From the time EA was in preschool until now that he is in big school, I am often asked by fellow parents who live in our area as to whether his school, Creative Explorers School for Children, is a good (progressive) pre-school. EA started at the age of 3, and for me, that is relatively young because in my time I took preschool when I was 6. Given his young age, it was important for me that he will be in a school where he will be guided in all aspects and not just in academics. EA was with them for 3 years and I have nothing but good words for the school. Here are my major reasons why we love Creative Explorers (CE).
“Oh my congratulations! That’s great! I wish I can be a stay at home mom too!”
This is what I constantly hear whenever I confirm that I am indeed quitting my job to be a full time mom. I know that not a lot of moms are given this as an option, and thus, I know that I am a lucky one. But still, the decision did not come easy, and my struggle made me feel guilty.
But please do not get me wrong. I love my kids. I adore them and I have always been a hands on mom. I call my kids from the office to check on them, ask about their assignments or just to simply say “hi”. I render absences (a lot) to accompany them to school activities or doctor’s checkups and therapies. Weekend seems so short to spend whole days with them. So it confused me as well when I got so restless with the idea of quitting my job. I mean, I should be excited, right? This is a dream for a lot of working moms, so how come I am not exactly jumping with glee? It was a year of deciding and then backing out because I had cold feet one too many times.
It is my second time to go on a detox program. The first one was last year (read about my post here), after the holidays. This time I detox prior to our family vacation. Since it was no longer my first time, I considered not blogging about it anymore, but since many of you are still interested in the whole experience, here I compiled (and answered) the most frequently asked questions:
“Paano Ba Ito” , written by Filipino Celebrity, Biance Gonzalez, is a book that aims to serve as a guide for teenagers up to young adults on how to handle growing up issues. From the time it was released and even up to now, it remains to be among the best selling books in the country written by a Filipino author.
For my sheer love for books, I bought one and was surprised on how much I like it. It is a given that the book is for the younger generations, but for a parent, here are my reasons why you need to have it too:
Today is officially the last weekend of summer vacation for EA. On Monday, school will resume and he will begin his new adventures in 2nd grade. But before we start school, here is what EA was up to during the summer.
Since last year, we had been wanting to enroll EA to Karate so he can learn martial arts. But we were not successful then because EA was so scared of the instructor. I guess he found him intimidating as his voice tends to get loud (but not shouting) whenever he teaches his students. EA also does not like the loud music being played during warm up. We thought he will get over it so we enrolled him but even after 3-4 attendance in class, EA still has not joined any drill and so we decided to cancel his enrollment.
Today was filled with so much cuteness when the The Royal Couple, Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge, Kate, release the official photos of their two children together!
I’ve been following Kensington Royal’s Instagram account and I was glued yesterday because in the morning it announced that they will release Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s photos. Well, I did not wait in vain because I was giggling with joy when I saw the photos!
When I opened my blog site to write this post, I was surprised that it has been more than couple of weeks since I last posted an entry. I was not aware that it has been that long. I had been active but only to answer comments or queries which is probably why I did not notice that I have not updated quite that long.
Well, there is not better way to be back than write a post about our recent summer vacation! School is out for two months now and for quite some time we had been planning this trip with our two sons. It was their first time to go out of the country so we were very excited. I will share with you our experience and some tips as well on how we managed 5 days on tour with just the 4 of us (no nanny in tow!).
As Catholic, Lent is the season when we remember the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ. This is widely celebrated in our country as majority of our population are Catholics.
Daddy S and I are both Catholics and so we wanted to instill our faith to our kids as early as now. This year we had our yearly tradition of Visita Iglesia or praying at seven churches. As we visit these 7 churches, we also did the Stations of the Cross or the journey of Christ to the Cross.
The churches that we visited are: