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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Holiday Shopping: Hawaii Small Shop Edition

Holiday Shopping: Hawaii Small Shop Edition

Over the years I have moved away from shopping at the big box retailers and have supported small local shops. Why? Because I know the work and dedication that these owners put into their products. I like knowing that the money I spend goes back into the local economy. Plus, I love the fact that I can gift some gear that isn't made in the huge bulk numbers that larger retail chains and brands can afford to do.
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Third Time's a Charm...Hospital Bag Necessities

Third Time's a Charm...Hospital Bag Necessities

When packing your bag...I totally recommend to try not to overpack. It is a lot easier said than done but possible. I mean, I had 3 tries so far and I think I finally got it down!
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Kū Kiaʻi Mauna: The Guardians of Mauna Kea

Kū Kiaʻi Mauna: The Guardians of Mauna Kea

Have you ever stood up for something you believed in? In my thirty-something years I haven't. I have never felt the calling. I never felt so passionate about an issue. Don't get me wrong, I've supported various issues. I've donated and raised money...but the last week I really felt this calling from deep in my naʻau.
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How I've Changed Since Becoming a Mom

How I've Changed Since Becoming a Mom

Sitting here trying to clear photos off my phone I came across a recent hiking picture. Before kids my idea of a hike was so different...now I can't imagine any other type of adventure!
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10 Things to Pack in Your Toddler's Carry On Bag

10 Things to Pack in Your Toddler's Carry On Bag

Traveling with your baby or toddler for the first time? Seasoned traveler but looking for new ideas or just curious what I pack? Every trip we go on I get more confident in what we HAVE TO pack for the kids. 

Here are my top 10 Things to Pack in kid's carry on bag!

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How I Chose My Breast Friend

How I Chose My Breast Friend

Struggling to choose a breast pump? It's hard to make a breast friend but let me tell you who my breast friend is and why.
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Common Places Keiki Hide Things

Common Places Keiki Hide Things

Recently we had a thief hit our house. It was an inside job. She hit before we knew it and it was too late! She had done some practice on other items in the house...the magnetic lock for the kitchen cabinets (safety locks)...car keys (that we always found)...my AirPods (which are still missing). 
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Those Little Chompers

Those Little Chompers

Everyone and their mom has their opinion about how to deal with TEETHING!!!! While every baby experiences teething, every baby is also different. 
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Dear Santa...Love, Kili

Dear Santa...Love, Kili

Dear Santa,

You might not know me but I'm Kili and this is my first Christmas. Everyone keeps asking my mommy what I want for Christmas and she has no clue. I heard her telling different people all I want for Christmas is Kalei's toys but that's not totally true. I LOVE playing with his Legos and cars...and basically anything he is playing with at the moment. BUT I don't give a S#*! stacking cups or shape sorter. 
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Our doTERRA Journey

Our doTERRA Journey

I started using oils for Kalei when we would catch a cold. We tried to avoid giving him over the counter medicines but didn't explore all of the essential oil companies. Like many, I saw these oils available on Amazon or Target and I didn't take the time to do any research. I just tried it, it helped, and I was like okay...
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Worth the Splurge...Dock-a-Tot vs. Baby Nest

Worth the Splurge...Dock-a-Tot vs. Baby Nest

Baby on the way? Have a terrible sleeper? Not sure if a Dock-a-Tot is worth the splurge? Here's my 2 cents on the topic.

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