Mommy Event Alert: Project Mom Finds and Giveaway

Project Mom 2015

Project Mom, the baby of 2 fabulous Mommas, Bianca Araneta-Elizalde and Amanda Griffin-Jacob, cooked up several events for us moms starting tomorrow! April 17 with a mega event culminating on May 10, our day, Mother’s Day!

The event will come in 2 legs:

Project Mom Favorite Finds Fair at Glorietta 1 and 4   

April 17-19 I   April 24-26  I  May 1-3  I  May 8-10
The fair will feature and sell personal handpicks of Amanda and Bianca for moms and their little ones.  For those who can’t make it on weekends,  the booths will be on display from April 17-May 10 but selling will be for the above mentioned weekends only.

Project Mom Mother’s Day Celebration at the Glorietta 5 Activity Center

May 10

The Fair and Exhibit will culminate with 100 lucky moms being part of Project Mom Mother’s Day Event. Inspired by Oprah’s My Favorite Things, these moms will have the opportunity to take home some of Amanda and Bianca’s favorite product picks.

Last April 11, mommy bloggers got a sneak peak of their great finds, met up with the beautifully tanned, Bianca Araneta-Elizalde, and found out about the exciting giveaway Project Mom has in store for May 10.

live the linen dreamLovely pillow cases by @livethelinendream of The Olive Tree would brighten any room!

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Adorable clothes from  @LittleLuli.

Melissa Pedro Lourenco

Check out what Project Mom gave me!!!!:-)   Loooove my 2-toned Melissa Pedro Lourenco heels.   It has a stylish single strap across the toes, a glossier statement strap above the ankle and a flocked, cupped high heel!

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Thanks Project Mom and Game Changer for inviting TheGoMom to the event.  My son and I had a wonderful afternoon.

Do drop by anytime at Project Mom between April 17-May 10,  Amanda and Bianca’s taste are superb!  You will surely have a good find!

To find out more about the Project Mom event, check out Project Mom Book on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/projectmombook

Advanced Happy Mother’s Day!

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Ignite the Fire in You: Empowerment Coaching Summer Camp

Ignite the Fire 2015 by WorldStage Superstar

Last March I have written and taken great interest in the IGNITE THE FIRE IN YOU Summer Camp 2015 by World Stage Superstar.  As I mentioned in my post, I believe that all of our kids have that fire in them.  They have that innate talent to shine and become the best that they can be.  However,  sometimes they just don’t feel the need to shine.  Or they feel it’s too much work.  Or they lose focus.  As parents,  we provide constant reminders to them and even provide them with all the external help we can from tutors, enrichment programs to grand rewards.  But we cannot always be there to provide extrinsic motivation for them.  In the end,  the good change they want must be stemming from their desire to be the best that they can be.  No amount of external motivation can outweigh the fuel from within.

Since it is a 5-day camp from April 21-25, 2015, and the fees are out of my budget,  I took time out to throw Lead Coach of World Stage Superstar, Cherry Pua-Africa, some questions to understand how IGNITE can fan the fire in my kids.  Sharing with you her answers …

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1.  What is Ignite and what will the students take out from an Ignite Camp experience?

Ignite the Fire in You is an empowerment coaching program for the youth with an end in mind of firing up their mindset, language and behavior so that they can be a force for awesome.

This shift can help them focus on their school goals (local) and on their bigger goals in life (global) and understand their strongest passions at this stage of their lives.

2.  Is there a specific objective Ignite can do for the kids?

We first focus on the MINDSET.  To build more resourceful behaviors, we need to make sure that the students are telling themselves the right story.  They want to ace their school grades, they need to make sure that their belief systems are enabling them to keep moving forward until they reach their highest. They want to be more confident, then let’s work on empowering their internal dialogues so that they are hungry enough to step out of their comfort zones.

Then, there is STATE.  We are all defined by the energy we put out in school, in our own worlds.  Lethargy will not bring our youth anywhere far.  There is the force of least resistance that will keep them on the same plane, operating only on activities they are comfortable doing.  If we want our youth to be a force for awesome, we want them to take action. Ignite the Fire in You will set them on the right frame of energy.

Finally, STRATEGY.  As we move into the school year, we will look at their goals and where they are in achieving them.  We will celebrate small steps because that means they are in the right direction.  We will build a community of people who lift each other up.  Resourceful peer pressure.  They will learn priority management and other “executive” skills like public speaking, project management as the next part of the program after the camp.

3.  How will this objective be met by the camp?

We use a program called NEURO LINGUISTIC PROGRAMMING (NLP).  There are set techniques that we will be using to enable change to happen right before their eyes.  It’s an exciting program, one that has changed me and one that I am confident will be instrumental in waking up that part of our youth that is sleeping for quite sometime—their unconscious minds.  The moment they tap into the powers of the unconscious minds, bigger things happen for them.  And this part of their brain has always been there with them, they just don’t know how to enable it.

4.  I understand the target number of people for the program is 200. How can the specific needs of each individual be met?

NLP thrives on energy.  And energy is set off stronger when there are more voices.

We have divided our camps into two parts—local and international schools.  212 is the total number of students we aim to reach this year and that includes both camps and the 3-week May camps we are running.    Last year, we had 250 and it’s an exciting season for us, because there is so much energy we just keep building on from.

The first run this April will be for around 30 kids. That’s a good number to begin our journey.   We always watch our ratio.  We will have enough to mentor them on an individual basis.

5.  What is the profile of students attending Ignite camps?

They are coming from different schools (local and international). It’s just exciting to see so many kids from different schools mingle with each other and bring their own stories, cultures and fascinating advantages to the group.  The kind of dynamic electrifies our coaches who become more fired up to share because the kids are just so open.

6.   Would you have data how the program helped past participants?

There is a study that showed that when you are more confident, your results double.  I’ve seen the results of some of our participants grow even more than this.  We’re fired up by the stories shared to us in the different aspects of their lives— academics, leadership posts, extra curricular activities, contests they have joined in, colleges they were accepted into, etc.

7.  I understand drawing energy is one of the methods employed by ignite, what if the child is indifferent and unresponsive? How will his needs be met?

It takes a longer time to prime these kids but the community they will build will be helping them.  Some will take days, some even more than the 5 days, but shift happens.

Our coaches are there, watching everyone, making sure there is breakthrough happening.  We deploy different techniques to intervene, and one will catch fire eventually.

8.  What is the difference between ignite camp and Other camps?

Ignite the Fire in You (IFY) uses NLP as a reinvention tool.  It’s an incredible tool that is being used to coach celebrities and successful people like Oprah Winfrey, Bill Clinton, JK Rowling, Andrei Agassi and so many more.  I am a Master Practitioner of NLP and I will not hold back until I see breakthrough happen to individuals who pass our way.  But let me just emphasize that no matter how we work hard, we cannot empower people unless they want to be.  We open up spaces of possibilities for them but only an individual can empower his own.

I am very proud in the way our activities have evolved into something so dynamic and understandable to the young ones. NLP used to be a system accessible only to professionals and adults.   Now, the opportunity is being presented to the youth.

I’m sure the other camps in the market have their own unique advantages.  It depends on which matches the needs of the parents/students are.

9.  How can the energy be sustained after the 5 day camp?

That’s when our coaching comes in. We invite the kids to join us 6x in the year for half day coaching sessions when we discuss their goals, state, beliefs and experiences after the camp.  It only requires strong facilitation to ignite again and I make sure our youth coaches are trained in this area.

We also meet again during the sem break to work on our public speaking and project management skills.  They will be working to promote their own cause, raise funds to fuel its birth and become a force for awesome in their communities.

We aim to build a planet of game changers.

10.  How do you ensure safety of the children while in the camp? How do parents communicate with the kids while in the camp?

SAFETY FIRST is our slogan.  As part of our safety procedure, we look at the 3 Es: Environment, Element and Equipment.  We make sure everything is within standards before we begin any activity.

Students can bring their phones with them but they will only be given specified time to use the phones.  We don’t want anything to distract them from their goals in the camp.

Parents have access to our staff at anytime.

We will also be posting messages & pictures in our viber group.

On the last day of the camp, parents are invited to a sharing session.

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I’m letting my kids take the plunge and am enrolling my 11 year old and 13 year old in the 5 day camp this April 21-25.   As Cherry mentioned, the camp can be a game changer for them.  I can’t wait to receive them back in our home ablaze and fueled for life! Sooo, excited for my kids!  It will be a great experience!

Click this to know more about World Stage Superstar and their lead Coach Cherry Pua-Africa.

Let’s Fan the Flame in Our Kids,

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Disclosure:  TheGoMom’s kids are paying full fees to join the program.

The Learning Library: Developing Passionate Readers

LIB1Hi guys!  How has your summer been so far?  Holy Week came in early and summer classes are starting off already this week!   On my end,  my family and I have been busy exploring Luzon because my brother from Canada is here till mid April.  But May will surely be catch up time for my kids in terms of summer activities.  I feel it would be a waste if they spend their entire summer holed up in the house playing gadgets that does anything but sharpen their mind and strengthen their body.

Like all summers past, my kids will have a taste of the arts, sports and lots-a-reading!  These days more than in the past,  schools have amped up reading loads.   Learning in most subjects is anchored in reading comprehension from math, science all the way to CLE.  Memorizing takes a back seat as comprehension takes center stage and rightfully so.

As such developing our children’s reading skills has become pertinent.  And like most skills, it is easier to develop one in something you have passion in. THE LEARNING LIBRARY, a one-of-a-kind reading center, has taken developing love for reading as its primary mission.   When love for reading is there,  the skill will naturally follow.

THE LEARNING LIBRARY has a string of special summer reading workshops for kids aged 3 years old all the way to high school.   You can choose from the list as to what might interest or what is needed by your kids.  THE LEARNING LIBRARY is most known for is its highly successful WIKA’y GALING! program. WIKA’y GALING! offers a complete program for students who did not grow up with Filipino as their primary language.

For Summer 2015,  they have a new program I am excited about.  It’s their Tuklas Kultura: Experiencing Filipino Culture writing program.  In this program, genuine appreciation for what is uniquely Pinoy will be taken up.  In order to make the program grounded to what tweeners and teens appreciate, popular culture forms from visual, performing, culinary, music and literary arts will be the jump-off points. 

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Other programs in the list addresses reading comprehension and writing skills in themes the children can easily identify to.

THE LEARNING LIBRARY has 9 branches all over Metro-Manila you can choose from.  To know more about their reading programs,  visit their website THE LEARNING LIBRARY.  

Let’s kick off academic school year 2015-2016 by developing readers in our kids with THE LEARNING LIBRARY’s wonderful programs!

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Disclosure:  Thanks to THE LEARNING LIBRARY for offering these wonderful programs to everyone and most especially to my kids!:-)

 

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