The Woman Who Taught Me Everything

“Look with your eyes, not with your mouth”, I heard Mama say it when I opened my mouth to complain about not finding what I needed. It was just one of her momisms. This is the woman who taught me everything about life. Her loving ways was balanced with a toughness that I admire about her. It […]

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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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A Christmas Story: The White Envelope

As much as I want time to slow down, December is here and many families are starting the countdown until Christmas. I have so many favorite Christmas stories and some that left an impression in my heart over these years. Many stories have become special to me but there are a few that changed my perspective and […]

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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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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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Story of Healing: My Son Had Severe Eczema l

It was a day full of mixed emotions, two days after my pregnancy due date. The only option given to me was to have an emergency c-section after several hours of grueling labor. My vital signs looked fine but my son’s was showing some distress on the monitor. I wanted so bad to give birth naturally […]

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Facing Fear: Letter to My Parents

Dearest Pa and Ma, Fear looked at me in the eye. It stared me down. I looked away as tears touched my cheeks soaking down my broken heart. You won, I said. It was my greatest fear — the fear of losing both of you. When it came, it shocked me, rocked me to my core, and mocked […]

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13 States 13 Days On the Road

How did you do that with two little ones? A friend of mine asked when I informed her that we were on a 13 days-13 states-family-road-trip back in March. I know it’s already summer but it’s also vacation time for a lot of families. And so, I am sharing this little adventure that we did just in […]

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