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Ten House Rules

Ten House Rules

Rules are made for our safety and be­nefit. Imagine if there were no rules in basketball games, then players can freely elbow their opponents. Imagine if there were no traffic rules … Imagine just how more chaotic the world will be if there weren’t laws that citizens...

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Parenting Is A Calling

Parenting Is A Calling

Recently, I attended a Solo Parents Retreat facilitated by CCF’s KSP or Kool Solo Parents Ministry. It was the first Christian retreat I attended since I became a mother and follower of Jesus. As a first-time parent and a solo one at that, I am constantly searching...

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Parenting the Parent

Parenting the Parent

“Hirap magpalaki ng magulang,” we often hear this common expression that says how difficult it is for children to raise parents. While young parents often complain about the challenges of raising their young brood, middle-aged parents may also complain from time to...

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Homeschooling As Alternative

Homeschooling As Alternative

Have you ever experienced saying an absolute “no” to something but suddenly be open about it? I had this attitude towards homeschooling. I have quite a number of homeschooling teacher moms. Some were homeschooled when they were young so they continue the practice onto...

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Success In Perspective

Success In Perspective

We all want to be successful in life, don’t we? In order to do so, we must set goals to achieve that—goals that determine the means to realize our definition of success. However, people have varied definitions and measurements of success. And we want to pursue the...

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Kapag nanay ka na…

Kapag nanay ka na…

By Bettinna Carlos Every mother is the woman she is because of her children. I am who I am because of my child. As my daughter turns seven, allow me to share with you a poem I wrote about being a mother when she was just two months old on May 19, 2011. Kapag Nanay ka...

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The 10 ‘ComMOMments’

The 10 ‘ComMOMments’

My Bible readings lately have been on the 10 Commandments God gave to Moses before the Israelites entered the Promised Land. God gave this to prepare His people in all the forms they may be tempted to be swayed from their belief. I did the same two years ago with...

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The Rod With Love

The Rod With Love

In my previous columns, I shared how Dr. Ruth Chang taught me how to: keep my daughter close and win her heart by giving her the right kind and amount of praise; accept her individuality and support her interests; respect her and acknowledge her feelings despite her...

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