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Mathematize Your Home: Board Games

    One of the sneaky ways we use to work in some Math skills into our regular, non-formal-studying lives is play board games. The girls love board games. We started with the beginner ones like Snakes and Ladders and Candyland, to Richard Scarry games to the girls’ current favorite, Monopoly.   Aside from the […]

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Mathematize Your Home: Board Games

    One of the sneaky ways we use to work in some Math skills into our regular, non-formal-studying lives is play board games. The girls love board games. We started with the beginner ones like Snakes and Ladders and Candyland, to Richard Scarry games to the girls’ current favorite, Monopoly.   Aside from the […]

A Walk in the Clouds

A few weeks ago, we were invited by my sister-in-law, Rose, to visit Camp N to join a mountain bike clinic and try out the rest of their outdoor adventure facilities. We planned to get in before 9AM, zip through the activities, then leave by 1PM so we could still make it back in time […]

Mathematize Your Home: Jellybeans—[Math] Tricks for Treats

In the HP household (that’s ours), we usually ration out desserts, treats, and other sweets. We once received a huge jar of jellybeans as a gift—and it lasted for months! After a proper meal, the kids would get, at most, only 10 jellybeans. Since our jar had 49 flavors and then some, each bean had […]

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Mathematize Your Home: Board Games

    One of the sneaky ways we use to work in some Math skills into our regular, non-formal-studying lives is play board games. The girls love board games. We started with the beginner ones like Snakes and Ladders and Candyland, to Richard Scarry games to the girls’ current favorite, Monopoly.   Aside from the […]

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 […]