Like many expecting moms, I was stubbornly determined from the get-go to look like I was hiding a melon under my shirt at the acme of pregnancy and evade extra weight-gain at all costs. Of course a portion of my determination was vanity, but the devotion to stay lean was rooted firmly in making it […]
Saturday marked 34 weeks of growing a new human and, I’m not gonna lie, I feel like I’ve been pregnant for years. I can barely remember a time when I was a purely autonomous being, piloting just one heart; one brain; one pair of lungs, rather than double all the above and more. It feels […]
You’d have to work pretty hard to persuade me that anything rising slowly in the oven can make your house smell quite as a good as a fresh, moist, perfectly constructed loaf of banana bread. As a Hawaii-born island girl, banana bread has been on the top of my breakfast necessities and favorite baked goods […]
Did you know that all children born in Hawaii have a salty, aching call in their hearts that won’t keep quiet if they stray too far from home? The song of the sea is both a great roar and a whisper, and the crushing sound rushes in our ears when almost asleep, making us think we’re only a few steps from childhood, from vacant beaches and cold sand at dawn.