“In-Spite-of-Mom” Schooling

A friend at our Catholic Filipino homeschooling forum asked, “What is unschooling?” In years past I’ve shied away from answering this question because the pioneers already have, and I didn’t feel I had anything to contribute. Of course this was...

Fifteen Will Do

It hasn’t even been here a week. And one doesn’t even need thirty minutes a day. Fifteen will do. Fifteen minutes of this gives one enough practice and knowledge to read fifteen minutes of...

August Reads #3 (Migi and Yena) [reviews]

– cute, but kind of pointless – Verdi is our “Composer of the Month” for September, and this is a perfect rabbit trail book — the illustrations are just beautiful. I have a newfound appreciation of Aida. The drama of a love triangle may...

Preliminary Confirmation Prep Plan for Paco

Study of the Saints Joseph of Nazareth — read 5 pages daily and write in reflection journal Read and narrate books on other chosen saints: Mary: Mary, Mother of Jesus by Joslin, Mary by Brian Wildsmith, Mary: The Mother of Jesus by Tomie de Paola St. Francis of...

Simplified Homeschooling for Advent

I am officially TIRED. Starting today and until baby’s here and we’ve recovered, here’s our coursework: Religion: Pray the Liturgy of the Hours with Mommy at 9, 12, 3, 6 and 9. English: Read a book (approved by Mom) and blog about it. Math: Do 1 Math...