Kula Corn and Avocado Salsa

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail This recipe is a favorite in my house served with fish tacos, chicken quesadillas, or just plain ol’ corn chips! Some variations include adding rinsed and drained black beans, fresh jalapeno peppers, and pan frying the corn kernels in a little olive oil instead of boiling the corn[Read more]

Haupia Chocolate Fudge Pie

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailThis is ALWAYS a hit! INGREDIENTS COCONUT CRUST 2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut 1 egg white 2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons butter melted 1/2 teaspoon salt CHOCOLATE FUDGE 16 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chopped 1 oz can sweetened condensed milk 15, not evaporated Pinch of salt 2-3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup roasted cashews chopped (optional) HAUPIA 2 cups canned full-fat coconut milk ] about 1 1/2 cans 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 vanilla[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]

Staying In Touch With Off Island Family

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailMany of us have friends and family who live either on another island or on the mainland. Here are five fun ways to help your keiki stay in touch with far away family. Create flashcards with family members’ photos and names on them. This is fun and helps your[Read more]

Five Secrets Happy Families Know

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailFive Secrets Happy Families Know Life is a roller coaster, and who better to scream and throw your hands up with than your family? Need to “up” the happy quotient at home? Here are five secrets that happy families know and follow. Give these a try. 1. A family[Read more]

Reasons to Stop Multitasking

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailReasons to Stop Multitasking It used to be common practice to multitask, and in fact, this was even seen as a positive trait. But these days, with all of the technology available to us, we are taking multitasking to a whole other level. We’re feeding our kids while checking[Read more]

Get Crafty This Holiday Season!

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailTODDLER CRAFTS FOR CHRISTMAS Get the keiki involved this holiday season with fun, easy-to-make crafts they’ll love! Christmas Cinnamon Ornaments You’ll need: 1. 1 cup applesauce 2. 1 ounce cinnamon 3. 1 ounce ground cloves 4. 1 ounce ground nutmeg 5. 1 ounce ground ginger 6. Cinnamon for the cutting board Combine[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]

When it’s “bullying” – and when it’s not

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailWhen it’s “bullying” – and when it’s not Recently a parent stopped me, worried about a 6-year-old “bully” who was causing trouble in the classroom. The child in question — in my observation — wasn’t a bully, but rather a fairly typical little girl, testing out her advanced verbal[Read more]

Homework and Your Keiki!

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailHOMEWORK SPACES Separate space delegated just for homework, it doesn’t always work out that way. Some children who are easily distracted need a quiet place to get their work done, and others need to have some company in order to accomplish their homework tasks. So think about where studying[Read more]

5 Tips for Making the School Bus a Fun Trip Day After Day

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailSending your little one on the school bus for the first time can be a tad bit scary. Buses are big, they don’t have seat belts, and the kids outnumber the driver by a lot. Before your child starts to ride the bus, go over the ground rules and[Read more]

Summer Beauty for Mom

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailLong days at the beach can leave your hair and skin dry to say the least. Try these summer beauty tricks to keep looking your best. Your beauty routine begins with your inner health. By eating fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as drinking plenty of fresh water, you[Read more]