CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP: ENTER THE MAGICAL WORLD OF KIDS

“He was in the bathroom when he saw his shadow; except, it wasn’t his shadow, but Marilyn’s. Marilyn was the family’s trusted nanny when he was a baby. She now works for his grandmother, she remains trusted. There really should be nothing to be afraid of in seeing Marilyn’s shadow, and Pablo knew that, but he also knew that Marilyn was not present and her shadow should not be there. He ran out of the bathroom and into the bedroom but found that it had turned into a giant maze. He didn’t know where to go. He knew that his dad […]

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BANNING BEN

We’ve recently decided to ban Pablo from watching his Ben 10 DVDs. We should’ve done it sooner, we are to blame. Here are the reasons why we’re banning Ben10: 1. Ben is disrespectful to his grandfather. He raises his voice and talks back when he’s being corrected. 2. Ben is mean to Gwen, his cousin. He calls her names, picks fights with her all the time, pull cruel pranks on her and embarrasses her in front of other people. 3. Ben is rebellious. He does not take well to corrections. Sometimes, he even runs away. 4. Ben has vile, spiteful, […]

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5 BENEFITS OF HOME SCHOOLING

This is our fifth year in homeschooling. We started out a bit too early as I’ve mentioned in a previous blog.There have been no regrets. Home schooling has been one of the best decisions we’ve ever made. I’m giving you 5 of our reasons why we plan to stick to it for a very long time. WE CAN HOME SCHOOL ANYWHERE At home, we do have a designated home school room where the kids have a desk (a table, actually, that we’re using for a desk) but we don’t always do it there. Sometimes, my kids bring their activities to […]

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THE FIRST TRAIN RIDE

I took my son on his first train ride yesterday. It was not at all planned. We came from his Friday classes with other homeschoolers in Alabang and had to take the public transportation back and forth our place in Taguig. The bus ride from the south was going smoothly until it hit a slow (and quite draining) traffic right before the Magallanes bridge.  Pablo was asleep beside me, exhausted from the long walks that we had to take to reach the designated bus and jeepney stops. I was getting claustrophobic and a bit nauseous from the foggy windows, the […]

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Visiting graves at Manila Memorial Park

We visited my sister’s grave at Manila Memorial Park in Paranaque last November 1. It was our kids’ first time to see what November 1 looks like, and it was also their first time at the cemetery. I thought that it was a good time to takeadvantage of the experience as a learning tool. I showed my sister’s picture to Pablo before going and answered his questions about ate Melody, her sickness and her death. He wasn’t very excited about going to the cemetery, he thought he’d see a lot of dead people lying around; it was a good thing, […]

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