10 Things You Never Knew About Ohana Mama

First, I get this question from time to time…

“What is ‘ohana’?

Well, Ohana can mean family. Or a community of like minded people with a common goal. A house or home. Or it can mean the feeling of ohana…meaning inclusive, welcoming, loving. I try to be an Ohana Mama with everything I do and I love to find cool things for your ohana, or family, home and community on my blog. You, my readers, are part of my ohana…aloha and mahalo!

And we wouldn’t be ohana if you didn’t know just a bit more about me, Sarah, the Mama behind Ohana Mama blog…so here you go!

10 Things You Never Knew About Ohana Mama….
(or maybe you do…but play along)

1. I married my high school sweetheart – we’d ditch math class together and head to ceramics or art class instead…rebels, yet not. I LOVED ceramics and I totally should take it up again. I might start to look for an old wheel to throw some stuff. We’ll see.

2. Our wedding was featured in The Knot magazine

3. I studied Art History in Florence Italy in college. No, I don’t speak fluent Italian, damn it.

4. I was a public school kid…until I went to a private, Catholic University (I soooo should have gone to a state school…public education is just in my blood) I graduated with a degree in Communications and a minor in Art History

5. I have 4 names (first, middle middle, last). It so long on my driver’s license and one isn’t my maiden name, I’ve always had 4 names – after all of my great grandmothers. I gave both of my kids two middle names too…sorry kids!

6. My favorite musical artist is Bob Marley. Our first song for our wedding was “All Day All Night” by Bob. And we walked back down the aisle to a tune of his too. It was classy, I swear. But still our style.

7. I surfed Waikiki! YAY! This was a goal and as soon as I set it, the opportunity came and I took it. It was awesome! One of the best experiences of my life. Can’t wait to do it again…with my kids!

8. I went to Fiji for my honeymoon. We stayed at a surf camp where we had no bathroom in our bure (room) Am I a champ or what?!

Fiji love

9 I don’t drink very much…I did most of my partying when i was a teenager (sorry mom) and I swear it ruined my enjoyment – I get hungover sooooo easily now

10. And to wrap things up, I am a coca cola-aholic, Starbucks loving, frozen grape lover, sushi fein (specifically poke and spicy tuna handrolls), Real Housewives watcher, LOST addict, and yes I try not to miss an episode of The City

That’s it for now! More to come, I’m sure! Do we have anything in common, let me know! Wanna know anything specific, just ask in a comment!

Happy Aloha Friday!


  1. Nice to meet you Sarah! I LOVE your wedding pictures, wow! I hope you don’t mind but I stole your 10 things post idea, I gave you a link back though :D
    .-= Amy´s last blog ..Ten Things You Don’t Know About Me =-.

  2. Hi Sarah,
    I just found you blog and love it! From your list above and some of your blogs I’ve read, we have a lot in common. Love that you wrote the list of 10 things – what an awesome idea! (might have to do one of my own! LOL!) Thanks for sharing!
    .-= Kasey´s last blog ..HELLO MckLinky Blog Hoppers! =-.

  3. Both my girls have two middle names as well. I always thought I wouldn’t do that to my kids, but I did – and so happy about it. Oh well!

  4. So sweet. Beautiful photos.

  5. nicole viola says:

    your wedding pictures look beautiful! I hope I can come surf with you in Hawaii someday! :)

  6. growingupartists says:

    Officially in love with your story!! If Hawaiian Air ever clues into you and all of your advertiso-blogging possibility, rig a contest so I can jet there. My family would LOVE to make fun of your accent around a bonfire at the beach.

  7. The Knot! How cool is that?! Did they pay for your luxurious wedding as well?? LOL!!

    I am also a Coca cola-a-holic!

  8. Erin Tales says:

    Thats amazing you were featured on the KNOT.

  9. I am Harriet says:

    Thanks for sharing.
    It puts a face on a site that I visit daily.

  10. It was great getting to know more about you:)

  11. Iknew most of these things about you LOL

  12. Happy Campers says:

    LOVE your 10 Things!! How special to be in The Knot…how did that come about? Fascinating!

  13. I love Bob Marley also since college, I went to Puerto Rico for college it was the BOMB!

  14. you have a very interesting life. I love your wedding pics, quite romantic!

  15. I love your wedding photos. That is so awesome your wedding was in The Knot! :) My name is such a mouth full I can’t imagine having 4. It’s great to learn a little about you!

  16. The Harris Family says:

    You have had many exciting moments in your life, you and your hubby are too cute and I love your wedding photos!! Great blog post! Thanks for sharing.

  17. You have had a lot of exciting moments in your life! Your wedding pics look so fantastic. On a side note, I wanted to let you know that I gave you a Kreativ Blogger Award. Go to my post on my blog and grab it!

  18. I had no idea yo were featured in The Know magazine. how cool! Beautiful pictures.

  19. Thrifty and Chic Mom says:

    I love that you were in The Knot magazine and what a cool honeymoon!

  20. Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama says:

    Too funny! I looove frozen grapes and Real Housewives! Thanks for giving us this glimpse of you!

  21. Play Parks says:

    Very nice story. Thanks for letting us get to know you. I love your site. You are always doing such cool things!

  22. Courtney-Gift Mommy says:

    Thanks for sharing! It’s so great to get to know a little more about you!

  23. Gorgeous wedding photos, and I love that you married your high school sweetheart!

  24. You and your hubby are a beautiful couple!!

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