As I sat my kid down this week to ask him what he thinks about going easy on gift giving this Christmas, he was not instantly enthusiastic about it for sure. But I knew that when he fell silent, he was already in his thinking mode. In fact, we are to sort out stuff from his closet that he has not used in a long while.
With the havoc that is the Super Typhoon tragedy, my bent is towards influencing my boys to go easy on the shopping route this holiday season. It is a month until Christmas and we still have not done any holiday shopping yet and we are okay. Truth be told, even without the tragedy, there are just too much stuff already and I would love for us to bless other people in a more personal way, more than the material stuff.
It has been almost three months since I got back to taking in a full 8 hour job (still as working from home) as an SEO virtual assistant. The only thing that got me to take this job is its flexible schedule, allowing me to work on my available time.
The flexible schedule is perfect as it still allows me to take care of my house and homeschool my son. It can get crazy but I love that I am privileged to do these things!
One thing I have been lagging a lot on is blogging. I have tons to blog about but barely have the time to get down to it. I squeeze in an article or two on weekends but that’s it. This SEO job is such a welcome blessing as online advertisers are getting more scarce nowadays. (Continue reading…)
Now that my son is eight, he has developed this routine of doing his morning devotions before heading on over for breakfast and homeschooling. I love seeing the two of us get to God’s word some two feet apart devoting time to learn God’s truth.
I had to remind him a few times the past year. But now is already in his system that the few times he forgets and gets reminded in the middle of the day, he’d stop whatever he’s doing to sit down on his devotional. Now, whenever I listen to podcasts by either James Dobson or John Piper throughout the day, I get surprised that he actually gets the messages of the speakers. (Continue reading…)
Having a very musical husband and son have allowed for our family to enjoy family time on our usual staycations, whether that will be home or out of town, we will always have a time of making music together.
We are currently on our third week of our homeschool break. As much as we love homeschooling, we do look forward to hiatus like this. It is our usual time of family vacation where we can actually leave our homeschool materials and PACES back home.
Aside from spending time roaming around the metro and our occasional out of town getaways, what we really love doing lately is staycation right at home. (Continue reading…)
Whoever said moms cannot do fashion? Motherhood does not have to mean sloppy and untidy. If at all, after all first few months of being overwhelmed with a brand new baby, we are responsible to get right back up and care for ourselves enough to get back to shape. A baby is no reason to look like a drag. We can only be as resilient as we want to be.
While it is true a change of wardrobe should be in place, given the post-pregnancy fats we often have to deal with, we should always have a goal of exercising towards our normal weight. As I went to check out lovely sites, I came across this nice shopping sit that carries a variety of dresses, gowns and cocktail dresses.
I particularly love this laced, off-shoulder, daffodil colored dress. The Taffeta fabric and overall elegance makes for a lovely ensemble for a special occasion. Yes, even moms like me can rock this piece. The worldwide free shipping is a bonus, really. (Continue reading…)
Dry eyes season is here again, at least for me. Some couple of years back, I was prescribed a pair of multi-coated rimless eyeglasses that I should use whenever I use the computer. I’m back to using these again and using artificial tears to relieve my eyes from the dry eye syndrome. Here’s hoping this dry eye season will soon be done for me.
The hubby’s birthday is coming up in a few weeks and as usual I still do not have anything planned I can give him. (Continue reading…)
We are finally done with Level 4 homeschooling our 8 year old son. Tomorrow, I am swinging by LHA in Ortigas to submit our son’s Level 4 PACE tests, master record sheet, score keys and books. We will also be ordering his Level 5 books then.
For now, we are looking into getting our homeschooler ready for Singapore Math and some keyboard lessons. (Continue reading…)