Philippine Homeschool Conference 2015 and A Giveaway!

If you are interested to homeschool your children or want to know how homeschooling works or are currently homeschooling your child, you are invited to attend the Philippines Homeschool Conference 2015 brought to you by  Homeschool Association of the Philippine Islands, Manila Workshops and The Learning Basket.


Philippine Homeschool Conference 2015 : Ready for the World is happening on October 17, 2015 8am-5pm at Samsung Hall, Meeting Rooms 4-6 at SM Aura, SMX Convention Center in Taguig City.

The main speakers are homeschool advocates and international speakers from the US: Michael Donnelly, Director for Global Outreach HSLDA and GHEC 2016; and Rachael Carman, best-selling author, publisher-Apologia Series, and mother of 7 kids.


There will be breakout sessions to choose from with the following topics:

  • Singled Out by Mike Donnelly
  • Give Me One Good Reason to Homeschool by Davis Carman (Rachael Carman’s husband)
  • Homeschool 101 with Tina Rodriguez

  • Getting Homeschoolers Ready for the World through Independent Homeschooling with Ched Arzadon
  • Stretching Your P100 (because it’s important to be money-wise to be able to homeschool thriftily but effectively) by Chinkee Tan,

  • Parenting Basics: Getting Your Children To Listen and Learn by Edric and Joy Mendoza
    Blurbs_Mendozas  There will also be a forum with Dep-Ed and K-12 requirements. You may check out this link for detailed program about the conference.

Aside from the inspiring talks, there will be an exhibit area of various learning providers, educational tools, toys and books for all the homeschool families! This area will be open to the public for a minimal amount of 50 pesos per head.

For children who would come along with their parents, they can choose from different learning activities for a fee of 500 pesos each. They can choose to learn about Cross Stitching, Mandala, String Art and Dream Catcher from DMC and Basic Calligraphy.


The early bird rate of 1,000 pesos for the all access pass is  extended until October 10! The regular rate for the all access pass is 1,200 pesos.  To register, please visit and use MJCAHOMESCHCONF2 as your referral code.

FLASH GIVEAWAY! For my readers who want to attend this conference,  you have a chance of winning (1) ALL ACCESS PASS to the conference. Raffle closes by midnight on Monday, Oct 11.

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See you there!


Sonlight’s Mom to Mom Curriculum Giveaway

As a homeschooling family for the past 6 years, we have used a variety of curriculum. But our family’s favorite has been Sonlight. Sonlight is a complete literature based curriculum. We’ve only used the Language Arts and the Readers and Read-alouds package and whenever we do it, it has been my children’s favorite time of the day. We’ve come to know about fictional historical books and characters which has made us appreciate the time period we were learning about. I can truly say that it has inspired my kids to read and eventually become readers.

Sonlight is celebrating its 25th anniversary and I want to invite you my readers, to join! It’s simple – just register by clicking on the image below and we can win a Sonlight package together!

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Updated: Mom 24/7 2015 Planner Giveaway

The end of the year is near and a new one is set to begin… I believe that as moms, we ought to live intentional lives and it starts with prayer and proper planning. I would like to give away (1) Mom 24/7 Planner for 2015 to one mom and help her plan her coming year to make it more meaningful!


The Mom 24/7 Planner is a useful tool for every mom. The planner has separate entries for mom’s schedules and the kid’s schedules. There are also additional record sections like immunization record, child’s info sheet, household staff file,menu maker, party planner and vacation & trip planner. There are several discount coupons at the end section of the planner too!



Now, joining is easy, just comment on this post and share at least one of your goals for 2015. Please put your name and your email address so I can reach you in case you win. The giveaway starts on December 4 and ends on December 18. I will contact the winner by December 19. This is open to all with an address in the Philippines.

If you’d like to avail of the planner already, you can go to  or the leading bookstores nationwide.

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Diosyl Borbon is the winner! Please reply to the email I sent.
Thank you everyone for joining!

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 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.


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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