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The Maiden Voyage!

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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!

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  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

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  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

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  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

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  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