Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Angela's Homeschool Journey '20-'21

With Covid-19 affecting Filipino learners, institutions have to find ways to provide learning amid this pandemic. 

Virtual learning by no means can be a replacement for classroom learning. But it can be used effectively to enhance the learning process. Due to the lockdown, many schools and colleges have started online classes but things like understanding the concepts, clearing doubts, interaction with the teacher are not possible in online classes. 

The environment of a classroom is quite different and it itself makes learning effective. But as something is better than nothing, it’s good to have virtual classes in this period. Covid-19 is a pandemic which has turned the world upside down and it will take time for things to be normal again. It is not possible for the government to find a substitute for all the normal lifestyle activities which we were involved in. 

Virtual learning is a good substitute to classroom learning. It’s true that it may not clear our doubts completely and we won’t be able to interact with our teachers and professors. However, to avoid the lag in our lives in terms of education and to save the time, virtual learning is the only solution. It will help students to get back on track once we get out of this pandemic. Learning should never stop and technology is the best channel for that. Although the school year may sometimes get tough, we believe that learning should not stop. 

We hopes to continue studying until things go back to how they we were again. 

Despite the challenges that this school year’s new normal poses, children across the country show willingness and excitement in continuing their education, DepEd says. 

With safety and learning continuity in mind, DepEd says the academic community, parents and the local government units continue to work together to make sure every child’s right to learning is fulfilled.

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Sunday, September 20, 2020

Homeschooling Journey

Our Homeschooling journey begins......

Meet my 5 years old little daughter named Angela nicole, our homeschool journey begins  started last August 24th of 2020. It was new for us since we are all affected by the pandemic/crisis all over the world. Its is major adjustment for us since everything done at home. 

To have a background my daughter was enrolled in a traditional school which is same school that she enrolled last year. I decided to enroll her in this school again because I believe that they gave all the best for the students to teach, mold and deliver good education. 

In addition to that it was a major adjustment for our kids and also parents just like me, a whole new wave of emotions and challenging times. There's fear of the COVID 19 pandemic, anxiety about the academic pandemic  performance, and some stress of the virtual learning just to name a few. But we are hopeful and praying to God will lead us and guide us. 

"Now they have to adapt to a new normal – because it's not really going back to school, it's going back to a new set of rules at school and parents rule too since we are the support system of our children and of course helping the teachers to have a smooth virtual/online school. 

Since we start already our Home school journey with Angela, what are the preparations we do? the adjustments and everything. 

We all know that this is a challenging one but by the grace of God we can surpass and finish this school year with success and with a  new learning and experiences. 

New homeschool year has been exciting for almost every homeschooling parents and children. Preparation might help you to prepare your new homeschool. Of course every family has its own ways to start their homeschooling year based on the unique vision, mission, value and characteristics that belong to the family. 

  1. Decluttering the old year stuff
    This first step has started our new academic year preparation. Honestly, it is very hard to start this step for us.
  2. Planning Ahead For The new Homeschool Year
    As soon as the cleaning up process finish, we start planning for the new academic year. This step has taken the longest time of the preparation process.
  3. Get Some Frugal Curriculum and Equipment
    We try hard to get the best price for our homeschooling equipment and requirement. The expensive price doesn’t guarantee that it has great qualities.
  4. Preparing Children and Parents to the New Homeschool Year
    It is quite challenging to get the kids ready for the new school year after the summer holiday. We need also to prepare the kids readiness to enter the new school year.
  5. Preparing the Classroom for the New Homeschool Year
    Although it is not always true that having a well-prepared classroom will let the learning process flow better, I think the more a classroom well prepared, the more enjoyable the learning will be. However, we need to remember that the Earth is our classroom.

Let start your homeschool new year with a much better preparation so that you and you children can get more benefits out if it. You might make some flaws in your homeschooling days, but there will always be a time to fix it by learning from the mistakes one day. Please remember that every family has its own unique life that might not be the same from each other. Therefore, don’t be afraid to make any difference.


"God of wisdom and might, we praise you for the wonder of our being, for mind, body, and spirit. Be with our children as they begin a new school year. Bless them and their teachers and staff. Give them the strength and grace as their bodies grow; wisdom and knowledge to their minds as they search for understanding; and peace and zeal to their hearts. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Healthy Meals for Kids

Good things come in small packages and mealtime is no exception. Right? Mommies and Daddies! 

As a mom of a 5 years old little girl name Angela, I make sure that I always prepare healthy meal for my daughter. It is important to give them proper nutrition to make them healthy and strong. 

By teaching your children healthy eating  habits, and modeling these behaviors in yourself, you can help your children maintain a healthy weight  and normal growth. Also, the eating habits your children pick up when they are young will help them maintain a healthy lifestyle when they are adults.

I would like to share with you my simple and easy way of cooking some healthy meal for your family.

All of these are Filipino Health dishes. 

1. Pork Stir Fry with Broccoli and Oyster Sauce

 Pork Stir Fry with Broccoli and Oyster Sauce

A tasty and easy recipe for pork stir fry with broccoli. The soy sauce-based marinade is delicious and very easy to make.

Stir-frys are great. Once you’re done prepping the ingredients (which you can often do in advance), they are usually ready in about ten minutes. This m Pork Stir Fry with Broccoli and Oyster Sauceakes them ideal for weeknight dinners.

Specifically, I really like this pork stir fry. I like to eat it because it’s so flavorful. And I also like to make it because it’s a very easy recipe that makes my life easy on busy weeknights.

Make-ahead tip
You can do some of the prep work in advance, making the actual cooking even faster. I often slice the vegetables in the morning, then refrigerate them in an airtight container until I’m ready to cook them that night.

 Pork Stir Fry with Broccoli and Oyster Sauce
A tasty pork stir fry with broccoli, this is an easy low carb recipe. The soy sauce based marinade is delicious, and very easy to make.



  • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce (or use a gluten-free alternative and add salt as needed)
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch (use organic if you wish to avoid GMOs)

Stir fry:

  • 2 cups broccoli florets, fresh or frozen
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1.5 lb. pork tenderloin, cut into 2-inch strips or pieces
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger


  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil


  • Prepare the sauce: In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, water and cornstarch. Set aside.
  • Place the broccoli florets in a large microwave safe bowl. Add 2 tablespoons water. Cover with a microwave safe plate and cook on high until barely tender, about 2 minutes for fresh and 3 minutes for frozen. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  • Heat the avocado oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the pork pieces and stir-fry until no longer raw, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the pepper slices, garlic and ginger and cook, stirring, 1 more minute.
  • Lower the heat to medium and add the sauce. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring, until the pork is cooked through and the sauce has thickened, about 3 minutes. If too much liquid evaporates, add a bit more water, 1-2 tablespoons.
  • Turn the heat off and stir in the broccoli. It will finish cooking in the pan’s residual heat. 
  • Transfer the pork stir fry to a serving platter or bowl. Drizzle with sesame oil and serve.

2. Filipino Pinakbet Dish 

Pinakbet Tagalog is a Filipino vegetable dish. It is composed of a variety of vegetables and it also has a protein component. I made use of lechon kawali or crispy deep-fried pork belly for this recipe.

Filipino Pinakbet Dish 

We know they're good for us. Just like it was yesterday, we can hear our mothers urging, "Eat your vegetables!" as we sat at the family dinner table. But growing up doesn't automatically turn us into vegetable lovers. To many of us, it still seems next to impossible to eat several servings of vegetables a day.

Still, there's no denying we need vegetables. They're rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and important phytochemicals, and they're generally low in calories. So what's a vegetable hater to do?

Be healthy and Eat vegetables!!

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Monday, June 8, 2020

Cooking with Kids is a Great Bonding and Educational Experience

There are many great reasons to cook with your kids at all ages.

It teaches them important life skills. It stimulates and compliments their school education – for example, measuring ingredients supports math learning. It encourages them to try dishes they might otherwise turn a nose up to. And it serves as a great way to bond with your children.

Children can help in the kitchen as soon as they are able to stand on a step stool and reach the counter. 

This is my daughter Angela, she's 5 years old and she really loves Pancake... So our activity for today, I will teach her to cook PANCAKE in a simple way... Exciting? 

This is a great bonding with my daughter Angela.... 

Kids Can Cook Pancakes

This pancake recipe is fairly kid-friendly, except for the hot griddle. Kids can mix the ingredients together and the adult(s) will have to oversee the use of the griddle and give some instruction on pancake flipping. Otherwise, this is a great recipe to get your kids involved with for preparing breakfast. You will be building skills and cooking competence while also making family memories. Your child might even propose making pancakes for dinner. It may be a new interest that they'll take up and look forward to doing with you.

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Be Grateful

Focus on your blessings. List them down, appreciate each one and allow peace and gratitude to fill your heart
Be grateful and thankful
These inspirational quotes about life serve to show us how we can completely transform our lives by practicing gratitude on a regular basis. Many people mistakenly adopt the idea that they will be happy once they accomplish more in life or have enough money to buy their dream home, car, or something equally as valuable. However, this isn’t the case.
When we learn to be thankful for and content with what we have, we disrupt the idea that we can’t find happiness as we are. As we become more grateful in life, we learn to appreciate all of our blessings–both big and small.”

Im blessed to have my FAMILY

Why is gratefulness important?  

Being grateful is a fundamental life-skill that many people don’t learn. It really is a useful skill to have, as it is a happiness-multiplier, for lack of a better term. Any happiness you have, if you have gratitude in your heart, will become much greater. It sounds silly, but it is true.

On the flip side, as the quote suggests, those without gratitude will find their happiness diminished. Jealousy, and all the other the related feelings, will suck the joy out of what you have and leave nothing but bitter feelings behind. I’ve been there, and it’s no fun. Have you?

With gratitude, even the smallest things in life become a joy to behold and to experience. Without gratitude, life is one long bummer. Most of us live somewhere between these extremes, but I hope you will join me in trying to live a life focused more on gratitude than not.

Where can I apply this in my life?
Even if you’re having trouble with feeling or expressing gratitude in the big things of life, you can start with the little things. Do you have food? Do you have shelter? Can you show or feel gratitude for even the little things in your life? That’s a step in the right direction!

Be grateful. Even when we don't feel grateful, we should be grateful.

Ang dami ng ginawa at pinatunayan ni Lord sa buhay natin para mareklamo tayo. We don't have the rights to complain.

He's been faithful to us even when we're faithless to Him. He's been so good to us even when we're disobedient to Him.

Be grateful for small things.
Be grateful for big things.
Be grateful for everything in between.

Be grateful for what God has brought you out of.
Be grateful for all the things He has done, and for the things He's about to do.

Before we complain and ask God for what's next, make sure you steward well what He already gave you.

Hingi tayo nang hingi kay Lord ng "bago" pero hindi pa natin pinalalago yung nandiyan. Hindi natin pinapasalamatan yung nandiyan na.

This is a reminder: Have a grateful heart.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Encouragement and Verses to help you to strengthen your faith

We all face trials and struggles, but as Christians, we have Jesus to help us through. In fact, we’ve already won because Jesus has already defeated the enemy. So the next time life hits you hard, just turn to Jesus and remember that He can help you through it and He’s already won the battle for you!

With all of the chaos and fear currently swirling around us in the world, it feels important to remind ourselves where to turn for hope and security. As coronavirus runs its course, we want to help you stay confident and peaceful during this time.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your understading; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6

That’s why it was important to us that we share these Bible verses for waiting out the coronavirus. So whether you are all cooped up social distancing or if you are feeling ill, there is hope and help and encouragement for you, my friend!

There are the Bible Verses that I would like to share with you..

I hope that these quotes and verses can give you strength and encouragement the next time you’re faced with trials and struggles in life!

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020



MOTHERHOOD ❤️ the best part of me!

MOTHERHOOD ❤️ the best part of me!
Dear Angela, I cannot believe how fast your growing. It seems like only a moment ago that I held you in my arms for the first time.You are my miracle child and I always been grateful and thankful because God gave me you. 

Daughters are blessings. They can bring so much meaning to your life and make you the happiest you have ever been.

My 5 years old daughter Angela

The day you came into this world was the day that my life was forever changed.    You are such a beautiful girl, and I’m so proud of the incredible way that you are growing up.    

Angela's Homeschool Journey '20-'21

With Covid-19 affecting Filipino learners, institutions have to find ways to provide learning amid this pandemic.  Virtual learning by no me...