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

From House To Home – Taking Back Mealtime

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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

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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

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

Equipping Our Children To Love Jesus For A Lifetime

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I saw this short video by Jen Hatmaker over the weekend, and whoah, mommas (and dads) this is a killer video. She says things like: “If God reigns in my kids’ hearts, I need to worry about nothing else…not their careers, not who they’ll marry…” And she drops gems like: “Our goal should be to show our kids a Jesus … Read More

The Monotony Of Our Days

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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