Hawaii Mom Blog

Aloha Friends!

I can be reached at takara@funlittleohana.com

Hey there! I’m Takara, mother to three sweet and beautiful little girls, and wife to G. We are a homeschooling family who loves to travel! I am a Southern girl originally from Decatur, Alabama and I’ve been blessed to have lived in DC, Tokyo, and San Diego. I love that Hawaii is now, home.

We’ve lived in Hawaii for eight years now. I started this blog to share adventures on the island, experiences figuring out homeschooling, our travels abroad, and local happening for families to create memories in Hawaii. 

I’m also the Owner of FIT4MOM Honolulu and lead an instructor team of thirteen beautiful moms. We offer twenty-two classes a week for moms living in the Hawaii Kai, Kahala, Waikiki, Ala Moana, and Downtown. I love building community, connecting with other moms, and teaching fun fitness classes 🙂  To View our schedule of classes, go here: https://honolulu.fit4mom.com/schedule

Life before Hawaii

For six years I lived in worked in Japan, first as a Fulbrighter researching in Sendai and later as a headhunter in the web tech industry in Tokyo. I met my husband Gerald, while working for a recruitment firm in Tokyo. We got married here in Hawaii.

Shortly before my first sweet baby was born, I Ieft my job as a recruiter to take up a full time role at home. Due to the earthquake in 2011, we returned to the US and have been slowing repatriating ever since.  We decided to put down roots in Hawaii and with each day that passes, I am so very grateful that we did.

Living in Hawaii with Children

Hawaii is a great place for families. We chose Hawaii to put down roots because of its proximity to Japan, and it’s diverse population. With its beautiful weather year-round, lovely beaches, diverse landscape and demographics, and constant activities taking place, this is an incredible place to enjoy and build a family life.

What You’ll Find on the Blog

This blog is about momming in Hawaii.  You’ll find event listings, healthy and wellness content, family adventures, homeschooling in Hawaii resources, playgrounds and beaches to try, as well as my favorite shops, local photographers, designers and boutiques to check out. I update this blog once per week and I publish a weekly list of happenings, so you’ll always have some ideas to inspire you and get you out of the house.

I hope you use The Fun Little Ohana to enjoy your time on the island and make great memories with your family.

Mahalo for Reading!

Let’s work together!

If you’re reading this and you own a business and are interested in collaborating I’d love to  hear from you! I love collaborating with other business owners and working with brands whose to share their products and stories.

Email me at takara at funlittleohana.com

1 comment
  1. Hi, Takara!

    Lovely blog! My name is Clarice and I’m a new mama living in Japan. My husband and I have been contemplating if Japan is really the right place to raise our little boy. It’s far from our families, he would possibly be bullied, and we are limited to mainly teaching English.

    Recently, we became interested in Hawaii as a possible home. The lifestyle seems more our speed and it’s a bit closer to my family in Texas. I’m a freelance/aspiring children’s book artist and my husband is an English teacher from the UK.

    I guess I’m reaching out to you in hopes that you have any advice about making the move from Japan and/or finding jobs.

    Takara, thank you so much for taking the time to read this. Any advice helps!

    Thank you!

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