When you feel like a failure at motherhood

As I write this, I’m feeling physically exhausted. But I can’t just walk to my bed and lie down, which is what I really want to do. I’ve got an article to polish, pending blogs to work on, dishes to wash, clothes to prepare, a house to tidy up, and a million other things that I have no idea where or how to start on. So instead, I make myself coffee and try to keep myself up. A fellow work-from-home mom once shared in our group that her motivation for work are her monthly bills. I thought it was funny then, but in […]

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Make brushing more fun for your kids with Minions!

It’s funny, but making my kids brush their teeth all the time can sometimes exhaust the heck out of me. I’m serious! I was told beforehand that it’s common for boys not to be so eager to wash up and brush their teeth, but I dismissed it then thinking it can’t be true, only to find out years later that it is true — for us, at least! I guess it’s because active boys find tooth brushing boring and uneventful, when they feel that they could be doing something much more exciting with their time, like drive me crazy with their […]

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Homeschool Review: The Typing Coach Online Typing Course

My 11-year old son, Pablo, has never learned the basics of computer such as the MS programs and all that, but he’s always on the computer, creating animation and some really impressive stuff regular, non-geek mortals like me would never really understand. But I think that touch typing is a useful skill to have for everyone in this age of emails, social media marketing, and online collaborations. That’s why I wanted him to try The Typing Coach. Our schedule has been crazy busy the past two months and finding the time to go through the The Typing Coach Online Typing Course was […]

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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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