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Online Math and Science Tutorials at K5 Learning

I got an email recently from K5 Learning, a Canada-based online learning site. K5 Learning online tutorials has reading and math programs for kindergarten to grade 5 students. They offered me (well, my son) a 6 week free trial to test and write a review of their Online Math and Science Tutorials program.  I found it a good opportunity for Nate, since it’s summer vacation and the extra learning will definitely go a long way when he goes back to school in June.

k5 online math and english tutorials

If you are a blogger, you may want to check out their  open invitation to write an online learning review of their program.

I will be back after 6 weeks with my review of the online math and science tutorials program.

Christmas cookie recipe secret kisses for santa

Christmas cookie recipe: Secret Kisses for Santa

The idea came from this conversation while we were looking at some photos of art cakes that my sister Sherry made… And a fairly easy Christmas cookie recipe that V found in a cookbook I got from an event.

V: Aww, I wish you could bake like tita Sherry.

Me: Hmmm. I never bake. It’s very hard to bake. You have to measure everything exactly. It’s messy. We have no pans, no tools… (voice trails off with more excuses)

V: Hmm… Can I try baking?

Me: SURE! (thought bubble: whew, please don’t try to talk me into it!)

V: Really? Yay!

The other two – Patch and Nate – were excited with the new project too so off we went to the supermarket to buy their materials.

We have a kiddie cookbook at home called The Witchkins (by Mel Martinez-Francisco) that I got from the ladies of Tomatis Philippines when I attended an event at their Rockwell center. It’s got some really easy recipes and this Christmas cookie recipe –Secret Kisses for Santa-  is perfect for my newbie bakers.

Christmas cookie recipe The Witchkins kids cookbook

We all agreed to make the Secret Kisses for Santa recipe because it’s primarily egg-free (Nate is allergic to eggs). We also bought some white chocolate to substitute the Kisses in some pieces too. So even if it isn’t Christmas, and Santa is most probably enjoying himself in some sunny getaway, we decided on doing this one.

Christmas cookie recipe - secret kisses for santa with hershey's kisses

SECRET KISSES FOR SANTA – Christmas Cookie Recipe

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Working Mom Magazine’s Children’s Workshops Expo 2011

Hey, moms! Are your kids starting to get cabin fever? Are they getting restless? Are they in a feeding frenzy? Is the endless flipping of channels on TV driving you crazy?

These are signs of boredom. I know it so well, because my kids exhibit them. 😀 It’s time to find them something to do for the summer.

Working Mom Magazine is holding a big event for kids’ summer activities on April 10th at the NBC Tent at Bonifacio Global City – A Summer Affair Children’s Workshops Expo.

Here are what’s in store for those who will attend:

  • Over 50 summer workshops and enrichment classes will be featured. Get freebies and discounts on fees if you choose to enroll your kids on the spot.
  • Mommies (and daddies, why not?) will get some pampering treatments for free.
  • Beyblade and Speed Stacks fanatics will be delighted with a Beyblade and Speed Stacks competition.
  • Kids will get to meet their favorite Nickelodeon characters.

To get four tickets into the Expo, all you have to do is present a copy of Working Mom April 2011 issue.

See you there – April 10 at the NBC Tent, Bonifacio Global City from 10 AM to 7 PM.