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Being Uncommon

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When people find out that we are homeschooling our children, we get varied responses and they are as follows: “Homeschooling? What is that?” “Really? How do you do that?” “Oh… (pause) why?” “Who teaches them? You? Are you a teacher?” “I just don’t have the patience to do that!” “What about socialization?”   Since I […] Read more…

While Waiting

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Being married to a teacher has it’s perks.  Hubby usually comes home with bags filled with gifts from parents, students and co-teachers especially at the end of school year and before the Christmas break.  One memorable gift from the class was a box of Twinings tea. I love tea! The bags were encased in this […] Read more…

Two Peas in a Pod

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My husband and I are blessed to have a boy and a girl. When I was pregnant with Coby, we prayed that it would be a boy. God blessed us with a happy baby boy. The second time we found out we were having another child, we again prayed for a girl to complete the […] Read more…

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…

Hey there

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Hey there! I am Jude Agbayani, a wife, a homeschooling mother of two, an aspiring writer, a health professional and a follower of Jesus Christ. The Chronicles of Mama is my personal blog. Well, it’s just sharing my journey as a homeschooling parent of two kids, Jacob and Jianne.’s not easy to provide home education […] 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…

The Holistic Homeschooler: 10 Ways to Ensure Homeschool Burnout

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As I searched the net for activities for the kids during the break, I was led to this site. This would serve as a reminder for me as we get ready for another homeschooling year. Credits to Michelle for this blog. The Holistic Homeschooler: 10 Ways to Ensure Homeschool Burnout: In the homeschool community, we […] Read more…

School Starts at Home: What You Should Know About Homeschooling

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It was a sunny Tuesday morning at the first day of swim camp.  The coach guided the boys and girls to the other side of the pool, while their moms settled on the benches nearby.  One mom initiated a conversation with another mom, “So where does you child go to school?” The mom would then […] Read more…

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