I just asked EJ if he thought that I was a bad mother. I saw posts of my mom friends who frequently read to their babies. To tell you honestly, I hardly read to Baby Zeeka. Why?

One… she loves dancing more than sitting down and listening to me read her a book.
Two… she ends up biting the book.

This is Baby Z dancing (trying to... anyway) at 6 months :)

This is Baby Z dancing (trying to… anyway) at 6 months :)

He said that at Baby Zeeka’s age, any form of bonding will do. Whew! It’s great that he doesn’t think that I don’t find time to educate my child. I have noticed that Zeeka learns best when she’s out of the house… exploring. She would rather hold and touch things than listen to me read to her. For example, when we go to Starbucks, she likes touching the coffee beans while it repeatedly say ‘coffee’.

With all of these things about educating baby Z, reading to her, and exploring the world ‘with’ her, I am questioning myself if I would be capable of homeschooling her. A lot of my work-at-home-mom friends are homeschooling their children. I have been constantly at awe on how they manage to do that and ‘work’ at the same time. I am so curious and would like to hear from these people, since homeschooling is a global movement that is now becoming a viable option for Filipino families who want to provide their children with education beyond a classroom’s walls.

So, we at Manila Workshops, a company dedicated to continuing education for professional and personal goals, and The Learning Basket, an advocacy that inspires parents to be their children’s first and best teacher, have come together to offer an event jam-packed with information and inspiration about homeschooling that will help parents who are considering to educate their children at home (me included!).

You Can Homeschool! Be Inspired, Be Informed, Be Empowered! Is a day-long event happening on November 16, 2013, Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM at One Events and Café, One Corporate Center, Julia Vargas cor Meralco Ave, Pasig City.

Parents who are exploring, or are unsure of their homeschooling path, are encouraged to attend You Can Homeschool to gain an intimate look and understanding of home education. The key speakers of this event, Thammie Sy, Frannie Daez, and Edric Mendoza, have all found their calling in homeschooling their children. This event is co-presented by Victory Christian International School, Digilearn Multimedia and Genyo e-Learning. Minor sponsors are Bee Happy Crafts, Philippine Science Centrum, MSA Scholastic Hub, Galileo, Sweet Dreams Candy and Desserts Buffet and MRLightworkz Photography.

Project 20 You Can Homeschool Final 7

Here are some highlights to look forward to:

• Be inspired by our speakers as they share about homeschooling from the heart, developing the homeschooling mindset, and how to homeschool in the Philippines
• Testimonials from children who have experienced learning at home.
• An overview of the homeschooling providers in the country, and the various services that they offer.
• Intimate break-out discussions with homeschooling parents

Have you researched about homeschooling? Are you considering it? Join me as I learn about homeschooling. If you want to attend this event, please fill out the form below. Early bird rate is only at Php 1000 per person (pay on or before Nov. 8). Fee comes with FREE lunch!

Sign up now!

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About The Author

Ginger is the General Manager of ManilaWorkshops.com. She is also the co-founder of a tech start-up company called Turn Up Trumps, Inc. She is a business coach and has her own program called Love the Leap. She has been a blogger since 2005, writing for MommyGinger.com, ManilaFitness.com and ManilaReviews.com. She graduated MA in Communications Major in Integrated Marketing Communications from the University of Asia and the Pacific. She worked as an account executive for a couple of ad agencies. She also managed a food franchise store. Her longest corporate stint was as a product manager for a known bank in the Philippines.

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