Aloha Rise & Grind

Life is a journey. Enjoy the scenery.

Do you remember that song by the Dixie Chicks? It was the album post-Natalie Maine’s statement about President Bush. “The Long Way Around” But I’ve always found my way somehowBy takin’ the long way In the past, I felt like I was reinventing myself or trying to find a better version of myself to present …

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I have come to the realization that I’m not much of a food blogger. This week I tried another recipe called chicken and dumplings, but popular vote required me to change the recipe a tad by not adding the dumplings. I ended up baking the biscuits instead, so here we have creamy chicken soup with …

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I learned about the term “glow-up” from my 17-year old daughter, Lexy. Wiktionary defined it as “the complete transformation in a person’s appearance for the better.” I have also learned that glow-ups are easier than what I have on my mind.  Is there a term for someone looking to change their inner appearance? I can …

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It has been nearly a month since I gave birth to Kylie. Time sure flies with little sleep. You know the kind, where the days blend together and you can’t remember the day of the week or the date for that matter. This morning, we had to take Isabel to the dentist for a check …

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I never imagined being a step parent. Then again, I never imagined a lot of things, but they happened. The love I have for my husband extends to his son, now our son, Gage. Being a mother of girls and only girls I have learned a lot. Did I think I had learned more than …

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I can safely say we didn’t know what we were really getting into when we received our email notifications letting us know we won not one, but two storage units.

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