Homeschooling Conference 2014: Educating for Life and a Promo

As a homeschooling family for the past 4 years, attending a homeschooling conference is a breathe of fresh air. It brings me inspiration and encourages me to learn and connect with other homeschooling families in the Philippines.  This year, I am excited to announce that there will be a homeschooling conference we can all learn from!

Manila Workshops, The Learning Basket and Unilab supported by the Homeschool Association of the Philippine Islands (HAPI) are proud to present the Homeschooling Conference of 2014, entitled Educating for Life: Homeschooling with Passion, Purpose and Confidence. It will be held on Sept 6, Saturday at the Bayanihan Arts and Events Center in Pioneer Street Kapitolyo in Pasig City from 8AM for registration (program starts at 10) to 5:30PM.

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If you are considering homeschooling your child or already homeschooling them, this conference is for you! There are numerous speakers who will share their knowledge and experiences in this whole-day event. The morning session will be for the keynote speech and a performance by a homeschool orchestra. The afternoon session will have all the talks, with 2 talks to choose from per time slot.

The speakers for the event are all experienced and passionate homeschooling parents who want to let others know about this great educational option for kids.

Educating for Life – Irma Chua, our keynote speaker, is a mom of six and has been homeschooling for 20 years. Educating her eldest (26) up to her youngest (15), she says that she loves the learning process that her family experiences together.

The Hands-On Homeschool Dad – Dennis Poliquit, known as “Big Daddy Jake” over the radio airwaves, is a hands-on homeschooling dad of two sets of twins and one singleton.

The Confident Homeschool Mom – Moira Bunyi, mom of three going on four. She has a post-graduate degree in Family Life and Child Development and has been homeschooling for five years now.

Learning in the Digital World – Yen Galagnara was a “housemate” at Pinoy Big Brother Season 2 back in 2007. She homeschools her three children while she runs a Korean language school.

Introducing Filipino Arts, Culture, and Heritage – Jen Bellosillo, mom of 3 + 1, has been homeschooling for six years now. She mentors other homeschooling parents as a CFA (Catholic Filipino Academy) parent coach.

Homeschool 101: Getting Started – Tina Rodriguez, mom of 3, lives a truly rich life as a work-at-home, homeschooling mom who advocates her faith through her blog Truly Rich Mom and through her social media presence.

Conquering Homeschool Fatigue – Donna Pangilinan-Simpao, a medical doctor, homeschools her 3 children. Wanting to support other homeschooling families, she created the growing Facebook group Homeschoolers in the Philippines.

Nurturing the Love of Learning – Ivy Marquez, homeschooled her three children up to high school. Missing teaching her kids and wanting to share what she learned in her years of homeschooling, she opened 360 Studio School, a school in Alabang.

 

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The Schedule of the Event is as follows:

 

8:00 a.m. onwards Registration
10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Opening Ceremony
10:45 – 11:30 a.m. Keynote Speech: Educating for Life – Irma Chua
11:30 – 11:45 a.m. Performance by a homeschool group
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch break
1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Option 1: The Hands-On Dad – Dennis PoliquitOption 2: The Confident Homeschool Mom – Moira Bunyi
2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Option 1: Learning in the Digital World – Yen GalagnaraOption 2: Introducing Filipino Arts, Heritage, and Culture in Your Homeschool – Jen Bellosillo
3:00 – 3:45 p.m. Option 1: Homeschooling 101: Getting Started – Tina RodriguezOption 2: Conquering Homeschool Fatigue – Donna Pangilinan-Simpao
4:30 – 5:00 pm. Nurturing the Love for Learning – Ivy Marquez
5:00 – 5:15 p.m. Closing remarks
5:15 p.m. Egress

Register before August 15 and you pay only 500 pesos per participant!

The regular rates are :

1000 pesos per participant.

1500 pesos per couple

500 pesos per child ages 7 to 18 years old. Child below 7 years old can enter for free. There will be a play area sponsored by Gymboree.

500 pesos for PWD.

To register, please visit homeschoolingconference.com or fill out the form below:

As a supporter of Educating for Life, Bee Happy Crafts is giving away a pack of crafting materials that contain 1 wrapping paper book, 20 pcs Assorted tags, 10 meters jute twine, 10 meters baker’s twine and 10 pcs mini clothespins to (1) one winner. He/She will also be given two free seats to the conference!!

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Hurry and join the promo using the Rafflecopter below! Promo starts today until August 18, 2014 only! Winner will be announced on the 2oth. The prize shall be given to the winner on the day of the conference.

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Birthday Planner Giveaway

In celebration of my birthday and the Christmas season, I would like to give away one Mommy Mundo’s Mom 24/7 Planner for 2014 to one of my faithful readers.

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If you still haven’t seen this planner, this is a great tool to help moms who have to keep track of the kid’s schedule and their own. Aside from the monthly calendar and the daily planner, there are several pages which are focused on managing the household.

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I truly believe that life should be lived intentionally and planners like this can help you organize and be more intentional with the use of your time.  It is my joy to share it with one of my beloved readers. My giveaway starts today and ends on December 23. Giveaway is open nationwide!  Use the rafflecopter below to join. Mechanics are very easy.
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Mom and Me Fun Circuit And A Giveaway

I believe that spending quality time with the kids, especially in their formative years, is the best expression of love and care. As a family, we often make it a point to visit different places and do different thinsg together. Kids crave for their parents affection and undivided attention, especially now that in most families, both parent are working, having to leave the house very early and coming home late at night. There is no better way to spend time with your kids than doing activities they love together with them.

Mom and Me Fun Circuit will happen every Saturday and Sunday of October with each event day featuring three different activities. Hop on a super cool bus and take the weekend off with your little ones, sharing bonding moments as you do sports, cooking and baking, swimming, arts and crafts classes, and more in the stops. Through the variety of activities, get to know more about your kids and maybe even discover what their passions are.

Mom and Me has pre-selected some of the best activities that moms and kids can do together, and packed them all into one exciting and adventurous weekend road trip!

Entrance passes to this fun-filled bonding experience is at P750, good for 1 mom/dad and 1 child.

Here are the activities lined up for October 19 and October 20!

Mom and Me Fun Circuit Schedule October 19

What’s in store for you and the little one?

1st stop: Pose for a Photo at The Picture Company
2nd stop: Watch “Halo Halo W
in” stage play Mabuhay Restop
*Written by Nestor U. Torre with Music Composed by Ryan Cayabyab
3rd stop: Baking is made easy for moms and kids at Center for Culinary Arts Manila (CCA)
*Best for kids age 4 to 12. 

Mom and Me Fun Circuit Schedule October 20

1st stop: Learn the basics of cooking with Moderne Culinaire Academy
2nd stop: Get into dancing with ACTS Dance and Arts Academy
3rd stop: Take a taekwondo class with Coach Stauro of Coach and Kids Development Philippines, Inc.

*Best for kids age 4 to 12.

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!!! Php 750 is good for mom or dad and 1 kid.

1. Complete the registration/reservation form via http://bit.ly/funcircuitreg
2. You will receive an email for payment instructions. All payment must be made via bank deposit within three days upon registration.
3. Email the bank deposit slip to us at momandmesales@gmail.com
4. You will receive a confirmation email along with your e-ticket.
5. Present your e-ticket during the event.

For more information, check out https://www.facebook.com/mommyandmePH and follow their Twitter account at https://twitter.com/mommyandmePH

Through the graciousness of the event organizers, they are giving  away 3 tickets to the October 20 event!   Just follow the mandatory steps in the Rafflecopter below. The giveaway is open to anyone who can come to the October 20 event. Winner will receive e-ticket from the event organizers and you will need to print and bring the e-mail to the event. Giveaway starts October 11 until October 16. Winner will be notified the next day via email.

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You Can Homeschool Conference and Giveaway

Homeschooling is a global movement that is now becoming a viable option for Filipino families who want to provide their children with education beyond a classroom’s walls. Parents who are exploring, or are unsure of their homeschooling path, are encouraged to attend You Can Homeschool to gain an intimate look and understanding of home education.

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You Can Homeschool! Be Inspired, Be Informed, Be Empowered! Is a day-long event happening on November 16, 2013, Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM at One Events and Café, One Corporate Center, Julia Vargas cor Meralco Ave, Pasig City.
This conference  is brought to you by Manila Workshops, a company dedicated to continuing education for professional and personal goals, and The Learning Basket, an advocacy that inspires parents to be their children’s first and best teacher. They have come together to offer an event jam-packed with information and inspiration about homeschooling that will help parents who are considering to educate their children at home.

The key speakers of this event, Thammie Sy, Frannie Daez, and Edric Mendoza, have all found their calling in homeschooling their children.

Here are some highlights to look forward to:

- Be inspired by our speakers as they share about homeschooling from the heart, developing the homeschooling mindset, and how to homeschool in the Philippines

- Testimonials from children who have experienced learning at home.

- An overview of the homeschooling providers in the country, and the various services that they offer.

- Intimate break-out discussions with homeschooling parents

Conference Rates:

Regular Rate: Php 1,200 per participant
Group Rate: Php 1,000 per participant (Groups of 2 or more)
Early Bird Rate: Php 1,000 per participant (Pay on or before November 8, 2013)

If you are interested to register, click here!

In line with this event, Bee Happy Crafts and Party Supplies is giving away the following prizes to one of my blessed readers!

50 pcs Paper straws
20 pcs Baking cups
12 pcs favor bags
5 meters baker’s twine
6 mini clothespins

Bee Happy Crafts and Party Supplies has a FB page at  https://www.facebook.com/BeeHappyCrafts  You can follow them at their Instagram account @beehappycrafts and Twitter account @BeeHapppyPh to see a complete list of their product list!

The winner will also receive  two tickets to Philippine Science Centrum.

To join this giveaway, just click on the Rafflecopter below and complete the easy mandatory entries! Giveaway runs from October 7-21, 2013! One winner will be chosen randomly using Rafflecopter. Prize will be shipped to the winner by Manila Workshops. Giveaway is open only to Metro Manila residents.

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See you at the conference!

 

3rd Babypalooza Bazaar Giveaway

Babypalooza Bazaar is happening on August 17, 2013; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.at Walter Hogan Conference Center, ISO, Ateneo de Manila University, QC campus.

Babypalooza Bazaar - August flyerNow on its 3rd run, the Babypalooza bazaar will still highlight the same features that made the first 2 bazaars unique and successful: equal exposure for both PRE-LOVED (i.e. gently used) and BRAND NEW items for babies, young children and expectant parents.

The Babypalooza Vendor Protection Program (VPP) will still be enforced to ensure that no two vendors of brand new items will be selling the exact same thing. This helps ensure that shoppers will not get bored from seeing the same merchandise over and over. Items that will be sold are necessities of parents and their children: clothing, shoes and accessories, gear, strollers/baby furniture, feeding bottles, nursing wear, breast pumps, skin care and cleaning products. Yummy, drool-worthy food products will also be sold during bazaar hours. All these at negotiable, easy-on-the-pocket prices!

To continue providing a family-friendly bazaar experience, special function areas will still be available for free for all visitors, these are the following: Sulit breastfeeding station, The Maya Kitchen play area, 88DB Daddy Waiting Lounge and the Mega Soft diaper change area. This event is also graced by the participation of WhenInManila.com as one of its online media partners.

Clean rest rooms are also just a few steps away from the bazaar stalls for added convenience.
Venue is fully air-conditioned. FREE parking and entrance. For more information, check their site: www.babypalooza.com.ph or Facebook page : www.facebook.com/babypalooza.com.ph

With the generosity of Babypalooza organizers and Oh My Dolls and Mommy & Baby Essentials, we are having a giveaway here for The Mommy Journey readers!

The 1st prize is (1) Big doll (height f 18-20 cm) Oh My Dolls 3D Facedolls

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OMD! Oh My Dolls 3D Facedolls is an online shop selling personalized stuffed toys. It is great for gift-giving or as party souvenirs.

Contact numbers: 09273495708 (Prim); 09228048806 (Bea); 09178855479(Pearl)

Email: omdfacedolls@ymail.com

Instagram: @omdfacedolls

Facebook: www.facebook.com/OMDFACEDOLLS

 

2nd prize: (1) Disney hand or wrist rattle  from Mommy & Baby Essentials

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Mommy and Baby Essentials strives to meet all expectations of each visi. Being owned by a full time mom, the safety, quality and reasonable prices are very important to Theresa, the owner. So she sells only the same products that have made her pregnancy and mommy days both comfortable and even more joyful.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/mommynbabyessentials

Contact Number: 09285004552

To join the giveaway, use the rafflecopter below. Please make sure you complete all mechanics so that your entry will be valid. This giveaway is open NATIONWIDE as long as courier-accessible! Can also be claimed at the bazaar! Giveaway runs from August 5-12!

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