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<span class="entry-title-primary">Gals That Brunch at Cactus!</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Our First Brunch on Oahu!</span>

Gals That Brunch at Cactus! Our First Brunch on Oahu!

I would like to start this post by saying a huge Thank You to the extremely talented supermom of 3 and photographer Chelsie from Aloha Family Photography! Without whom none of these gorgeous pictures would have been possible! You can connect with Chelsie and see more […]

5 Tips for Removing the Artificial Sugars from Snack-Time

5 Tips for Removing the Artificial Sugars from Snack-Time

This post is sponsored by FAGE; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. Well friends, just like that, we are already two months into 2018! And, like everything else that has happened since we were blessed with these two gorgeous little humans, it […]

<span class="entry-title-primary">We Read Rainbow Fish While I Waited to Die</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Experiencing the Hawaii Ballistic Missile Alarm</span>

We Read Rainbow Fish While I Waited to Die Experiencing the Hawaii Ballistic Missile Alarm


There are some mornings where everything seems to just line up.

It can be for any number of reasons.

A perfect sunrise with the birds chirping. Ideal morning temperatures and your favorite cup of tea in hand. Heck, maybe the babies slept through the night for the 3rd night in a row.

Like I said, some mornings, the stars aline and it is, well, perfect.

This morning was that morning.

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Teaching Your Toddler to be Gentle

Teaching Your Toddler to be Gentle

  From the moment that I found out that we were expecting our second little babe so quickly after giving birth to our first… My mind raced with a pretty long list of “What-Ifs.” What if I don’t have enough energy for Reef? Or I […]

Aloha Botts & Tots Blog 2017 Year End Review + Reader Survey

Aloha Botts & Tots Blog 2017 Year End Review + Reader Survey

  A New Year is here again and I know a few things for certain. I am another year older. I have collectively slept less this year than any other year in my adult life. This has been the best year of my entire existence. […]

Squashing Sibling Rivalry

Squashing Sibling Rivalry

Sponsored Post: This post is sponsored by Name Bubbles, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. #namebubbles 


Having two children, especially two beautiful little babies so close in age, is truly such a blessing.

It has, for the most part, made a lot of things much easier, however, it has also come with it’s share of challenges.

And now that Roxy is getting older, more mobile, and more handsy… and Reefs vocabulary has expanded to include the word “mine”… those challenges are leaning towards the possession persuasion. (more…)

Thankful for that Thanksgiving Dessert Bar!

Thankful for that Thanksgiving Dessert Bar!

If you have been following us for a little while, then you know, one of my favorite things in this world is a good dessert bar! And what could be a better way of showing Thanks to all of your friends and family, than by […]

Mele Kalikimaka with Kana’i Kai Clothing

Mele Kalikimaka with Kana’i Kai Clothing

Thank you to Kana’i Kai for gifting us these absolutely adorable shirts.  As always all thoughts and opinions expressed here are 100% my own. Well, let’s be honest here, is there anything better than a cute baby in absolutely adorable clothing? If you said no, then you […]

Keeping the Holidays Tummy Trouble Free

Keeping the Holidays Tummy Trouble Free


Some of you may remember a post we did a little while back talking about our little princess and some of the tummy troubles that she has. In it we chatted a bit about Evivo Baby Probiotics and the benefits that they provide long-term.

Well we wanted to give you a quick update on our baby probiotic journey and remind you of all of the great things Evivo can do for your little one! (more…)

<span class="entry-title-primary">Facing Your Fears Makes Them All Go Away</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">A Review of the Book "When I was a Child I was Always Afraid"</span>

Facing Your Fears Makes Them All Go Away A Review of the Book "When I was a Child I was Always Afraid"

Thank you to author Michael Cascio for sending me this Book for review.  As always all thoughts and opinions expressed here are 100% my own. One of the greatest ways to help your child learn from the very beginning of their beautiful little life is through the magic […]

<span class="entry-title-primary">Match without being Matchy – Dressing for Your Family Photos</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Our Family Photos with J. Leigh Photography at Gouveia Vineyards in Wallingford CT</span>

Match without being Matchy – Dressing for Your Family Photos Our Family Photos with J. Leigh Photography at Gouveia Vineyards in Wallingford CT

If I’m going to be honest here, dressing for family photos was pretty low on my list of things to do when planning for a 3 week trip to the mainland with two babies under two. But it was definitely on my list. And once […]


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Gals That Brunch at Cactus!

Gals That Brunch at Cactus!

I would like to start this post by saying a huge Thank You to the extremely talented supermom of 3 and photographer Chelsie from Aloha Family Photography! Without whom none of these gorgeous pictures would have been possible! You can connect with Chelsie and see more […]

Thankful for that Thanksgiving Dessert Bar!

Thankful for that Thanksgiving Dessert Bar!

If you have been following us for a little while, then you know, one of my favorite things in this world is a good dessert bar! And what could be a better way of showing Thanks to all of your friends and family, than by […]

Baked Bacon Mac N’ Cheese

Baked Bacon Mac N’ Cheese

    It’s fall! Well, our version of fall anyways!! That means an increase in rainy days, and nights! And while the temperatures don’t drop to a low that requires a multitude of layers, they drop just enough to warrant some good old fashioned and […]

Personal Puff Pastry Apple Pies

Personal Puff Pastry Apple Pies

  Once September hits, I get that itch. That fall-is-coming-even-though-it-never-gets-cold-and-I-still-need-to-celebrate-it itch. Honestly, one of the only downfalls to Hawaii is that the staples of fall don’t really exist here. There is no chill in the air. No apple orchards, pumpkin picking, bundling up by the […]

How to Freeze Your Fresh Herbs

How to Freeze Your Fresh Herbs

Fresh herbs are wonderful to have on hand. However, once they are cut, their shelf life is minimal. Follow these simple steps to freezing your fresh herbs for use all year long! Honestly, I LOVE FOOD. I love to photograph food, cook food, eat food, watch […]