Why finding out my baby’s gender is both meaningful and meaningless

There is something ironic in finding out the sex of our baby. On the one hand, it feels like a huge, emotional milestone in this 9-month journey. But in reality it holds such little importance in my quest to motherhood.  Continue reading “Why finding out my baby’s gender is both meaningful and meaningless”

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My most “haole” moments and why I’m not ashamed

Hawaii is an incredibly diverse state both in terms of culture and climate, making it a dream destination around the globe – sometimes frustratingly so, as stereotypes of surface-level tourism often outshine the deeper beauty.  *Also published on HuffPost Hawaii.  Continue reading “My most “haole” moments and why I’m not ashamed”

Why loving fall doesn’t make you “basic”

For those accustomed to spring, summer, fall and winter, there are distinct changes in the air that trickle down into our way of living. For fall, the crisp air and transition to winter means we trade swimsuits for scarves, flip flops for boots and iced lattes for hot. Yet, this once socially acceptable behavior is getting some backlash from people now labeling fans of fall, “basic.”    *Also published on HuffPost Style.  Continue reading “Why loving fall doesn’t make you “basic””