Wednesday, June 13, 2018

When Parenting Becomes Tough

When Parenting Becomes Tough

There was one night when our eldest Gabi was not feeling well. He doesn't have a fever, so it's more like a headache. He refused to do chores because he requested to be on a rest. So we didn't give him any chore for the day but instead instructed him to rest and go to bed early. 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Sibling Love

Sibling Love

My boys are sometimes like cat and dog. They argue, they shout at each other and they fight (thank God not physically) just like siblings would usually do. But they like to be with each other and they love one another.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Favorite Quotes: The Princess and The Goblin

The Princess and The Goblin

We finished the book The Princess and the Goblin by George Macdonald, and it is one of Gabi's favorite book for Year 3. Here is the synopsis of the story:

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Homeschooling the Early Years - AO Year 0

Homeschooling the Early Years

“In this time of extraordinary pressure, educational and social, perhaps a mother’s first duty to her children is to secure for them a quiet growing time, a full six years of passive receptive life, the waking part of it for the most part out in the fresh air.” (Vol. 1, p. 43)

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Handicraft # 4: Basic Stitches

Basic Stitches

We just wrapped up our Term 2 and we were able to make another handicraft for this term. We worked on 10 Basic Stitches per son's request.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Filipino Biography: Emilio Aguinaldo

Emilio Aguinaldo

Emilio Aguinaldo was our next in our Filipino Biography. We were discussing whether he is indeed a hero or not because he ordered the execution of Andres Bonifacio, the Katipunan's Supremo.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

REVIEW: KB Alpha Arbutin Silver Soap

When I reached the age 30s, make-up is no longer my priority. I want less make-up nowadays but more to skin care. I guess it's the perfect time to take skin care seriously because I am not getting any younger. Although aging is inevitable, taking care of the skin is still a must. Thus, this explains why I am always on a quest to search the best products for me and of course my pocket.

I am blessed to receive this KB Alpha Arbutin SIlver Soap from Yumei Mi-se to try out.

KB Alpha Arbutin SIlver Soap

Friday, April 6, 2018

Ready To Homeschool – A Primer on Homeschooling

There is no better way to educate a child other than homeschooling. I've witnessed so many positive impacts this brought on my children. Not just academically, but more so, in their character and values.

I have been blessed to know first hand what are my children's struggles, fears, and even worries. It is a privilege to be able to assist them in trying times. We share so many struggles and victories on this journey and I know there will be more to come. Thanks be to God for His grace bestowed upon every homeschooling families. It may be stressful at times but it's also rewarding.

These and many others will not be possible had we not made this very important decision. So, if you are considering homeschooling or you want to know more about it, this is your chance!

Ready To Homeschool – A Primer on Homeschooling

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Handicraft # 3: Loom Bands

Loom Bands

This is a quick and easy handicraft to do. From small rubber bands, you can make just anything out of it: bracelet, ring and any kind of accessories. Gabi learned doing this back in the days when he was still going to conventional school (before we decided to homeschool).

Friday, March 30, 2018

The Importance of a Well-crafted and Professionally Written Resume

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.


Graduation is fast approaching. After College, what's next? Whether you plan on taking a break or immediately hunt for a job, a resume is something you need handy.

A resume is a means of presenting yourself to your prospective employer. A well-crafted and professionally written resume will help you in your job search journey. Thus, you should give the content and presentation a due thought. It is said that it takes only 15-30 seconds for an employer to look at a resume before making the initial decision on candidates. So, you need to make sure that you will not lose that opportunity.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Filipino Biography: Andres Bonifacio

Andres Bonifacio

We finished reading the life of Andres Bonifacio from the Great Lives Series of Tahanan Books. We sketched his picture to conclude our studies on his life
"We learn history because those people in the history books were real people with their own battles to face in life, and we can not only get to know those people, but we can look at how they dealt with the issues they faced in their own day, and perhaps take courage from their example to face our own battles. ~ AOPatioChats"

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

A Drop of Water: Experiments


We finished the book, A Drop of Water by Walter Wick as our Science for AO Year 3, Terms 1 and 2. Each topic in this book consists of short lessons (no information overload) which aren't difficult to grasp. There's a corresponding experiment for you to be able to see and experience it for yourself. So, I'm sharing here the collection of the experiments we did.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Unconditional Couples Retreat 2018

Your marriage is an opportunity to showcase God's unconditional love to your spouse. Every day, you live in dependence on God's grace, mercy, and forgiveness and you bend it out toward your spouse as an extension of God's grace, mercy, and forgiveness. We have an amazing privilege of presenting a picture of what God's love is like, not just to our spouse but also to those around us. 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

REVIEW: Mejie Slimming Coffee Plus Collagen

I'm a confessed coffee drinker, it is my most consumed drinks which started when I worked on a graveyard shift. Now that I'm a fulltime Mom, I just can't get it out of my diet since it keeps me awake. Hehe. I usually consume 2-3 glasses of it a day.

I recently shared in my IG account a slimming coffee which I received from Yumei Mise along with other skin care products. 

Slimming Coffee
Php 250.00 per box of 12

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

I Am Married to a Carpenter

My husband Romel loves woodworking a lot! Every time he has spare time after work or on weekends, he prefers doing items from wood. Even when he is sick, he is always itching to have his hands work on woods. He is not just our Tsep Dad, but our house carpenter too.


Thursday, February 8, 2018

Super Blue Blood Moon 2018

We didn't miss the opportunity to witness another spectacular phenomenon, the Super Blue Blood Moon last January 31, 2018.

Super Blue Blood Moon 2018

Friday, February 2, 2018

Life with Glasses

Life with Glasses

Our eldest son got his pair of glasses last January 28, thus the start of his life with glasses.

Who would have thought that our kids, Gabi and Gael will be both wearing glasses while me and my hubby both have good eye vision (20/20)?

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Learn Why International Travel Insurance is Necessary

International Travel Insurance

Travelling is in everyone's blood. Most of us are already filling up planners with go-to places. We love to travel every now and then. It is the most rewarding thing we can think of after an exhausting day at work. We travel to discover new places or break from our usual routine of life. It is something that we should be able to do at least once in our lives.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

2017 Highlights

Welcome, 2018!

2017 Highlights

Year after year, the Lord never failed to reveal himself to us in a very special and personal way. He keeps on surprising us every now and then. For this post, I just want to look back on the previous year and how the Lord has been so faithful to our family in causing things to happen for our good.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

2018 Reading List

2018 Reading List

Since it's already new year, I really want to force myself to read more. I have a couple of books I got which I never got the chance to read. This year, I want to really carve out time for my own personal reading (outside of our school books), for my own intellectual growth and joy.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Handicraft # 2: Paper Sloyd

Handicraft is one of the elements in a Charlotte Mason Education because of its many advantages. One, in particular, is Paper Sloyd. It is also known as a Living Math since it is incorporated in many geometric concepts.

Handicraft # 2: Paper Sloyd

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