Friday, June 23, 2017

How Do You Make Sure You Reach the Airport In Time for Your Flight?

Of course, you've got to be there early. Well, that is easier said than done. 

I remember one time, our family's flight to KSA was scheduled at 5:00 or 6:00 am. That means we had to be at the airport very early. We were six in the family with children aged 6, 5, 3 and 6-months.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

5 Tips for Teaching Your Kids Early Reading at Home

I have 5 children. I am happy to say that I taught all of them to read. While the approach I used is essentially the same - used textbooks, workbooks and online reading programs, the progress of reading of the kids vary.

It took a while before Kristel, our third child, learned to read. She was 5 when she really learned to read and that is after I've been homeschooling her for almost a year. Unlike her 2 older brothers who were already reading at age 4, Kristel learned to read a year later. I had to exercise patience because her attitude toward studying was quite different from that of her brothers. Let's just say that it is not her inclination. But I'm just so glad that my efforts paid off and she learned reading and voluntarily doing so.

Would you like to teach your child to read? Here are some of the things you can do to help your child learn to read:

Sunday, June 11, 2017

A Guideline for Buying Auto Parts on the Web for Your Family Car

If you own a car, just like my family, you know how important it is to take good care of it. Sometimes it breaks down and there is a need to change its parts or get it to an auto repair service.

Image from Flickr, CC BY 2.0

The problem is sometimes buying auto parts is not easy. You could wander here and there in search of the desired product, but there are times you can't find exactly what you need. It's good to know that the online market is one place that offers a wide range of products for cars, too.

Friday, June 9, 2017

7 Tips on How to Get Your Kids to Wake Up Earlier in the Morning

Now that the kids are going back to school, parents are faced with stressful mornings again? If you have a helper at home, you probably can't relate much with that statement. We don't have a helper. It's not that we can't afford it, but it's just how we manage our home.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Summer Vacation 2017 Round Up

Summer vacation is almost up. Sigh... Our 3 highschoolers started classes last Monday. The classes of our 2 gradeschoolers will begin on the 14th. So, we got a bit busy preparing for their school.

Back to School Savings

Tuition fees and books cost increased, so we tried to save as much as we could on other school expenses by recycling and reusing. I'm thankful also that both of my gradeschoolers were given P4,000 discount on tuition fees for being honor students.

I wrote a post before on How to Save on School Expenses. For this school year, these are what we did: