it’s been a struggle finding ways to inspire artistry and foster creativity in our homeschool
I would hardly ever consider myself a creative person. So as a teacher to my children, it’s been a struggle finding ways to inspire artistry and foster creativity in our homeschool. Especially when many homeschooling families we know are really passionate about the arts and music, in their various forms. Continue reading creating and creativity in our bahaySKUL→
Uri’s second birthday party was held yesterday and it was a blast! I was so thrilled to have some of the guests thank me saying their kids really had a great time. Almost as rewarding as seeing your child enjoy in his own birthday celebration.
We had long been contemplating on getting a pet for the kids seeing how happily they run after street pups and stray cats and how often they visit our neighbor’s dog cage each day. We’ve almost decided on getting a pot bellied piglet from a friend of my brother but the piglets were sold before we could get one. I guess we have to wait until the next birthing season.
It’s difficult to accept how we have become enslaved by products that do much harm under the guise of convenience. Life seems too hard and we rationalize patronage of such products as a means to cope. Disposable diapers are probably at the top of our “convenient but harmful” list. But after the flood reminded me of how environmentally unfriendly diapers can be, I vowed to get these evil goods out of our lives.
This vow was followed by a frantic search for washable diapers. Don’t get me wrong. I am an advocate of cloth diapers. My children have been fully cloth diapered since the day they came home from the hospital. But only during daytime. There was a time that I tried using cloth diapers on Uri even at night but Turo was annoyed because Uri would have his clothes and crib sheets soaking wet while he slept. At that time, I thought there was no alternative but to use disposables at night. And since we had two toddlers, imagine how much disposable diapers we consumed in a month, in a year, and in the past two and a half years. I don’t even want to do the math.
I knew I previously saw a washable diaper featured on TV but didn’t give it much thought until now. Luckily, I read about Tushywushy diapers in a parenting forum. I also saw other similar products mostly from other countries and another type that is made locally. I did some background investigation and finally decided to give Tushywushy a try.
I did not go to work today. I was supposed to, but decided not to after I checked my mail in the morning and realized there was nothing urgent that requires my coming to the office. Instead, Turo & I spent the day at the mall with the babies. Well not really the entire day but just a couple of hours, enough for us to do our grocery, have lunch and buy some stuff. The babies needed a new bag because their old bags were now too small and are almost torn to pieces from over use. (more)
Uri is now a year and 19 days old. He’s now switched to formula (i can no longer breastfeed, he has 8 teeth and bites!), eats all types of food and drinks from a glass. He has mastered sitting, standing and squatting, but not walking. (more)