Parenting: The Salvation Conversation


Conversation over dinner: Pablo, 12 (to Lukas, 9): Everybody eventually dies. You will die someday and you will go to God. Me (curiously, to Pablo): Are you going to heaven? Pablo: Yes! Me: How do you know that? Pablo: Because Jesus is my LORD and Savior. Me (turning to Lukas): What about you? Are you going to heaven? Lukas: Yes! Me: How do you know? Lukas: Because I believe in Jesus Christ. Because he died for me. Me (turns to Judah, 7): Are you going to heaven? Judah: Yes! Me: Why are you going to heaven? Judah: You know why? […]

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Boys in Ballet

I remember watching a bunch of teens perform in church several years ago. They were all wonderful dancers and we enjoyed their routine very much. However, in about 8-12 kids, one was a head above the rest in terms of technique. I knew right then and there that this one had years of training up his belt, and quite possibly, in ballet.  I was right. That’s the thing about dance. If you look hard enough, you’ll be able to distinguish between the good dancers from the trained ones. Training brings out the best in every dancer and ballet is dance’s […]

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A Hassle-Free Fun Kiddie Birthday Party

Our middle child, Lukas, celebrated his 9th birthday earlier this week. We invited a handful of friends to celebrate it with him with play time at Kidzoona and an early dinner at McDonald’s afterwards. Lukas was so excited, it was his first time to hold a party on his birthday with his friends. For the past several years, we’ve celebrated his birthday much, much simpler — usually just us, family, which I honestly think is okay because it helps us teach them to live without a sense of entitlement. And to appreciate and enjoy the company of family on their special […]

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Going PACES with School of Tomorrow Philippines

We resumed our homeschooling on the second week of January this year. For our two younger boys, I think we’ve covered enough academics with them last year, but it was a different story for our 12-year old. We barely touched his academics. But just so you know, it was because we decided to transition the kids from our DIY + interest-led homeschooling to PACES, and thought to give him a break from the academics for a while and let him focus on his musical rehearsals until the new study materials arrive. I used to dislike the idea of putting my […]

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Bowling with the family at SM Bowling Center

We decided to take the kids bowling yesterday. We were at SM Megamall last Monday for my appointment at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) for my passport renewal and we had some time to go around and check out the new things they have at the mall. We found out that the skating rink has been moved to the fifth floor and on the same floor, you will find other recreational facilities such as Gandiva Archery and SM Bowling Center. Me and Bowling don’t match Jay had been asking me to go bowling for as long as I can […]

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