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Editor’s Page: The Holidays, After Hours

Christi Young I’m one of those moms. As soon as the turkey is put away, I break out the Christmas decorations. I love the holidays: the music, the movies, the baking, the shopping and wrapping, and the little countdown to…

Editor’s Page: Having a Ball

Cassera Christi Young This year, Cassera is a first grader. More important for our schedules, she is a soccer player. We selfishly kept her out of activities as a preschooler, preferring to spend our rare free weekends visiting parks or…

Editor’s Page: Discovering Hawai‘i, Again

Christi Young I hate to admit it, but too often I take Hawai‘i for granted. Juggling chores, grocery shopping, sports practices, family gatherings and the baby usually means Cassera’s requests to go to the beach or our plans to go hiking…

Editor’s Page: Ready to Grow

When you become parents, everyone tells you that time flies. That did not seem true when we were battling Cassera's first fever, her first surgery and, especially, during her first public tantrum. (That one seemed to last forever.) This semester,…

Editor’s Page: Best Time Ever

Photo: Karen DB Photography Change is good. It seems like yesterday that PacificBasin Communications acquired one of the Islands’ most popular parenting titles and launched the new Island Family Magazine, but that was more than five years ago. In 2012, we…

Editor’s Page: Get Moving

Fortunately, my daughters enjoy being involved in various sports and are pretty active kids. They don't grumble (too much) when I shut the TV off and tell them to “get outside and play.”  They would probably say I don't let…

Editor’s Page: Happy Holidays

The sound of nostalgic holiday tunes, the smell of fresh pine, peppermint, cinnamon and gingerbread, the taste of eggnog, hot cocoa and freshly baked cookies and the joy of decking the halls, trimming the tree and watching your children giggle…

Editor’s Page: Fun Times

For fun, I did a few unofficial calculations. A typical two-kid household hosts an average of 36 “kid-friendly” parties in a lifetime. Three will be extra-special events celebrating a baby's first year, a teenager's sweet 16 and a you're-off-to-college graduation…

Editor’s Page: So It Begins

The alarm goes off. It's still dark outside. Shuffle to the kitchen. Grab a cup of coffee. Prep a hearty breakfast, a healthy snack and a well-balanced lunch. Get the kids fed, cleaned and dressed. Coordinate schedules, check homework folders,…

Editor’s Page: Simply the Best

Where do you and your mommy friends go for a rare, but well-deserved girls' night out? Planning a birthday party for your daughter, but not sure who to call?  How about those beautiful curls that frame the face of your…

Editor’s Page: Going, Going Gone

Helen and her girls It seems that summer is slipping away too fast. My daughters are enjoying the challenges of two great summer-school courses—Techno Scribes, a writing class that aims to ignite creativity through the use of technology, and Reading…

Editor’s Page: Happy Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, my head is filled with the melodic tune of “My Favorite Things,” from The Sound of Music—in my own words. Sweet thoughtful notes and hand painted pictures, dogs wagging tails and warm hugs…