The tricky business of teaching kids Tagalog

We recently purchased a Tagalog for Kids teaching set for home school. This year, we felt that it’s time to take teaching our children our language more seriously. In the past few years, we’ve used a few books for Filipino (the school subject) and so far, PACES had been the most workable for us. However, after assessing our progress, I realized that my 8-year old can answer the exercises and ace the exams but he still cannot converse with it which makes all the studying, in my opinion, useless. So this year, I decided to take a pause from our Filipino workbooks and […]

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Soccer mom stays home

Pablo’s been asking for soccer for years.  Four years, to be exact. This home school year, the Lord finally allowed us to fulfill our promise to our son. We took him to his first soccer class at ASCOM Soccer Field last Tuesday afternoon.  The kids in his class were already so good at it! My eyes almost popped out my head when the goalie three years Pablo’s junior jumped so high and hit the ball with his forehead. And Pablo…well, he obviously didn’t understand the rules of the game yet and he looked like he didn’t know what he was doing half of […]

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PDF-ready for home school year 2014

This home school year 2014 is different for us. For one thing, Lukas is entering Kinder level and is already required by the Department of Education to enroll with a DepEd-approved umbrella school. We’re home schooling him, of course, and though going independent has been a huge consideration for years, we’re putting our faith in God’s provision and enrolled him under Peniel Christian Academy along with our 9-year old, Pablo. Late last year, Jay and I also agreed to move their  Music, Arts and P.E. classes within our vicinity. For years, we’ve been with our South-based co-op but it was […]

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My 21Days No Junk Food Challenge: Consistency

I’m blogging about my 21-Days No junk food challenge a little later than planned. I went into it back in April (?), see? I’m not even sure when I started. I actually documented it on my Facebook but I feel too lazy to scroll back to find it. Anyway, I first saw it posted on Binondo Mommy’ s FB status. I’ve been on a  lookout for a diet and workout program that’s doable, affordable and fits into our routine. Signing up with a personal trainer is ideal but right now, my best option is to find something that I can do […]

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GIVEAWAY ALERT!!! Win 2 Leap Frog Educational DVDs!

I’m very excited to announce my very first Give-away contest. This is my way of blessing others for having been blessed by those who have been faithfully reading my blog and are following me on Facebook, Twitter and Google plus. The prize includes: 1 Leap Frog Talking Words Factory Video 1 Leap Frog Letter Factory Video 1 Lamaze Garden bug rattle 1 Leap Frog soft key chain According to my friend Phoebe, the Letter Factory has greatly helped her daughter Danae learn to read. So if you have kids 1 year old and above, these DVDs can help supplement your child’s reading […]

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