Author: olsk_mercado

Spam Maki

You may have read in some of my posts that I’m not much of a cook. I can cook rice, fried eggs, fried hot dogs basically anything that needs frying. My only specialty is macaroni soup and macaroni and cheese which I just recently learned how to do. It turns out it’s very easy to make and you can cook it without using a microwave! Recipe for another post. What I’ll be sharing with you today is how to make Spam Maki. A good friend shared her recipe and it has been a household favorite. We have it at...

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TMA Homeschool Orientation

We have been doing the independent homeschool method but in the near future we are hoping to be affiliated with TMA (The Master’s Academy). I brought my children along to the homeschool orientation so they can also be aware and be better informed of the plans we have for them. My children are 13,12 and 3. My son, 13 years old and my daughter, 12 years old have gone to a conventional school since they were 5 so homeschooling was quite a new concept and one they are continuing to accept. I can’t say 100% that we tried homeschooling...

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Da Vinci The Genius at The Mind Museum

We finally got around to using our vouchers for the Da Vinci exhibit at the Mind Museum. After the TMA Homeschool Orientation and the Baby Expo Philippines 2013 press conference we were looking forward to some fun. Upon entering we immediately headed towards the inventions on display. I took a picture of every single item and have shared some of the photos I took of the exhibit. My son Bastian is in love with Science and Literature and thoroughly enjoyed the museum. He looked over every piece and read the descriptions. There are some parts of the exhibit that...

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How to Get Freelance Writing Jobs: A Review of Freelance Writing Guide: What to Expect in Your First Year as a Freelance Writer

In another life I might have been a full fledged writer. When I was younger, I had a dream of becoming one but as time went by I wasn’t able to focus on it and soon it was set aside. As an adult, blogging is my form of writing so when I was presented with an opportunity to review a book on how to get freelance writing jobs I jumped at the chance. Freelance Writing Guide: What to Expect in Your First Year as a Freelance Writer by Christine Rice can be a useful and helpful tool for first time writers...

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Online Learning Games for Kids

In this day and age, we’re surrounded by technology and I’ve had to adapt to online learning games for kids. With my 2 eldest, we used books and arts and crafts. We used our hands to create and learn at the same time. I bought plenty of books and focused on their interests. With our youngest, Jael who’s 3 years old I’ve done the same but significantly less. He plays on the iPhone and so I make sure to only have educational apps for him to play.  I’m aiming to make his exposure to technology as beneficial as possible and introducing him to learning games. I’ve enrolled my youngest son into 2 online learning games for kids programs which are usually paid programs but I was fortunate to get to try them for free. We have a 1 month trial for each program and we’ll see which he benefits from more and most likely continue with that. With ABCmouse you get a full  online curriculum for Preschool through Kindergarten. This covers Reading, Math, Science, Arts & Colors and Music for children ages 2-6. Upon starting the program you can customize your child’s and parent’s avatars. Jael enjoyed the Farm and Zoo games. He loves animals and one of his favorite songs is Old MacDonald Had a Farm. We recently brought him to the Ark Avilon Zoo and he had a...

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