Expo Kid 2018: The Best Place to Look for Kids’ Summer Activities!

Mark your calendars for Expo Kid, happening on March 3 to 4, from 11 AM – 9 PM, at the Bonifacio High Street Activity Center!

Mommy Mundo, the country’s most active resource for moms in the Philippines, has teamed up with Manila for Kids, a leading online resource for fun activities in and around the Metro. Together, they are bringing top summer activity providers around the metro that parents can choose from for their kids to have the best summer ever!

Now in its 10th year, Mommy Mundo curates a space to bring together some of the most exciting summer activity providers under one roof. This year, we celebrate the champions – kids who have discovered their passions and talents, worked hard on developing these, and have accomplished admirable feats. To showcase their talent and recognize them for their hard work will hopefully inspire their fellow kids to strive for new heights during summer and beyond.

Expect a curated lineup of art, music, sports, and multi-activity programs that will help you choose the best activities to suit your child’s interests. There will also be live onstage talks and demos. Get a chance to experience some of these fun summer activities first-hand!

If you’re looking to keep your kids engaged and interested this summer, Expo Kid is the place to be! Let’s all look forward to making this summer our child’s best summer yet!

For those who will be making it to Expo Kid 2018, we will be giving away super special Pasta Gift Packs from La Filipina, and apple juice samples from Motts! So make sure to come early if you want to go home with this!

*Supplies are limited!

Cheers to a New Year and to a New You with Proactiv 3-Step System

Most people believe that a new year should be enough motivation to show off a new and much better you to the world. For some, new year can be quite a challenge when it comes to improving their overall well-being for its onset is usually beset with problems due to unhealthy practices like binge eating and partying during the holidays. But then for many, it is also the perfect time to start on a clean plate! Get a fresh new look! Maintain a cleaner and fresher face with less acne breakouts and blemishes, and adapt positive vibes! Achievable? You might ask. Yes of course, with no less than the award-winning Proactiv System 3-step solution.

Proactiv is the world’s leading acne treatment brand not only in the US and but the world over. Its tried and tested 3-step skin treatment is the most effective anti-acne remedy in the market today. It is smart and works fast. No other brand has ever matched its efficacy. It is unpararelled and undeniable reputation as the most effective solution in the market today makes it the no. 1 choice among today’s generation of busy and hardworking individuals. Its simple and easy 3 way step system adds to its appeal.

Achieving glowing and blemish-free skin for the new year is as simple as 1-2-3 for Proactiv. You just have to start with the Proactiv Renewing Cleanser, then Revitalize with the Proactiv Revitalizing Toner and finally, Repair with the Proactiv Repairing Treatment, add in healthy diet and good lifestyle to that and voila! You are on your way to a healthy, and beautiful you this 2018.

The Proactiv Solution is available at Php 2,495 for the 30-day kit and Php 3,995 for the 60-day kit at any Watsons and SM Department stores nationwide.

Happy New Year!

Wherever you may find yourself this new year, may love, compassion, and kindness motivate and move you. Be a goal digger, opportunity seeker, and dream keeper this 2018. Grab every difficult task that comes your way, even the ones that you would rather not do, takes the most effort, causes the most pain, and is the greatest struggle, for they hold the miraculous secret to strength and unleash the beauty of God’s amazing grace.

If you ever find yourself in deep darkness because God is working in strange and mysterious ways, do not be afraid. Instead, rise up in faith and in love, never doubting Him, for His plan for you, even if they are presented differently at the start, is as always, great. As you move forward to this year, embracing the days, the months, and the seasons, may this thought always remain with you: No matter what happens, life is good, God is good, He loves you. ❤️😍

Wear Your Most Beautiful You

The holidays are finally here and like me, you are probably spending it the way you want it to be—fun, fun, and loads of fun with friends or family! Wolfing down favorite holiday treats like puto bumbong, bibingka, tsokolate, lechon to name a few (like you never grow an inch) and getting into the swing of things—endless get-togethers and reunions with friends and relatives that often last till the wee hours of the morning. But wait, breakouts don’t have holidays (gasp!).

Just this morning, I woke with big zits all over my face and it got me thinking. All these holiday food and late night bondings are definitely doing my tummy and heart good BUT my skin isn’t liking them one bit!

Good thing there’s one product we can trust to take care of our skin, particularly when it comes to preventing unsightly acne this holiday season, Proactiv Solution. It really does wonders to the skin. It not only protects from irritating acne but also prevent blemishes from forming, giving you an instant holiday glow.

It is very easy to use too, all it takes are three simple steps: Renew, with the Proactiv Renewing Cleanser; Revitalize, with the Proactiv Revitalizing Toner, and finally Repair, with the Proactiv Repairing Treatment. Use this daily and achieve the most beautiful and radiant skin that’s acne-free during the holiday season and even beyond.

Just grab the Proactiv Solution 30-day kit which you can buy at Php 2,495 or the 60-day kit for Php 3,995 at any Watsons and SM Department Store nationwide and wear your beautiful you this fun, fun season. Happy holidays you guys!

25 Day Advent Reflection

Sharing with you the 25-Day Advent reflection I did to prepare myself for Baby Jesus this Christmas.

Day #1: And then, it is December. May we hear and receive the same good news given to Mary: Hope is born within us through Christ.

Day #2: See Christ more clearly, love Him more dearly, and follow Him more nearly.

Day #3: Lets live with intention in this season of waiting. Lets honor the story–the silent night, the angels, the miracle child, the simple birth–with each choice that we make. Lets us be drawn closer and closer to the heart, the beating heart of the story, and not to the glitters, gifts, and parties at every turn, so that what matters most will become clear to us this season.

Day #4: There’s beauty in waiting because that’s when faith, hope, love, and trust blossom. That’s what the Lord wants us to learn to appreciate when He takes His time in answering our prayers.

Day #5: Life is a constant advent season: we are continually waiting to become, to complete, to heal, and to fulfill. May this season of hope be a time transformation, healing, and fullfilment for us.

Day #6: Hope is what gets us through desperate days. If we can just inspire hope in others with our simple words and actions, imagine the many joyful and grateful hearts celebrating the gift of Jesus this Christmas.

Day #7: Are you waiting with expectant faith for the Lord to bless you with that one thing you have been longing to have? Wait in hope, for in absolute quietness, in the most unexpected place, and unexpected ways it shall be given to you. Much like how the Lord gifted the world with the greatest blessing ever known.

Day #8: Today, we celebrate the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mama Mary in the womb of her mother. She was born without original sin so she could fullfill her divine purpose of being Jesus’ mother. Until recently, I used to think that my purpose in life was to be a wife then a mother. But then, the events these past five years have made it clear to me what I am exactly here for. Not quite the wife but definitely a mother to my child. Since the Lord has entrusted Bianca in my care, it is my job to see to it see to it that she grows into the kind of person the Lord wants her to become. That’s my God-given mission and that’s what gives my life purpose.

To be chosen as mothers of our children is not an easy task. In fact, it is quite a tall order because in the process of raising our children heartbreak/ heartache is a given. My prayer for us mothers then is for us to be blessed with the same quiet confidence, courage, and grace like Mama Mary so we can fully embrace and carry out our mission of raising God-fearing, God-loving, and God-pleasing children.

Day #9: Advent is the season to give our faith a workout, to exercise our hope and love muscles. Some years make that difficult than the others so I am glad that advent comes every year to give us another chance to practice a hopeful and loving way of being into this world.

Everytime we sing songs from christmas past, put up decorations excitedly, tell inspiring christmas stories, surprise a needy, give lots and lots to charity, and use our special gift to inspire smiles in this season of advent, we honor the sacred story of hope and love that is the Nativity. Everytime we remember that God loves us and how we should extend this love to others in this season of advent, the joy and peace that the Baby Jesus in the manger brought into this world are born within us. So let’s try advent and live advent once again.

Day #10: Wherever you are and whatever you will be doing this week, dare to look for Jesus right there in the midst of it. Dare to find him in all things and you’ll be surprised at how often he’ll shows up.

Day #11: This season I’m letting go of the perfect holiday in my head. I won’t rush to every party, shop every gift, or plan the best christmas trips. Instead, I am choosing love, rest, and grace, affixing my steady gaze not on the glittering lights and extravagant sights but on that bright shining star that would lead me to the true reason for this season.

Day #12: More than our homes, lets fill our hearts with joy and expectation this advent season, for the best CHRISTmas trimming that we can ever display is a smile of great anticipation and gratitude for the gift of Christ, our Savior.

Day #13: In the middle of meditation in the advent recollection today, Fr. Penacoba jokingly exclaimed, “I am glad to see all of you resting there like a sleeping St. Joseph!” Rest is almost impossible these days. We are either chasing work deadlines, running errands, or beating the traffic and the christmas rush. But then, what if even just for this advent, we deliberately slow down or pause, and fiercely fight for our prayer time and quiet time with the Lord? What if even just for this advent, we find our way to a recollection, retreat, or mass, and try to be all there. What if even just for this advent, we choose love, rest, and grace? What a beautiful and meaningful christmas it will be for us.

Day #14: Embrace slow, savor stillness, and seek quiet. Prepare your heart for Him.

Day #15: Today, I got my christmas surprise early and it has reduced me to tears.

After being out of school for a good number of days for medical reasons, functioning literally with just 1 healthy lung for weeks, and dealing with a mountain of missed assessments when she finally returned back to school, she still managed to snag this.

Ginapang. Pinaghirapan. With single-minded focus, she painstakingly completed her missed assessments alongside the current ones, on one occassion even taking both midterms and finals on the same day; determinedly approached her teachers to request for coaching and one on one; laboriously poured over youtube tutorials and other internet resources to understand lessons she did not get to learn first hand; and even carefully planned her work schedule at home so she can finish her homework and meet my non-negotiable 10:30 pm bedtime. All this while recovering and healing from what to her was her most traumatic medical experience ever.

She is not the smartest girl but she has always been mentally tough, emotionally resilient, driven, and persistent. She has always been extremely motivated by this immense desire to rise above every challenging situation that comes her way. Life has never been easy for this girl but by God’s amazing grace, she always pull through, beautifully.

I am proud of you Bianca Angela for having the guts and the grit to go after your goal this year despite the odds. If there’s one person who truly deserve to be in this list, it is you. If in the future you begin to doubt your ability to achieve your goal or get past a difficult situation, you have this to remind you that you can and you will.

Day #16: It was still dark when I left the house this morning, rushing to make it to BCBP’s simbang gabi and breakfast in Alabang Country Club. In my haste, I didn’t get a chance to give the car a quick once over.

When my morning activities were done, I was itching to go home because I knew that Bianca was waiting for me and her friends I am bringing along for a sleep over in our house. Trisha, Bianca’s friend was already with me when Phoebe arrived. When her car pulled over at the driveway, I quickly ran to her mom to request for us to be dropped off in the parking lot. Normally I do not mind walking the short distance but for some reason this morning, I wasn’t up for it.

When we reached my car and were about to exchange goodbyes, the driver of the car beside me quickly lowered down his window to say, “Maam, iniintay ko po kayo kasi flat yung gulong nyo sa likod.” Unfortunately, I do not know how to change tires and doesn’t even have the tools for it. Good thing, Phoebe’s driver readily changed it for me. Good thing that at the last minute, they decided to bring him along. Good that the car beside me decided to park next to me or else I wouldn’t have noticed the flat rear tire. Good thing it happened when I was already parked safely and not when I was speeding along Daang Hari.

Clearly, this is God’s pattern. He always plans everything so well. He always rescues. He always saves. He always shows up at exactly the right time.

Day #17: Jesus wasn’t born into a perfect family. Before he came into this world, his parents had to deal with a lot of issues. Mary’s surprise pregnancy, Joseph’s initial fear and reluctance to assume the responsibility, and maybe their financial readiness too. But I guess in the end, what made them decide to work things out are two things: faith and love. They believe that building a family together is what the Lord wants from them and they love each other enough to rise above their personal issues. Although it wasn’t the most ideal situation, they made the best out of it by working hard to build a good life. May these two things guide us too as we face the many challenges of raising and keeping our families together.

Day #18: Amidst the whirlwind of christmas parties, get-togethers, reunions, special events, and shopping, my fervent prayer is this: Lord, unrush me.

Day #19: May prayer tonight: Lord, may I find the time, space, and energy in this busy season to prepare my heart for the coming of Jesus.

Day #20: Where did Baby Jesus go? I feared that the world had forgotten him.

I have always had this dream of making Christmas special for my students and so this year with the help of my colleagues in the level, I dared myself to achieve it, through service learning. Today, our Grade 2 students surprised the dedicated Outsourced Staff of our school from the auxilliary, security, and canteen department with gifts that they wish to receive this Christmas. Gifts as simple as pang noche buena, bagong helmet para mapalitan na yung sira, disenteng T-shirt, wall fan, laruang pambata, gift certificate sa isang restaurant para makakain sa masarap ang pamilya, nebulizer para sa 3 month old baby na kailangan pang ibyahe at dalin sa ospital kapag hinihika, at madaming pang “kahit ano po basta bukal sa pusong” hiling ngayong pasko.

To make Christmas special for my students. That was the dream, that was the plan and today, we achieved it. It became special because for a change, there was a reversal of roles. The ates and kuyas who provide them help, care, and protection in school everyday were the ones at the receiving end. They were the ones smiling from ear to ear, squealing in delight, tearing up in joy, not quite believing that the simple yet deepest desires of their hearts this Christmas were granted by the Grade 2 students. Special because for a change, it puts Christmas in a different light. My student, Neena, sums up the exprience beautifully when she said, “We did not get any gift from them. (Instead) We gave them gifts, (yet) it also feels soooo good. My partner keeps on thanking me and I (just) keep on smiling and smiling (at him) because I am thinking, I might have given him the best Christmas.”

Where did Baby Jesus go? My students have not forgotten him. In fact today, these kids just gave him the best tribute.

Day #21: Bianca woke up excited this morning because she’s going to spend time with her bestfriend, Cathy, today. They rarely see each other since Cathy goes to another school now and lives far from our place. They miss each other so much that each time they part ways, they would start counting the days till their next sleep over. They would both wait in joy and in quiet anticipation for that day to come, and when it finally does, I imagine, it must probably feels like Christmas for both of them. Are you waiting for Christmas the same way too? Four days to go before this much anticipated occassion, are your hearts ready for Baby Jesus?

Day #22: My fervent advent prayer: May the lost and missing find their way home. May their angels bring them safely home.

Day #23: Advent is a season of waiting and waiting is one thing we are never really good at. We often wonder, why do we have to wait long before we get the answer to our prayers? I guess sometimes God forces us to wait to remind us that it is His story, His plans, and His promises. He forces us to wait so it is clear to us that He is in control. He forces us to wait so we may learn to fully trust that He will deliver and save, as He promised.

Day #24: Tonight, I raise a glass of warm chocolate milk in holiday cheer and wish you and yours a very merry christmas. If you are lucky enough to be blissfully celebrating this special occassion with your whole family right now, I pray that the Lord will continue to bless and keep you together. If, on the otherhand, you are miles away from them, longing, or still grieving over their loss, or even lacking in want or in need, I pray that you find completeness, joy, and peace in Jesus. May He be enough for you this CHRISTmas and may you allow His loving presence to fill your heart with so much joy such that there will be no room in it for anything other than endless gratitude and love. Have a bliss/blessFULL CHRISTmas everyone.

Day #25: The birth of Jesus Christ, next to His crucifixion, was the most momentous event in the history of the world. It became the focal point of all history. Everything before Christ looked forward to His birth, and everything since then looks back at Him. It was such a crucial event that now all the world numbers years according to it. B.C. means “before Christ”, and A.D. means “anno domini,” “in the year of our Lord.” (John MacArthur Jr.)—His birth, which we know now as CHRISTmas, changed the world. Happy birthday, Jesus.

Complete your beauty regimen with Proactiv

Women’s beauty regimen are often deemed complicated by many with all the elements that come with it. We go through all the trouble of cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing because we want to ensure that our beauty comes out in all its majestic glory. But really, when you think about it, it all boils down to having a healthy attitude and lifestyle. A well-balanced diet, positive disposition, sound fitness plan, and ample sleep and resting time make a big difference. 

Having the right product in your beauty regimen counts a lot too. For us with acne prone skin, that is Proactiv Solution. Here are some healthy and practical tips from our well loved brand Proactiv Solution that might help you achieve that radiant and beautiful skin:

Make sure to have clean hands before washing or touching any part of your face. Remove any trace of makeup and dampen skin with lukewarm water. Some use hot water to clean their faces thinking it might help kill bacteria. If anything, this will just increase the blood flow in your head making your face turn red. Also, hot water won’t open your pores, and neither would cold water close them. Pores appearance depends on the amount of oil, dirt, and dead skin that have accumulated in them.

Keep exfoliating. Exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells. Proactiv Solution’s exfoliating beads aid in shedding those dead cells and prepare your skin for any medication that will be applied. 

Never scrub. Exfoliation is different from scrubbing. While exfoliation gently removal dead skin cells, scrubbing is its violent counterpart. It won’t rid you of acne but instead create small skin tear that will make you more prone to infection and inflammation. 

Use a mild cleanser. Cleansers with strong alcohol content remove the skin’s natural oil and moisture making it drier which results all the more to an increase in oil production.

Avoid pricking your pimples. Spot treatment on areas marked with acne won’t work either. Instead of pricking, pick a proper treatment that would work for you. Proactiv Solution is your best bet. When consistently applied, Proactiv Solution works without fail. 

Good thing it is here to stay to help solve Filipinos’ perennial skin problems such as acne. Proactiv Solution uses a 3-Step system that can help you achieve that clear, healthy, and glowing skin. Complete your daily beauty regimen with Proactiv Solution and in no time, you will have that beautifully radiant skin you have always wanted. 

The three step Proactiv Solution kit is available in all Watson or SM Department Store nationwide. Price is at Php 2,495 for the 30-day kit and Php 3,995 for the 60-day kit. 

Essential Oils: The three wisemen were clearly on to something…

A friend told me the other day, “Oh in the end you will fall for that din pala. Sa dami ng tinanggihan mong alternative treatment sa cancer, dyan din pala bagsak mo.” My dear, my stand regarding cancer treatment is still the same. I continue to trust and follow whatever treatment and medication Bianca’s doctor deem best for her. I haven’t abandoned Science, for this same Science has kept Bianca’s health stable all these years. What attracted me to essential oils is the fact that it never asserted itself as something that can replace Bianca’s current treatment and management for her Thyroid cancer. If anything, it only promises to make her, and my family, feel good which in essence is what makes any Science based cancer treatment effective as well.

Eversince we’ve used essential oils, we’ve managed to significantly reduce Bianca’s dependency on chemical drugs for minor health issues such as cough, colds, asthma, allergic rhinitis, migraine, pain, and dysmennhorea. It has also helped boost her immune system and manage her energy and stress levels. She’s been through a lot of medical procedures and huge amount of chemical drugs have gone through her system. When you come accross something safe, aromatic, and topical but gives the same relief as chemical drugs based on experience and research data, won’t you embrace it as well? 

Again, we have not traded Science for “chance.” I still have complete confidence that it will heal my child, but then, I also believe that these essential oils whose benefits and use can be traced back to as early as 4500 BC can also improve the general well-being of my child. The three wisemen had a good enough reason for gifting Baby Jesus the essential oils, Frankincense and Myrr. They were clearly on to something when they did that. I guess I’ll take my cue from them, they aren’t called wise men for nothing. Anything spritual, you have me. 🙏😌 

The Best Year Yet with the new Mommy Mundo Mom 24/7 Planner this 2018!

Repost from Mommy Mundo! I can’t wait to get my hands on one of these planners!

To say that moms have a lot on their plate is an understatement! There are days when 24 hours don’t seem to be enough to manage kids, household, and work. Mommy Mundo’s Mom 24/7 Planner 2018 is designed to help mommies make time for what matters most. A planner made by moms, for moms, it helps keep supermoms organized in managing the many roles of motherhood. We’re on our 6th edition, with our very first having launched 2012.

The Mom 24/7 Planner 2018 comes with special pages that moms will definitely appreciate. It contains a Child’s Info Sheet, a Meal Planning Page, Immunization Tracker, and more, that help keep moms on top of every detail of their family.

This planner will do more than keeping you organized. It’s a powerhouse in mommy management with mommy-themed pages that let you journal those precious moments you live day by day. That way, you can savor the ups and downs of your motherhood journey, and everything in between.

Mommy Mundo’s Mom 24/7 Planner 2018 comes in three planner designs. This way you can choose which cover suits your personality.


No matter your personality, Mommy Mundo’s Mom 24/7 Planner 2018 is made just for you.

Mommy Mundo Passport Holders can only claim their COMPLIMENTARY COPY at Expo Mom Holiday on November 10 to 12 at the Glorietta Activity Center. All you need to do is go to our community booth & show your passport to claim your planner.

If you don’t have your Mommy Mundo Passports yet, sign up at mommymundo.com/join. If you want to order for your #TeamMom after Expo Mom Holiday, you may get it at the Mommy Mundo HQ in Fun Ranch, or order online thru mommymundo.com/shop for only Php515.00.

Make 2018 your best year yet with the Mom 24/7 Planner 2018!

Expo Mom Holiday 2017: #TeamMom Wrap Up making your way this November!

Expo Mom Holiday 2017: #TeamMom Wrap Up making your way this November!
We’ve come a long way, and finally, we’re nearing the end of 2017!!


At the start of the year, Expo Mom kicked off its celebration of #TeamMom!

Expo Mom is the banner event of Mommy Mundo, a community of moms dedicated to making motherhood easier, happier, and more fulfilling for every mom. Mommy Mundo’s various events and activities are meant to answer the needs of moms, empowering them towards positive action. Since 2003, it has pioneered a variety of initiatives to achieve its goal of #mompowerment.

THIS IS IT!! It’s our last Expo Mom for the year and the culmination of our year-long #TeamMom celebration! Introducing Expo Mom Holiday happening this coming November 10-12, 2017, 10 AM – 10 PM at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati City!

Expo Mom Holiday promises to be an exciting event showcasing both practical and whimsical product picks perfect for the coming holiday season as it welcomes new partners and reunites with beloved ones!!

We will be having a #MMRoadtest Area where you, your family and your #TeamMom can test out up and coming products, perks for our #MommyMundoPassport holders such as freebies from some of our partners!!

Also, we’re launching our #Mom247Planners here for 2018!! To the passport holders, all you have to do is go to our community booth and claim your complimentary copy! For those who don’t have a Mommy Mundo Passport yet, apply NOW at http://mommymundo.com/join!

More details coming your way as we approach the biggest celebration yet!!


For Mommy Mundo Passport Holders:
Show your valid passport and claim your free Mom 24/7 2018 Planner at the Mommy Mundo Community Booth!

For those who want to renew, or apply for the Mommy Mundo Passport, applications will be accepted onsite too!

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