Author: olsk_mercado

What My Son Learned from the Harry Potter Books

We’re pretty big Harry Potter fans here and you may have seen from past posts that the Harry Potter books are one of our best book series. We love the books and the movies and often discuss them. My son, Sebastian has inherited my love for reading (although my other 2 show a liking for it). He has read the Harry Potter books 3 times and I asked him what he learned. We decided to make a post about it and share what he gained from reading the books. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone “I learned that Harry...

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The Sunshine Award

I’ve been focusing on my blog more and after having decided to host it and buy a domain it feels terrific to receive an acknowledgement from a fellow blogger. Adelien over at Blessed Learners whose website I’ve thoroughly enjoyed nominated me for the Sunshine Award. They are a fellow homeschooling family from Surabaya, Indonesia. She has plenty of helpful topics and interesting views. For the Sunshine Award, the blogger must: Acknowledge the nominating blogger. Share 11 random facts. Answer 11 questions the nominating blogger has created for you. List 11 bloggers to recommend. They should be bloggers you believe deserve some recognition and a little blogging love! Post 11 questions for the bloggers you nominate, answer & let all the bloggers know they’ve been nominated. You cannot nominate the blogger that nominated you. 11 Random Facts About Me: I love ice cream and eat it like there’s no tomorrow. I read every chance I get even if it’s just for 2 minutes. I need to read to fall asleep unless I’m exceptionally tired. I always have a song playing in my head. I have a temper which may be surprising to some. I dream of going to Italy. I’m bad at math but am quite detailed when it comes to balancing the family budget. I can achieve whatever I put my mind to. I can’t swim. I have a fear...

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Best Book Series for Middle School Boys

Having created a recommended best book series for middle school girls I’ve also made a list for middle school boys. The lists are recommendations from our own experience and that of friends and family. The books in both the lists for middle school girls and boys are not limiting. There may be books on this list that girls would enjoy and vise versa. My love for reading has inspired me to share the joy you get out of books. I hope this inspires your children to read and explore the adventures in between the pages of a book. The...

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Best Book Series for Middle School Girls

With many books readily available it’s hard to pin down what would be the best book series for your middle schooler. Books are an obvious avenue for learning but aside from sentence construction, grammar, speech skills and the like what else can children learn from books? They can learn a variety of things such as feelings and emotions. They can be given ideas and thoughts to ponder. They can explore their imagination and see glimpses of the possible. Here are some great book series they can read and delve into. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer The Twilight series would obviously...

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SMAC Deal: Sandugo Sandals

We got another great deal from SMAC Deals, this time Php500.00 worth of Sandugo sandals, slippers or shoes for only Php250.00. Despite the rain, my husband and I trooped on down to Sports Central at SM Fairview to redeem the voucher. We were able to get 2 pairs of slippers, one for my husband and and the other for my son. Here’s what my husband got. (Php 325.00) Here’s what my son got. (Php395.00) Our total came to Php730.00 so I only had to add Php230.00. Total cash shelled out for Php730.00 worth of Sandugo Sandals was Php480.00. Not bad...

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