Joined Earth Hour 2015

When I started to be aware of the things surrounding me, I also started to care about the environment. I believe that Mother Earth deserves our care. Though I was not an avid advocate who devotedly spent my time in volunteering, I subconsciously do things to contribute to Mother Earth’s welfare. I started throwing trash in proper places, turning off the lights when they are not in use, not burning plastic bags and many others.

In 2009, I was introduced to Earth Hour. I believed that their cause is worth it. I started observing it that year with my family and every year thereafter. It was made into a family event. I also used it as an opportunity to share to my kids how to love Mother Earth and take care of it in their own little ways.

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Though I wasn’t able to spend Earth Hour with my kids this year, I was able to observe it still. I went to the Habagat Earth Hour Night Ride at Centrio Mall to support their activities and also witnessed the announcing of the winners of the Earth Hour Recycled Lantern Making Contest at Seda Hotel. It was my first time to witness these events during Earth Hour.

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The experience was great. I got to know different people and organizations who are advocates of the environment during the Habagat Earth Hour Night Ride from the local, national and international scene. As for the Earth Hour Recycled Lantern Making Contest, being able to witness those beautiful lantern creations from trash was both educational and inspiring.

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Some may say turning the lights off for one hour doesn’t make a difference since we do that every night when we go to sleep and even more, but Earth Hour is more than just turning off the lights. It is a movement that creates global awareness that people should take care of Mother Earth and be aware of environmental issues. Turning off the light for an hour symbolizes as our commitment to Mother Earth. We only have one planet to live in and we, the inhabitants, should take care of it.

CDO Summer Activities for Kids

Summer is here and the kids are at home. As moms (or dads), we often ask ourselves what can the kids do this summer to make them productive with all the free time they’ve got. Should we send them back to school for summer classes? Should we let them stay at home and enjoy by themselves? Should we let the go on a vacation? Or, should we let them learn something new?

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Well, there are a lot of things your kids can do this summer especially if you’re living here in Cagayan de Oro City. I have compiled a list of summer activities your kids can do to make it a fun, memorable and most especially, a productive summer!

Here you go…

Let your kids learn how to play rugby. Enroll them at Cagayan de Oro Rugby Club. By the time this blog post is published, our friends from Cagayan de Oro Rugby Club are still at Centrio Ayala Mall for registration. They will be there until Friday (March 27, 2015) of this week. By the way, this sport is open to boys and girls.  For more info, please checkout Cagayan de Oro Rugby Club Fan Page.

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Let your kids learn aikido. Aikido is not a combative Martial Arts. Some calls it the art of peace. If your interested, you can enroll your kids at Cagayan Aikido Dojo. They just opened their doors again yesterday at their new place. For more info, please checkout Cagayan Aikido Dojo Fan Page.

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Let your kids explore nature. Register them for three days and three nights of nature exploration and education with CAMP MAPAWA – An Outdoor Jamboree by Beyond TV. At this day and age, most kids have forgotten how to have fun the old school way. They are too engrossed with gadgets and technology that they forget the beautiful nature surrounding them. For more info, please checkout Beyond TV Fan Page.

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Let your kids learn how to bake. If you want your kids to acquire a new skill, baking is one of the ways to go. It is fun and a delicious way to enjoy summer! Monster Kitchen Academy offers baking class every summer. For more info, please checkout Monster Kitchen Academy Fan Page.

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Let your kids learn how to swim. Profluid Swim Aquatic Training is offering swimming lessons all year round, not only during summer. Swimming is not only for recreation but it is a skill that everyone needs for emergency cases and survival. For more info, please checkout Profluid Swim Aquatic Training Fan Page.

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If your finances are tough this summer, you can always let your kids enjoy summer at home. Provide them with various activities they can do from home. You can schedule activities from biking, doing some crafting activities, baking with mom and the like. If you’re a working mom or dad, scheduling these activities with them during your free time and this will give them something to look forward to do this summer with you.

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Last but not the least, let your kids learn about the Bible. There are a lot of Vacation Bible Schools going around in CDO every summer. Ask your local church if you are not aware about this. It usually runs for a week. What better way to spend summer learning about the Bible and doing crafts.

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There are many things our kids can do this summer. All you have to do is look for the right avenue or just be creative and have fun from home.

Disclaimer: I am not paid to create this post. The list I created above is a result of my own research of things my kids can do this summer. I am just sharing this to all my fellow moms.