I Want to See You Be Brave

By | July 3rd, 2017|Identity, Parenting, Seasonal|

It was 1814 and the thirteen colonies were in the throes of the War of 1812, fighting against the British, both of whom had captured prisoners. Baltimore lawyer, Francis Scott [...]

The Men Who Gave their Lives for Mine

By | May 29th, 2017|Seasonal|

Last year on Memorial Day, we gathered with friends to potluck. At one point, the host asked us to share in the group what significance this holiday held for us. I [...]

Mom’s Advice for Finding a Wise Woman

By | May 12th, 2017|Parenting, Seasonal|

When I first began this post for Mother's Day, my thought was to explain this famous passage in a way that a modern, liberated woman could understand it, living in a [...]

Lumberjack Theme Party

By | April 16th, 2017|Seasonal|

I never thought I liked party planning. Then I learned to use Pinterest as a tool for inspiration instead of a standard of excellence. Sharing ideas is one of the main [...]

How to Recycle Your Christmas Cards

By | December 26th, 2016|Seasonal|

I love to wake up every morning, walk into the kitchen to make coffee, and stare at my clothesline of Christmas Cards. And every morning I feel bad for not pulling [...]

20 Kid Friendly Activities on Oahu

By | December 9th, 2016|Seasonal, Travel|

Our kids are almost 7 and 8 so we are always on the lookout for places to take them. The easiest thing now that they're older is to get them [...]

5 Things to Remember During Election Season

By | November 7th, 2016|Seasonal|

I was at dinner with friends about a month ago, and a young father who works as an attorney turned to tell me how the election was impacting his family. "I [...]

How to Steal Your Kid’s Halloween Candy

By | November 1st, 2016|Seasonal|

It's the most sugary day of the year, and you're probably up to your googly eyeballs in candy and treats. My kids are setting out to trick-or-treat tonight around our little neighborhood, [...]

Home Décor for a Not-So-Scary Halloween

By | October 15th, 2016|Seasonal|

I love the fall. Even though in my neck of the woods there are no visible signs of the seasons changing, I like to pretend I can see leaves falling, and [...]

What A Difference A Dad Makes

By | June 20th, 2016|Parenting, Seasonal|

Growing up, I played a lot of softball. We were at the community field most nights of the week for practice or games. My dad was a firm believer in keeping [...]