I am a former college teacher turned full-time mom who has decided to homeschool our youngest son since 2011 because his grown brothers and sister are already working or have already left for college and live outside of where we reside.
We live in a farm that is far from the nearest town where his siblings went to school. Because his siblings have left to attend other schools, we found it impractical to ferry him back and forth every day to and from school. Hence, the decision to homeschool him. A plus to this is that I love to teach and will be able to spend a lot of one-on-one time with him, providing theoretical, spiritual, as well as real-life skills to prepare him for the future.
This blog will chronicle all the new experiences we will come across during our homeschool journey. I will also be including articles, advice, links, pictures, videos and stories from other homeschoolers I meet along the way.
Thanks for your blog! I’m seriously considering homeschooling my 3 yr. old and found your blogs very helpful(specially the test for the learning style) and more detailed than most I’ve seen. And, you’re based in the Philippnes, too. Thanks again!
You are most welcome, May. It is always a pleasure to know that my blogs have been of help to others. I would love to know if and when you really decide to homeschool your little one. Thumbs up to you! 🙂 Please don’t hesitate to ask me any questions, should you need help or clarification. Take care.
hi. I came across your site and I’m very thankful to get a lot of information here because I am seriously considering homeschooling my 6-year old daughter. unfortunately, it’s Christmas break and nobody’s answering my calls when I call the TMA number. we got hit by the Yolanda typhoon and i’m planning to relocate. however I have a lot of questions since it’s already middle of the school year but I don’t want her to go back to her old school since what happened with Yolanda was quite traumatic for her (and for me as well!). I hope you can help answer some of my questions. thanks very much…
So sorry to hear what you’ve been through. We continue to pray for the recovery of everyone who has lost homes or loved ones.
The office of TMA has been closed for Christmas break since last week. They will resume office hours tomorrow, January 7, 2014. It is good to know you are planning to homeschool your daughter. 🙂
My client is looking for a school that offers homeschooling program which is accredited by DepEd. Their main concern is to provide their only child an education with international standards that will enable their son to cope up with the lessons when they transfer to Europe. They wanted to do homeschooling because they often travel. Can you help us find which is the best school? Or maybe, any recommendation based on your experience? BTW, their son is 4 years old this month.
I would recommend that you contact TMA (The Master’s Academy Homeschool). Their curriculum is DepEd accredited but is internationally accredited at the same time. Children from this school have assimilated into schools abroad without any problems. You may also contact Ms. Jo Mendoza at 09178008252. Hope this helps! 🙂
Hi, again. Am happy to let you know that we have decided on homeschooling. I am still undecided though if we should go for an accredited dep ed school (to simplify things in case we need to go back to regular schooling) or go with a US accredited one(I prefer their curriculums). What do you advise? I mean is it really that difficult to go back into the system?
If you are planning to go abroad or planning to let your child get higher education (college or masters) abroad, I would suggest you go with a US accredited curriculum. Otherwise, a Dep Ed curriculum would be fine. I have not heard of any problems encountered by homeschooled kids whose parents decide to put them back into a regular school. Instead, they have either been recommended to go into a grade ahead of their age or have been doing exceptionally well in the “system.”
Congratulations on deciding to giving your child a more personalized education! So happy for you! Please don’t hesitate to ask me any questions should you encounter a “bump” on the way. 🙂
Beautiful blog!Very inspiring and helpful. You are heaven sent. I’m an independent homeschooler. We were also stayed in bukidnon for almost 2yrs but now based in CDO. Hopefully i can meet you sometime. I was looking for a group of homeschooler here.
Thank you so much, Cristina. I would love to meet you, too! 🙂 I have been wanting to organize a group for homeschoolers for awhile now, but haven’t gotten around to doing it because of my busy schedule. I do hope, however, in the future, we can have a support for all homeschool moms here in Mindanao. Take care!
I’m really happy to have come across your blog! I noticed that your last post was in September 2015. I hope everything is well with you and your family. I would love to read more about your homeschooling adventures and other writings.
Thanks for your concern. Yes, I am doing okay. It’s just that I’ve been swamped with things (well, partly anyway.) Regrettably, I’ve just been plain lazy hehe, but as we are at the tail-end of our school year right now, I will probably have time to add more blogs. Hope you come back and see what we’ve been busy with since my last blog. Take care!