12 Days: Random Acts of Christmas Kindness for Families

The song “12 Days of Christmas” hit the radio airwaves the next day after Thanksgiving. My little ones and I have been singing that song around the house and in the car since that day. We make up our own silly lyrics but the one thing that does not change are the words “my true […]

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DIY Toddler Safe All-Purpose Cleaners

Household chemicals are getting more and more popular over the last few years. This is usually due to the fact that the active substances contained in the detergents’ ingredients is larger and a single dose of the cleaner is absolutely sufficient for cleaning a large surface. And the more efficient a certain detergent is, the […]

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A Mommy Story: The 5th Cup of Milk

“Be careful, Mommy. It’s very hot.” My excited 2-year old handed me a pink princess tea cup. I asked her what was in it. She said, “Coffee”. I said, “Thank you, princess, but Mommy doesn’t drink coffee. I’m sorry.” She quickly said, “It’s milk.” I pretended to drink it and made an exaggerated “Ahh! It’s […]

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A Mom’s Simple Pleasures

I’m dreamy. Life with my children makes me dreamy. He’s fast asleep. Careful not to wake him, I walk into the room to check on him. He looks so content, so at peace. I can hear him breathe a sigh as though feeling my presence. I stay close and he scoots to me even closer […]

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An Object Lesson from a Child

While at an outdoor sundown worship, we were asked to think and share of object lessons on the things we saw around us that day. We were at a beautiful rental home with a gorgeous secret paradise in its backyard. There was a huge quarry at the back of the property, and there were little […]

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Too Busy to be Thankful?

It was quite late in the evening and we all felt sleepy and tired. We met with some friends early that night and it took us a while before we could finally make a trip to the store to buy groceries. My mind was occupied trying to make sure I did not forget the things we needed to […]

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Playful Kiddie Adventures

What’s good about my childhood in the 1980s was the weather because it did not matter if the sun was blaring hot or it was raining cats and dogs, my siblings and I and our friends were always playing outside. The only thing that could stop us from going out at that time was the threat […]

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Homeschool Curriculum 2016-1017

A big chunk of my time was put towards planning my kids’ homeschool curriculum this SY 2016-2017. Even with all the homeschooling planners and organizers that are available, I found it rather overwhelming to even know how to start. I had been searching for a curriculum that best fits our lifestyle and beliefs. When it comes to homeschooling, I am […]

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The Importance of Family Worship

Imagine a home — the whole family is gathered together, singing, studying the Word, sharing stories, praying, embracing — that’s family worship. I am excited about this topic today. It is one that’s very dear to my heart and it is also my favorite memory in my parent’s home. Daily Rituals Each morning, as early as 4:00 am, my folks […]

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Homeschooling the Family

We ‘officially opened’ our Cool School Homeschool this year and had our first day today with our one K5 student and one day care student. Then there’s mommy and daddy who are also students of life and for life. So together, we embarked on this journey to homeschool the family. 😀  It was fun and not that messy as I […]

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