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 [...]

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 [...]

20 Family Theme Party Ideas

By | April 17th, 2017|Home Care|

Here are some fun ideas for parties you can throw that are totally family friendly and not particularly partial to gender preferences (i.e., mermaids vs. an ocean theme), and fun for [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

4 Principles of Living in Community – Part 2

By | May 9th, 2016|Community|

Building a new community is no easy feat. The roads are bumpy and people are difficult to read at times. In Part 1, we looked at how to find the "right" people [...]

5 Kinds of People You Will Meet in Life

By | May 6th, 2016|Community, Identity|

Whether we want to admit it or not, we are influenced by the people around us, and more specifically, the people whom we allow to take up significant pieces of our [...]

4 Principles of Living in Community – Part 1

By | August 14th, 2015|Community|

Living on an island, friendships are not as constant as one may find in a smaller hometown situation where generations stay and settle for decades on end. Here on Oahu, we've [...]

Community – The People Who Shape Us

By | August 14th, 2015|Identity|

As a wife and a mother, I have experienced the need for community in many seasons of life, and I continue to work toward healthy relationships for myself, and my family. I [...]