10-Minute Workout for Busy Moms

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail10-Minute Workout for Busy Moms “It’s not about having time, it’s about making time.” Prior to having children perhaps you could easily spend a couple of hours in the gym. Now just getting out of the house takes a couple of hours, so thinking of driving to a gym[Read more]

Jumpstart Joy for the New Year

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailJumpstart Joy for the New Year “For happiness, one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair” (Anne Morrow Lindbergh). There’s a distinct difference between “happiness” and “joy,” for as Lindbergh said, one can retain joy even amidst trial and despair, whereas[Read more]

Holiday Eating Survival Strategies

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailHoliday Eating Survival Strategies One of the joys of the holiday season is gathering with ohana and eating! Special family recipes passed down from generation to generation, comfort foods and delicious desserts abound, so how is one to stay healthy during this time of food and more food? With[Read more]

Questions to Ask Your Caregiver During Pregnancy

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailQuestions to Ask Your Caregiver During Pregnancy The excitement of expecting a baby also comes with a lot of questions as you prepare to bring a new little one into the world. When you meet with your caregiver for the first time, you will want to be sure and[Read more]

Raise a Grateful Child

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailRaise a Grateful Child “Gratitude for the seemingly insignificant—a seed—this plants the giant miracle.” –Ann Voskamp Raising a child who walks in thankfulness can be a challenge in today’s “give me more, give it now” attitude. However, as we walk in gratefulness for even the “insignificant” things in life, our[Read more]

Learning to Chill

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailLearning to Chill “Slow down. This ain’t the Mainland” is a quote often seen on the Hawaiian Islands. For those of us who live on Maui, doing life on “island time” is more feasible than in other parts of the world, but we still face daily struggles that cause[Read more]

How to Handle a Climbing-Crazy Toddler

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailHow to Handle a Climbing-Crazy Toddler “You are the best adventure.” –Unknown Parenting a toddler comes with many rewards: little chats, shared activities and lots of opportunities for adventure! If your little one is a bit more on the daredevil side, you will want to take a moment and[Read more]

Tips to Organize Your Family Photos

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailTips to Organize Your Family Photos “The best things in life are the people we love, the places we’ve been and the memories we’ve made along the way.” –Anonymous How many of us live with that nagging thought in the back of our minds: What if I lose all[Read more]

Sleepover Survival Guide

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailSleepover Survival Guide Ahh, the sweet tradition of the “sleepover” brings joy to the heart of your child, and possibly a bit of fear to yours! I remember my own late nights with friends, watching movies, creating dance routines, filming pretend commercials (yeah, on an old school big video[Read more]

Ways to Reconnect with your Sweetheart

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail“The grass isn’t greener on the other side; it’s greener where you water it.” –Justin Bieber While you may not have “Bieber Fever” , you cannot deny the truth of this lyric that he wrote because the grass is greener where you actually water it! With the busyness of[Read more]

How to Help Your Child Become a Team Player

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail“Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success” – Henry Ford Back to school often means back to sports as well! Team sports offer more than just learning techniques and plays; they also offer your child the opportunity to learn how to become a[Read more]

Baby-Proof Your Home

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailBaby-Proof Your Home Keeping your baby safe during the toddling stages of her life are essential. Here are some tips for baby-proofing your home: ŸWhile cooking, keep pan handles turned away from the edge of the stove, as baby may get curious and pull down a hot pan. ŸKeep[Read more]

Pregnancy Eating: What’s Safe, What’s Not

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailPregnancy Eating: What’s Safe, What’s Not So, you have a bun in the oven, with cravings galore, and you want to know what’s safe and what’s not when it comes to eating. While you will need to check with your caregiver during pregnancy, here are some general guidelines for[Read more]

How to Nurture Your Child’s Interests

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago” –Warren Buffett Nurturing your child’s interests is often like planting a tree – the seed is sown years before the tree grows into something magnificent. In this case, your child’s interests are nurtured[Read more]

Exercise While You’re Pregnant

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailExercise While You’re Pregnant So you just discovered you’re pregnant and wonder if you can continue to do the one thing that makes you smile: exercise. The answer is “Yes!” (Of course you’ll want to check with your doctor or midwife for yourself). But in general, yes, exercise is[Read more]

Maui Island Style Magical Holiday Crafts

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailMagical Holiday Crafts   Looking for a few holiday crafts to do with the kids? These are great for your own home or to use as gifts!   Instagram Coasters The kids can help pick out their favorite Instagram photos, and depending on their age, can also help create[Read more]