Do not become the very person you despise. I was writing a Facebook status but realized that my thoughts couldn’t be contained in one line. But don’t worry, this won’t be very long either. The 2016 elections have certainly brought out our values and our character as individuals. I appreciate our freedom to speak, shareContinue reading “My Thoughts on the Elections”
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Still, Why Homeschool?
I still encounter people who ask why we homeschool, as if it’s a step backward or a step in the wrong direction. Well, I’ve written a few articles about the perks I’ve experienced so far. I’ve also actually written about why we homeschool, but it’s not like I can just direct people to visit myContinue reading “Still, Why Homeschool?”
Back to B.A.S.I.C.S.
Because it’s the love month, I promised my victory group that we would be talking about relationships. Last Saturday, I taught them about the basics that I believe would equip them to make the right decisions when it comes to relationships. BOUNDARIES. If you don’t set the boundaries, there is no guarantee that the boysContinue reading “Back to B.A.S.I.C.S.”
How well do you know your child?
Because Danae’s 6 and Noelle’s already almost 3, their personalities are more evident than ever. It definitely showed during our recent trip. For one, well this one’s not new at all, they’re both witty and funny. Years ago, Danae at age 3 exclaimed as we landed in Manila probably from Cagayan de Oro, “Thank youContinue reading “How well do you know your child?”
Danae got me!
We were reviewing for Danae’s first achievement test last week and came across examples of polite expressions in her English book. The exercise was for her to choose the proper response for a specific situation. Things like how to respond when someone thanks you. Should you say “Whatever!” or “You’re welcome!”? The most interesting scenarioContinue reading “Danae got me!”
Ten Times Better Already
We named Danae after Daniel of the Bible. He’s one of our favorite people, along with Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. They had great faith and courage, and were ten times better than their counterparts. But before I continue, this blog is in NO WAY AIMED TO MAKE YOU COMPARE YOUR KIDS or other kids toContinue reading “Ten Times Better Already”
I CHOOSE CONFLICT 2
“I’ve always been like this.” “This is my personality. This is me. Take it or leave it.” “If you’re not used to it by now, then you don’t really know me yet.” “People keep telling me this over and over again. They misunderstand me.” Ever heard these things come out of your mouth? Well, they’veContinue reading “I CHOOSE CONFLICT 2”
I CHOOSE CONFLICT!
Being married and raising kids is a tough, tough job. But the way I see it, we spouses and parents, have two choices when we see our family members having trouble with something or doing something we don’t agree with or when we see that they’re about to make a big mistake. Do we engageContinue reading “I CHOOSE CONFLICT!”
FRANTIC and FRUITFUL FEBRUARY 1
The month began with a plan. We wanted to hold a party for this home for orphaned kids called My Father’s House. We, the youth staff and I, could have taken the easy route — organized, planned and executed everything ourselves — but we didn’t. We wanted the youth involved. We did not want toContinue reading “FRANTIC and FRUITFUL FEBRUARY 1”
EYE CONTACT When Danae was born, I was mesmerized. I could not take my eyes off her and she loved looking into my eyes as well. We would hold our gaze for minutes at a time, especially while she was breastfeeding. It was like communicating to each other how deeply we loved each other, silently.Continue reading “CONTACT!”