My second child has extremely sensitive skin and since the day she was born, we have had to deal with it. She is allergic to pet dander, house dust, harsh soaps, peanuts and tomatoes, among others. The allergist even advised us to live where there are no acacia trees nearby. My husband and I then [...]
The headlines in the first week of August shocked Filipinos: Ivan Padilla, leader of the car theft gang at 23, dead in a shootout with police agents. It wasn’t his death that people talked about. Mostly, it was the fact that at age 23, he was a criminal, the leader of a gang that stole [...]
I was a grade school teacher once. Aside from the subjects I taught, it was also my task as a class teacher to prepare my class for school competitions. It was hard for me because I have always disliked competitive environments. Competition tends to breed hostility among people and this always causes a lot of [...]
Whenever my son doesn’t want to pack away his toys, I would tell him that the garbage truck that he sees every morning takes away the toys that boys and girls do not want to pack way. This strategy has worked like a charm so far, together with the use of a little dramatics. At [...]
My son and I are newbie homeschoolers who only seriously started in the Summer of 2010. Our sessions usually start at around 10 a.m. After breakfast, I let my son ride his bike, play with his toys or even watch TV before we start our “classes.” I put on the Teacher hat, so to speak, [...]
I am extremely busy these days. I hardly even have time to blog. Every waking -and sleeping- moment I have is occupied by my kids. Don’t get me wrong. I am not complaining. I just miss my husband’s presence. Not only is his presence comforting and helpful to me, but to the kids as well. [...]
I have been busy looking around for a homeschool provider for my little boy who is turning 5 in June. I started considering it more seriously after our attempts at conventional schooling did not produce satisfactory results.
Wow, I have finally ventured into the world of blogging. It’s not that I have lots of disposable time. On the contrary, I hardly have any as I am a stay-at-home mother (SAHM) of two toddlers. And any mother would know how crazy life could be with two little ones around.