5 Things I wish I knew when I started my business

5 Things I wish I knew when I started my business

Seems like everyone these days has some sort of side hustle...I remember always having some sort of money making venture as a kid - from making friendship bracelets or flower bead rings & bracelets, to selling things from magazines to my family, to selling my science notes in college and starting my first screen printing hustle at UNLV (HI-drophilic!) 

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How the Lei Collection Started: Na Lei o Hawaiʻi

How the Lei Collection Started: Na Lei o Hawaiʻi

The concept of this lei was lei that were special to me and my 'ohana and quickly grew into more. Besides lei that I cherished, we also added some native lei.
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Itʻs Party Time at Keiki and the Pineapple

Itʻs Party Time at Keiki and the Pineapple

Many families in Hawaiʻi throw big 1st birthday parties. We were one of them. With COVID restricting the big gatherings, we had to change our plans...
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Paw Patrol and the Drive-Thru Pumpkin Patch!

Paw Patrol and the Drive-Thru Pumpkin Patch!

Every year we go to Waimanalo Country Farms and this year we were so excited when they announced the Drive-Thru Pumpkin Patch! If you haven't already booked your spot, I totally recommend it! 
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Distance Learning Updates

Distance Learning Updates

We are just over a month into our distance learning and I find myself saying, wow, it has only been a month!? Shout out to all the Kumu there helping to make this distance learning meaningful. 
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Back to School...but from Home

Back to School...but from Home

The only thing that kept me sane was knowing that there was a lot of other parents asking themselves the same questions and trying to make the best decision for their keiki. I know my hours are somewhat flexible and I can work in the tiny moments of downtime, but my heart goes out to the families that don't have that luxury...To the teachers who also have young keiki that need their help.
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3 Reasons Why I Buy Freshly Made Baby Food

3 Reasons Why I Buy Freshly Made Baby Food

Now that I have three keiki I buy baby food. I used to love making baby food. But running a small shop and raising 3 keiki doesn't make it realistic for me right now. Thank goodness for Healthy Baby Hawaii!
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Why Shopping for an OBGYN is important

Why Shopping for an OBGYN is important

I never realized how important it was to shop around for an OBGYN.

No matter who you choose as your OBGYN...do not get lazy like me. Make sure you have a doc that you have good vibes with and also treats their staff nicely. Don't put it off if you aren't happen. I wish I shopped around sooner...

 

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Inside the Box Photos

Inside the Box Photos

Are you shopping online more? I know we are. My keiki love to play with the large boxes we get from Amazon. Usually they color all over them and use them to make forts or cars...but this time I saw a photo of kids in a box and decided to try to recreate it!
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Living my Best Mask Life

Living my Best Mask Life

The last few weeks, or months actually, have been a blur as we come to grips with our new reality. 
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3 Reasons Why We Switched to our 4ever Car Seat

3 Reasons Why We Switched to our 4ever Car Seat

When I had my first baby...the idea of pushing him in one of those little baby car seats attached to the stroller seemed picture perfect. But he hated the car seat. I remember asking the nurse as we left the hospital...why is my baby screaming in the car seat. Is he okay? She said some babies had to get used to it...Lucky for us it only took until he was almost a year old to stop crying in the car.
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Dear Santa...Itʻs Kili again!

Dear Santa...Itʻs Kili again!

Dear Santa,

Remember me...Kili? I wrote to you last year but not sure if you ever got that letter...I didn't get the cords that I really wanted but don't worry, I found some laying around the house.

Anyways, I know it's Christmas Eve and well...you scare the $#*! out of me so I never got to tell you what I wanted.

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