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Life After Homeschool: Our First Homeschooler Completes High School

Today, our first homeschooler graduates in senior high school. Next month begins a new season as he enters college. This graduation is a long time coming, but we are still grateful to celebrate his progress and achievement for two years. Jacob started homeschooling in first grade. He was my first student, and I admit I …

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What’s My Career Path?

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, …

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Ma-I, Filipino Manga Series

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 …

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Homeschooling 101

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 …

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I Love My Job, My KidZania Job!

Most homeschoolers along with other groups, were blessed to be given a preview of this newly opened play city in Taguig called KidZania. This is strategically located at the Park Triangle in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, where Lego Manila is also housed. It’s right across the International Schools and Market Market. My husband who works at …

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Kodanda Archery Range Opens in South Metro

Pop Quiz: Can you name these famous archers? When the movie Lord of the Rings came out, I was mesmerized with Legolas. Times have changed and now Daryl, the crossbow-zombie-fighting character, has replaced the long-haired elf in my heart. Weird? Looking at these archers standing tall, chin close to the bow, one arm extended in …

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It’s All Worth It After All

On Monday, our eldest child, our first homeschooler, opened the door (literally and figuratively) to a new school set up. He is still homeschooled but three times a week he will be learning majority of his lessons in a study center. I, on the other hand, will be teaching him English and computer at home. …

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Shy Shelly: Mom and Daughter Book Review

At the recent Pursuit Manila gathering, the Moms and soon-to-be-Moms were treated like queens by the team of young women behind Pursuit Manila. I will be writing more about this Mother’s day treat in the coming week. Not only were the Moms given adorable gifts to take home, they also provided books for our kids …

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And That’s a Wrap: Homeschool Graduation

Today, our family’s first homeschooler, Coby, goes up the stage to receive his grade school diploma. The road we dared to walk on six years ago started out of curiosity.  The decision to homeschool was easy but the determination to complete was close to impossible.  Too many times I gave up. And it was during …

Coby's "Earthquake Scene" for Science. Notice the police car and the ambulance :)
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When God Says Stop

Have you ever experienced something like this: You are about to do or say something then you feel this strong urge to just stop?  You don’t know what it is or who is it that’s preventing you from taking the next step.  Some say it’s your conscience, a “higher power” or for the believers, it’s …