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Heart Work

  We had a very busy summer. My boys were in summer camps and musical theater classes. Bo and I led a Marian pilgrimage and had several summer outings with ministry leaders, staff and family. And though it was officially vacation time, my boys continued to learn—probably much more than through their regular homeschool lessons. Bene grew in leadership…

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Surviving Homeschooling

  A first-time homeschooler looks back at her and her daughter’s homeschooling journey and shares how they managed. Back in March, as I finished my Skype conference with Parent Coach Irene, I felt ambivalent. After discussing Nicey’s academic progress and sharing a good laugh as I told her stories about our last stretch for the school year, I…

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Making the Most of Homeschooling

          It was 2008 when my parents decided to take a leap of faith, making the decision to transfer me to Catholic Filipino Academy (CFA).      I honestly wasn’t quite sure about it at first. Back then, I was 8 years old, enrolled in a conventional private school in my home province. I was in the third…

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