Hallooo!!! I’m Owie Burns dela Cruz, how do you do? Thank you for visiting my site!
I live in the Philippines but I was born in Hong Kong where my parents met. My dad always told people that he’s British because he was born in London, but he always failed to go into detail that his dad was Scottish and his mom was Argentinian. I like sharing that detail about our heritage because it’s my way of honoring my grandparents. I have a Filipino mom (which says a lot about how I was raised!) and she was a solo parent with 5 kids when she met my dad. That means I grew up in a blended family even before a term was coined for it!
I too have my own little blended family. I was a single mom with my then 5-year-old son when I met my musician husband. Two years later, we were blessed with a daughter. We’ve been homeschooling our kids since 2011 and in 2017 we decided to unschool. We have an adopted an Aspin puppy named Emo and we are absolutely in love with him! Collectively, we are known as #BarneysCradle. (My husband, Barney, was in a band called Barbie’s Cradle and that’s how most people know him!)
Prior to becoming a homeschooling/unschooling mom, I was Managing Editor for a teen publication called The Word 4U Today. I’ve also worn hats as an events host, voice talent, dubber, newscaster, scriptwriter, broadcast journalist, and public speaking teacher for teens.
I was also the Executive Director of Abot Tala, a Self-Directed Learning Center for Teens, for almost 5 years. It’s an exciting alternative to mainstream high school worth checking out.
Just recently I’ve decided to go back to my roots – events hosting, coaching kids, teens, and adults in public speaking, and I’ve also been creating content on social media.
I am also one of the Co-Founders of an awesome creative collective called mojo creatives manila. We are a trio of creative professionals with over 20 years of experience between us. We offer a full range of creative services for various projects.
The most important part of who I am is I’m a believer in Jesus Christ. ❤️
If you’d like to connect and get in touch with me, just shoot me an email: email@example.com. You can also check out my Instagram: @owiedelacruz
I’d love to hear from you!