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Take An Afternoon For Yourself at the Mindful Mom Re-Treat this September 16!

Mindful Mom Re-Treat makes a comeback next month on September 16, Saturday, 8:30 to 11:30 AM, at Makati Diamond Residences.

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While it’s almost second nature for moms to help others, it takes a little prodding for them to care for themselves. At the Mindful Mom Re-Treat, moms have a few hours not only to enjoy the company of other mothers but also to delve into their present priorities, past issues, and future goals. It’s going to be a physically, mentally, and spiritually refreshing day as moms take the time to rediscover and re-center themselves. Facilitating the re-treat is Michele S. Alignay, MA, Registered Family Psychologist and mom of two.

We will also be joined by The Oil Natural Project who will be doing a quick talk on the benefits of essential oils in living mindfully and will have samples for you to try.

Sponsored by Belo Baby, PLDT Home & Goodbag, the retreat is a takeoff from Mommy Mundo’s award-winning Mom Manifesto campaign in 2015. It was conceptualized and created by Mommy Mundo Founder Janice Villanueva, in collaboration with Alignay and Mommy Mundo Content Head Jing Lejano.

Mommy Mundo passport holders gets 30% off from the registration fee!

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Register by texting 0908-865-7245 or go to http://mommymundo.com/mindfulmomretreats/. Pre-registration is a must! The P800 participation fee covers snacks and the workshop kit.

Mindful Mom Retreat: Find Your Flow

Last Saturday, January 28, I attended the fifth Mindful Mom Retreat at Earth Kitchen in Bonifacio Global City. I personally think this is a good way to jumpstart 2017 that is why I made sure not to miss this one.

An offline version of Mommy Mundo’s award winning Mom Manisfesto Campaign, the Mindful Mom Retreat uses modules to guide moms to uncover and (re)discover their purpose and passion so they could live better, fuller lives, and parent more intentionally. It is especially designed to equip moms with tools that would help them be more mindful and conscious of their thoughts and actions.

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This retreat is facilitated by Michele “Ichel” Alignay, Registered Family Psychologist and co-founder of the Mom Manifesto Campaign. An expert when it comes to creating an open and inviting atmosphere, Ichel always manages to keep things light and fun. Main reason why moms who attend this retreat are never shy to share and participate in the well crafted activities and insightful discussions that have become the trademark of Mommy Mundo Parenting Events. Since participants receive a lot of support and encouragement in this retreat, they always come home re-fresh, re-energize, and re-centered to their mommy mission.

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And true enough, after sitting for three delightful hours listening to Ichel lead and facilitate the discussion on finding one’s flow (your strength) instead of one’s flaws (your limitations), of focusing and harnessing one’s strengths instead of one’s weaknesses as a woman, I felt truly empowered and affirmed. I must admit, I spent a significant part of my life as a mother trying to overcome, to no avail, my weaknesses until I simply just quit trying because truth to tell, I don’t really have the knack for them baking, cooking, Math, and even breastfeeding. Ichel’s fresh take on self-improvement made me feel truly good inside. It drove away any guilt feelings I have for delegating such tasks to the other members of the household and made me stop feeling like a total failure in the motherhood department also. It made see that if I just take the time to acknowledge the skills and talents that I have, I would realize just how much I can (still) share and give despite my limitations. It completely drove this point straight to my heart as well: I do not really need to be a perfect mom, just a mindful mom who deliberately and consistently work on improving myself for the better through constant and mindful reflection (self-check, visioning, goal-setting) and action.

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There is definitely a lot to learn from this retreat. But perhaps the most valuable lesson I got from this Mindful Mom gathering is this, to live a life of meaning and purpose, one must always take the time to recharge, reflect, and re-center. The Mindful Mom Retreat I tell you, is the perfect venue for that.

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In case you are interested to catch its May run this year, simply follow Mommy Mundo to get heads up on its latest schedule. Hope to see you there.😊

Photo credit: Mommy Mundo

The Mommy Mundo Journey Box

The wonderful world of motherhood is exciting and challenging, heartbreaking and heartwarming, inspiring and fulfilling. As we go through its different stages, from getting pregnant to having a baby, from raising a toddler to sending off our child to school, it’s comforting to know that there is community of mommies who are more than willing to lend a listening ear, share a bit of wisdom, and laugh over our foibles and antics.

A community of moms dedicated to educating, inspiring, and empowering moms with useful, relevant, and up-to-date information, Mommy Mundo counts among its members 100,000 active and progressive moms.

Joining the community only involves taking a few easy steps– just sign up for a Mommy Mundo Passport card! With membership comes all sorts of benefits including invites to exclusive events, special offers from mom, baby and kid-focused brands, and upcoming perks and surprises throughout the year.

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(Photo grabbed from mommymundo.com)

As a first surprise, joining the Mommy Mundo community via the Passport now also comes with a Journey Box, filled with special items from our beloved partner brands. Reflective of the motherhood journey, there is a box for every stage:

• The Soon-to-be-Mommy Box for expectant moms
• The Welcome to Motherhood Box for moms with newborns
• The Smiles and Tickles Box for moms with toddlers
• The Hello, Kiddo! Box for moms with preschool-aged kids and up

Here’s a sample of the Journey Box:

Here’s how to be a part of the growing Mommy Mundo community of active, modern moms:
1. Apply for a new Mommy Mundo Passport tagged at P500 with one-year validity.
2. Choose the appropriate Journey Box.
3. Pick up your Journey Box at the Mommy Mundo HQ in Pasig City, or have it delivered via
courier.
4. If you’re an existing Mommy Mundo passport holder, you can reprint your card and get the
Journey Box for 300 pesos.

To apply visit http://www.mommymundo.com/passport

Mindful Mom Re-Treat by Mommy Mundo

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to attend the Mindful Mom Re-Treat organized by Janice Villanueva of Mommy Mundo. It is an off shoot of the Mom Manifesto that she co-created last year with Mommy Mundo Head of Content, Jing Lejano, and registered psychologist and counselor, Michile Alignay. The series of Mindful Mom Re-Treats happening this year, in the words of Janice herself, “are all focused on helping moms be more mindful of where they are in their lives right now so that they can consciously live out their mommy mission amidst the joy and challenges of motherhood.” It is the perfect venue for re-centering and re-energizing for moms.

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Janice Villanueva, founder of Mommy Mundo

A quick rundown. During the Retreat, Mom Manifesto co-creator, Michel Alignay, walked us through the different mindful activities that had us reflecting much about ourselves in a way that we had never before. In the first activity, she had us charting our daily schedule to know whether we are letting ourselves run our day or letting our day run us. Most of us, surprisingly, found out that if we just mindfully go about our day, we need not bend ourselves backwards trying to juggle everything. We can in fact, strike that balance in all areas. In the second activity, Michele had us examine our life scripts, the things that we had ourselves believing and now naturally, doing. This was actually the part where most of the realizations came in. Moving to the third activity was quite easy for most of us then after having had a clear understanding of how we were wired and programmed growing up. The way Michele made us understand our weakness and the way she encouraged us to give more importance to our strengths in the third activity was truly self affirming. By the time we were in the fourth activity, it was pretty clear to most of us who we really are as an individual and as a mom, our special chracteristics and unique talents, and what we want to personally attain for ourselves.

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I had a lot of take-aways from this retreat. Personally, it made me realized that I should love myself better so I’ll have more to give to others. It made me see that I shouldn’t be apologetic of my weaknesses because they are often met and matched by one or two of my strengths. It encouraged me to break free from the trappings of societal norms and expectations often blown out of proportion by media, and measure and align myself only against my own life goals and aspirations. Right now as I am writing this, I am pretty excited to start my own Vision boards. I cannot wait to sit down and start affirming my strengths. I cannot wait to make personal breakthroughs and create my mindful plan of action.

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Kudos Janice Villanueva, Jing Lejano, and Michele Alignay and all the sponsors for a very insightful and inspiring Mindful Mom Retreat! I am looking forward to the next one already!

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(Photo grabbed from Mommy Mundo)

Oooops, before I forget, this Re-Treat is definitely a TREAT because of the ah-mazing treats! Thank you Pampers, Monogramstyleph, Trollbeads, Botanicals in Bloom, Moringa O2, Pylones, Photobooks Philippines, Philips Avent, Celebrity Mom, Urban Ashram, Brow Studio, Oscar Mejia, Blo Blow Dry Bar, Ogalala, Marie France, and Facial Care Center for filling our loot bag with goodies! It was a joy to dig inside the bag!

Mompreneur MeetUp at The Crib

Inviting all active and aspiring Mompreneurs! The next Mompreneur MeetUp is going to be this Saturday, June 28, from 9 am to 12 noon at The Crib, Fun Ranch in Pasig.

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With no less than Success Coach, Jackie Caniza as the workshop speaker/facilitator, this Business By Design workshop aims to provide interested mompreneurs the necessary know hows when it comes to designing one’s own business according to target goals and needs.

Based on the book, Business Model Generation by Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur, this is designed specifically to teach momprenuers, business owners, and teams, how to view their business through a one-page framework that captures all the critical components of a business model. Workshop fee is 800 but free for all past attendees and Mommy Mundo Passport Holders.

To register and for more information, text 09176272425 or clike the link here. Hurry as slots run out!:)