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Review: LitWits Kits

We HPs are a bookish family, and we have had lively discussions about and jumping off from books we’ve read as a family. The Hunger Games trilogy, for example, has led to countless talks (and sometimes–ehem– lectures) about Dystopian and Utopian societies, dictatorship, martial law, the current Philippine political scene, morality and hard choices. However, […]

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Review: LitWits Kits

We HPs are a bookish family, and we have had lively discussions about and jumping off from books we’ve read as a family. The Hunger Games trilogy, for example, has led to countless talks (and sometimes–ehem– lectures) about Dystopian and Utopian societies, dictatorship, martial law, the current Philippine political scene, morality and hard choices. However, […]

Review: Thinkwell Honors 8th Grade Math

I have been eyeing Thinkwell for a couple of years already, but never seriously considered it due to budget constraints. I was thrilled to be chosen to review one of their 6th to 8th Grade Math courses. After taking the placement test, Raine (12yo, 7th grade) qualified for the Honors 8th Grade Math course. It […]

Review: Creating a Masterpiece Drawing Program

It’s no secret that I have grand aspirations of the artistic bent (and my kids always remind me, “expectations versus reality!”). Which is why reviewing the Drawing Program from Creating a Masterpiece is such a joyful thing. We reviewed Creating a Masterpiece a couple of years back, and I am pretty happy with our experience […]

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Review: CrossTimber – Name Meaning Gifts

We were chosen to review Your Amazing Name – Personalized Adventures for EVERY Name! from CrossTimber – Name Meaning Gifts. We received a personalized cartoon video for Breeze, which featured Breeze’s artwork, her photo, a message from me, and the meaning of her name. The video is almost 30 minutes long. I watched the video […]

HP Bulletin #429

We have been so overwhelmed lately. We’ve had to move house suddenly. And now that we’ve finally transferred our 845,378 boxes and bags of stuff, we have to unpack and put away all that. So. We have, however, started our newest school year! Raine is 7th grade, and Breeze, 4th. Time flies! We’re on our […]

Review: Simply Music

Raine has been learning to play the piano for over a year now, and she’s raring to play pieces that aren’t in her beginner’s piano book. That’s why I was intrigued by the Music & Creativity – Foundation Course created by Neil Moore of Simply Music . Simply Music is perfect for those who want […]