A Month of Gratitude: Forgiveness

Forgiving is HARD. When we are young we are almost always forced to apologize before we are ready.  Do you remember arguing with someone and then hearing them say "I'm sorry," and then yelling back, "Don't say it if you don't mean it!" or "I don't want you to say it because I'm making you." … Continue reading A Month of Gratitude: Forgiveness

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Toilet Training

There's this video floating around on the internet about a unicorn pooping ice cream and how to use a "squatty potty."  It's pretty hilarious.  It reminded me about the not so distant past,  and that time when I thought, "When do I have to teach you to use the toilet?" which was immediately followed by "Oh shit, I have … Continue reading Toilet Training

Mommy, Why?

Do you remember a time when your child was a cute little immobile drooling new born?  When you would whisper to them, "I can't wait until can walk," or "I can't wait until you can play catch," or "I can't wait until you can wipe your own butt".  It can't be only me.  I remember whispering … Continue reading Mommy, Why?

Island Eats: Via Gelato

Ice cream is probably my dessert weakness. I've never really cared for pies, cakes, cookies, or cupcakes, but ice cream…I can never turn it down!  When I was pregnant, I swear I used it as an excuse to eat a bowl every night after dinner, for that I paid two fold.  I got gestational diabetes, … Continue reading Island Eats: Via Gelato

While You Weren’t Sleeping

At the beginning of the year we bought our son a bed, not just any bed, a cool red and yellow fire truck bed with a compartment in the front for all his books. I thought he would kick and scream and hate it immediately. I was wrong, he loved it. He thought he was … Continue reading While You Weren’t Sleeping

Aloha!

I'm BAAAACCCCKKKKK!!!!!!! A few years ago, I started a blog titled "Hapai in Hawaii". It was one of my first ACTUAL forays in the blog world. At the time, I was pregnant with my first child and had way too much time on my hands. For those of you who have followed me, I have … Continue reading Aloha!