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The HP Academy of Homeschool Shmool

This year, we finally took the plunge and decided to homeschool the girls. It wasn’t a sudden decision; I informally homeschooled the girls before we put them in for Kinder, and it was always one of the options, albeit not the most likely one. Until now. Why did we decide to homeschool? Three main reasons. […]

Do and Learn

The HP Academy of Homeschool Shmool

This year, we finally took the plunge and decided to homeschool the girls. It wasn’t a sudden decision; I informally homeschooled the girls before we put them in for Kinder, and it was always one of the options, albeit not the most likely one. Until now. Why did we decide to homeschool? Three main reasons. […]

Child’s Play

There used to be an ad (Milo, I think) that said something like, “A child playing is a child at work.” And true enough; Maria Montessori says that play is the work of a child. Play is how kids learn to deal with the world around them, how they practice skills—from motor to social to […]

Rainy Day Activity #1: Fizzing Fun

Raine is on sem break this week (a preschooler with a sem break!) the weather has been rather dismal, and the girls have been antsy. So I decided to try out the most fun of kiddie science experiments: the magic mix of baking soda and vinegar. And what can be more fun than baking soda […]

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5 Budget-Friendly Kids Play Room Ideas

It’s a simple fact that kids love to play and they will never have enough of it. Besides school playgrounds, they should be provided with a nice place to do so at home as well. Bedroom and the sitting room may serve your kids well for that purpose, but having their own playroom is a […]

Lemon Bars, Child Labor, and Tough Love

This is really a recipe post. The girls baked a scrumptious batch of lemon bars this afternoon. But I have a longish intro; scroll down if you want to skip it and go straight to the recipe. Raine, who turned 9 a couple of months ago, decided that she was old enough to bake on […]

The Weekly Menu Experiment – Week 1

I’ll come straight out and say it. I would rather wash the dishes than make the weekly menu. I know that coming up with what to cook for dinner and breakfast (because lunch is always last night’s leftovers) daily is stressful, and I know that making the weekly menu will relieve that stress. I know […]