• Musings

    Protect Your Pet: Easy Ways to Budget for Vet Bills

    For many of us, our pets are companions who help us manage our spiritual and mental health. Like you, pets also need health care, which means the cost of ownership means you need to pay for more than food and toys. You also need to pay regular vet bills. According to the ASPCA, pet owners spend $235 a year on vet bills for their dog and $160 for their cat. Being unable to take your pet to the vet can damage their health and even risk the health of the animals they interact with. That’s why it’s so important to find ways to save on vet bills. Here’s what you…

  • Musings

    We Made It!

    Yes! We made it for one week without being late! We live far from the school where I am teaching and where my daughter is attending school. The travel usually lasts for about 1.5 hours including the walking and the commuting. From the house to our terminal, that is about 500 meters to 800 meters depending if the shortcut is available for us. Then from the terminal, we travel for around 30 minutes down to the public market where the terminal to the barangay where the school is situated. That alone almost reaches around 45 minutes due to the consistent stopping of the multicab. So going to school alone takes…

  • Animals,  Musings

    Today is International Cat Day

    Ever since I was a child, I grew up having pets. I can clearly remember that my first pet was a dog and then when I got older, we started having cats. Then just recently, specifically last year, I started adopting cats. The first cat that I took in last year was Coco, a Siamese half Persian cat. I was told he was dark brown in color so I pre-named him Coco (chocolate) but when I saw him for the first time, I noticed that he was only brown when there’s a bright light. But most of the time, he is visibly black. Now, a year older, he is becoming…

  • Homeschool,  Musings

    Are You Still Homeschooling?

    This is one of the questions most of my friends are asking. Am I still homeschooling? Well, to quickly answer that question… it is a YES and NO. Let me explain… It is YES because my son who is now 15 years old is still homeschooled. We are currently doing independent schooling meaning he doesn’t have a homeschool provider. BUT he goes to ALS every Thursday as he is working in getting his junior high school diploma. It is technically YES because my youngest daughter is still my student in the school where I am teaching right now. It is like we just changed the venue and added new classmates.…