Homeschool Review: ArtAchieve Entire Level 1

ArtAchieve Entire Level 1 turned out to be pleasant surprise for me. When I first browsed the site, I wasn’t sure our three boys would be up for it, having done online watercolor painting classes before. I guess I thought paint brushes were more exciting than Sharpies. Simply put, ArtAchieve  is a drawing class for kids. Looking through the site, it seemed that the drawings on level one were too basic that there wouldn’t really be much to learn. I WAS WRONG! It turns out that each project has a lot more to offer our kids in terms of style and instructions. […]

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Vanilla Cafe: My Easter Date and his Cupcake

Our 6-year old Judah was my date on the afternoon of Easter Sunday. The usual Easter attractions at Bonifacio High Street were dampened a bit by the rain showers that day, but we were happy and dry inside Vanilla Cafe as we waited for the staff to call Judah to decorate his cupcake. I’ve always admired Vanilla Cafe from the outside. We would pass it all the time whenever we go to Track 30 to run or whenever we’ll be in the area, but we haven’t really had the chance to try it yet. It’s so pretty even from the outside so […]

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Giving the kids their summer break

Our 11-year old son collapsed on the morning of Good Friday. It was around 9 AM in the morning. I was on my laptop checking to make sure that the programs at work I’m in charge with were running smoothly before I log off to spend the rest of the day with the family. My husband Jay was in the kitchen attending to our two younger boys who were eating their breakfast. Pablo, our eldest son, came to me for a hug. I still tease him from time to time about kissing his belly even though he’s already eleven, and I […]

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How can Parental Control Apps prevent grooming on the internet?

Are you familiar with the word Grooming on the internet? If not, grooming is a form of cyber bullying practiced by an adult to establish a relationship with and gain emotional control over a child, preparing ground for sexual abuse. Grooming and other child abuse cases Obviously, the main purpose of grooming is to sexually abuse the target. To accomplish this, the groomer first gets in contact with the child virtually. Once the connection is established, they set up a meeting with the child until they can get into physical contact with him. When their attempts to meet with the child are not successful, they […]

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Homeschool Review: Creating a Masterpiece

Creating a Masterpiece came at a perfect time. I’ve been looking for art instruction online for my children to learn painting. I’ve been trying to learn a bit of watercolor art myself the past few months and I was looking for tutorials that I could use to teach my kids basic techniques but couldn’t find anything I could follow easily.  I was so happy to have been given the opportunity to review Creating a Masterpiece monthly plan. It is such a gem!   I tried to send them to an Art class last year, but the results turned up short of […]

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