The HPs’ Annual MIBF Field Trip

I have been going to the Manila International Book Fair longer than The Hubby and I have been together (17 years in November!). It used to be held at the World Trade Center on the corner of Roxas Boulevard and Buendia Avenue, which was about two blocks down from where I lived. My mom and […]

Review: Carole P. Roman Storybooks

We all love reading in HP Household, and the opportunity to review children’s books from Carole P. Roman was too good to pass up. Besides, some of her books coincided with our lessons. We chose two books from her If You Were Me and Lived in… series: Renaissance Italy and The American West. We also […]

Review: Progeny Press ‘The Silver Chair’ E-Guide

I have always loved reading, and I’m thrilled that the girls have picked up on that as well (to the point of uselessness sometimes, as they read and lounge amidst all the chores that have to be done—but that’s a completely different post). One thing that I never really did though was dig deeper into […]

Where’s My Heart?

I attended an enlightening writers’ workshop last Saturday, and of all the things I learned, what really struck me (hard) was when the speaker, Nelson Dy, asked us to write our Writer’s Mission Statement. Why did I start this blog? I wanted to encourage other moms who were also grappling with this motherhood thing. Those […]

Review: Is There Anything Better Than Candy? Box-Tract

This paper pumpkin candy holder (say it ten times fast!) from Let the Little Children Come is the most unusual–but fun!–product we’ve reviewed so far. Officially titled the Is There Anything Better Than Candy Box-Tract, this tiny treat box is actually a tool to help share the Gospel with children.   The box tracts come […]

Review: Everyday Homemaking – The Everyday Family Chore System

This review for The Everyday Family Chore System by Vicki Bentley of Everyday Homemaking couldn’t have come at a better time. One of the reasons that I haven’t been able to regularly update this blog is because we’ve been operating on semi-survival mode since June, when The Amazing AL, our part-time housekeeper for the past […]

HP Bulletin # 346

The past few weeks have been eventful. Rather, they have been uneventful, save for one eventful event, which rendered the rest of the time unable to support any other events of significance. Did that befuddle you? No worries, I’m as fuddled as can be too. The Amazing Aling Lourdes, or AL for short, our mistress […]

Review: Home School in the Woods Time Travelers American Early 19th Century

Ever since we did the review on Home School in the Woods Passport Project Middle Ages (which I did mostly with Breeze, since we’re going through World History), Raine has been begging me to get her something for her own American History studies. We were thrilled when we got the opportunity to review Time Traveler […]

The HPs’ Weekly Math Thing #2

I call Breeze my little tourbillon–she’s always a whirlwind of energy zipping all around at full volume. One thing she does every single day, several times a day, is run from their room to our room, leaping over any obstacles, be it a couch, her sister’s wooden train setup, or the cat. Her finale is a […]

Review: Homeschool Planet

I am a planner junkie. I have at any given moment at least two paper planners and a couple of apps that I use sporadically. However, I can never seem to get into the system of actually using my planners for long term, and after a couple of weeks, my planners are a ghost town […]