Despacito and the Child

Despacito was playing one day and I little girl was dancing along to it. I was enthralled by it all. The words were pretty catchy and the music has a cool rhythm to it. I Youtubed it and learned the song in an hour. It was fun twisting my tongue to some Spanish I knew nothing […]

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Homeschool + Playtime

Many years ago, it was ‘normal’ to see children play in the streets or in the backyard on their own. I know what it’s like and how fun it was because I grew up in the Philippines a few decades ago where free play was just a part of growing up. Horrible stories about black […]

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Daily Homeschool Schedule

Living in an old, small family-friendly college town in this beautiful state has allowed us to enjoy a wide-range of activities that fit our lifestyle. There is always a lot of things to do for everyone. There are community theaters, festivals, kiddie parks, biking and hiking trails, farms, lakes, wildlife, and so many else to mention. […]

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A Parent’s Ultimate List of FREE Homeschool Resources

Education need not be expensive. There are ways to get it free. Homeschooling, if planned well, can cost you nothing! Yes, nothing! As a busy mom, I get super excited whenever I find a treasure trove of resources for things that I need. There is a wealth of informative sites out there just waiting to […]

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Why Homeschool?

Years ago, homeschooling my own children was not an option solely for one reason: I did not know that option even existed. The first time I met homeschooling families was during an overseas missionary trip to Japan and Mongolia. I was privileged to stay with a particular family for a week. During those times I […]

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31-Day Challenge: Homeschool is Cool School

I am excited today mainly for 5 reasons: First: My favorite season (fall) is here. Yay! Second: October is also here and it’s my birth month. Woohoo! Third, I am in for my second year of the 31-day challenge (Write 31 Days). Another Yay! Fourth: I chose “homeschooling” as my topic/category for the next 31 […]

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Why Do I Make New Year’s Resolutions?

There is so much to love about a new year. For me, it’s about goal-setting — new goals, new resolutions, new beginnings, new chances and a better focus. It represents the start of another race where I compete with my own self. Like a horse with blinders on, I like to keep my focus on what’s […]

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5 Benefits of Gratitude

It is the end of my 31-Day Challenge: The Power of Gratitude series. (Gasp!) It went by so fast. I was quite delayed in publishing some of my write-ups due to our weeklong trip and busy schedule this month, but I was able to express my gratitude by writing in daily posts in my gratitude […]

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A Year in Review

Every year, I like to evaluate myself to see what major things happened and what have I done to improve myself. I am a sucker for self-improvement challenges and self-development projects. I decided to do this year in review to look into the things I have started and wanted to accomplish. Here are some random […]

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Blessings

My Reflections: This beautiful song “Blessings” by Laura Story tells of blessings that come in all forms. Disappointments, failures, frustrations are a part of life. Sometimes we refuse to look beyond those things because we feel our pain is too much. It takes courage and faith to do so. God knows we need it and […]

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