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Thoughts Below Zero 

As I type this, I am waiting for my next appointment in the press center at the PALEXPO in Geneva, Switzerland. I’m dressed in severe business  black, my official press ID hanging from my neck. A far cry from the usual shorts and t-shirts I wear to my ‘office’ at home (must say that I […]

Do and Learn

Review: SchoolhouseTeachers.com Yearly Membership

Over the Christmas break, the kids and I got to check out the perks of having a Yearly Membership from SchoolhouseTeachers.com—the curriculum site of The Old Schoolhouse magazine. And ‘curriculum site’ is exactly what it sounds like. You can find your entire year of homeschool curriculum in all the major subjects, short online classes on […]

Building Blocks of Homeschooling: What I Learned

Getting up at 5AM and feeding, bathing, dressing up all the HPs, and getting us out of the house before 7AM and right smack into the my-lola-walks-faster-than-this traffic just to be somewhere merely 5km away before 8:30AM—this exercise in fortitude and patience reminds me again of one of the reasons we decided to homeschool. I […]

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 […]

House and Home

Free Downloadable Planner Pages

Another year, another chance to do great things! This was supposed to be a longer post, but life gets in the way. Just in case you still need a planner, here are some pages you can print out for free! These were designed by my cousin Diane a few years ago, but they’re still pretty […]

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 […]