Brazil, Brazil


Edric and I are off to Brazil! I just said a tearful goodbye to the kids and cried as I hugged Catalina. This is my first time to leave her since she … [Continue reading]



It's not a pretty title but it's my descriptor for what happened this afternoon, in the car, on Edric's leg, on his leather shoes, on his hand, and … [Continue reading]

At 11 months


Catalina is nearly 1 year old. Has it passed that quickly? It's been 11 months of loving my baby through sleepless nights and soiled diapers. At the … [Continue reading]

The Broken Hour Glass


"Where's Edan?" I asked Elijah and Titus, who were checking out the toys in the bookstore. They shrugged their shoulders and tilted their heads in a … [Continue reading]

Live With Your Wife In An Understanding Way

Edric and Joy

We were in the middle of a morning run when I opened up to Edric about my frustrations with our househelp. The day before they had served a huge … [Continue reading]

Totally Cute Theme For Girl’s Birthday Party


I had the privilege of being a ninang (godmother) during a birthday party today. And I just loved the Farm Girl Theme! What a great idea for a … [Continue reading]

Father To Son-In-Law


This is something I should have posted last week, but here it is anyway... We celebrated a belated Father's Day with my dad two Tuesday nights ago. … [Continue reading]

Bangkal Thrift Store Shopping


In this furnishing stage of our house building, looking for decorative pieces has become one of our favorite bonding activities. Edric and I have … [Continue reading]

This Is What It’s About


When people ask me how I homeschool several children, I tell them the secret is to teach my kids obedience. Character is key. If a child has learned … [Continue reading]

Biz Kidz Version 2


Our kids participated in the Biz Kidz event of TMA Homeschool last Saturday. It was such a well-planned event. I am not tooting my own horn here … [Continue reading]

It’s So Hard to Say Sorry…Sometimes


With five kids who are dual citizens, US and Filipino, Edric and I have to visit the US Embassy and Department of Foreign Affairs more often than most … [Continue reading]

Daddy Flashcards


Our family gift to Edric for Father's Day was a set of "Daddy Flashcards". I asked the kids to give descriptive words or phrases about Edric as a dad, … [Continue reading]