In case you missed it, I have a bunch of new parent-themed guest blog articles available! Consider it your November wrap up. Weight Loss: Babywearing & Breastfeeding: How babywearing and breastfeeding helped me lose weight and then some. Becoming Mom: Some tips on how to embrace motherhood. Moving With A Baby: Moving in general is … Continue reading Here’s What You Missed
Ah, yasss! I've finally done a thing I didn't think I ever could - buying land... in Hawai'i at that! A year after meeting my partner, I started to think about land ownership frequently. Something didn't feel good about paying monthly rent and getting nothing long term for it. I was too cheap and too … Continue reading Can You Really Own Land?
Why? Why vaginal birth? Many articles casually suggested getting a c-section, but I knew I was too healthy for such a thing. Plus, vaginal made the most sense because it's natural though I had many ignorant fears sold to me by the media. Once I was educated, it was still a little scary to imagine … Continue reading My Vaginal, Unmedicated, Homebirth
There's so much more than 10 things, but a woman's gotta start somewhere. 1 I Am Not Infertile: I've had this reoccurring thought/fear I'm infertile and would deserve it because deep down I'm not a good person. I don't precisely know its origin, but it's work in progress. I was always undecided about having children, … Continue reading 10 Things I Learned About Pregnancy
One of the first things I was told about veganism while pregnant was not to do it and/or that'll it be hard to get protein. My eyes rolled back so far you'd think I was possessed. Admittedly and obviously, I judged right back. I got up my vegan pedestal. How was I going to take … Continue reading Vegan Pregnancy Was It?
Almost every topic I think to write about seems to involve some social self-annihilation, but I’ll just embrace it and stop trying to filter everything like I’m some perfect robot. With that, let’s talk about body odor, BO, of the armpit variety. I have body odor and so do you. This is just another taboo … Continue reading Body Odor
One of the things vegans don’t tell you is making a lot of your own food often goes very wrong until it starts going right. This isn't quite a bad thing - it's a realization I had no true food self knowledge. Vegetarianism is not as challenging because, in my experience, adding cheese, butter, and/or … Continue reading Plant Based Chef
Did you know aloha means hello, goodbye, as well as love, compassion, peace, and much more?! It is truly a beautiful word encompassing the spirit of Hawai'i, which means the breath (ha) and water (wai) of life from god. I didn't get far into Kona, a.k.a the Big Island, before I knew this island was … Continue reading Big Island, Aloha!
View from Diamond Head We get there. We were excited. We got our car. He hooked us all the way up with a Nissan Pathfinder that normally rents for like $100+ day at no additional cost. We were more pumped because we would be able to snooze in the back comfortably (it's roomy inside and … Continue reading And Then There Was Honolulu
Aloha. There were chickens. Chickens and roosters everywhere. From gas stations to restaurants, these feathered birds roamed freely and would walk up to you for food. I also saw wild cats running across the street to ones living in the state park by the beach cozying up to humans for food. There were more white … Continue reading Maui? Wowie!