BC Bloggers Meme: A Day in My Not So Boring Life

Thanks, Yuuki for coming up with this week’s topic.


So what’s a day in my life like. I thought it was boring but on second thought – not! With two kids, life is never boring. Check out my schedule below:


6:00 – 8:00

– Usually at this time I wake up frantically (especially if I slept early the night before) and try to squeeze some work before the kids wake up. I update my blogs, take care of some BC Blogger stuff, answer emails, and read my favorite blogs. Believe me, two hours is never enough for me. Usually I’m just able to write one blog post in that time period. Hubby’s work start at 7 sharp and we work side-by-side in the morning. We eat breakfast while working too.  My work stops when a little someone wakes up and requests for my presence. haha

Okay, he doesn’t look that happy in real life. This was taken months ago. In truth, he will cry at the top of his lungs until I’m by his side. He won’t stop if it’s another person who comes for him whether his Dad or Ate Cora. So that’s my cue to leave my laptop. I would breastfeed him a little and then try to convince him to take his breakfast. I don’t want to breastfeed him first thing in the morning because he will only eat a little breakfast after.  He eats breakfast (see pic below) with Ate Cora and his Kuya and then Ate Cora delivers him to me full and happy like the picture above.


8:00 – 11:30 – Homeschool and taking care of Zack in between

Around this time we start homeschooling. If before I would try to juggle work with homeschooling now I gave up. I realized I can’t do two things at the same time. So by this time I turn off the laptop and proceed with homeschooling.



Homeschooling is so tough for me. I have to motivate Z and make sure he enjoys and understands his lessons. Would you believe that a typical 7 year old’s attention span is only 7 minutes? No wonder his mind wanders most of the time. That’s why to break the monotony I try to tell him stories related to our lessons. The iPad has been invaluable in keeping him focused. I show him slides of pictures from Google images while we’re reading the lessons. Other times I make him tell me the answers orally instead of him writing it down like for example, in Math. I also ask him a lot of questions that will require him to think on his feet. He also asks me lots of questions that sometimes I have to tell him to reserve them for later or else we’ll be homeschooling till night. Time flies pretty fast when we’re homeschooling.


After more than an hour of play, Zack is already tired and sleepy around this time. I breastfeed him before he is put to sleep by Ate Cora on his crib. Meanwhile, we continue homeschooling while Zack is sleeping.


11:30 – 1:00

Zack wakes up around this time. We eat lunch together. Then Zack and his Kuya play together. Their favorite toy as of the moment is their ride-on motorcycles. They have one each so they have loads of fun racing with each other.




1:00 – 4:00

Homeschool time once again. Zack goes with Ate Cora in her room and play there. Z and I try to finish the remaining PACEs as quickly as possible. Although the PACEs are designed so Z can learn by himself I’m not really comfortable with this set-up. We tried that last year and it’s not working so this year we’re trying a different method. We’re still using the same curriculum but I try to add a lectures, discussions, and recitations to maximize his learning. My husband helps me a lot. I send Z to his Dad when he’s more hard headed than usual. He would get a lecture from his Dad and usually, that’s enough to make him focus on his work after.

4:00 – 6:00 –

By this time, I’m really tired and all I want is to sleep. But Zack has just woken up from his nap by this time so I can’t sleep yet. haha We watch TV, play, listen to music, go out for a walk or just cuddle.

6:30 – 7:00 – Dinner

We have dinner together.

7:00 – 8:00

Theoretically, I want the kids sound asleep around this time. But most of the time the kids have different plans. They want to play with their Dad before they sleep. Sometimes they play with the iPad, listen to music, or make music together.


9:00 – 12:00

When the kids are sleeping that’s the only time I can open my laptop. But usually, I’m already tired so I fight to keep my eyes open. Like last night, I was feeling under the weather and debating if I will work or just rest. I opted to rest and feel wonderful this morning but in return I didn’t get to do any work. sigh. Oh well, that’s the reality of my life. Anyway, it makes me sad sometimes but when Z thanks me at the end of each day for teaching him then I know it’s worth it. :)

Thanks for reading my A Day in my Life post. For more posts like this go to Yuuki’s blog and check out the other entries.

22 thoughts on “BC Bloggers Meme: A Day in My Not So Boring Life

  1. Ethelyn Perlas

    You’re a super mom!!! I’m very much interested about home schooling. How long will this take? I only know 1 school with this curriculum–Catholic Filipino Academy. :)

  2. Jona

    Homeschooling almost the whole day WOW! I can’t imagine myself doing that. I admire you. No wonder Z is thankful of your sacrifices.

  3. Mylene

    Now it makes me think and pray more if it is God’s calling for me to homeschool my five-year old daughter. I computed your working hours, it only around 5 hours. I wonder how you earn enough for the need of the family.

    1. admin Post author

      5 hours lang ba? 6 hours ata. It’s not always been this way, I multitask before while homeschooling but I really can’t pay attention to his needs when I do that. That’s how I get work done. Now I don’t know how na.

  4. reese

    when you mention something about homeschooling in your previous posts i am always curious about it, now i have a glimpse how it is done…

  5. Jovell

    So that’s what you do! :) What a coincidence, I’ve just been researching for one of my clients about homeschooling and it is getting me interested so I’m contemplating if it’s fit for me and my kids and the Philippine school system. Can you recommend any local resources/sites I can check for this info?…Visiting from the meme :)

  6. Lady

    I’m thinking of doing homeschooling too for my future kids. But bf said my kids will not be able to socialize.
    I think it’s better though since I’m sure of what they’re being taught. I’m sure the teachers are the best in their field but they can’t focus on my kids only noh?

    Oh well it’s still a few more years till I get married and have kids. I’ll read more about homeschooling tips & experiences from other moms till then. :)

  7. Khim

    Life is never boring when you have kids around you.Even though I don’t have my own child yet, I still have my neighborhood kids to lighten up my day.

  8. krizza

    Been hearing about home schooling but don’t have much info about it. Is it recognized by our Philippine school system? If yes, I think it’s a good thing to keep your kids at home and teach them by yourself. You have a very hectic sked each day! :)

  9. Chin chin

    I used to homeschool my 2 sons – Grade 1 & 2. Just imagine how difficult it was to keep their attention. We usually just spend about 2 or 3 hours each day for homeschooling and I was following a K-12 curriculum from the US. With 5 kids, I gave up homeschooling, though I am hoping to homeschool gain when my youngest turns 4 years old.

  10. Jen

    I super enjoyed reading this. Thanks for this peek to your awesome family life. Hats off to you for juggling all those things! I always look forward to your homeschooling related posts.

  11. Rochelle

    Thank you is sure more than enough to ease all weariness besides your efforts are all for the goodness of your family especially to Z and sure you know they’re happy. May God shower you more energy for them! I really adore your willpower! :) Anyways, making music together seems to be a really cool bonding!


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