And Now Seven

July 13, 2014 · 6 comments

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I sometimes refer to Kainoa as my lovable Great Dane.

He’s got limbs for days so on the outside he appears to be a big dog, but on the inside he’s still a pup in training. He’ll still knock over your unsuspecting baby. If we’re on our way to visit I will call ahead and have you wrap up your fine China and secure your wall hangings.

I prepped his Kindergarten teacher for his arrival by making jokes about the number of margaritas I would owe her at the end of the year.

About halfway through she was all, “You were wrong about him! He might still be learning about rules and classroom dynamics, but he’s got such spirit! I hope he never changes!”

When Kainoa was four I wrote that “He is intent only on finding joy in everything he does.”

And it’s still true. He wants to have a good time.

He hasn’t changed.

I just wish his mission to find joy did not also include breaking everything he touches. Or a diet of only sugar. And I wish talking about punching me in the face did not bring him so much joy.

We’re still working on some things.

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Happy seventh birthday Kainoa!

You turned one.
You turned two.
You turned three.
You turned four.
You turned five.
You turned six.

For Just A Minute!

July 12, 2014 · 1 comment

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This week on Mommalogues we’re confessing whether or not we’ve actually left a kid alone in the car before. Obviously the answer is no, not even for just a minute! Or is it? Find out which of us have actually done this. Have you?:

(video here)

Also on Mommalogues this week:
What do you do when conversations turn to politics?
Pregnancy tests in bars, crazy or necessary?
When should you start talking about your kids about drinking?

Blue Hawaiian Part 2

July 11, 2014 · 2 comments

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Last week I shared a Blue Hawaiian drink that I made and found…disgusting. I promised to try the real thing IN Hawaii to see if maybe I was just missing that tropical appeal. Maybe all Blue Hawaiians should be enjoyed in Hawaii? So I did just that…ordered myself up a drink and well…see for yourself!:

(video here)


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2.) 10 ways to cool off on a hot day.

This is about that time when we’ve all forgotten how cold and long winter was and we start complaining about scorching temperatures. I will lead the way! Because damn…it’s hot. Here are my top 10 ways to cool off!:

1. Host a pool party!

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2. Ice cream for multiple purposes…

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3. Take a cool bath.

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4. Go fishing.


5. Take your CAT to the beach with you


6. Find An Air conditioner.

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7. Find a sprinkler.


8. Jump in a lake.


9. Let your ice sister out of her room…

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10. And ask her for your own personal snow flurry.


Now it’s your turn!

Mama's Losin' It

Choose a prompt, post it on your blog, and come back to add your name to the link list below. Be sure to sign up with the actual post URL and not just your basic blog URL (click on the title of your post for that URL). For good comment karma try to comment on the three blogs above your name!!

The Prompts:
1.) Have you ever felt that life was getting in the way of a big goal? Did you end up giving up or pressing forward? (inspired by Crissy)
2.) 10 ways to cool off on a hot day.
3.) An app you love.
4.) If you could have any super mom power, what would it be?
5.) A blog post inspired by the word: glistening

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3.) Show us water.

Maui with kids…I recommend it. During the second leg of our Hawaii trip we stayed in a condo instead of a hotel to save on price and I am SOLD on condo living. We had more space, a kitchen, access to a private beach and just feet away from a swimming pool. It was heaven. Take a look at what else we were busy doing in Maui!:

(video here)

This week I’m featuring the adorable Jenni Chiu because she joined Stitch Fix and I love seeing what people unbox with that service. I have to admit I have severe caridigan envy after seeing what she got:

(video here)

Check out Jenni on YouTube and Subscribe!

Now it’s your turn!

This week’s prompts:

1.) Talk about your worst dental experience.
2.) Share an embarrassing story.
3.) Show us water.
4.) This Or That Summer Edition Tag (inspired by dreamflight6000)
5.) Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

Get a jump start on next week’s video! Here are the prompts next Wednesday’s Link up:

1.) Share something to do with bored kids.
2.) Pinterest inspired! Try something you saw on Pinterest.
3.) Show us something you got in the mail.
4.) Tell us about a time you were teased.
5.) Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.