Me & My Dad Camp: Why dads should take their kids camping

I had a quiet two days last week. My husband, Jay, took the two younger kids to the annual Me & My Dad Camp event with our church. The venue was in Clearwater Resort, Clark Freeport in Pampanga. It was really just an overnight event, but since my husband was a member of the staff, he had to go to the site a day earlier to help out in the preparations before all the dads and their kids who were joining arrived. I appreciated the silence and the company of our 13-year old, Pablo, who mainly kept to his books […]

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Why PACES work for us

It’s been over two years since we transitioned to Philippine Christian School of Tomorrow (PCSoT) Homeschool Program, and we are convinced that we are with the right provider and on the right track in our homeschooling. More so now than when we started. Our homeschool journey has definitely run smoother when we moved to SoT. It fits our lifestyle perfectly. (READ: Going PACES with School of Tomorrow Philippines) A dear friend of mine who independently homeschooled her son until high school, warned me that our children may get bored with the curriculum because they fall under the ”creatives” category. Creatives usually […]

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Learning Filipino at The Learning Library this Summer

Our previous experience with The Learning Library is nothing short of memorable. It was the first time we sought help in teaching our kids Filipino, and was also the first time I crossed EDSA on public transport all by myself with just the three of them. They were so much younger. Pablo was around 10 years old and Lukas was 6. Pablo joined their Wika’y Saya class, while Lukas was recommended to attend the Talas – Salitaan class. Judah, then, was too young, but he came along and hung out with me at the nearby Circle K while we waited […]

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Easy Watercolor Art to Teach your Homeschoolers

One of the things that worry homeschooling moms is finding (or being able to afford) classes for their children, especially during summer time. Yes, we’ve been debunking myths on socialization for years, but in our 8 years of homeschooling, helping our children find avenues to get together with and get to know other home schoolers has been nothing but beneficial to our children. There are, of course, a lot of good classes out there, and it’s a whole lot easier to just sign up the kids for a class that’s already set; but when finances are tight, there are ways […]

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On Young Love

Living with a thirteen year old is quite a tricky thing. He’s a teenager, but not quite old enough (or mature enough) to be let go completely. We do give our son, Pablo, a little more room to try to do things on his own. He can go to the mall with his friends, take himself to a couple of his trainings, and I no longer chaperone him to his parties. His dad and I are fully aware that he’s at that age when he wants a little more independence for himself. I read about it in my favorite book […]

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