I’m Keren, a church planter’s wife and a stay-at-home mom of two based in Manila, Philippines. I spend my spare time drinking a lot of coffee, trying to keep my ornamental plants alive, reading and collecting books or watching crime shows online.
Are you a pastor’s wife?
Yes, I am. I serve alongside my husband as a ministry volunteer in a confessional Presbyterian Church in Quezon City.
Are you a Calvinist or a Reformed Christian?
Yes, I subscribe to the Westminster Standards as a faithful summary of teaching found in the Bible.
How old are you?
I am in my early 30s.
How old are your kids?
Little Miss is 5. Little Man is 2.
Do your children have special needs?
The Little Man had a language delay around 24 months. That was one of the main reasons why I started documenting our learning experience at home. He is now on track after a few months of intentional teaching. The Little Miss, on the other hand, was clinically diagnosed with a specific learning disability (dyslexia and dyscalculia), and attention/hyperactivity concerns last last year.
Are you homeschooling?
The Little Miss attends a classical school and reading/math intervention classes. But we offer home support in between her therapy sessions. I am, however, homeschooling the Little Man during his preschool years.
What curriculum/method are you using for your homeschool?
I am heavily influenced by the principles of Classical Christian Education. But I draw inspiration from Charlotte Mason for narration and nature studies, and the Montessori method but only for practical life work. I do not use any particular curriculum at the moment. But I am trying to develop my own classical Christian curriculum for preschool students. I have written about how I do my DIY homeschool over here.
Why do you blog?
I see this blog as an avenue where I write out my thoughts on Scripture, education, marriage, ministry, parenting, and homemaking in general. On top of that, I’m writing a simple and accessible Children’s Catechism and Preschool curriculum for parents to use at home with their kids. I’m also a big advocate for Classical Christian Education. This blog serves as an outlet for all those attempts, and them some.
What are your biggest dreams and aspirations?
To develop locally published Reformed children’s resources and Classical Christian homeschool curricula for children.
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