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I did an interview about homeschooling on CNN’s Real Talk, along with fellow homeschoolers Mariel Uyquiengco and UP Prof Ched Azardon. I am happy that more and more moms are getting interested in it.

reminding myself why we homeschool

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Summer is over and a new schoolyear is about to start. For most moms, they are breathing a sigh of relief. For them, the end of summer means they have their lives back and have more time for themselves as the kids will be in school most of the day. But as for me, and other homeschooling moms, I breath a sigh of panic and apprehension. Panic because I still have yet to complete our books and the lesson plans we will be using for the next ten months. Apprehension because once again, I face the fact that the education of our kids is in my hands and if I foul up, I wonder how they will turn out. I think now is a good time to remind myself why we homeschool, why I choose to be their teacher than send them off to school, and why all the sacrifice […]

moments i look for

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There are many reasons why we love homeschooling. Over the next few weeks and months, I will be talking to you about each one of them. But today, let me tell you what’s on top of my list. Homeschooling allows us more time to address the issues of our children’s hearts. Some of our children’s behavioral problems go unnoticed and are not dealt with simply because we are not there. But since our kids are home most of the time, and we are intereacting most of the day, I am able to spot character flaws and bad attitudes and can deal with them right away. Arguing, whining, complaining, fighting between siblings, sarcasm, temper tantrums, laziness, impatience, lack of respect for parents… these are only the external behavior that indicate what is inside their hearts. These behaviors are only the fruit of heart issues like selfishness, pride, ungratefulness. If Ryan gives […]

moments i look for

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There are many reasons why we love homeschooling. Over the next few weeks and months, I will be talking to you about each one of them. But today, let me tell you what’s on top of my list. Homeschooling allows us more time to address the issues of our children’s hearts. Some of our children’s behavioral problems go unnoticed and are not dealt with simply because we are not there. But since our kids are home most of the time, and we are intereacting most of the day, I am able to spot character flaws and bad attitudes and can deal with them right away. Arguing, whining, complaining, fighting between siblings, sarcasm, temper tantrums, laziness, impatience, lack of respect for parents… these are only the external behavior that indicate what is inside their hearts. These behaviors are only the fruit of heart issues like selfishness, pride, ungratefulness. If Ryan gives […]