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Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas!!!!!!

If I tell you our Christmas was amazing, it would for sure be an understatement. 
This Christmas was more than special, and while thanking the Lord for the birth of Jesus, we were just embracing a new family to our hearts. It was so special and we all had so much fun and heartwarming moments.
Sant Family Christmas 2018
Christmas 2018

We are forever grateful for everything. And couldn't ever think to have it better than it was.
Big things are coming up soon. We are definitely in the run to move forward with our next step. And this Christmas made it even more certain that a new chapter is about to begin.
Hope everyone's Christmas was amazing!!!!!
Happy Holidays, everyone!!!

xoxo

Mama

Saturday, December 22, 2018

My son, Caesar, released the first tracks of his album - Heavens Gates!!!!!

Proud mom mode on!
If you ever need a little injection of inspiration, you should definitely check out my young man Caesar Sant .
CaesarViolin
Caesar Sant

Yes, I was blessed with the privilege to be his mother, but I cannot miss in the fact that even though I gave birth to him, the Creator made him in a very special way and with a beautiful mission.
Being by his side and watching closely everything this young man has gone through I couldn't be more proud of him and his achievements. Music has been Caesar's first and biggest passion. Music has kept him wanting to recover and get better. Music kept him alive and helped him strive.
Have you checked his music release yet? You definitely should, and if your heart and soul feel like be sure to support him, by purchasing his Hallelujah.
Who inspires you???? 

xoxo

Mama

Monday, December 17, 2018

Book Review: Evan-Moor Daily Phonics😘

Homeschooling children in different ages group can be challenging, especially when you deal with different degrees of learning speed. The beauty of homeschool, though, is that you are free to adapt and move the learning based on each individual child or group them if it for their best interest.
It can be a little more challenging when English isn't your first language, but I am blessed to say my English skills have been achieved thanks to the decision to be 100% involved in my children's education.
mamasant - evan moor
Daily Phonics

Recently I was presented with the opportunity to review the Daily Phonics, by Evan-Moor in exchange for my honest opinion about it and I was very happy to do so😘.
All 3 of my children are very similar in the sense that they do not appreciate being stuck in an activity that is not engaging and that will take some good amount of time to be accomplished. Once we fall on the boredom anything works.
I have been introduced to Evan-Moor a few years ago while helping my oldest child relearn some basics skills. We enjoyed every level of the curriculum we worked on. It hasn't been different with Daily Phonics.
Since my youngest is at the phase of learning the sounds and combinations of letters, I chose to review the Grade 1 book.
Not only I have been able to teach her phonics, but I have been also able to do quickly review with her older siblings. Besides practicing is never too much.


My children really enjoy doing their pages. And at times they will ask to do extra work since they have so much fun.
What I love the most about it is that not only it teaches the concept, but provides enough practice and ends up with testing the skill learned.
The fact that each page refers to a day, and each week focus on one set of letters and phonics is very helpful in mastering it.
Another very special factor to me is that Daily Phonics comes in either printed or ebook version, and it is ideal for families or even classrooms with multiple children. I usually prefer the ebook version, mostly because it gives me the option to reprint a particular day again if there is a need for extra practice. Or if we happen to be on the go, there are many PDF writing apps that allow the children to finish the work in the electronic version, as well.
Reviewing Short Vowel turning into Long vowel sounds

Have you ever tried the Daily Phonics? I would totally recommend this book to anyone homeschooling or not. Actually, just recently I was talking with a friend about it, as she mentioned her son is really struggling with spelling.
Let's keep the conversation in the comments below. And if you have used this amazing book before what did you think of it?

xoxo

Mama Sant





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Thursday, December 13, 2018

12 years ago....

23 years old me
A day short from the 12th Anniversary of my College graduation and since today was payday, I felt like I should be posting something related.
Yes, most of you might not know but I have a BA in Law from Brazil. I got married a few months after my graduation and left everything behind to start a new phase of my life in a new country. 
I was in love and the decision wasn't so hard, 😏.
Today, was an early payday for us, and my company made sure to do so since it's Christmas... I started my journey 10 months ago, my main goal was to be able to try the products with my family, since I fell in love with them first, while helping others do so. I can say that I have accomplished it. But shortly and while learning about this opportunity, I realize it is far more than just helping me afford my own personal products while helping others achieve their goals: health or financial, this opportunity has the potential to change my family's life. It gives us the possibility of going forward with our dreams and help others along the way.
Through this journey, I have been learning so much, especially about myself and I have grown far more than I even thought I needed to. 
Today I realized that more than ever this business was an answer to my prayers and that even though I might be far away from my goal, right now, I am on the way to accomplish it. And every day I am inspired and motivated to develop myself along the way to receive my desires with full capacity.
I have vowed to do not let the hardships of the now take my sight from the destination, because now more than ever I know God put it on my way because he knew it was a great option for my family.
And you can go along with me? What are your struggles right now? What has been heavy on your heart?

xoxo

Mama Sant

Friday, December 7, 2018

My baby is 4!!!!!

Mamasant bakes
Belle's cake


Birthday girl's wish was granted. And we, as usual, getting it in the healthy side... For coloring food, as the icing needed to be yellow, we used Turmeric.Hard to believe that my little bugga will be 4 in 38 hours😱😱😱.And it is fun to think that even though she was my 3rd child and I really got this birth thing figured out, on this particular one I was deadly scared. My labors are quick and we were collecting her cord blood to bank it. I was terrified about the fact that she could be born at home or on the way to the hospital and we get the Cord blood collection messed up... And later on when I read people's mean comments on my son's documentary I got really mad.No, I didn't conceive her just to save her brother. I conceived her because she was already in my heart and because even though life was tough to think about adding a new member, she is my miracleTo conceive her, I conquered one of my biggest fears: needles. And I broke down the thought that I couldn't get done something that required method and consistency. I was the one precisely giving myself each and every shot, even those evil progesterone ones (TMI - on my button) that needed to go on until I was 10 weeks pregnant😏.I went to the hospital 2 times before it was Go time. I knew she would come out fast, and she did😂😂😂. The second time I went I got so frustrated to be sent home and I told my husband that I would end up having her home... Then the next day (12/7)😏my contractions started at 12:30pm, and she was born 2:31pm. And we're blessed not only with a beautiful, big and healthy baby, but my doctor at the labor and delivery had so much experience with cord blood collection and got it done perfectly.