Category Archives: Notes to my Daughter

Little snippets of advice or observations I’ve learned about life, that I want to capture for my daughter.

Do You Have a Dream?

I am living Reverend King’s dream and as such, I am inspired to dream. I have a dream. It is a dream inspired by King before I was born, and now charged with my own spirit. It is a dream … Continue reading

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94 Minutes of Drama and Lessons

MY PHONE WAS STOLEN!!!!! It was actually STOLEN!! A theft of opportunity, but a theft no less. More incredible is that I got it back with little time for the thief to damage or hack it. Even MORE INCREDIBLE is … Continue reading

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Don’t Believe the Hype

Yesterday, you came home from school and told me that you couldn’t fly helicopters. When I asked why, you said the boys in your class said, “Only boys fly. Girls can’t fly.” We sat down and I showed you the … Continue reading

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You are indebted to no one, just because you live.

I’ve been with you since the very beginning of your life and have never left your side since. I am yours to direct and motivate. Everything I have done since learning of your existence has been to provide you with … Continue reading

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Through the Eyes of an Island Girl 2010 in review

Wow. This is a neat tool, I didn’t have before at my last blog home. It’s nice to see that I did well this year for a silly little personal blog. Mahalo to all my readers for helping make 2010 … Continue reading

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Mele Kalikimaka Tom Cat Fun

Recently I upgraded my phone and in the process of learning it, my daughter and I had to spend some time just playing with it. We discovered the free Talking Tom Cat app. She was cracking up at how he … Continue reading

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Shoot for the Moon…

“Shoot for the Moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” There will be many naysayers who will try to drain your dreams of their magic. They’ll tell you how hard it is or that it simply can’t … Continue reading

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Showing your beauty

Some people are more comfortable displaying their outer beauty to the world. Others would rather the world see deeper, to their inner beauty. Neither is wrong. The trick is knowing when one way will serve you better and learning to … Continue reading

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Even the humblest hovel is a castle by candlelight.

Everything looks better in candlelight. This is not deep. Just straight forward. Mommy always has a candle somewhere. When I light the candle and turn off the lights, it always makes the space more warm and intimate.

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Cleaning pots…

The easiest way to clean a pot with caked on food is when it’s hot. Use either a non scratch scrubber or a flat spatula to rub, not scrape the food off. If it still doesn’t come off easily, put … Continue reading

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