Our Story

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain "Let's just go look at some real estate while we're here" Those were the words that would start us on the biggest and best adventure of our lives. There we were, my husband, my nearly-two year old son, and I laying in the warm lapping waves on a … [Read more...]

make every day unforgettable

It's fall...yes even in Hawaii...the summer tan has started to fade, school is in full swing, as is soccer and swim class and work-loads, oh my. As I look back on our photos from our summer trip, I had a longing for some travel and excitement. But then I found this quote and it brought my feet to the ground with a nice reminder that everyday, through soccer practices and swim classes, everyday has potential to be fun and unforgettable. Never forget that. … [Read more...]

Beautiful mama…jewelry giveaway from Duchess Catherine

Need a Fall pick-me-up? How about some pretty jewelry to inspire a little mama love. These dangling earrings will help you feel beautiful even when you're on day three of no-hair-washing and jeans & a t-shirt are calling your name (this is my fave outfit, actually). Did Someone Say Giveaway?! My friend and mama-to-be, Nicole is offering The Ohana Mama readers a chance to win these beautiful earrings from her etsy store, Duchess Catherine. Here's a little bit more about … [Read more...]

your smiling face

She can be quiet and even shy and then roar like a lion, with lionesque hair. She lights up my life each morning and helps me have sweet dreams at night. She looks nearly nothing like me but  yet in her I see myself. And she turns FIVE in just three short days... FIVE! WOW! … [Read more...]

she’s got a way about her

This post was supposed to be something totally different. But then I started going through my old photobucket account, the place where I used to house all of my photos when I was on mommy forums chatting about mommy stuff non stop. It houses nearly all the photos of when my son was a baby and when I was pregnant with my little girl. It's a blast from the past. It never ceases to amaze me how I can look back on days past with such rose-colored glasses. When I look at my old pictures I see a … [Read more...]