My heart feels heavy today, as I carry the kids' blankets and pillows into the living room where together the older two will cuddle with me on the couch while their younger sister and Daddy sleep a bit more. Yesterday, was rough. Our slightly sloppy light-up dinosaur covered in Christmas cheer warms the early morning… Continue reading

Making Space to Grieve

“I sat with my anger long enough until she told me her real name was Grief.” There is an old shed at my family’s farm, next to the charming yet weathered plantation home that sits overlooking the taro fields, giant pummelo, towering avocado, tilting mango + verdant tropical flora that meanders throughout the property. At… Continue reading Making Space to Grieve

It’s been 2 years – Hey-Oh!

First off, I can't believe it's been nearly two years since I've hit "publish" on a blog post. Seriously, where did the time go? Something about having three kids back-to-back in 3.5 years has really affected me. My mind is a bit hazy at times + I'm often sleep-deprived. 😉 It's hard for me to… Continue reading It’s been 2 years – Hey-Oh!

Welcome Baby Rosie!

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!

Life with Toddlers

“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