Summer Learning Fun

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailSummer Learning Fun on Maui! Summer on Maui is even more “kick-back” than the rest of the year. But our kids’ minds are still growing at a New York City pace! Luckily, it doesn’t take a lot of fancy gadgets or expensive learning programs to maximize our kids’ learning[Read more]


Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailSmart Landscape Watering Practices Most of us are well aware that Maui is currently experiencing a dry spell. Because we are so dependent on mother nature for water, the lack there of is reason enough to conserve as much of this precious resource as possible. As major participators in[Read more]


Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailProblems are known to have answers and if we look at all the elements, grading them for pros and cons, we assume we’ll come to a logical and analytical solution. So goes the thought of the left brain. The right brain takes a different approach. It looks at the[Read more]

The Slipper of the Future

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail“Slippers” are Hawaii’s everyday footwear. Others may call them sandals, or flip-flops, but they’re slippers to us: you “slip” them on and “slip” them off.  No hassle, just convenience. Since shoes aren’t worn in the house, slippers sit permanently outside every door, providing the easiest way to get out[Read more]

Give Screen Time a Time Out!

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailWe live in a society where we can be reached at any time and any place. With smartphones, tablets and wireless, we are almost always connected. It’s easy for the entire family–mom, dad and kids alike–to be sucked into the vortex of screen time. Here are five tips to[Read more]

Maui Family Weekend Guide November 9-11

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail Maui Family YMCA 242-9007 Date Night At The YMCA Childwatch Nov 09 6:00pm – 9:00pm 2 years – 12 years (Two years old must be potty trained completely out of diapers) Drop your kids off at the YMCA while you go on a date. We will be providing[Read more]

Maui Family Weekend Guide November 2-4

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail First Friday Wailuku Town and First Hawaiian Bank welcome five-time Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner, Kaumakaiwa Kanaka‘ole along with Shawn Pimental on the main stage at First Friday on November 2nd. With her roots in the hula of the esteemed Kanaka‘ole family of Hawai‘i Island, Kaumakaiwa has been on[Read more]

Self Empathy Pause Button

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailDo you find that when you spend time with family, you regress to old behaviors? You are not alone. In this article, we will explore how Self Empathy can provide profound self-understanding and transform your behaviors and your relationship with self and others. Neither option is effective, yet our[Read more]

How to Beat Holiday Feasting

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailThe holiday season is upon us once again. It’s a fun time for both family and work because everyone is set on having a good time. Family gatherings, office parties and neighborhood festivities bring people closer together to relish in the good lives we have. The holidays can be[Read more]


Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail We are now learning that some forms of fat are good for our bodies and our skin is no exception. Since it’s the  largest organ in our body and the most noticeable, we want it to look it’s best. Fatty Acids are primarily made up of Omega 3[Read more]

The Different Temperaments in Siblings

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail“I don’t want to, I can’t, I don’t like it, leave me alone.” Ever had a child whose predominant response to everything new (people, school, new activities) seems negative? Is it shyness? Why would one child have mostly negative responses and others take everything in stride, feel good about[Read more]

5 Minute Sight Words

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail  Helping students build a strong sight word vocabulary is both easy and effective and also has a high impact for the relatively small amount of time put in. Sight words are high frequency words that usually do not follow the rules of phonics. For example, the words “sight”[Read more]

Inspire Dad to Help

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailGuess what…dad is the ultimate and coolest playmate a kid can have. Yup. Dads do things differently from mom, and that makes for excitement, adventure, and well, bonding time with one of the most important people in your wee one’s life. More times than not, we moms have a[Read more]

Streamline Your Morning Routine

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailThe name of the game for a smooth morning routine is all about planning and communicating. As the school year starts, sit down and create a morning routine with the kids. Use an image of a clock and mark what they are to do at each 5, 10 or[Read more]

Encouraging Confidence

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail Everyday our children leave the comfort of their homes and head out into that big world out there.  They leave home with everything needed for the day, like completed homework, lunches, and the attitude I can do this, even though obstacles will probably get in their way.  What[Read more]


Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail The school year is in full swing and everything is running smoothly.  Parents might want to ask themselves if their children are on track. Each year teachers are given basic requirements on what needs to be taught for each particular grade.  Usually the state mandates that certain topics[Read more]