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Short Post: The Secret to Happiness

Short Post: The Secret to Happiness

When we have social media and the internet in the palm of our hand every day and lives of luxury displayed on TV on the regular, it’s easy to get caught up in it all and to strive to mimic what we see on our […]

5 Months

5 Months

Oh my goodness, it just keeps getting better and better! Every week is something exciting and new. It’s astonishing to see Makoa grow and change so quickly. What a sweet little miracle! He loves to be up and looking around. When he’s lying down, he […]

You Don’t Have to Make Enemies to Make Progress

You Don’t Have to Make Enemies to Make Progress

In a world where women may feel like they need to be tough, blunt, and mean to get stuff done, it seems like there’s no room for us to be kind, understanding, and frankly ourselves (if you’ve got that type of personality). In the working […]

How to Absolutely Ace an Interview

How to Absolutely Ace an Interview

Job interviews can be very scary. You’re trying to make a great impression on an employer you hope will hire you amongst possibly many other people. This person is usually in a position of power and authority, and that alone can be intimidating. Coupled with […]

Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden

Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden

     We went to Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden in Kane’ohe about a week ago as our last family outing before I had to return to work. I wanted to go somewhere we didn’t often go, somewhere outdoors and beautiful, which isn’t hard in Hawai’i. It […]

How to Be the Employee Every Employer Wants on Their Team

How to Be the Employee Every Employer Wants on Their Team

We all want a good job that we enjoy, where we can feel useful, and where we can leave at the end of the day feeling fulfilled in some way or another. When a job like that comes along and we are fortunate enough to […]

4 MONTHS

4 MONTHS

Two words: wiggle worm! Makoa is constantly moving these days, whether he is in someone’s arms, or lying down, his limbs are always on the move. He is spitting up more now, which I’ve been told is because of all the moving around, and he […]

The Key to a Successful Relationship

The Key to a Successful Relationship

As you might have read in my original post in this category, my husband James and I have been together for 8 years, and married for 1. We met when we were 17 years old, just about to both turn 18. In our 7 years […]

1 Year Married, 8 Years Together

1 Year Married, 8 Years Together

I can still remember wondering what it must have felt like to have a boyfriend. It seemed like every girl had one except me. It probably wasn’t too much of a mystery as to why, though. I was not exactly what a young guy would call […]

Baby’s First Beach Day!

Baby’s First Beach Day!

      Baby’s first beach day (or pool day!) – such an exciting time! Having been so blessed as to grow up on the beach, I know how utterly amazing it is for a kid. The beach provides endless adventure and learning for kids. […]