Win Tickets to the Homeschooling Conference 2014 and Craft Supplies from Bee Happy Crafts

I’ve recently talked to a group of parents about the different ways on how their children can get quality education. A lot of parents are now contemplating to go the homeschooling route. There is great news for you, moms and dads, who are thinking of homeschooling your children. Do attend the Homeschooling Conference 2014.

Manila Workshops, The Learning Basket and Unilab supported by Homeschool Association of the Philippine Islands (HAPI) are proud to present the Homeschooling Conference of 2014, entitled Educating for Life: Homeschooling with Passion, Purpose and Confidence. It will be held at the Bayanihan Arts and Events Center from 8AM for registration (program starts at 10) to 5:30PM.

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Homeschooling is a lifestyle with the goal of educating our children for life and not for grades. This year, the event will be bigger and better. The roster of speakers are very inspiring people whom you can learn from! These speakers are the following:

Educating for Life Irma Chua, our keynote speaker, is a mom of six and has been homeschooling for 20 years. Educating her eldest (26) up to her youngest (15), she says that she loves the learning process that her family experiences together.

The Hands-On Homeschool DadDennis Poliquit, known as “Big Daddy Jake” over the radio airwaves, is a hands-on homeschooling dad of two sets of twins and one singleton.

The Confident Homeschool MomMoira Bunyi, mom of three going on four. She has a post-graduate degree in Family Life and Child Development and has been homeschooling for five years now.
Learning in the Digital World – Yen Galagnara was a “housemate” at Pinoy Big Brother Season 2 back in 2007. She homeschools her three children while she runs a Korean language school.

Introducing Filipino Arts, Culture, and HeritageJen Bellosillo, mom of 3 + 1, has been homeschooling for six years now. She mentors other homeschooling parents as a CFA (Catholic Filipino Academy) parent coach.

Homeschool 101: Getting StartedTina Rodriguez, mom of 3, lives a truly rich life as a work-at-home, homeschooling mom who advocates her faith through her blog Truly Rich Mom and through her social media presence.

Conquering Homeschool FatigueDonna Pangilinan-Simpao, a medical doctor, homeschools her 3 children. Wanting to support other homeschooling families, she created the growing Facebook group Homeschoolers in the Philippines.

Nurturing the Love of Learning Ivy Marquez, homeschooled her three children up to high school. Missing teaching her kids and wanting to share what she learned in her years of homeschooling, she opened 360 Studio School, a school in Alabang.

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For more information, please visit http://homeschoolingconference.com.

Learning Fee:

Early Bird Rate (sign up and pay before August 15, 2014): Php 500 per participant— HURRY!!

Regular Rates:
Php 1000 per participant
Php 1500 per couple (We encourage both parents to attend!)
Php 500 per child (7 to 18 years old)
Php 500 for PWD

To register, please visit homeschoolingconference.com or fill out the form below:

For those who are interested in attending, you can get the chance to win two free tickets to the Educating For Life Promo here at MommyGinger.com. The winner will also be given a pack of crafting materials that contain 1 wrapping paper book, 20 pcs Assorted tags, 10 meters jute twine, 10 meters baker’s twine and 10 pcs mini clothespins.

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This giveaway will run from August 4-18. We will announce the winner on August 20, 2014. Join now by following the instrcutions in this rafflecopter widget.

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Mompreneur Ruby Louise M. Quintal of Bee Happy Craft and Party Supplies

I super love this stamp that I bought from Bee Happy!

Cute Stamp!

Cute Stamp!

I love the stuff from Bee Happy because they really have unique and one of a kind things in this store. I also love partnering with Ruby for the projects of Manila Workshops. It’s not a surprise that her business is booming since she is such a supportive, easy-to-talk-to and generous lady. I’m glad that I got the chance to talk to her and interview her this month of June about her business.

Interview with Mompreneur Ruby Quintal of Bee Happy

Mompreneur Ruby

Mompreneur Ruby

Mommy Ruby of Bee Happy

Mommy Ruby of Bee Happy

Ginger: Hi Ruby! Can you please tell our readers a little bit about yourself?
Ruby: I’m Ruby, wife of JB and mom of Robyn. I’m a licensed real estate broker and real estate appraiser. I’m also the woman behind Bee Happy Craft and Party Supplies. Crafting was my first love. I’ve been creating stuff ever since I was in grade school. I’d use whatever was available, from NBA cards to liquid bleach to empty soda bottles, to create my projects. I am weird for a female. I can relate more with guys (except for crafts) because I like playing basketball, Magic the Gathering Cards and just recently, Hearthstone. I hate shopping and doing household chores. Haha!

To become an entrepreneur has always been my main career goal because I’ve always wanted to have control over my time. After college, I worked for a year abroad as an International Business Executive for a multinational company. When I decided to come back here, I focused all my time and resources on becoming an entrepreneur. I’ve had several endeavors before Bee Happy.

Ginger: Interesting story, mommy Ruby! So can you tell us more about Bee Happy Craft and Party Supplies?
Ruby: The brand is Bee Happy Crafts. We sell craft, party and DIY supplies. We’ve been in the business for almost 2 years.

Ginger: Who is your target market?
Ruby: Our market are women of all ages who love crafts and DIY projects.

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Ginger: How did you come up with this idea? What made you decide to start this kind of business?
Ruby: I was actually checking specs of phones and tablets when I discovered electronic cutters. For a paper crafter like me, it was like discovering fire. It opened the possibility to all sorts of craft projects. After researching for a month, I decided to buy an electronic cutter. More research led me to discover Etsy. There, I discovered the washi tape craze but I thought that the prices were crazy. When I found a washi manufacturer, I quickly spotted an opportunity to sell washi tapes in Etsy. I placed an initial order but when my stocks arrived, I got cold feet. So instead of selling in Etsy, I decided to try selling here in the Philippines. To my surprise, a lot of Filipinos are also crazy about washi tapes! I bought other craft supplies that I needed for my projects and tried to sell them too. Fortunately, the feedback was good.

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Ginger: yeah, a lot of Filipinos are crazy about washi tapes! I for one have a lot at home, which I save for special DIY projects that I would like to do in the future. Now, as a mompreneur, there are usually obstacles that we encounter. Were there any obstacles that you faced when you decided to pursue becoming a Mompreneur and what are these?
Ruby: The hardest thing to do was to balance my time between my family, board exams and Bee Happy. Good thing my husband and my mother were very supportive and understanding.

Ginger: Yes, that’s the thing. We, mompreneurs, need to realize that we cannot do everything on our own. Thank you to Daddy JB for being very supportive to Ruby. I ask this everytime. What are three traits that you think a Mompreneur should have when starting their own business?
Ruby: Passion, resourcefulness, determination

Ginger: Any unforgettable moments or lessons that you learned as a Mompreneur?
Ruby: It’s hard to succeed at something that you’re not passionate about.

Ginger: And last but not the least, what advice can you give to other Mompreneurs?
Ruby: Don’t be afraid to fail. Learn from your mistakes. Make sure that you’re happy with what you do. Never stop learning.

Ginger: Very well said, Mommy Ruby! Thank you so much for agreeing to be interviewed.

For those that are not familiar yet with Bee Happy Craft and Party Supplies, you may want to check them out. Here are the links below:

Bee Happy Craft and Party Supplies
Website: http://beehappyph.blogspot.com
Email address: beehappycrafts@yahoo.com
Mobile Number: Globe: 09175528441 Sun: 09339913049
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BeeHappyCrafts
Twitter account: BeeHappyPh
Pinterest: BeeHappyPh
Instagram: BeeHappyCrafts

PS. Please sign up for the Making Memories and Party Planning Workshop on June 28! Bee Happy is one of our sponsors!
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BEME — Let’s Learn Arts and Crafts!

Crafting has become so popular. I know of a lot of workshops and classes that offer crafting and art classes not only for little children, but for adults and mommies like yours truly! Shucks! To tell you honestly, I’m not a crafty mom. I have an eye for what’s nice and what looks nice, but I’m so lazy to do any of these crafty and artsy things by myself. But with my new role as a mom, I figured, I think I better start trying. I remember that when I was younger, my mom would help me with my art, science and other projects. I thought to myself that I can’t be a disappointment to Zeeka!

Sooooo… my sister and I enrolled in BEME. It’s a crafting and arts school at the Rockwell Club. We enrolled for two sessions. Our schedule was Sundays at 3pm. I think you can call them to set a date and a time. Check out the BEME school!

Inside BEME

Inside BEME

Nice Lantern that BEME made!

Nice Lantern that BEME made!

Nice!

Nice!

Looking at all of the things made by individuals was so inspiring! I chose to make a wooden basket for my first meeting and a picture frame for the second session. The person assigned to us was a guy named Eric. Eric was very patient with me and my sister. He was a great teacher!

Let's do this!

Let’s do this!

These were the materials that I used for the basket. The wood that we used was Palo Chino. In BEME, they have all the tools that you might need. Check out all the things that I used for my basket.

My materials...

My materials…

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Equipment that we used!

Equipment that we used!

Almost done!

Almost done!

My attentive sister watching teacher Eric demo!

My attentive sister watching teacher Eric demo!

My busy sister!

My busy sister!

And for the finished product, here is my basket! What do you think? hehe! I plan to paint it, but I just haven’t gotten to it yet.

My first masterpiece... a wooden basket!

My first masterpiece… a wooden basket!

For my second session, I wanted to create a picture frame and this is what I made…

Lovely beads.. :)

Lovely beads.. 🙂

Time to glue the beads!

Time to glue the beads!

My second masterpiece... a picture frame!

My second masterpiece… a picture frame!

BEME from the outside

BEME from the outside

I forgot how much each session cost. We got ours as a deal in Deal Grocer so it was at a discounted rate. BEME has three branches: BEME Manila Polo Club, Rockwell Club and Sofitel Manila.

For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/BEME.club

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