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Guitar for the Little Man

Summer is almost over here in the Philippines, soon school will kick off. But since we are homeschooling this year, we started early. Part of our homeschooling is to enroll the little man in an enrichment program. We are leaning towards a music enrichment program and I am contemplating of exposing him to musical instrument not just to develop the musicality, but also to help nourish his intellectual & social literacy. We were overwhelmed with the variety of 6 string guitars that are available online. It seems that it's me who enjoys most scouting for kid friendly guitar designs. Look at this cute designs I found from an online store I visited. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="366"] photo from google image[/caption] I'm sure the little man

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Proverbs 31:10-30

10 Who can find a wife of noble character? For her value is far more than rubies. 11 The heart of her husband has confidence in her, and he has no lack of gain. 12 She brings him good and not evil all the days of her life. 13 She obtains wool and flax, and she is pleased to work with her hands. 14 She is like the merchant ships; she brings her food from afar. 15 She also gets up while it is still night, and provides food for her household and a portion to her female servants. 16 She considers a field and buys it; from her own income she plants a vineyard. 17 She begins her work vigorously, and she strengthens her arms. 18 She knows that her merchandise is good,

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Is my boy stage fright?

I saw Zoe dancing while singing ohhh...ohhh...ohhh (in the tune of lady gaga's roar). I asked him who taught him and he replied it's teacher Joy. I remember there was a letter from their school informing parents about the upcoming foundation week. So I figured it might be a presentation for that said event. I went searching for the song on youtube and played it and he was smiling upon hearing the song so I asked him to dance for me. After that, he has been practicing at home almost every night. And then the big day came. I remember how excited he was, he even reminded me to not go to work because I'll be going with him to the school to watch him

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I Got Note

The little man saw a notepad on my desk while we were reviewing for their final exam. Then he asked me to stop for a while as he has something to write for me. While he requested me to spell the word he writes it on the notepad... And I got my first sweet note from my preschooler...He was baffled as to why the word "mommy" ends with "Y" and so I gave him an "I" instead...
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Parenting A Sensitive Toddler

Our youngest Zian is naturally cheerful. He made us laugh most of the time. But, you'll hear him shrieked whenever his brother took his favorite toy, burst into tears whenever I said no, and sulk whenever I scold him. Sometimes we will just see his tears rolling on his cheeks just because someone did not pay attention to him. There was even a time that he refused to sleep with me after scolding & spanking him. . He's way too sensitive and obviously, I'm a bit lost on how to handle my son's emotions. Yesterday, he shrieked when I refused to let him drink a chocolate drink early in the morning. I let him feel his emotion for a while, after all I have chores to finish.

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Women’s free ride on Women’s Day

I was in LRT line 1 on my way home after visiting a wake. I was about to purchase my ticket when I heard the security guard shouting "mga babae wag ng bumili ng ticket". Then I saw employees entrance gate open & women are entering the station through it. While passing through, I asked the guard why is this so? He replied it's women's day and then few minutes after entering the platform, announcement were made. It's International Women's week and the LRT management were celebrating it by giving a free ride to all women from 5:00-7:00pm in both Lines 1 & 2. Wow that's so generous. I seldom get a free ride from a public transport. I can see smiles through many women's

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UAE School Hunting

For the past few weeks, we have been preparing for our "big move" to Dubai to be with my husband. We have been praying for our family to be together and we are glad that God is slowly showing us a preview to soon be answered prayer. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="379"] photo from cliparts.co[/caption]   Part of this preparation is hunting for a preschool for our eldest Zoe. I have been thankful that I have access to internet since most schools in the UAE has its website. Also, KHDA's (Knowledge & Human Dev't Authority) 2014 school ranking is really of big help. As expected, tuition fees are expensive and I didn't expect that school registration starts very early. Currently, I have been on a virtual tour

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Am I A Monster Mom?

Watching our children growing is undeniably one of the best thing parents loves to do. Having two toddlers at home, seeing the happy moments up to their melt downs, are both heartwarming and disheartening. Over the time I have been filled with both heartwarming and disheartening moments from our two boys. How I wish it could only be heartwarming moments, but you know, disheartening moments are inevitable and it often happens in our house now but not for a long time as I remember. Rumblings, fighting up to melt down, has been a common scenario. And so, I thought that our parenting style should be changed. Early in my parenting journey, I don't want to enforce spanking. I was the type of mom, who lose heart

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The Lord is Good

At this time, I hardly get the kids to pray before sleeping and so, I thought of doing memory verses with our eldest Zoe as another way of introducing God to our little ones. I was glad he was okay with it, except that I have to bribe him with a prize in order for him to properly recite the verse. We started with 4-6 sentences verses to make it light for him. I picked out Psalm 145:9 The Lord is good to all! as his first memory verse. Our youngest Zian, who is only 2 years old also tried to memorize the verse in his own little "language". God by nature is good and the evidence of his goodness is evident in His creation and triumphs.

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Our thoughts shapes us….

I have been on the battle field for the past few months; Battling negative thoughts, fears and anxiety. The feeling that I am not well has gotten my nerves. And as you know super moms like me need not be sick. Having these thoughts, it magnify my biggest fear of leaving the kids “forever”.  I was only eight years old when my mother joined our creator and it was this chapter of my life that I don’t want my kids to experience. And so the enemy found out my weakness and it is there where he tried to crash me. The devil is trying to make me believe that something is wrong with me. I have been “doctor hopping” for the past 2 months, I

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Celebrate Mother’s Day at Solaire: Choose from discounted room packages and dinner set menu

Mothers know best. But this time, Solaire has thought of the best for the special women in our lives. From the special discounted rates in the ultimate family staycation to the exquisite set menus in our fine dining establishments, we’ve made sure that this will be one unforgettable Mother’s Day. Bring the entire family this ‘Mother’s Day weekend’ and stay in one of our luxurious suites with discounted rates. Under the Summer Family Getaway packages, our rooms go as low as PhP6,000++ for Deluxe Room Cityview and PhP7,000++ for the Deluxe Room Bayview. The special rates are also available in Grand Deluxe Cityview (PhP8,000++), Grand Deluxe Bayview (PhP9,000++) and 2-Bay Suite (PhP12,000). Our amazing staycation packages come with an impeccable buffet breakfast for two adults

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Anxiety Attacks

The past weeks, I have been worrying a lot. It’s my health that caused me to worry a lot. Waking up at wee hours with arms & legs numb, difficulty in breathing and palpitation at times. I am so afraid of getting sick because I have 2 boys who are still very dependent on me. They’re still toddlers. Going through this anxiety, I realized that God was working out an attitude for me. I woke up in the middle of my sleep with my arm numbed and had difficulty of breathing. I prayed that God would help and heal me. I tried going back to sleep but my head can’t let go of the fear; thinking this might be something serious, so I get up

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Online Furniture Shopping

I remember how hard it was, scouting and finally purchasing furniture's for our tiny abode. We have to go from one furniture shop to the other in order to find quality yet affordable furniture's. It took time and effort before we finally settled for the perfect choice. If you want to escape the hassle of hopping from one store to another online furniture shopping is worth a try. It's easier and it'll be an easy task. Now you can find everything online, from sofa set, coffee table, bed frames to dining tables and even find faux burlap tablecloths. Isn't it a great idea shopping at the comfort of your home? Going online will give you more options as most furniture shop nowadays has their website.

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A Saturdate with DGroup at MMRC

It was my first time at the CCF-Mt. Makiling Recreation Center and it was so unfortunate that my camera was battery empty. I wasn't able to check the battery before leaving. Maybe I should have an extra back up battery. Looks like i'm gonna be checking kodak camera batteries batteryheads.com  soon. We took a one and a half drive to Sto.Tomas Batangas where MMRC is located. Instead of meeting on the usual friday night schedule, we have decided to meet at MMRC on a saturday for a change. As I said, it was my first time there. I soo love the tranquility of the place plus the greens and the fresh air breeze. So perfect for a quality time with the Lord. In the absence of

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What’s that little thing that would make me smile?

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="468"] photo from http://creativecommons.org/[/caption] I've always loved accessories. It's that pretty little thing that would make me smile. And just last week, I got myself a pair of earrings as a replacement to the multi-colored vintage earrings whose other pair went missing after the boys had played with my jewelry box. They wanted to wear them too. LoL! I normally buy my accessories at the jewelry stores at St. Francis Square and SM accessories. There are variety of jewelry selections depending on your budget. I also want to check the jewelry stores in salt lake city I heard there are stores that offers custom jewelry design at an affordable price. I should really check on them. How about you? are you in to accessorizing?

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