At 11 months

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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

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"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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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]

Consider Wearing and Using “Belly Armor”

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I wish I had known about Belly Armor by RadiaShield while I was pregnant, especially since I was on electronic devices quite often, using my IPad and … [Continue reading]

You Are My Kryptonite

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Edric threw his work bag into the back of the car, and plopped himself beside me. “You are my Kryptonite,” he said, throwing his arms over his head … [Continue reading]