Virtual Visit to The Catsup Museum

Before the lockdown, our family used to move around a lot. You’ll barely see the kids working on their academics at home. We like to do things and learn about things in person. In fact, one of the things that we miss a lot is being able to visit museums to learn about different stories and histories. We’ve heard of virtual museum tours when the Pandemic hit, but we haven’t had the chance to check them out. What we did get to see was the virtual tour of the Great Wall of China which my 11-year old has been wanting […]

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The Watercolour Hobbyist

I ticked off something in my bucket list recently, and that’s learning how to paint. But I’m doing more than that for some time now. I’ve also been teaching kids who love to paint with watercolour for two years now, and witness them translate their hearts into their pictures. Facebook says I learned to paint in 2016. That was when a friend of mine, Alelie, sat me down to teach me to paint a simple pot of daffodils. I was thrilled about my output and have been signing up for workshops as much as I could since then. But my […]

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Workout Home Moms during the Quarantine Season

It all started when one of the girls in our Victory group asked how she can jumpstart her fitness journey, and since I’ve been aiming to get back in shape after slacking for months, I volunteered to be her accountability partner. So we started on our workout journey together by sending each other photos of our sweaty selves after each workout every day. A couple of weeks later, two others joined and we started a new challenge of sending time lapse videos of our workouts in our private group chat. Before the month ended, the rest of the women in […]

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Should you Independently Homeschool your child?

We’ve recently jumped back to independent homeschooling after three years with PCSoT (Philippine Christian School of Tomorrow). I just want to make it clear that we liked PCSoT and had we been with them from the very beginning, we would, most likely, have stuck with them until the 10th grade. Unfortunately, our years of independent homeschooling prior to registering with PCSoT had its outcomes on our journey, and we had to take into consideration how our children were faring with the bulk of academic load and the pressure we were putting on their shoulders just to meet the required technicalities, […]

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What is Interest-Led Homeschooling?

We recently talked about Interest-led homeschooling at the recently concluded OPHC 2020 and I thought I’d like to bring more clarity about this approach and share what a typical homeschool day is like for our family. Interest-led homeschooling, simply put, is capitalising on a child’s interests and using them as springboards to introduce and build on new concepts and foster in him the love and hunger for learning. For instance, among all of our three children, Pablo dislikes workbooks the most, and for years, it’s become an ultimate test of patience for me.¬†Through the years, we’ve resorted to different means […]

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