Many people have asked how to help the people impacted by the volcano here on the Big Island of Hawai’i. As you know, the…
Get Ready! The Strong Mama 21 Day Holistic Wellness Challenge starts tomorrow, May 11th! A quick recap on the long post about it: This Challenge has 3 parts: spiritual food physical/fitness The point is to find something within each to challenge yourself with. For myself, I commit to: Spiritual: Reading and journaling from the Course
Why 21 Days? I was kind of wondering why it seems like everything is set for 21 days. Have you noticed that too? It's like every challenge, ever is for 21 days. It's because that length of time is proven to be enough to really change your habits. They say quitting smoking really takes 21
Punalu’u Black Sand Beach: The Magical Space of Turtles, Black Sand and Good Vibes: This post contains tips and information for visiting the magical black sand beach (and cultural reserve) of Punalu’u. Lots of photos and some personal history in addition to practical, easy-to-find tips.
The Merrie Monarch Parade is an annual parade that celebrates Hawaiian art, culture, and community spirit and pride. It's a lot of fun. This year it was held on Saturday, April 7th, 2018. Which is where this story begins.... ___________________________ On Saturday morning I just kind of dragged the kids and myself over to see
Hawai'i was a monarchy until a rebellion (led by foreign residents) overthrew Queen Lili'uokalani in 1898. The kingdom was annexed to the United States 5 short years later. From that time on (and actually even before then), the Hawaiian language and culture was actively discouraged by the missionaries whose influence was strong. Hawaiian language itself
One week of spring break + Prince Kuhio Day + weekends = 10 days off Add to that, this: Rain That Knows No Bounds Okay, so.10 days off3 active kids(one with Down syndrome: relevant because of her bolting, which you totally understand if you also have a kid with Down syndrome!)Unrelenting rain!Small houseA surprising lack