living books

Reading Aloud, One Night at a Time

The past few months have been crazy for me: starting a new writing job just before the global covid-19 lockdown happened, then starting our own homeschool this June, while also hand-holding an unprecedented number of Iloilo City homeschooling families, many of whom were forced to homeschool because of the pandemic, that a lot of things… Continue reading Reading Aloud, One Night at a Time

Charlotte Mason, homeschooling

Cost of Homeschooling in the Philippines

Since it's almost the start of school in the Philippines, this is one question I get asked a lot: how much does homeschooling cost? In this post, I hope to shed some light to help you make your decisions. First, if it's your first time to consider homeschooling, head on over to my quick guide… Continue reading Cost of Homeschooling in the Philippines

Nature Study

Be Like the Ants

Last week, my hubby messaged that he had forgotten something important and asked me to bring it over to a coffee shop one ride away. Initially I was feeling a bit annoyed at the interruption to my schedule (isn't that a common refrain for moms? hahaha), but when my 7yo son and I finished our… Continue reading Be Like the Ants

Charlotte Mason, mother culture

Self-Care and Mother Culture

Self-care has been a concept that I've been bombarded with a lot over the past couple of years. I think the first time I heard it was when we were fostering two older children: our senior pastor in Singapore who also fosters and adopts children emphasized that advice over and over every time we talked… Continue reading Self-Care and Mother Culture


Book Lovers as Book Sellers

As a professed book lover for as long as I can remember, it seems the most natural thing for me to love sharing books with other people----and this sharing comes in various forms: talking about books and recommending them to other people, lending books (and I've learned my lesson: I now keep what I call… Continue reading Book Lovers as Book Sellers