Music Makes for Mo’ Bettah Keiki

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailby Jamie McOuat, Family Hui Hawaii “There is an intrinsic joy in sharing music. It’s not instructional; it’s fun and within all that fun these other things take place.” – Uncle Wayne Watkins Early language exposure, especially through music, lays the foundation for speaking, reading and writing. Babies soak[Read more]

Enjoy Your Summer Pregnancy

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailFor Maui moms, this article could be titled, “Enjoy Your Maui Pregnancy,” since we are in the land of the “endless summer.” If you’re pregnant and wondering how to handle the heat and humidity, these tips may help: Drink plenty of water. During the warmer months, our bodies need[Read more]

Father’s Day: A Day Just For Dad

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailEver since Richard Nixon signed a proclamation in 1972 making the second Sunday in June Father’s Day, people have been officially honoring their dads on this day. But unlike Mother’s Day, with its traditional flowers, candy and brunches, it can be difficult to know how to celebrate. Since it’s[Read more]

5 Things To Do for Yourself This Summer

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail Everyone needs time to recharge his or her batteries. When you feel refreshed and strong, you are better able to serve your family and avoid burnout. Below are five things you can do for yourself this summer. Exercise Though exercise may sound more like work than something rejuvenating,[Read more]

Creating Summer Traditions

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail Have you ever thought of intentionally starting a new family tradition? Whether it’s something wild and fun, or quiet and meaningful, creating summer traditions can bring family members together in a special and unique way. Here are a few ways to get started. Brainstorm with your family Asking[Read more]

The Benefits of Letting Children Solve Their Own Arguments

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail Problem solving is part of life. Many parents, though, loathe to see their children in confrontational situations. Is stepping in helpful, or is it better to step back and allow them to solve their own arguments? When a child is given space to solve her own problems, she[Read more]

Choosing the Right Day Camp for Your Keiki

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail The number of summer camps on offer nowadays can be overwhelming. Having a choice can work in your and your keiki’s favor, but how do you narrow it down? Consider the following tips in choosing a camp suitable for your keiki. Comfort or challenge Some keiki prefer to[Read more]

The Benefits of Summer Camp

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail Every day, parents invest in their children’s physical, social, emotional and educational wellbeing. When school is out, there’s one place that offers the perfect environment for a child to continue developing: summer camp! Summer camp can give your child the opportunity to stay in a loosely structured environment[Read more]

Letting Go of Expectations

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailCoping When Life Doesn’t Go According To Plan Life will sometimes throw us a curve ball. It’s part of what we call being human. So when disappointments come our way, how can we move forward gracefully and authentically? If plan A didn’t work out for your life, sit with[Read more]

The Inspired Child

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailNurturing creativity in your child takes some effort, but the reward is great! Teach Your Child How to Nature Journal Allow your child to discover what she enjoys about her time in nature, then invite her to write or draw from that perspective. Let her describe what she saw,[Read more]

Bedtime Beauty Tips for Mom

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail“Happy girls are the prettiest.” – Audrey Hepburn While outward beauty may fade, creating a healthy bedtime beauty routine to care for yourself is about more than trying to be “pretty.” Rather, it’s a way to protect your skin, hair and face from the effects of the environment. Here[Read more]

Getting Your Child to Talk

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail For some of us, talking happens easily and for others, talking can be difficult and many of us are somewhere in between.  Have you noticed how hard it can be to get your child to talk about their feelings?  Even the most outgoing youngster can become shy about[Read more]

Habits to Make Your Family Happier

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailGet plenty of rest. It may sound simplistic, but think about how difficult it is to be happy when you’re tired. The truth is, these days most of us aren’t getting enough sleep. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 3 adults and 7 in 10 teens[Read more]

Easter Activities

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail “Easter Egg Hunts: proof your child can find things when they really want to.”- Easter celebrations often include attending a church service, enjoying a potluck, and participating in a classic Easter egg hunt. Here are some more Easter activities you can enjoy with your family and friends[Read more]