Archive of ‘Homelife’ category

I Have a Teenager at Home!

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I was a teenager in the 80’s. My concerns then were stiffening my hair with Aquanet Hairspray, listening to Janet Jackson’s songs on my Sony Walkman and reading about Craig and Darcy in my Sweet Dreams pocket books. My parents, particularly my mother, didn’t have a hard time disciplining or raising me and my younger brother… Oh, […] Read more…

Thank You Teacher!

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Last Sunday, the teachers and kids of NextGen Ministry of CCF Alabang capped the year with a short program called “Christmas Carol”.  Each grade level sang a Christmas song to the delight of the audience. Each class wore coordinating colors of green, red and white. As usual, the preschoolers stole the show as they danced, unmindful of choreography […] Read more…

2014 Book Fair On a Shoestring Budget Plus Great Homeschool Finds

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On the sixth year of my family’s pilgrimage to the Manila International Book Fair, we not only bought quality books and magazines but inexpensive homeschool finds as well. We didn’t want to miss this year’s event so we had to tightly hold on to our wallets and close our eyes on some items. As we […] Read more…

Pink Skirt on a Bike

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When I look at my little girl these days, I get that she was not like me when I was her age. She adores pretty things like pink purses. She likes her hair long and adorns it with dainty clips. She loves to dress up and wears my shoes too.  When I was her age, […] Read more…

Training for Life

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Training is defined by Webster as a process by which someone is taught the skills that are needed for art, profession or job. Athletes go through training to prepare them for a competition. Everyone goes through training whatever our background is. And the cool thing about it is that learning and training never stops. There […] Read more…

Family Commute Challenge

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Most Filipino families are either on vacation or staycation this time of the year because of the Lenten season. Our family does not usually go on vacations this season because beaches and resorts are almost always fully booked and crowded. However, this year, we had no choice but go on a three-day staycation in my […] Read more…

Jianne’s Easy-Peasy Fusilli

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Now that school is out, I don’t have any excuse not to allow the kids to watch TV or use gadgets. I have to be creative in getting them off these electronic thingies. For lunch the other day, I commissioned Jianne to help me prepare a simple pasta dish we call, Tuna Fusilli.  This dish […] Read more…

On My Own

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I was 11 years old when I took public transportation on my own to go to school. Travel time from our home was about 20 to 30 minutes then. Traffic was free-flowing during those days and only a few cars and jeepneys would traverse the major thoroughfares. We didn’t have a helper growing up so my […] Read more…

How Distractions Jumpstart Our Homeschool Day

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Distractions, don’t we have lots of them? I’ve learned that there are some distractions that slow me down and keep me from achieving my goal. Like when I focus on blogging, I get distracted by Facebook updates on the side. So what do I do? I delete the Facebook tab and finish the post I […] Read more…

This Boy Doesn’t Like Sports

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I am the only girl among three siblings. Both of my younger brothers grew up playing basketball and following the PBA or NBA games all the time. The elder of the two boys would join summer tournaments in our village. While our youngest enrolled in Milo’s Basketball Summer Clinic in his elementary days. Up to […] Read more…

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