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 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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Facebook and Instagram have been my go-to social media platforms since 2014. Where else can you view a positive spin on the lives of others? The disconnection that social media promotes with the option of filters makes it difficult in getting to know people at their core. We all see the fluff, but what about …

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If I can’t laugh at a situation, I would be crying. As this pregnancy begins to wind down, I have gone into full on nesting mode. I am 33 weeks along. There are days when I felt like I lived in the kitchen, but I’m sure you are realizing now that this post isn’t just about …

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