The Best Day of My Life Happened in 2012: The Birth of Henry Koa

It’s New Year’s Eve, and the baby’s asleep. Time to reflect.

Full disclosure: I know. It’s been 4 months since I’ve written on this blog. I lecture people on keeping their blogging consistent and frequent, and then I totally ignore my own advice.

Last time I checked in, it was the end of August and I had done a belly painting with Rachel Deboer (who has since gone on to create a business out of painting pregnant bellies). Now it’s New Year’s Eve, and I’m home, in pajamas, writing a blog post. (Yes, I had the baby, and he’s sleeping right now!) Continue reading


Six months later…

This not just one of those blog posts about not blogging. I promise.

Yes, I have seriously abandoned my blog. While other bloggers on Maui have received awards and kudos for their prolific work, I have literally ignored the whole deal. But I promise you, it’s not without reason.

See, for the last six months, I’ve been more productive than ever – working 24 hours a day on my biggest project yet: GESTATION!

Sara's Baby Belly, Photo by Sean Michael Hower

“Baby Bump with a Sunburn” by Sean Michael Hower,

That’s right, folks, WE’RE HAVING A BABY!  Continue reading

Setting the Tone for 2012: Our New Year’s Day Tradition

Someone said something really interesting to me on New Year’s Eve:

“The way you choose to spend New Year’s Day sets the tone for the upcoming year.”

I really took that sentiment to heart, and thought deeply about the New Year’s Day tradition I’ve had with my husband Joe for the last several years.  Continue reading