Love a Man Who Lets You Sing and More Things I’ve Done Right

We’re six days shy of our 13th wedding anniversary. But given that tomorrow is Valentine, I thought I’d hit two dates with one post.  The Hubby has been in couplehood with me for 18 years, and we have known each other for almost 31 years, which is three-fourths of our lives. This is my annual […]

Review: A Pirate’s Guide t’ th’ Grammar of Story

Both Raine and Breeze didn’t work too well with the Language Arts program of Sonlight and Bookshark, so we were looking for a better alternative. Raine found her groove with Apologia’s Writers in Residence this year (more on this in a separate post). Breeze was a little more difficult to pin down. When I got […]

HP Bulletin # 392

We HPs are settling in our new house, and everyone except me seems to have adjusted to the much, much colder weather. I wear a long-sleeved turtleneck top under a sweatshirt under a jacket, plus pants and extra thick socks while the girls run around barefoot with no jackets; The Hubby even wears shorts around […]

The HPs Are Now Much Cooler

And we mean that literally. We moved up to Baguio City, where the temperatures range from 12 to 22 degrees. Washing dishes can be freezing, and a hot shower is one of the most wonderful things in the world. It took quite some time for us to get here though. The Hubby and I had […]

Grace to Be a Beginner

I indulged myself last Sunday and had a crafternoon date with one of my friends. Those who know me know that I love to dabble in arts and crafts and, perhaps more significantly, I love hoarding arts and crafts supplies with no idea how to use them (of course hoarding is a relative term, as […]

Laundry and Life

I remember this one time I was helping my mom with the family laundry. I groused and complained over each step. “I don’t like switching the loads between tubs,” I declared (ours was a semi-automatic twin tub washing machine). “There are so many loads!” “You know what I hate most? Making sampay (hanging the clothes on […]

Review: Forbrain

I always tease my daughters that they each have two volume settings for their speaking voices. Breeze’s voice settings are only Loud and Louder; and Raine’s are Soft and Mumble. My aunt (who works with special needs kids) was telling me about a voice feedback hack to help the kids hear themselves better so they […]

Review: Let the Little Children Come

I find talking about God, the Gospel, and salvation daunting sometimes, especially when talking to children. That’s why this Gospel Tracts and Evangelism Tools Sampler Pack that I got for review  from Let the Little Children Come is wonderful. Each of the ten items in the pack helps engage children children’s attention and interest, and makes […]

Review: Brinkman Adventures

We have been enjoying audiobooks for some time now, and a well-narrated one can keep the girls enthralled for hours (Neil Patrick Harris’ reading of Beverly Cleary’s Henry Huggins has been the hands-down winner so far). We’ve never tried a full-production radio drama like Brinkman Adventures before, so I was excited to have the girls […]

Review: Super Teacher Worksheets

The girls love worksheets, so the Individual Membership from Super Teacher Worksheets was a welcome review. Super Teachers Worksheets is a by-membership site where you can find and download a plethora of worksheets (mostly for K to 5th grade, with some of the chapter book activities going up to 7th grade). With worksheets that cover […]