Talking to Kids About Sex

By | August 5th, 2017|Faith, Parenting|

I wasn’t ready for this.  My eight-year-old daughter was reading though the book of Genesis to me out loud. We were sitting on the couch one day when she came to the [...]

6 Things We Learned About Party Planning with Family

By | June 13th, 2017|Featured Guests|

My sister and I survived two family parties in two weeks! After deciding not to kill each other, we sat down and came up with six things we learned from party [...]

Authentic Faith: Helping Kids Connect to God

By | April 19th, 2017|Faith, Parenting|

As Christian parents, we can feel the weight of responsibility for guiding the next generation toward a meaningful relationship with God. As we have learned from our experience with any school institution, [...]

Lessons in Leadership: Valentines Edition

By | February 14th, 2017|Foundations, Parenting|

If you know anything about me, it may come at no surprise to you that my son is a list-maker. He makes a list of his chores, what he's going to [...]

Give Each Other a Break

By | January 18th, 2017|Marriage|

My husband is a surfer. In the summertime when the swell is big on the south shore, he will get up before dawn and hit the water with friends or on [...]

How to Pursue Your Passion Without Sacrificing Your Family

By | November 20th, 2016|Featured Guests, Identity|

Let’s be honest, being a mom is rough. It’s requires tenacity, perseverance, and daily self-sacrifice that leaves us counting down the minutes until our child’s bedtime every night. Being a mom [...]

Family Love Notes

By | October 20th, 2016|Parenting|

I had an idea last year while I was changing the kid's calendar to February. I love Valentine's Day, doing fun things as a kid was always a highlight for me. [...]

Losing Myself: How One Working Mom Finally Came Home

By | September 1st, 2016|Identity, Marriage, Parenting|

This post is over a year and a half in the making. I've had some time to live through cycles of emotions and new perspectives, and will continue to learn. But after [...]

Teaching Self-Sufficiency

By | August 25th, 2016|Parenting|

My husband and I are both the firstborn of four children in our families, which basically means that we value the art of getting things done. This quality can be both a [...]

Not Naughty: Parenting the Strong-Willed Child

By | May 16th, 2016|Parenting|

In my late twenties, I found myself opening and directing a preschool center for our church in their new building in downtown Honolulu. I already had a degree and license as a public school [...]