May 28, 2008

Mommy Care

Yesterday at the doctor's office, I noticed a lot of women bringing kids in for an appointment or accompanying an elderly family member. I, too, was running around and bringing in my child for a doctor's visit after picking up another one early from school. Sometimes mommies get so busy caring for our family that we forget to take care of our own health. We get our dose of morning coffee and off we go! I wanted to let you know of a free magazine subscription issued by Kapiolani Medical Center announcing the lastest in women's health issues. Read about weight management, healthy recipes, doctor check-ups and get a listing of classes that include skin care & beauty, excercise, massage, stress management and more. Some of the classes are free while others require a small registration and/or supply fee.

You can get your subscription here at or by calling 535-7000.

Find time to take care of yourself...

May 24, 2008

Having a Green Summer

If you are looking for a fun Eco-Adventure activity for your child this summer, consider the Green House's EcoExplorer Adventure Club. The Green House is located at 224 Pakohana St. in Pauoa Valley and was started in 2004 by Betty Gearen. During the year, Betty offers classes to adults and children teaching everyone about earth conservation through projects that include worm composting, creating solar ovens, butterfly gardens and more.

We are lucky that this year the Green House is offering this fun summer program that includes

...five fun-filled weeks of hands-on environmental education that will inspire within students an ethic of stewardship for the world around them. The EcoExplorer Adventure Club is geared for children ages 5 through 12. They will spend each week exploring a range of topics designed to give students an appreciation for their environment and an awareness of their impact. Each week covers a new theme, and weekly enrollment options are available if families choose not to take the full five- week course. Our Green House teachers will create a safe learning community with a maximum of 15 children per session: a ratio of five children per teacher. Hands-on learning projects include planting a garden, building a solar oven, making a compost pile, building a wormery, making art using recycled items, and more! Join the fun this summer at The Green House!

Program dates: June 17 - July 17
Program days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Program hours: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Ages: 5 - 12 years

For more information, please contact:

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May 23, 2008

Hawaii Gas Prices Getting You Down?

Here I am, grumbling again, about gas prices. Yes, the cost of fuel is getting me down! The last time I checked the Honolulu Star Bulletin poll, it showed that 317 out of 674 voters (0r 47.03%) would continue to drive no matter what gas costs. I'm not included in that group. Many others are already changing to other mean of transportation. I'd like to be in that group but haven't figured out a "convenient" way to do that yet. For those of us who are constantly on the go -- doing chores, driving and picking up kids/family members from activities around the clock and hauling around canopies, coolers, bikes, etc. to events, the thought of giving up our vehicles seems like an impossible dream. In the meantime, we can make use of these fuel saving tips provided by

Avoid High Speeds: As your speed increases, your aerodynamic drag increases in an exponential fashion. Driving 62 mph (100 km/h) vs 75 mph (120 km/h) will reduce fuel consumption by about 15%.

Do Not Accelerate or Brake Hard: By anticipating the traffic and applying slow steady acceleration and braking, fuel economy may increase by as much as 20%.

Keep Tires Properly Inflated: Keep tire air pressure at the level recommended by your vehicle manufacturer. A single tire under inflated by 2 PSI, increases fuel consumption by 1%.

Use A/C Sparingly: When the air conditioner is on it puts extra load on the engine forcing more fuel to be used (by about 20%). The defrost position on most vehicles also uses the air conditioner.

Keep Windows Closed: Windows open, especially at highway speeds, increase drag and result in decreased fuel economy of up to 10%.

Service Vehicle Regularly: Proper maintenance avoids poor fuel economy related to dirty air filters, old spark plugs or low fluid levels.

Use Cruise Control: Maintaining a constant speed over long distances often saves gas.

Avoid Heavy Loads: Remove the sand bags from your trunk in the spring and pack lightly for long trips.

Avoid Long Idles: If you anticipate being stopped for more than 1 minute, shut off the car. Restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle for this time.

Purchase a Fuel Efficient Vehicle: When buying a new vehicle examine the vehicle's rated fuel efficiency. Usually choosing a small vehicle with a manual transmission will provide you with great fuel economy.

Happy Driving!

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May 19, 2008

Forever Yours

Creative Memories consultants help you capture your life's stories so they can be retold in photo-safe scrapbook albums.

Throughout the month of May, Evie at Creative Memories has a special offer where you can receive free products for every order you place of $350 or more. Each week Evie will offer a new gift and a new opportunity!

Here's a little more about Evie and Creative Memories:

I've been with Creative Memories for a year. I have been scrapbooking for several years and fell in love with the Creative Memories products. I have three kids and for me this is a wonderful way of preserving the memories for them!

I think my Creative Memories experience as an opportunity to meet new peole with like interests. It's so fun to get together with a bunch of friends - old and new - hang out together and create pages. It seems like you feed off of each others creative juices! We scrap, we chat, and we laugh while accomplishing our goal of creating pages, gifts, and documenting our lives and our family lives!

Through Creative Memories, I can offer you a different way to approach scrapbooking that leads to completed album and to personal satisfaction and pride.

My Website is designed to help you enjoy the Creative Memories experience. But, it's through the support and assistance from me, that you will find it easiest to complete albums and achieve your dream of sharing your photos and memories with you family and friends. Give me a call or send me an e-mail. I can't wait to help!

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May 16, 2008

It's Aloha Friday & Saturday & Sunday

Kailani over at Island Life has an Aloha Friday meme that we are participating in. Being that Friday evening is approaching, feel free to add your comments and link throughout the weekend. We'd love to hear from you ~ especially you Hawaii WAHMs out there (hint! hint!). Please remember to visit the website or blog of our friends who respond. Have a wonderful weekend!

Here's the question: What are your 5 favorite scents or smells?

May 12, 2008

Come Join the MommyFest Party!

This year, for the first time, our Hawaii WAHMs blog is participating in the 2008 MommyFest Blog Party. What a great way to interact with other moms and share ideas and thoughts!

From the MommyFest Blog:

"MommyFest will be on May 12-16, 2008 and moms all over the net will be blog hopping through other participating mom blogs. We will have a list of participants in a special post in the Mommyfest 2008 blog with Mr. Linky. Moms will have an opportunity to meet, learn a bit more, share and chat with other moms in cyberspace."

Detailed information is found on

MommyFest has begun! Come join us for great prizes and great fun. Participants, feel free to post a comment and leave your web/blog link with us.

May 8, 2008

Offering Solutions to Former Aloha Airlines Employees

"Primerica offers solutions to help families eliminate crippling debt from their household finances and save more of their hard-earned money for the future." Read more.

Many of us were shocked and saddened to hear about the demise of Aloha Airlines. Aloha Airlines was founded in 1946 and had its final day of operations on March 31, 2008 leaving some 1,900 employees out of work in this already challenged economy. After 61 years, Aloha Airlines was a household name and had a loyal following of customers.

On May 21, 2008, Primerica Financial Services is having a Primerica Aloha Airlines Night. Former employees of Aloha Airlines in need of financial direction are invited to go to this special presentation. Learn about business opportunities, Primerica services and get a FREE Financial Needs Analysis. There is no obligation to purchase any products. Everyone can have an analysis tailored to his/her financial needs that will help guide them during this tumultuous time.

Here is the information -

Date: May 21, 2008
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Primerica Financial Services, 1024 Mapunapuna Street, Suite 200, Honolulu, 96819-4417
Phone : 832-1100
Reservations: 781-9641.

Also open to the general public.

J. Shimasaki, Representative
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May 6, 2008

"No Say Dat!"

How many times have you told your keiki, "Hey! No Say Dat!"? Well now, a local stay-at-home mom has creatively made a game from these infamous words and it is now available to you, your friends and family to play at potlucks, parties and home. "NO SAY DAT!" is a team game in which players get points for guessing places, people, events, or terms without saying the "Zzzz" words. You get 4 games in one and various editions to choose from including the money saving power point and PDF editions.

“No Say Dat!” games are for everyone on your gift list:

  • Kamaaina moving to the mainland – Local or Hana Hou edition
  • Graduating seniors – Local edition
  • Kids on summer break – Keiki/Visitor edition
  • High school and college students studying for exams – NSD template to create a fun way to study
  • “No Say Dat!” games are unique, nostalgic gifts that are simple and play-anywhere fun.

After purchasing a game and writing a review on the Local Kine Games forum, you can get $5 off your next game!

Visit Local Kine Games for more information.


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