Mother’s Day 2023

We've had a great Mother's Day weekend over here. Yesterday, the kids helped me deliver flower bouquets and chocolate chip cookies along with sleeves of ripe apple-bananas (that Ken had recently harvested from our yard!) to our neighbors in celebration of the sweet mothers on our street. Fun fact: I love arranging flowers. I used… Continue reading Mother’s Day 2023


It's been one year. One year since we visited Alaska as a family and got to introduce our younger two kids to their Daddy's homeland. This is the place where our eldest, Ruby, was born and we hadn't been back in maybe six years. (Our previous trip was an Alaskan cruise with family right after… Continue reading alaska!

Pain, old friend

And just like that, more than a month has gone by since my previous post. Here we are in late March, me sitting at my corner spot in the dining nook listening to the pitter-pat of rain as it slips down our aluminum awning. I woke up at 4 a.m. in pain, the kind of… Continue reading Pain, old friend

Healing, like Grief, is not Linear

I sat with my anger long enough, until she told me her real name was grief." Boiling hot water poured over lemon juice with a teaspoon of local Maui honey, a cup of cozy to welcome in this chilly spring morning. My top covered in a sweater, my legs wrapped in a fleece blanket, just… Continue reading Healing, like Grief, is not Linear

Sunday Morning Cinnamon Rolls

Yesterday, I mapped out what I wanted to prioritize this Sunday morning. Regardless of how much pain I felt from my muscle injuries and lack of sleep (unless of course I really couldn't function, then I would forgo said plan...) I wanted to bake cinnamon rolls for the kids this morning. I also really wanted… Continue reading Sunday Morning Cinnamon Rolls