8th Grade Homeschool Portfolio

My daughter has just completed her 8th grade portfolio review with Homeschool Global’s Family Advisor last week. After doing portfolio reviews for the past 8 years, I think I’ve seen it all but as I look at the project she did for this year, specifically this last quarter, I am amazed.

She was inspired by the Timeless TV series we watched as it is a time-traveling TV show that visits the different periods of time.

This is her output as she studied arts:


She read Sean Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens and this is her output:


As she enjoyed Hamilton music, this is her output:

Wall Art

A few months back, my daughter has been commissioned to do a wall art of a co-working space here in Silang Cavite. She was really excited as this is her first wall art. The owner gave her a theme and she came up with this design.

I love how fierce the artwork looked! As I looked at it, it really gave me the vibe that I should be stronger than my excuses!

Mother’s Day Thoughts

This year marks my 14th year as a mom and it has been a journey filled with ups and downs but overall, I wouldn’t want it any other way. My heart is full and blessed with so many memories of my kids growing up right in front of me.

As I celebrate another mother’s day with my family, I would like to share with you these 2 important words about motherhood that has brought meaning and helped me navigate through this journey.

SURRENDER. Only when we surrender our children to God, will we ever mother them the best possible way. Our children are not ours and we are just assigned to nurture, love and guide them to become the person that God has created them to be.

SEASONS. Our journey as a mother will vary in the different seasons in life. Each season is as special as the other. Let us enjoy each one and make the most out of it. While the children are young, it might be physically tiring but as they grow, the challenges will differ and we might realize that it can become more emotionally draining. Each stage has its own beauty and difficulties – we need to have a perspective that embraces each season.

Praying for us all. May we continue to be the moms our children needs us to be.

My Artist

It has been awhile since I last posted art works of my daughter here. Kyla has been attending art classes under Teacher Lerma Julian of Life n Arts for the past 6 weeks. This is not new to her as she underwent training last year with her also for 6 sessions. But this time, she is receiving one on one instruction. She started with oil pastels, did self portrait using acrylic and now, she is doing oil painting.

I am blessed to see my daughter develop her passion for the arts, and also to have a mentor who believes in her talent. I pray that she will continue to use God’s gift in her life all for His glory!

photo source: Teacher Lerma Julian from Life n Arts

Kyla’s Art Exhibit 2017

Over the summer, my daughter has joined 6 sessions of art program under the mentorship of Ms. Lerma Julian. She did several art mediums including  sketching, oil pastel and soft pastel and acrylic paintings. This is actually her very first art classes after joining Global Art Alabang many years back.

At the end of the 6 sessions, she had an art exhibit along with the other students in Vista Mall Sta Rosa.

We were amazed by the art works she was able to accomplish and very happy to see that indeed, God has given her a talent in the visual arts.


I am looking forward to all the other artworks that she will be able to create in the coming months and years. May God be glorified through her passion for the arts!