Review: Balancing Diapers and Deadlines

While I haven’t had a kid in diapers for years, and will not have one in the foreseeable future, I do have deadlines. Piles and piles of monster deadlines. Deadlines with emphasis on that first syllable. And I do need balance. When things are so hectic you haven’t slept in your bed for two nights, falling […]

Review: I Know It

Here at the HP Academy, we love (or rather, Teacher Mommy loves) any reviews that have to do with Math, coding, Science, and writing. And Art. And crafts. And fun stuff… But really, I do try to get Math products for review because I like discovering the different methods for teaching Math. I Know It […]

Easy Champorado from Scratch

I never really was a champorado person, or at least not that I can remember (should ask my mom). But The Hubby likes it, so we occasionally buy boxed champorado mixes. For the uninitiated, champorado is a chocolate-flavored rice porridge that you eat with milk and sugar, or even better, condensed milk. Some people like to […]

Quick Meals: French Beans and Chicken

I love French beans. They’re one of my comfort foods. I also love how quickly they can go from ref to table to hungry mouths. This French beans and chicken recipe is a pretty flexible one. You can use pork, ground meat–even no meat. You can also change the seasoning to whatever strikes your fancy […]

Easy Appetizers: Chicken Liver Pate

Longtime readers will know that The Hubby and I love cooking and having people over, and over the years, we’ve collected several go-to recipes that we can pretty much do with our eyes closed, and still please (most of) our guests’ palates. This super easy chicken liver pate is one of those recipes, and even […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: 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 […]