A Greater Purpose For Learning


I have often told my kids that language skills are important. Reading, writing, composition, and comprehension are all necessary and worth the hours … [Continue reading]

Project Playground: Mission Accomplished


My back was killing me last night after Edric, the kids, and I finished building a playground in our backyard. One of our shared "fantasies" as … [Continue reading]

Motivating Children To Learn


Wouldn’t it be great if we could have positively splendid learning days every single day…where our children have voracious appetites for reading, rise … [Continue reading]

Not In Front of the Kids


For the most part Edric and I avoid “SHAMING” one another in front of our children. We don’t make each other look bad so that our kids are forced to … [Continue reading]

Love Beyond Poetry And Passion


When I was married in my 20s, I knew only of young love -- the kind that inspired poetry and passion. But now that love has aged with me and for me in … [Continue reading]

Caught On Camera


This past week, homeschooling solutions asked me to take video answers to questions posited by other homeschoolers or would-be homeschoolers. Since my … [Continue reading]

The Isaac of Money


When my kids do anything noteworthy in their lives, I attribute it to the Lord. I know that I am a flawed mother and it is only by God's grace that my … [Continue reading]

I-Angel Hipseat Carrier


I received an awesome baby carrier as a gift a few weeks ago. It has an ingenious seat built into it that removes the pressure from a mom's back and … [Continue reading]

Complement, Don’t Complicate


"Complement, don't complicate me." That's what Edric said to me at 35,000 feet in the air, on the plane home from Brazil. I was nagging him about a … [Continue reading]

How to Travel Without Your Baby


I’m not an advocate of separating a nursing baby and mother for the sake of traveling. But I believe there are occasions when it may be necessary or … [Continue reading]

Sunrise On Copacobana Beach


A couple of nights ago, Edric told me he was feeling lost. (With the number of hats he has to wear, juggling his responsibilities can get … [Continue reading]

What Is This Love?


Brazilians are very much like Filipinos -- warm, relational, and sincere. It’s been such a joy to interact with them and get to know their culture … [Continue reading]