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Why We Don't Do Summer School
I start counting down the days to summer break as soon as school starts in the fall. Being a parent of school-... read more
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Pure Aloha - Napili Kai Beach Resort
I used to think that I couldn’t possibly ever vacation to the same place twice -- there are just too many othe... read more
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Growing your own Plumeria Tree
Plumeria is one of my favorite tropical flowers.  You can find plumeria trees blooming all over the Hawaiian i... read more
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Birthday Celebrations and Traditions
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It’s Just a Number on the Scale It’s Just a Number on the Scale
It's Just a Number on the Scale
“Maybe you should buy yourself a slimming one-piece swimsuit." That’s what the nurse told me. I was feeling di... read more
Greek Lemon Rice Soup Greek Lemon Rice Soup
Greek Lemon Rice Soup
Greek lemon rice soup, also known as Avgolemono, is one of those dishes that reminds me of home.  The funny pa... read more
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Holding on to the Magic
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Our Dyslexic Journey Our Dyslexic Journey
Our Dyslexic Journey
I decided to write this post just in case someone out there is having some of the same school struggles as we’... read more
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Anxiety can be debilitating, and having travel anxiety can be a bummer when you love to travel.  We have a dou... read more

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Growing your own Plumeria Tree

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Birthday Celebrations and Traditions

My kid's birthdays are exactly one week apart. I love celebrating their big days, but I am also completely wiped out once they are over. When they were younger I'd combine their birthdays and have a single, giant party each year. Unsurprisingly, as they got a little older they wanted…
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Greek Lemon Rice Soup

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