Cultivating Creativity: How the Captain Underpants Series Encouraged my Son to Read

By | June 13th, 2017|Learning at Home, Parenting|

Title Photo Credit: If you have spent any length of time around young children, I don't have to tell you that there is nothing more entertaining than potty humor. You know... [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Mother’s Day Memories

By | May 8th, 2016|Parenting, Seasonal|

I live 2,611 miles away from my Mom. Across one ocean and at least three major cities. It's true - I Googled it. I feel the distance more each time a [...]