I almost drowned last year in Boracay when I bravely (I’d like to think I was) snorkeled a little too far from where our boat was. Mike was heading back but I somehow (and thankfully) managed to shout his name and he immediately swam towards me to pull me in and save my life. Ever… Continue reading We Are Welcoming 2019 With Nothing
Our family life hasn’t been easy lately, as you have noticed, I’ve barely written any post in the last couple of months. But the downtime let me ponder on a lot of things like how can I effectively influence the future of my children without losing myself in the process? Our goal last year was… Continue reading It’s Not Convenient Having Kids
I believe things, whether good or bad, happens for a reason. We may not always understand why, as Alfred, Lord Tennyson once said: Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die. I was not to question the Sovereign God why did I have to come from a… Continue reading A Broken Family Does Not Mean A Broken Life
It’s the most wonderful time of the year indeed! But do you agree that it is the most expensive and stressful time as well? My love for Christmas rooted from the family I was born into. For us, this is the most joyful season of all, we start decorating in September, finish wrapping gifts by… Continue reading Jesus Is Born! Give Gifts?
Christmas of 2007, I was 19 years old when my then boyfriend, Mike, knew he wanted to marry me. Instead of giving me what most teenage girls would like to get as a gift, probably shoes, make-up or a bag, he gave me an old book. There I was thinking I should break up with… Continue reading The Promised Spouse
How you perceive your son’s future describes how you are raising them today. It’s fathers’ day and all I can think about is Miguel’s behavior. While out for dinner last week, all he ever did was to touch everything he sees. He was like Spiderman with his reflexes that whatever the waiter puts on our… Continue reading Sons and Fathers
What is Homeschool? As defined by the internet, homeschool is a way of educating a child at home by a parent or a tutor. For most homeschoolers, homeschool is not just about academics. Most importantly, it’s about building an intentional relationship with your child while teaching him values that cannot be learned strictly in the… Continue reading Basics of Homeschool
There is a great deal of sorrow with what is happening with the world lately that is associated with killings. Terrorist groups murdering innocent people is one story, but what bothers me the most is the prevalent number of individuals committing suicide. What could have broken them so much that one day, they just decide… Continue reading What Do Children Need?
If you give happiness to people, you give glory to God as well. Let’s talk about passions. I’ve got a lot of friends who would often pour their hearts to me about what they really want to do in life but are stuck to a 9-5 (or sometimes night shift) job while juggling parenting. I… Continue reading Profit From Your Passion
What do parents feel when it’s time to send their kids to college or when their kids decide to get their own place and they no longer see them everyday? Moreover, how does it feel to give away your child in marriage? I am way far from this scenario but just this weekend my 7-year-old daughter brought… Continue reading You Can’t Keep Them Forever