Things I Learned from Educating for Life, Homeschool Conference 2014

Last Saturday, I attended  Educating for Life, Homeschool Conference 2014 which was organized by Manila Workshops and The Learning Basket.

Here are 5 things I learned from the conference:

1. The conference was a great place to shop for your homeschooling needs. There were so many booths which included book publishers, mompreneurs, homeschool providers, insurance companies, museums, learning centers and  educational toys.

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2. There are many parents who are interested in homeschooling their children. Though homeschooling families in the Philippines is roughly just .01% right now, it is  encouraging to see so many parents who are considering to take the “road less traveled”.

3. I learned that to become a confident homeschool mom, I need to rely on God’s grace and not on my own abilities nor on my own plans.

4. Filipino Arts, Heritage and Culture can be taught in a fun and creative way! Songs, games and unit studies can be used to achieve this goal.

5. Conquering homeschool fatigue is important and doable.

I am thankful that the Lord allowed me to attend this conference. I was refreshed, rejuvenated and recharged to continue our homeschooling journey.

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CSM Offers “Books All You Can” at the 35th Manila International Book Fair

MIBF is just roughly 15 days away! Today, I am sharing with you another reason to be excited for the upcoming Manila International book fair: CSM Offers “Books All You Can” at P100 at the 35th Manila International Book Fair!

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The Books All You Can promo follows CSM’s tradition of providing its readers with a generous buffet of titles with different but complementary flavors: inspiration, family values, personal growth, financial stewardship, leadership, and more. Book lovers can truly feast on these specials as each book is sold at the affordable price of only P100.                                                                                                                                                                          Poster-Final-MIBF-2014-copy-212x300

Indulge in new books such as He Can Catch You When You Fall by Miriam Quiambao-Roberto, Secrets of the Rich and Successful by Chinkee Tan, Family Life 101 by Clem Guillermo and Bessie Rios, Guarding Your Heart and Mind by Dr. Grace Koo, Biyaya at Bunga: Unli Rice 2 and Filled to Fill: Unlimited Rice 2 devotionals by Joey Umali, The Best of PROTips by Maloi Salumbides, The LEGO Principle: The Power of Connecting to God and to One Another in Conversational Tagalog by Joey Bonifacio, iGod: Rethinking Our Life Story by Dr. Greg W. Mitchell, Breaking Through: A Man’s Journey to Fruitfulness by Jose Feron Cacanando, Kapuso o Kapos? and Isang Tanong Isang Sagot FB edition Vol. 2 by Ed Lapiz, Gabay ni Tatay by Beth Flores, Usapang Worship Ministry by Rommel Guevara, and Loving & Living Christ’s Commands by Art Macarubbo, and The Best Investment: Preparing Your Child’s Body, Mind and Soul for Life’s Adventures by Marnie Moya-Prudencio.Make sure to leave room for more new books like DEBTermined by Jayson Lo, Act Like a Man by Dennis Sy, Money Manifesto by Randell Tiongson, and Thanks-living by Willy Chua. Other new titles include new editions of the bestselling Love Languages book by Gary Chapman, Drucker & Me by Bob Buford, The 7 Minute Marriage Solution by Stephen Arterburn and many more.

For the complete product listing and event schedule, visit CSM Publishing’s website at www.csm-publishing.com or call 851-0521 and 25. Free tickets to the MIBF are also available for download.

Catch CSM Publishing’s Books All You Can at the 35th Manila International Book Fair on September 17 to 21, 2014 (Wednesday thru Sunday), SMX Convention Center, Pasay City at booth nos. 22-27. Gate opens at 10am.

 

 

35th Manila International Book Fair

The 35th Manila International Book Fair is happening soon!

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Every year, we try to go to the book fair as we find good deals and educational resources we can use for our homeschool. This year’s fair will be happening on Sept 17 to 21 at SMX Mall of Asia complex.

You can get free entrance tickets from OMFLit’s page at http://omflit.com/mibf2014freeticket/ ! See you there!

Upcoming Workshops

We are truly blessed that there are now numerous opportunities for our family to grow. For the  upcoming weekends, do watch out for the following interesting workshops for your yaya, for expecting moms and dads, for parents who want to teach their young kids, even a unique crafty weekend for a cause!

Mommy Mundo’s Belly Blessed Fest 2014

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For more information, check https://www.facebook.com/events/1445048449083436/

 

The Learning Basket’s Planning Your Literature Based Preschool Homeschool

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For details, check http://www.thelearningbasket.com/events/planning-your-literature-based-preschool-homeschool 

Manila Workshop’s Bears for Haiyan

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For more information, check http://manilaworkshops.com/2014/06/bears-for-haiyan-a-diy-caridad-charity-bear-workshop-july-19-2014.html

 

Manila Workshops Basic Yaya Workshops

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For more information on sessions 2 and 4, check http://manilaworkshops.com/2014/06/basic-yaya-training-session-2-4-august.html

 

 

Our Expo Mom 2014 Experience

Together with my kids, we went to Glorietta last May 17 to check out Mommy Mundo’s Expo Mom 2014! We have been going to the bazaar yearly because we always find unique items. This year was no exception.

The entrance fee was on a donation basis as a support to the Kinder Project. No amount was too small as funds collected will go to materials that public school teachers in Payatas will use.

We went around and saw familiar mompreneurs and some of our favorite products. We saw Piggy Paints from Mama Baby Love and the bags from Manila Baby Shop!

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Ant’s Pocket and Paperchic Studio were some of our favorite stops too. We love doing crafts together as a family so these booths were on our list!

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My daughter’s favorite booth this year was The Princess and the Pea because of their girly dresses and chandelier display that goes with the beautiful dresses. She was a bit sad that the dresses were too small for her already.My son loved Sand Puff! They were giving a great deal but sadly after going around, we went back to purchase it, the booth was already closing.

 

One of the shops that we kept going back to was Great Discoveries for Kids. They were selling the giant world map jigsaw puzzle and many Clementoni board games. We got the Let’s Go Shopping board game as a supplement to our Math studies.

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One of the high lights of my day was meeting mompreneur Paola Loot of Mommy Treats! I have bought her lactation goodies for a friend of mine when she gave birth last year from Mommy Treats. It was great to finally meet her face to face and she was kind enough to give me cookies too! I finally tasted it and it was really good – even for non-pregnant or non-lactating moms!

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It was a wonderful day to just unwind and be with moms that day! The whole bazaar had this festive mood. It was a well spent day off for super busy mom like me.

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