3 Life Lessons from Cars 3

Even though I was standing for probably half the movie, because of course, Gianna and her desire to move struck again, I liked Cars 3. It spoke to me. 1. “Truth is always quicker, kid.” I completely agree. We get to the heart of the issue if we just tell the truth. No mincing ofContinue reading “3 Life Lessons from Cars 3”

T.R.E.N.D.S.

I’m not one who is easily influenced by today’s trends. I like what I like, and they may not necessarily be what’s cool at the moment. Actually, sometimes I only have cool (but very useful) stuff because my husband or mom or friends give them to me as gifts haha. Anyway, this is something weContinue reading “T.R.E.N.D.S.”

Oh Motherhood!

Oh motherhood! “Mooooooommmm?”  “Heeeeeeelllpppp!” “Can I have rice please?” When the bowl of rice is an arm’s reach away. “I can’t find it.” And IT (whatever IT is) is right there in front of her. “Mommy, look!” “Mom mom, look!” “Mommy, look at me!” All at once. “Mommy o!” “Mom, she (insert verb) me!” “Carry!” Continue reading “Oh Motherhood!”

Let’s Talk About Sex Baby!

When the girls were still little, I dreaded the inevitable sex talk. Because we have girls, the responsibility to teach them is mine. My friends and mentors told me how important it is to educate our own kids about sex by age 9, so that they don’t get misinformed or get wrongly exposed to certainContinue reading “Let’s Talk About Sex Baby!”

On Stage Again

One of my daughters has been interested in acting ever since she was little, but we didn’t have the chance or time to commit to any workshops. When Homeschool@Alabang opened in June last year, offering a Musical Theater class that fit into our girls’ regular school schedule, we enrolled both girls since my other daughterContinue reading “On Stage Again”

The Question

The other day, my daughters remembered and told me about something that happened during their last field trip. They love each other, but sometimes they just don’t get along. Daughter 1: Mom, you know when I sat beside her (daughter 2) and her classmate, she suddenly moved to another seat….. Daughter 2: (smiles a half-guilty,Continue reading “The Question”

The Holy Spirit At Work

Danae has been asking for a phone for quite a while now. We always tell her that we don’t think she’s ready for it yet. And besides, if we do get her a phone, it would probably be a non-smart one. Basic, old school phone first. She has an ipad because it’s required for school,Continue reading “The Holy Spirit At Work”

Undeserved 2

Last night, a discussion suddenly became an argument. The intention was to motivate and hopefully produce obedience, but the result unfortunately was the opposite. Noelle: Mom, I’ll just give Ate (big sister) my prize. Me: But love, do you think she deserves your prize? Noelle: (with a smile on her face) Then grace mom. Grace.Continue reading “Undeserved 2”

We Can’t Afford It

Before the school year ended, our family was faced with a dilemma. Do we go back to homeschooling for both girls or do we put them both in regular school? Or should we keep one in regular school and keep the other in homeschool? Our original plan was actually to put both girls in Danae’sContinue reading “We Can’t Afford It”

Undeserved

I have random conversations with my kids, some silly and not so important, others deep and meaningful. Sometimes it starts out with a question or a simple topic, but then I get these thoughts that turn the conversation into a teaching moment. Admittedly, some are so far off topic or too deep that they goContinue reading “Undeserved”