The brush slides down my freshly-washed hair with ease, thanks in part to the knock-off brand of hair serum I've been using that promises "easy to tame tangles" and "lustrous locks." I steal a glance at our bathroom's toothpaste-stained mirror, and pause to take in the image before me. Who is this girl? I think… Continue reading Comparison, the thief of joy
Days turn into weeks and weeks turn into months, and I find myself caught in the haze that encompasses life with a newborn. So many smiles, tears, laughs, giggles, coos, and memories being made in these past few weeks! Our darling girl, Rosie Ku'umele, arrived on August 8th at 1:34 p.m. My Beautiful Song, just… Continue reading Welcome Baby Rosie!
It’s a cozy, mostly relaxed Saturday afternoon here in old Wailuku. The kids just woke up from their afternoon naps and Ken and I have had a few moments to connect and talk about how we’re doing. I’ve been working through some uncomfortable Braxton hicks contractions and unexpected nausea today, which makes me wonder if… Continue reading Home Sweet Home!
“Mommy, are you thirsty?" asks my recently-turned three-year-old daughter, Ruby. "You must be thirsty, Mommy," she continues. "Where's your coffee, Mommy? Do you want me to get you your coffee?" We're playing outside with Ruby's younger brother Cyrus, and I'm now curious where exactly my coffee is. Hmm, I could've sworn I put it on the… Continue reading Life with Toddlers
About three weeks ago, we closed on our house, making us official Maui homeowners! It’s been a wild ride getting to this point, and Ken and I are so thankful to have our own little slice of paradise, where the kids can run around the yard and play with paints and enjoy lots of water… Continue reading We bought a house on Maui!