The Maiden Voyage!

hobie cat maiden voyage

My hubby got us a Hobie Cat tandem sailing kayak catamaran boat – I’m not sure what to call it exactly lol – for my birthday. One of my New Year’s Resolutions for this year was to start new family traditions, so the gift was really the gift of a new tradition. So sweet, yeah?… Read More

A day in the life… Birthday Boy!


  He probably won’t remember it, but today was an AWESOME birthday. Jackson woke up early with tutu and grandpa and went to the Mana Farmer’s Market – he sat with the aunties and uncles and quietly ate and listened (grandparents do wonders). When he got back home, mom & dad were waiting for him… Read More

Setting up the “Big Boy” room


  It’s time. We’re in the middle of sleep training and other parents have been recommending a “big boy” bed for Jackson. Soooo we decided to dive in! I got rid of all of Jackson’s little baby toys, kept the ones that he plays with and moved his room around. Jackson is mildly obsessed with… Read More

Sleep Training: Days 2 – 5


  Remember the first day? “FIRST DAY OF SLEEP TRAINING: This is no joke!” Well, days 2-5 went pretty much the same way.   I think my son is unusually stubborn… (does every parent think that?)     We did “the routine” – I’ve been sticking to set nap and bed times – We’ve been… Read More

How to deal with a Playgroup Bully


  I’m crying right now. It seems really silly… I think my 2-year-old son just got “bullied” for the first time and somehow it’s not about him, but about ME.   I remember being bullied when I was a kid. For me, growing up in Hawaii, I was bullied because I was white – or… Read More