Archive of ‘Homeschool’ category

10 Things I Learned in 10 Years of Homeschooling

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This year our family celebrates 10 years of homeschooling. This is not a brag. It’s more of a pinch-me-please-I-can’t-believe-it-either. Our family’s homeschooling journey has been a pivotal point in my life as a mother and as a woman. Teaching our kids at home is never easy but it is enjoyable. I have doubted myself and […] Read more…

What’s My Career Path?

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Our eldest child took the National Career Assessment Examination (NCAE) last week. It was a 2-day exam for ninth graders to help determine their career path. At 14, Jacob has set in his heart and mind to work in the automotive industry. His fascination for cars started as a toddler and up to this day, […] Read more…

Ma-I, Filipino Manga Series

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Do your kids struggle with Filipino? If they do, why not let them read Ma-I, the Filipino Manga comic series. They will not only enjoy reading but they may learn to appreciate the Filipino language. My daughter and I discovered Ma-I last year at the Manila International Book Fair. Jianne loved the Ma-I series because […] Read more…

Mother’s Day at the Aguinaldo Shrine

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aguinaldo shrine

There were no flowers nor special treat on Mother’s day for this Mama of two. My husband asked me how I want to spend the day. Being the geek in the family, I chose to visit the Aguinaldo Shrine in Cavite. As a homeschooling family, we plan trips that will enhance the learning of the […] Read more…

Homeschooling 101

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I first heard about homeschooling back in 2007 in a Women’s Bible Study group. Two moms shared their homeschool experiences. I was so intrigued. So right after the meeting, I had to ask one of the moms more about homeschooling. She briefly shared her story and suggested that I attend a homeschool orientation. As soon as […] Read more…

War and Military Museums in Taguig

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Our family geeked out on the first week of 2017. We trooped (pun) to two war and military museums in Taguig to celebrate my husband’s birthday. Our first stop was the Philippine Veterans Museum. The museum’s inauguration in April 1998 was in time for the Philippine Independence Centennial celebration. It has a two-level circular layout that exhibits […] Read more…

Morning Bike Ride in Alabang

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A year or two ago, both our kids hopped on their bikes after school. They would ride around the neighborhood, sometimes with their friends. My husband and I encouraged this kind of physical activity. It takes them off of their gadgets and allows them to be more active. Biking is not only enjoyable but poses a […] Read more…

We are Makers: Makerspace Manila opens in Sta Rosa Laguna

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As parents to a very technical/design-driven 13-year-old young man, my husband and I want to nurture his gift of designing, creating and building projects on his own. We want to find a place where his gift can be further enhanced.  He, who grew up with Lego and Knex, needs to go to the next level in […] Read more…

First Year Out of Homeschool Completed

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After one school year, our eldest child, Jacob, completed seventh grade in a transition school. He was homeschooled for six years together with his younger sister. Too many times I wanted to give up on home education for varied reasons.  Ask any homeschooler and they will all say, it’s not an easy journey but it was […] Read more…

Dear Writer…What Did You Say?

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I can still remember the advice of my author-friend years ago, “If you want to be a good writer who have to be a good reader. You have to love reading.” And I do. It started with the Nancy Drew detective stories penned by Carolyn Keene to lengthy novels and straightforward non-fiction books. The simplicity […] Read more…

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