Category: Parenting

You’re Being Watched

As I write this, I am inside the cab, with my three-year old putting his entire weight on my arm, my eight-year old sleeping on my shoulder, and my ten-year old napping in her own personal space. We are on our way to a field trip– you know, the kind that us homeschoolers are fond of organizing in order to… Read more →

School of Rock

Hello everybody! I’m Alyanna. I’ve always wanted to learn how to play the guitar so that I can play music for my family. Guess what? Now I can! Why? Because I went to the School of Rock!   When I was invited to the School of Rock, I was excited to go. But as the days drew closer I became… Read more →

Family Activities with La-Z-Boy

Disclaimer: This post was inspired by the one week that we had with the La-Z-Boy Recliner. For this post, I went over some old photos of moments we had with the kids and it made me realize how a lot of our meaningful conversations happened (and are still happening) whenever we all tried to fit into our recliner!  The last… Read more →

On Becoming Art Smart

My girls, especially Alyanna, have been asking me to bring them to art classes for a couple of years now. I think Alyanna was only four when she started expressing her desire to have art lessons. Due to budget constraints, however, we never really put art classes on top of the priority list. My standard response was always, “Oh, you… Read more →

The Ultimate Goal of Why We Homeschool our Kids

The past three or so weeks have been designated as “project weeks”. Instead of the usual lessons and individual work they have to do, project week is when we slow down to just dwell on those topics they would want to spend more time on and make outputs for. Ideally, the kids have to come up with an output at the… Read more →

Liam’s Birth

I love how every birthing experience is unique. It is always a reminder of how sovereign God is, and how everything is always, ultimately in His hands. I asked God of three things regarding Liam’s birth: 1) For my labor to be the shortest one I’ve ever experienced so far; 2) For me to be able to go through labor naturally… Read more →

Standing on God’s Promises

I know so many of my friends and almost everyone in our Victory Greenhills staff is pregnant, so I wanted to write this post as an encouragement and reminder to them, and to you! Here are some of the verses I meditated on, most especially as labor day drew near: Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and courageous. DO NOT FEAR or… Read more →

Finding Strength during Labor

I’m sure you’ve heard this before: “Every pregnancy is different.” The same is true with labor. (It is also true with each child as they grow up.) In my case, not only was every pregnancy different physiologically, but each pregnancy also challenged and stretched my faith in different ways and on different levels. It’s funny because though this was my… Read more →

Is Your Child Slow?

I have two types of homeschoolers: I have type A– who is able to focus and get her work done once she sets her mind to it, and type M — who will still be able to manage distracting herself even if you leave her in a room that is completely devoid of any form of stimulation. Type A, once… Read more →

Faith Like a Child: On Believing God for a Boy

In less than two months, we shall be having another addition to our family. Let’s see… I honestly have mixed emotions now. It’s funny because I actually feel like a first-time mom all over again. Of course, it is a given that we are beyond excited for the coming of our new baby. At the same time, I really feel… Read more →