Missing me and finding me all over again

hawaii mom blogger, the ohana mama

ready to get my mommy blogging mojo back

I’ve been reminiscing in my mind, thinking about times past, thinking about the old me, about the old Ohana Mama.

I’ve been thinking about that girl that blogged frequently, wrote often (even if it didn’t get posted to the blog), took pics upon pics (psst, I still do on Instagram come follow!), commented on other blogs, did blogs hops, worked with amazing sponsors.

I was happy because I could be a mom, live the life I loved on Maui, make a little money, meet amazing people and oh yeah…did I mention, be happy.

So, I’m getting back to all of that. I want to be a mommy blogger all over again.

This all started because I took on a coaching client over at Tadah and it sparked all that I LOVED about being a mommy blogger. As I was teaching her how to get her blog into the mommy blogger scene, I saw that my fingers would be on fire with each email to her. My heart rate would spike and I’d be smiling as I typed tips to her.

I realized that when I was super super happy, I was THE Ohana Mama. I was writing 5 days a week. I was chatting with and reading other mommy blogs and I had this amazing energy in my life that I loved. I was able to be the FULL me. I could start emails with “Aloha” since I was The Ohana Mama…Hawaii Mom Blogger

I know that sounds simple but as a business person you can’t always be aloha and sunshine. Those New York folks tend to look at you funny when you sign emails with “mahalo”. BUT not when they are writing to me, the mom blogger in Hawaii. Instead an “aloha” or “mahalo” is expected and loved and maybe even makes that New Yorker smile a little, as they dream of mai tais and sunsets.

So, I’m back. I’ve joined the mommy blogging forums again. I’m reading mommy blogs again (damn, there are some good ones!) and I’m smiling.

I didn’t even know I was lost..well maybe a little…but now I’m found.

(I even bought a ticket to Blogher over the weekend…yup, The Ohana Mama is baaaaaack! Hip hip hooray!)


  1. I was wondering where you went. I totally understand, as I did the exact same thing. Sometime life overtakes you, but eventually you have to take over your life! I’m so so glad that you found that spark again!
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  2. Hooray!!! So happy you are back!! Just love your blog!! :)

  3. Hooray! I knew you’d find those breadcrumbs sooner or later! And, btw I start my work emails to certain people with Aloha and end in Mahalo and maybe the first time recipients are surprised, but it starts conversation and the I get the same back for them…spreading the “aloha” I internationally! It’s so good to have THE Ohana Mama back.

    • Thanks Mom! It’s so hard to keep that aloha in when it’s in your heart and soul, huh? Thank you and Dad for introducing me to Hawaii so many years ago and starting that Maui bug. love you! xoxo

  4. Monique/ grama coucou. says:

    Welcome back my sweet daughter in law. I am so very happy that you are back. I so much missed your so fun and warm and always so interesting Ohana Mama blog. Can’t wait to your next blog and your MAGNIFIQUE photos. Bisous bisous.xoxoxoxoxoxo

    • Thanks Monique! You are one of my biggest fans…thank you for that! I LOVE having your support (and love…you give lots and lots of love…we LOVE you!) xoxo

  5. Aloha! Welcome back, Sarah.
    So where is the next BlogHer conference going to be held?

  6. Right on Ohana Mama, look forward to reading more! Do what you love, love what you do.
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  7. Yay! Looking forward to the aloha and sunshine!

  8. Glad to see you back! I always enjoy reading your blog, Sarah :)
    Sheralyn at Paradise-Found-in-Maui.com´s last blog post ..Sep 14, Whale Watching: Maui’s Pacific Whale Foundation a Great Choice!

  9. HOORRRAAAYYY I was wondering where you went! Missed your Hawaiian smile!
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  10. Yay!!! I needed this inspiration too. I have been in a blogging and youtube slump. Hopefully the fall and winter will bring about some new energy :) xoxo

  11. Welcome back, Sarah! And thanks for giving me reason #157 to go to BlogHer 2013! ;)
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  12. So nice to have you back! You probably don’t even remember me, but I remember you from the MomDot forums long ago and have checked your blog regularly to keep up with you. (In a totally non stalkerish way, of course)
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    • Aloha Whitney! Thanks for checking in on me. I totally miss the momdot ladies – I just signed back up and jumping back in. Hooray!

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