Few Things to Consider when Buying a Property

Buying a property is a huge decision on your part. After all, you will be spending a considerable amount of money on this type of purchase. In fact, buying a home is usually the most significant purchase that a person makes in his or her life. Therefore, a great deal of thought should go into ...

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The State of Matter – Kindergarten

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I introduced the State of Matter to my children last month. Yes, this is quite a late post. Anyway, let me share to you today how our lesson went. We started our lesson with a chant. “matter, matter, solid, liquid, gas. matter, matter, solid, liquid, gas. matter, matter, they are everywhere!”. Reciting the chant made it easy for them to remember ...

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A Bobbing to Blissful Year

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I looked at the calendar today, and saw that there is only 1 more day left for the year 2015. I’ve got an opportunity to write today, so I thought of sharing how the year 2015 went our way. Well, there are happy and sad events in our family this year. Let me begin with the ...

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Ms. Philippines is Ms. Universe 2015

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Filipino nitezens took a break from the hyped-up debate on which presidential candidate should we vote this coming 2016 election, after Ms. Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach grab the crown at the recently concluded Ms. Universe Pageant 2015. The dramatic crowning of Ms. Philippines as Ms. Universe 2015 took place in Las Vegas on December 21, 2015. The ...

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Montessori Teen Board

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I have been reading a lot about the Montessori teaching, and right now it seems that our home will be leaning towards montessorri approach. I have no background of teaching at all, but I know it wouldn’t be a pain if I bring Montessori to our home. Thanks to the bunch of resources available online, ...

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How about Ukulele Son?

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A friend asked me if I am interested of enrolling my children to a ukulele class. Well, I’d like to, but I’ll have to ask my children first before doing so. Zoe has been showing his interest on drums lately, but how about ukulele son? I cannot force them to learn a musical instrument without ...

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Self Service Gift Wrapping at ToysRus

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Our little celebrant was hoping to receive a color changing car from hot wheels on his 5th birthday. So last night, before the long weekend kicks off we bought one at toysRus. Since we knew exactly what we want to buy, it didn’t take us a long time at the store. We immediately head to the ...

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Mini Botany Lesson

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The boys had their mini botany lesson for a couple of weeks. I remember back in Manila, they love picking the flowers in our neighborhood. They would sometimes bring me freshly picked flowers when they come home from play dates. Living in UAE, I took advantage of the community parks to teach them botany, it ...

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When Your Child is Curious of God’s Presence

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I was about to hit the sack, when my son Zoe popped up a question “mommy is God here?” Then, with my sleepy eyes I answered yes, He is here with us. He replied, "He can see us, but why we can’t see Him? I told him, that God is in heaven and He is ...

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Things to Do When Buying a New House

Buying a new house is always an exciting experience. It does not matter if you have bought several homes before or if it is your first purchase. However, there are many things that you need to consider during a purchase of this magnitude. For most people, their home will be the most expensive item that ...

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Things I learned from our first half of Homeschooling

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We are halfway down on our homeschooling this year. It’s not easy since both I and my husband are working 8 hours a day. We’ve had our uncouth moment most of the times, but we do have couth moments for sure, making our homeschooling fun and meaningful. Six months of homeschooling our children mean six months ...

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Learning to Read Need not be Expensive

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My boys are getting the hang of reading. I have been using phonics materials in teaching them to read. Some of it I found in the local bookstores, but mostly, I dug over the internet. I am so thankful to those homeschooling moms who unselfishly sharing their materials for free, it helps homeschooling families who ...

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Homeschooling | First Assessment

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Had our first homeschool assessment and I am just happy to share that my homeschooled kindergarten did well. I have been conditioning him the past few days, so he will not get shaggy come assessment day, and I'm so glad that it worked. He even initiated of showing his portfolio to our Family Consultant. Knowing ...

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Design Your Dream Kitchen

For the average homeowner, the kitchen is one of the most used rooms in the house. You can spend up to 40 percent of your time in your kitchen cleaning, cooking and preparing meals for yourself and your family. Why not have the kitchen of your dreams? Whether your interior style is traditional, contemporary, eclectic or ...

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Things you should not do at the Dubai Metro

I was at the metro yesterday when suddenly  a lady from RTA came and check "nol" cards. While she was checking, she was talking to the lady on my front. I can't understand what they're talking since they were speaking arabic, but the tone of their voice seems like they are arguing of something. Then, ...

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