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Tag Archive: family

Thanksgiving 2018 Reflections

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How was your Thanksgiving?  Whenever November rolls around, I get reflective. I reflect on what I did this past year and what I want to achieve in the coming year. I think about… Continue reading

My Six ‘F’ Focus Words of 2018

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Happy New Year!!!We made it!  We made it through 2017.  We made it into 2018. I love new beginnings. Whether it is a new day, a new week, a new month, or a… Continue reading

Parenting, Friends, Work–Is there a balance?

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Do you know any super-moms, super-dads, super-people? How do they do it?  They handle everything! They work, they support the community, their house/yard/car is immaculate, they are healthy, they have fun, they never… Continue reading

Mother’s Day–in Hilo and Everywhere

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I am a mother. Mother of two adolescent children. They are learning to spread their wings. I am learning to let them go.  What does it mean to be a mother? It isn’t… Continue reading

The Book of Mormon on Oahu

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I love musicals! I’ve been so lucky to have seen some great musicals over the years.  The very first musical I ever saw on Broadway was when I was in the sixth grade.… Continue reading

Married, Usually Happily, with Children

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What are your secrets to a long and happy marriage?   My wedding anniversary is this month. I’ve been married for another year. I’m reflecting on the years my husband and  I have… Continue reading

Keeping Family Connections Alive

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One of the many reasons I like to visit Japan is to keep in touch with relatives.  It is so easy to lose touch with family members from another country who speak a… Continue reading