Na ‘Āina Kai: Secret Garden of Kaua’i

A family visit to Kaua’i isn’t complete without learning about the beautiful plants covering the land, so I contacted Na ‘Āina Kai (or “Lands by the Sea”) Botanical Gardens, Sculpture Park and Hardwood Plantation about touring as a family while in Kaua’i. The nonprofit Lands By the Sea started as the personal garden of Joyce and […]


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The Shirt That’s Soothing Babies and Empowering Women

Lalabu, named in honor of mama Lalabu by creators Keri and Brian because she introduced skin-to-skin and babywearing to them while on a trip in Africa, creates a fashionable Soothe Shirt ($60) perfect for infants from birth to 15 pounds. They sent me a Pure Black Soothe Shirt to review for you all (so look for […]

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5 Steps to Potty Training Your Daughter

If you’re reading this, you’re either very, very tired of buying and changing diapers or your little girl is telling you she’s a big girl now. Either way, congratulations, you’re on your way to a potty-trained daughter! Every child is different, so what works for one child doesn’t always work for the next, but that’s […]

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Restaurant in Review: Tidepools

There’s no denying that one of the major things that can bring families together is food. But eating out at a swanky restaurant to celebrate something special isn’t always in the cards for mommies or daddies because we can’t all afford the expense of eating out and paying a babysitter  . . . or even […]

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What is Poi?

Have you ever wondered what poi is and where it first came from? During a kayaking tour with Urban Outfitters, our guide, Erica, shares the sad history of how Hawaiians believe poi came to be, and when you might want to eat it. (Tip: Turn the volume up for this one, and use it as […]


Video: Make Fresh-Squeezed Hawaiian Lemonade

Puka Dog is well-known in Kaua’i for using the ever so tasty Aunty Liliko’i Hawaiian Mustard, and offering island-inspired relishes like mango or pineapple in their veggie or sausage dogs. But locals and tourists alike also enjoy the super sweet fresh-squeezed lemonade made-to-order by cup right before your eyes. Use the below video for a […]

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