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The best friend I never saw coming

I first met Sheena in 2006 when I transferred branches when I was working my first "real" job as a Teller at Bank of Hawaii. I knew of her before actually meeting her, because she was known in the company for being one of the top tellers at the time, which was pretty intimidating. Not… Continue reading The best friend I never saw coming

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Lifestyle, Mommin’

5 ways to organize your life

If you're anything like me, then not being organized causes anxiety and stress. But staying organized can be nearly impossible with kids. There is never a moment more than 5 minutes where my house is kept the way I would prefer, but for the most part, I have a system of how to keep semi-organized… Continue reading 5 ways to organize your life

Lifestyle, Mommin’

New Years Resolution: New Year, Same Me, but a Better Version

I ain't going to lie. 2018 has been great, but not without hardships. It has been a really tough year for me and my family. I've been doubting our decision to move here and my anxiety has been through the roof. On the flip side, we've also had the blessing of the birth of Keira,… Continue reading New Years Resolution: New Year, Same Me, but a Better Version

Family

3 New Years Goals for families that can be achieved

I love the feeling of a New Year. Its a fresh start, a clean state, a "do over" of things you may want to do different, or things you didn't get to do during the last year. However, most of the time I feel like sometimes people try to run before they walk, so to… Continue reading 3 New Years Goals for families that can be achieved

Mommin’

How to potty train your 3 year old

I've put off potty training long enough, so with having the next 4 days off and Mila being 3 & a half, I knew this was the perfect moment to train her. It was a humbling experience (AJ was so much easier) and I have learned that each child is very different and no methods… Continue reading How to potty train your 3 year old

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Fun Christmas Traditions for young children that you should start

Growing up, I looked forward to Christmas. It was the one day a year the family would all get together, and our traditions were so much fun. We'd gather for a really good lunch, we're talking a crab legs & prime rib kind of lunch! We'd then relax and my Uncle Nelson would sneak away… Continue reading Fun Christmas Traditions for young children that you should start

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White Elephant Gift Ideas for Coworkers

I organized a White Elephant Gift Exchange in our office for the second year in a row and it was quite a success. We've done this instead of Secret Santa because in my previous jobs I found that people had a hard time trying to decide a gift for someone they didn't know very well.… Continue reading White Elephant Gift Ideas for Coworkers