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Hi everyone! I know it’s been a looong time since I last posted, I apologize. Life just happened and I wasn’t able to do any sharing on this blog.

But worry no more, because I am back and I now have my own self-hosted  blog.  I finally did it!

So if you still like to share stories with me, please go to www.thehomeschoolingwahm.com. You may also like my facebook page, just search for @thehomeschoolingwahm on facebook. Or click this link.

I hope to meet and continue sharing stories with you over at our new home!

God bless!


It’s the time of the year again! I still remember how happy I was when I attended last year’s conference!

I  wish I could attend this year’s conference, but I’m almost due so I’ll have to pass for now.

But for those that are available and  if you are curious about homeschooling, if you’re looking for an alternative way of educating your  children or if you are an existing homeschooler needing some break and inspiration, this event is one you MUST attend!

Homeschool Association of the Philippine Islands (HAPI), Manila Workshops and The Learning Basket once again brings to us another  homeschool conference  called Ready for the World: Philippine Homeschool Conference 2015 on October 17 at Samsung Hall SMX Aura and SMX Convention Center, BGC Taguig City.

Below are the details on what to expect from the conference, taken from The Learning Basket:

International and Local Speakers

The  keynote speakers this year are big names in the global homeschooling movement –Michael Donnelly, the secretary of the Global Home Education Conference 2016 to be held in Brazil and Rachael Carman, bestselling author and publisher of Apologia.

In addition, there will be smaller workshops 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 Homeschoolingwith Ched Arzadon
  • Stretching Your P100 (because it’s important to be money-wise to be able to homeschool thriftily but effectively) by Chinkee Tan, and
  • Parenting Basics: Getting Your Children To Listen and Learn by Edric and Joy Mendoza

Free Pre-Event Activity

Get the chance to listen to  international speakers in an intimate setting at a pre-event on October 16 at the CCF Center in Ortigas. Entrance is FREE if you register and pay before September 30. Seats are limited.

Expo and Activities for Kids

Find educational materials, toys and books in one place in our expo featuring booths from different companies, including The Learning Basket!

If you need to bring your kids, you can have them attend craft workshops too.

Learning Fee

Details on the fees can be found here.

So what are you waiting for? There’s a lot of great information you can take away from this conference, so hurry and click here to register!


Hope you have a blast on October 17!


Curious about homeschooling? Homeschooler seeking to get in touch with other homeschoolers?

Then I’m happy to share that Manila Workshops, together with  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.

Attend and learn why more and more families are choosing to homeschool and see if it’s something that your family may benefit from as well.

Head on to www.mommyjourney.com for a few details regarding the speakers in this event.

If you are interested, go and save yourself a seat by registering at homeschoolingconference.com

See you there!

Numerous research have shown the negative effect of too much screen time for kids. I try, as much as I can,  to limit my kids TV time to an hour a day,  and  DVD time is reserved for weekends.

I prefer more time spent on independent play using open ended toys like blocks and legos. Majority of our time is spent  having read-aloud sessions, usually after lunch and before bedtime.

Below are some of the books we’ll be devouring this school year 2014-2015. Some books we’ve read already but we haven’t done a project for, so I will try to update this soon with links on our books rows, projects and activities.




The Real Mother Goose

Aesop’s Fables

The Complete Collection of Winnie the Pooh : Winnie the Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner,

Now We are Six, When We Were Young



My Father’s Dragon

Stuart Little

A Bear Called Paddington

Little House in the Big Woods




The Giant Treasury of Peter Rabbit

The Wind in the Willows




The Boxcar Children 

The Boxcar Children – Surprise Island




Little Bear Treasury: Little Bear, Little Bear’s Friend, Little Bear Visits

Frog and Toad


BFIAR  and FIAR Books:





Runaway Bunny

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

The Story of Ping

We’re Going on A Bear Hunt


Make Way for Ducklings


Mirette on a High Wire

The Clown of God





The Little House

Katy and the Big Snow

When I Was Young in the Mountains

Little Nino’s Pizzeria



Bible and Classic Stories


First Bible Stories

Tomie dePaola’s Book of Bibe Stories

Eric Carle’s Treasury of Classic Stories for Children  Aesop,Hans Christian Andersen and Brother’s Grimm



Madeline Books:




Madeline in London

Madeline and the Bad Hat

Madeline’s Rescue



Frances’ Books:



Best Friends for Frances

A Bargain for Frances

Bread and Jam for Frances



Dr. Seuss’ s Books:

Dr Seuss


Hop on Pop

Dr.Seuss’s ABC

The Foot Book

Are You My Mother

Ten Apples Up on Top

The Cat in Hat

Green Eggs and Ham

One fish, Two Fish, red fish , blue fish

Go Dog! Go!

Horton Hears a Who

If ever, we get to finish reading he books in this list, I guess I’ll just have to add the books below and make an entirely new blog post!


The actual curriculum per subject will be on my next post as I’m still waiting for the books to arrive.

Happy reading!