Archive of ‘Homelife’ category

Taming the Tongue

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The greatest influence our children would have is us, their parents. We taught them how to talk and guided them as they started to walk. It’s funny when I see kids walk and talk like their parents. It’s like looking at mini versions of Mom and Dad. Not only do we pass on physical traits […] Read more…

How We Won an iPad at the Philippine Homeschool Conference

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If we built a school from the ground up based on how children learn best, we’d build a HOME. – Debra Bell The Homeschool Association of the Philippine Islands (HAPI) recently concluded the 4th Philippine Homeschool Conference last May 19, 2012. Throngs of homeschooling dads and moms along with prospective homeschooling families flocked the 5th […] Read more…

Free Milk for Babies

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I was a senior in high school back in the 90’s when our English teacher asked us to visit the library. We were told to search for subjects that might interest us for our term paper. As I rummaged through the old books and encyclopedias, I stumbled upon an article on breastfeeding in a woman’s […] Read more…

Winning and Losing

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 Galations 6:9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. (NIV) Three weeks ago, Jianne, our 5-year-old, attended her first Daily Vacation Bible School (DVBS) in our church. It was a 2-day affair with a culmination activity on the third day. […] Read more…

Mom’s Milk

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Created June 24, 2011Breastfeeding is still best for babies…I was a young girl when I first a mother breastfeed her child.  I was shocked to see our helper exposing her breast while her little baby boy tried to latch on. I tried to figure out what she was doing then I realized she was feeding […] Read more…

What I Learned This Summer

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“The word of the Lord came to me saying, Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1: 4-5 He was a typical one-year-old boy.  He was full of energy, strong and loved to laugh […] Read more…

“Look Ma, No Mess” — How to Preserve your Kids’ Artwork

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When you enter your kids’ room, do you open to a room filled not only with toys laying on the floor but of papers filled with your their drawings? How about when you open your favorite notebook or notepad, do you see some pages drawn with cars, stick figure people, flowers or house? How about […] Read more…

Turn the Page

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We turn the page of a book or a magazine when we have skimmed through it…when we have read and absorbed everything we need to get out of it or at times we turn the page when we don’t like what we read and we just want to skip that page.  We also turn the […] Read more…

What? No TV?

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Last Saturday, I got my own copy of Luanne Shackelford’s book “A Survivor’s Guide to Homeschooling”.  Yes, I am a homeschool mom of almost 2 years now.  I started homeschooling our eldest son last year for Grade 1.  I have no idea what I got myself into really but as I always say, only by […] Read more…

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