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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 […]

Do and Learn

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 […]

House and Home

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 […]