Winter Solstice Books for Kids

  The real reason for the season (the axial tilt of the earth) is soon upon us. There are many books for children about religious holidays, about Rudolf, Santa and … Continue Reading →


CMFK for the Holidays

A printable holiday card for CMFK and some more great news about the book! Continue Reading →


Felted Watch for Pretend Play

I nabbed this idea here almost a year ago. Rummaging through my pinterest for ideas to make a birthday gift for a little friend turning four, I thought I’d give … Continue Reading →


Wow your family with your business CENTS this Thanksgiving

  This Thanksgiving, as you sit around tables heaped with food and enjoy riveting conversation with friends and relatives (I assume the best), perhaps you want to toss around some … Continue Reading →


Fruit Luck! Big Island Meetup

  It feels like a movement is starting on the Big Island. There is a need for a community space, a central hub of sorts for conscious vegans and fruitarians … Continue Reading →


Sunscreen is Killing Coral Reefs

“Not only did the study determine that a tiny amount of sunscreen is all it takes to begin damaging the delicate corals — the equivalent of a drop of water in a half-dozen Olympic-sized swimming pools — it documented three different ways that the ingredient oxybenzone breaks the coral down, robbing it of life-giving nutrients and turning it ghostly white” Continue Reading →


Rainbow & ‘Akaka Falls

  There are two beautiful falls within minutes of Hilo. Rainbow Falls is probably the most famous. There is a small parking lot and a short walk to get a … Continue Reading →


18 Nature Inspired Gifts to Make With & For Children

Trying to steer the holidays away from getting lots of plastic toys can be difficult. Placing emphasis on giving gifts that are thoughtfully created by hand can help change the focus of the season. Continue Reading →

Stone arch with red stone at top in the morning on a beach

What is Your Default Setting?

..”This continued through college and by the end of it I was burnt out. On top of all that, the majority of my childhood was blanketed in extreme religious views that put great emphasis on external motivation like reward systems (heaven or hell), sky-god watching every move (control), and the burden of thinking that you are flawed no matter what you do and only Jesus can save you (helplessness)…” Continue Reading →


Pattern Blocks, Let’s Play Math!

One of the many wonderful suggestions from Let’s Play Math by Denise Gaskins is to get wooden pattern blocks or tangram blocks. Pattern blocks are a great way to introduce young … Continue Reading →