Say A Prayer Please

I had plans to tell you about our wonderful Thanksgiving this morning. Instead I'm going to tell you to hold your babies tight and be thankful for every second of every day that you have with them.  Another chaotic morning that led to my irritability...I dropped...

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All Things Moana

All Things Moana

So this weekend this conversation happened... "Arleigh, you realize you're white..." "Mom, did you just assume my ethnicity? My heart isn't white." "What? I can identify as Hawaiian? I'm Hawaiian!!! Tell the world! I'm out baby!!!" And that happened before we saw...

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You Guys!!!

You Guys!!!

This year I'm super thankful I won't be cooking for Thanksgiving. Here's why... You guys...I look like that horse that was rode hard and put up wet. Seriously, any inkling of makeup is gone. My hair is falling out of the messy bun I had at school. Bags under my...

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Dang You Super Moon!

Dang You Super Moon!

So, I'm blaming the Super Moon or the Devil or the Devil for pulling the moon in too close. How long are these effects going to last? Let me tell you some of the things that happened at school in one day. Fire drill. I'm a substitute. Fire drills should not be allowed...

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Some Things To Say

Some Things To Say

This morning, and most mornings lately, my alarm has been going off at 4:30. Yesterday for example I went to the gym for an hour. I came home, packed lunches, got everyone up, dropped the bigs at school, took Jack to speech then worked as a substitute until I needed...

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In the Light Of The Morning

Well, when I went to bed last night the media was saying that amazingly Trump still had a chance but surely it wouldn't happen. My heart was in my throat over this election. I've read so many posts from both sides. In the end, there was more than just the next...

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We Voted ✅

We Voted ✅

Today I packed all four kids up on this beautiful fall morning to head to the polls. We talked about each group of nominees and why I'm bubbling in which box. My children and I disagree about many issues. They did agree with me about the bubbles I made today. Then we...

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My Little Hawks

My Little Hawks

Our elementary school had their quarterly get together yesterday. It's sort of an end if the grading period pep rally filled with what Doc liked to call "attaboys" to encourage everyone to stay on track. It was also a cause of great stress last year. At the end of...

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Our Ohana

Where do we start? We are a Navy family, constantly on the move finding the wind in our sails. Ray is the web designer, woodworker, scientist and sailor. B is the writer, bus driver, cook, tutor, housekeeper, substitute teacher and well lots of other things too.

We have big girls in band, cross country and all things high school, a very bossy nine year old into soccer and swimming, a quietly loud eight year old boy who has a love for all things lego and two funny, loving puppies.

There’s lots to do and so much fun. We count our many, many blessings daily.

Stay tuned… things might get interesting with our misadventures in parenting!

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