really grew into her body until I was nearly ready to pick a college major. I could write a … Read More

Sometimes Done is Better Than Perfect (Especially when your kids are throwing up…I’m just saying…)

OnlyTrueNorthFamily Life, Inspirations, Jennah3 Comments

If you are like me, you probably have a certain way of doing most everything. You put away your towels with the fold facing out; you line up items in your pantry by height and label color; you use bleach for everything. Whatever it is, you have your routine or plan for doing things. This is normal. What is not … Read More

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

The Monotony Of Our Days

OnlyTrueNorthFamily Life, Jennah2 Comments

Do you ever feel like you are living in a bad remake of Groundhog’s Day? Getting out of bed day after day just to do the same things you have done for weeks on end? Parenting can do that to you. It can lull you to sleep with the monotony of each day, and if we aren’t careful, we can … 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