Silent Sleepy Night

OnlyTrueNorthAsha, Family Life, Featured, Friendship1 Comment

It’s late. I’m tired. I should be in bed. Story of my life—am I right? I was thinking about pain. It’s terrible. It isn’t jolly. It has nothing to do with Christmas. It full on robs us of joy and yet here we sit. Some of us have NO choice. Some of us could chose, but we have better ideas. … Read More

Tis the Season… For Hope

OnlyTrueNorthChristmas, Featured, Insights, Jennah1 Comment

You guys. The holidays. They’re here. Tis the season for fun and laughter and memory-making and thankfulness and present sharing and snow and families snuggled up tight together and caroling and turkeys and shopping and cocoa. Except it is also a season for sadness for so many people. I have had my share of sadness around holidays past – loved … Read More

PTSD

OnlyTrueNorthAsha, Family Life, Featured, Friendship, NICU, Preemie parenting7 Comments

You guys, I started therapy today. I say that not to pat myself on the back, but to say that I see the light of healing at the end of a long dark tunnel. I have PTSD. The. Struggle. Is.Real. For some reason I am not embarrassed anymore. Women talk so often about how it takes 9 months to be … Read More

The year our lives changed forever

OnlyTrueNorthFamily Life, Featured, Jennah6 Comments

I promised last week to give fear the boot, and to share one of my family’s scary stories with you. Without further ado, here it is: Thanksgiving week, 2012. Our whole family had been down for almost two weeks with an epic bout of whatever nasty cold virus that was going around at the time. We were all starting to … Read More

Join Our 40-Day Challenge!

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Psssst! Hey Mom! Yep – you with the tired, kind, overwhelmed-yet-hopeful eyes. We’d like to invite you to join us for 40 days of encouragement! We get how hard it is to raise a family and keep the home fires burning while keeping your head above water at the same time. We know that sometimes the only shred of peace … Read More

After The Rain, A Rainbow

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I have been gardening this summer. Now, don’t get the wrong impression…I garden much the way Bob sails (haven’t seen What About Bob? You need to. Oh you need to. Food for the soul, that movie.), but still, this summer my feeble attempts have yielded a crop that my girls and I are proud of. Peas, beans, sunflowers, potatoes, pumpkins … Read More

An Update from the OTN Gals

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Hi everyone! Long time no chat, eh? Asha and I have been busy since Mother’s Day de-cluttering our lives and preparing for some fun things ahead, including a few awesome guest posting opportunities over at Dandelion Moms, which is an excellent blog just for mommas like us. Our first guest post, written by Ash, went live yesterday – you can … 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