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Mother daughter bonding time – time well spent

Just bonding few minutes with my kid yesterday through coloring these cute cartoon characters – Kirby yard, shopkins, club penguin puffles. It’s fun to spend time with kiddos, AND I wish not to work so I can take care of them. Time spent with them is never a waste of time because it’s time WELL SPENT.

First field trip of the year 201-2017 (Homeschooling)

Today, my kids had so much fun with the homeschooling kick-off field trip. I am thankful that it was held in Colorado Springs, Colorado as I did not need to drive away from the city. The kids were having fun playing with their classmates and teachers. The parents were having fun with getting to know each other together with the principal’s questions. It was a different start of the year field trip as there was an interaction between parents and principal as well as students and teachers.

I am hoping to have the best homeschooling this year 2017-2018!

What to Do With Your Old Musical Instruments

A large number of kids join band at a young age, but not all of those kids stick with music through high school and college. Playing music can help them develop strong skills that will assist them in the future and teach them how to work in a group setting too. As the parent of a former band member, you might have a few musical instruments laying around your house that take up valuable space. There are a few things you can do with those instruments to make money for yourself or to help others.

Sell Online

Many parents rent cheap instruments for their kids to play until they find out if their kids will stick with band. Other parents invest in cheaper instruments and later upgrade to better models. If you have an old saxophone or any other instrument that shows a lot of wear and tear and isn’t very valuable, you’re better off donating it than trying to sell it. Instruments that are in good condition are valuable to others. You can sell that instrument online or to a new player in your community.

Check Local Schools

Even if the instruments your kids played are a little banged up or not in the best condition, you can still contact local schools and ask about donating those instruments. Many schools have less funds than needed to run arts programs like band. While the school may have enough money to fund the program, it may not have enough cash to cover the cost of the instruments that students need. Donating an instrument that you or your child once played in the past lets someone else with a love of music get the chance to play.

Donate to Charity

You can also try donating that old instrument to a charity that supports musical programs and other causes like the Sing for Hope organization. These organizations offer assistance to younger students and older students who love singing and playing music. They provide students with funding to attend prestigious programs and give them the instruments that they need in those programs. Many of these organizations work in areas where there is not a lot of financial help available such as urban cities that cut all arts programs or rural regions that do not have a large number of talented students.

As much as you loved watching your children play in bad recitals, you probably don’t like seeing their old instruments take up space in your home. If your child no longer plays, you can feel comfortable selling that instrument online. You can feel better about yourself when you choose to donate that instrument to a student or organization in need too.

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Enjoying the warm summer days

Living in a place with four seasons has the feeling of being deprived of the sunshine especially when you are living far from the coastal areas. Like my family and I who are living in the middle of the US, we want to enjoy the warm weather outside our home. There are times that we can travel to another city and see the beautiful place but mostly we will see to it that we can enjoy outside our home – like at the yard. We just need to be careful not to play and touch any poisonous plants such as poison ivy. Though, we do not need to worry as it is easy to treat poison ivy rash with It is August right now, and it is rainy most of the time, but when there’s no rain, kids will play outside. It is fun to be out every once in a while, and it is healthy to be out in the sun. We wish that it is warm the whole year round but then life has four seasons, and we need to enjoy the beauty of each moment.

Got the courage to do things esp learning how to drive (family first)

Looking at my eldest kid, I can remember those years where we will be riding a cab in going to doctor’s appointments because I didn’t know how to drive. Whenever he asked me, ‘Mama, where are my friends? Mama, can I go to the park? Mama, can I play in that playground? Etc.!” I feel hurt coz I cannot do anything. And riding a cab always were expensive.

The first time we visited the park was when he was 5 years old and he was so amazed with all the people and families playing together. I was pregnant with my 2nd baby during that time. I just used an e-scooter for me to bring him to the nearby park. When we reached there, he was bothering a father and son who were playing football. I told him not to bother them coz the father was teaching his kid. Maybe he envied that the father taught the kid in playing football.

And so, I tried my best to learn how to drive so that I can bring him to places together with his baby sister anytime I want to or anytime they will ask me.

I just love family bonding every once in a while, a family bonding away from the house and away from any gadgets, TV, or computers. It’s fun to have a family outing even just within the city parks or even just driving around the streets. When they will grow big and can choose on their own lives, they will not be having enough time to be with me. And so, I want to have a family bonding with them while they are still kids.

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Update on my tracfone global calling e-card

I had so much fun chatting with my mama and papa on the night that I called them up. The line was clear with me using the long distance service of tracfone. I supposedly will talk less than an hour or less than 30 minutes but it was fun talking to them with a clear line. I ended up using the $10 load which would be 1hr and 3 minutes but then I was not cut off for almost 30 minutes. So, I think tracfone deducted my regular minutes with it, in which it’s fine with me. The next time I will be calling, I will try to use tracfone long distance e-card again. I hope line is still crystal clear.

Guitar Center

When you are looking for a new guitar, do visit This online store for music instrument offers huge selections of acoustic guitars and electric guitars. When you need to shop more for other music instrument like piano, keyboard, drums and the like, you can also find it in Guitar Center. Visit them anytime or perhaps visit them right now! Have fun shopping!


I love to write because I am weak in verbal skills. Though I am trying to develop my verbal skills but then my strength is writing even if there is a need for me to learn more about English and grammar. But there are times that I feel lazy and I don’t want to write updates for my blogs. Since I need to earn a little, so I need to write even Read the rest of this entry »

It’s always good to be wise

I am fun of online shopping and I usually search for click here for a great deal. I do love great deals with affordable prices and free shipping. In my life right now, I tried to save even during the times that I need to spend. I used coupons, discount codes and just any other positive means for me to save. It’s always good to be a wise buyer. Are you doing the same thing also?

My family and I are lucky to meet people who help us in so many ways

I am so happy to have a good pediatrician for my kids this year. Her name is Lilian Grace S. and she has a Doctor of Nursing Practice, FNP-C. When she checked my kids, she’s so friendly and I felt like she’s a friend that I’ve known for a long time. Since she has allergies on eggs, she felt my situation of not having been able to find an allergist for my eldest kid for around 3 to 4 years who can accept the health insurance that my family has. With that, my son is Read the rest of this entry »