The Dole Plantation

One of the adventures T and I have enjoyed this month was visiting the Dole Plantation.  I'll be honest, the plantation itself was quite boring, but we really wanted to try the infamous Dole Whip.  And let me tell you, that was delicious! The whip itself was worth the trip, but that's about all. I … Continue reading The Dole Plantation

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An Honest Reflection from a First-Year Teacher: Quarter 1

Before I begin, I'll share some background on my unique experience.  I never thought I would find myself in Hawaii.  So I never planned on working in private schools.  Back home, our public schools are well-funded, have great teachers, and are supported through the local communities.  However, since that isn't entirely the case in Hawaii's … Continue reading An Honest Reflection from a First-Year Teacher: Quarter 1

How to Feel Festive for Fall (when you’re stuck on Oahu)

It's late October, in Wisconsin that means temps around the 40s/50s... But as you know, I'm not in Wisconsin anymore.  Here in Hawaii it is still 85 degrees daily.  Everything is still green, there are still gorgeous flowers blooming, and every now and then there is a nice rainfall.  Basically, it still feels like summer … Continue reading How to Feel Festive for Fall (when you’re stuck on Oahu)