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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Our Informal Homeschooling Update

In my previous post, I talked about us deciding to delay enrolling Nate in a school for another year and just informally homeschooling for the last year that he's exclusively ours.

So far, our so-called homeschooling is going fine. We spend 1.5 - 2 hours every Mondays to Fridays for this. I call it informal homeschooling because there was no curriculum and seminar before this. I just want for Nate to learn how to read and write before we enroll him. So far, things are going really well.

Monday, June 18, 2018

5 Tips to Taking Care of Your Lawn During the Summer

Here in the Philippines, the rainy season has officially ended. In fact, the recent typhoon has just left the Philippine area of responsibility. On the complete opposite, though, summer has just started in the other parts of the Globe like the USA. It is now their time to bond and enjoy the lovely beaches. :)

A green, healthy lawn adds value to your home. Even more, it adds beauty and a homey feeling whenever we are in the comfort of our own house. However, the summer heat can take a toll on your lawn which means that you may need to pay some extra attention to it. It also needs the right amount of water in order to avoid drying up in the sunlight. Your grass could quickly become dull or dry if you do not take care of it beforehand. Once you see early signs of pests or drying up in small patch areas, do not wait for it to spread out.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Bye Summer, Hello Bed Weather (and Informal Homeschooling)

Just like that, summer is done and we've already spent the first half of 2018!

Where did time go, seriously? 

If you notice, this year, I don't post on this blog as often as I did 2 years ago.

I have been contemplating and discussing with Dane since last February or March whether or not we should enroll Nate to a school already.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

While He Plays...

I am writing this while Nate plays inside a playhouse and I'm outside waiting for him.

I watch him run, have fun and do his own thing - on his own now. The last time we were here, he's still not allowed inside without a guardian.

This reality hits me yet again - my son is growing up sooo fast! It seems like it was just yesterday when I shed my first tear after seeing him for the first time. Now, he's slowly doing this on his own.

 I hear so many advice from fellow moms already about treasuring every moment. And it's true, 100%.

Although I am proud of his milestones, I am sad at the same time because I know that every achievement is one step closer to him being independent.

Later on, he'll be all grown up and will leave us...Oh, I don't want to even think about it.

We all go through the selfless phase. I have and it wasn't easy. Who knows, I might go through that again. And it will never be easy having to go through all of it again. I can't imagine how tiresome it was and every time I look back, I can't help but thank God that we made it.

Parenting is never easy and I'll be honest I'm torn whenever I think about having another child. Having another one sounds really great but at the same time, my postpartum experience was a bit traumatic for me - at least for the first 2 years. So at this time, I don't think I'm ready for another one and I don't know when I'll be but I know someday I will be.

For every mom who is too tired because of lack of sleep now, know that this will not last long. And one day, when you start seeing your child do things on his/her own, you'll look back and say that everything was definitely worth it!

Aja, moms!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

No Mom Is An Island: Becoming a WAHM with FHMoms

Photo grabbed from the FHMoms group page
What I thought was an ordinary day after work was one of the days I'll always be thankful for - the day I joined a closed Facebook group called Filipina Homebased Moms or FHMoms (recommended on my newsfeed by Facebook).

FHMoms is a community of Filipina WAHMs and WAHM-wannabes, and girl, I tell you, this group is among the FB groups that I feel I really belong.
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