35th Manila International Book Fair

The 35th Manila International Book Fair is happening soon!


Every year, we try to go to the book fair as we find good deals and educational resources we can use for our homeschool. This year’s fair will be happening on Sept 17 to 21 at SMX Mall of Asia complex.

You can get free entrance tickets from OMFLit’s page at http://omflit.com/mibf2014freeticket/ ! See you there!

Upcoming Workshops

We are truly blessed that there are now numerous opportunities for our family to grow. For the  upcoming weekends, do watch out for the following interesting workshops for your yaya, for expecting moms and dads, for parents who want to teach their young kids, even a unique crafty weekend for a cause!

Mommy Mundo’s Belly Blessed Fest 2014


For more information, check https://www.facebook.com/events/1445048449083436/


The Learning Basket’s Planning Your Literature Based Preschool Homeschool


For details, check http://www.thelearningbasket.com/events/planning-your-literature-based-preschool-homeschool 

Manila Workshop’s Bears for Haiyan


For more information, check http://manilaworkshops.com/2014/06/bears-for-haiyan-a-diy-caridad-charity-bear-workshop-july-19-2014.html


Manila Workshops Basic Yaya Workshops

Basic-Yaya-Training-Session-4 Basic-Yaya-Training-Session-2

For more information on sessions 2 and 4, check http://manilaworkshops.com/2014/06/basic-yaya-training-session-2-4-august.html



Our Expo Mom 2014 Experience

Together with my kids, we went to Glorietta last May 17 to check out Mommy Mundo’s Expo Mom 2014! We have been going to the bazaar yearly because we always find unique items. This year was no exception.

The entrance fee was on a donation basis as a support to the Kinder Project. No amount was too small as funds collected will go to materials that public school teachers in Payatas will use.

We went around and saw familiar mompreneurs and some of our favorite products. We saw Piggy Paints from Mama Baby Love and the bags from Manila Baby Shop!

photo 2 (7)

photo 2 (8)

Ant’s Pocket and Paperchic Studio were some of our favorite stops too. We love doing crafts together as a family so these booths were on our list!

photo 1 (11)

photo 1 (13)

My daughter’s favorite booth this year was The Princess and the Pea because of their girly dresses and chandelier display that goes with the beautiful dresses. She was a bit sad that the dresses were too small for her already.My son loved Sand Puff! They were giving a great deal but sadly after going around, we went back to purchase it, the booth was already closing.


One of the shops that we kept going back to was Great Discoveries for Kids. They were selling the giant world map jigsaw puzzle and many Clementoni board games. We got the Let’s Go Shopping board game as a supplement to our Math studies.

photo 4 (6)

One of the high lights of my day was meeting mompreneur Paola Loot of Mommy Treats! I have bought her lactation goodies for a friend of mine when she gave birth last year from Mommy Treats. It was great to finally meet her face to face and she was kind enough to give me cookies too! I finally tasted it and it was really good – even for non-pregnant or non-lactating moms!

photo 2 (10) photo 5 (6)

It was a wonderful day to just unwind and be with moms that day! The whole bazaar had this festive mood. It was a well spent day off for super busy mom like me.

photo 4 (7)


You The Mom!


Motherhood is an overwhelming job. Seriously, you never take a break, never take a vacation and get no monetary compensation. But motherhood is the most joyous vocation. You get to do what you absolutely love and you get intagible rewards and wonderful memories that can never measure up to any monetary amount.

This mother’s day, I am joining Mommy Mundo’s Expo Mom shout out. “You The Mom!” Applauding and appreciating all the mothers who do what they have to do for the love of their child.


This year’s Expo Mom, we shout out YOU THE MOM! – this is a campaign to recognize the many big and small accomplishments of all moms. Through online activities and at the Expo Mom event, moms take the centertage. Moms are affirmed and appreciated for all the great things that they do every single day.

Mommy Mundo founder Janice Villanueva says, “We admire moms for their almost superhuman qualities, their powers in time management and multitasking alongside their ability to do anything and everything for their loved ones, and they all do these things wholeheartedly and passionately at that! And because most moms do all these tasks with grace and usually with flair eveb, we may sometimes forget to show her some appreciation and affirmation.”

Happening on May 16 to 18, 2014, Expo Mom is the biggest event of its kind, gathering progressive and active moms in an environmemt that’s both recreational and educational. Expo Mom will feature over 60 booths at the Glorietta 2 Activity Center, Palm Drive, Ayala Center in Makati City. There will be all day-talks, demos and raffle draws.

Expo Mom’s You The Mom! campaign puts the spotlight on all the good things that moms do by featuring 10 women whose stories represent evey mom who has mad a difference in her community, family or child’s life. Online, you can participate by posting a photo of yourself and sharing what you are most proud of as a mom by using hashtag #YouTheMom.

Entrance to Expo Mom 2014 will be a requested donation to MomShare’s literacy projects. One hundred percent of the entrance fee will go to it partner beneficiary Kinder Project, which aims to provide reading tools and training to public school teachers in Quezon City and Payatas.

For more information, visit www.expomom.com or follow Mommy Mundo on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates.

Support The Kinder Project for School Year 2014

I truly believe that learning to read and comprehend can be the start of a bright future and because of this, I ask you to support The Kinder Project for school year 2014.


The Kinder Project was formed by a group of teachers and artists who wish to empower public school teachers by giving them teacher training and teaching materials to boost the learning experience of their students, particularly in Reading.   Through the help of Learning Lion – a Philippine publishing house in Pasig City, The Kinder Project has created a unique, Filipinized, bilingual game-based program with teacher-created materials, flashcards, storybooks, games, movement activities, songs and worksheets to energize the classroom learning experience.

 Before the start of the 2014-2015 Philippine school year in June, The Kinder Project, with the support of Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte, aims to provide 200 Kinder and Grade one classrooms (total of 96 Public Schools) from the poorest communities in Quezon City with these teaching materials that will promote greater development of skills in Reading.  Distribution will be on May 22 and 23. On these same dates, they will also conduct a free workshop on how to best integrate the reading program into their curriculum.  In addition, within the next 2 to 3 years the group will be visiting each school to follow-up their progress and with the support of Fullybooked each school will be provided with a library of books from pre-school to the intermediate level.

In the past few years, with the help of generous individuals and partners, The Kinder Project has donated materials to:

  • Efren Penaflorida’s ‘Kariton Klasrum’ in Cavite City
  • AHA Learning Center – a free nursery for children living in the cemeteries along Kalayaan Street in Makati
  • GreenEarth Heritage Foundation, Inc, a community in the Sierra Madre Foothills
  • Six classrooms headed by Dumagat Scholars
  • Center of Hope Daycare in Payatas
  • Three public schools in Pangasinan
  • Tomas Morato Elementary School
  • Casili Elementary School
  • F. Benitez Elementary School
  • Two Day Care Centers in Cagayan De Oro
  • All the Assumption Transformative Education Schools


Please consider adopting a classroom for school year starting in June 2014 with 3,190 pesos ($65) for a Grade 1 classroom or 2,915 pesos ($71) for a Kindergarten classroom.  This is a one-time donation that will give each teacher the following: 1 complete Alpabasa Reading Set for daily learning through play, 1CD of over 50 original Filipino songs, pocket chart for storage, 17 easy reader storybooks in Filipino and 45 workbooks. Your help will go a long way in ensuring that Filipino children have a solid foundation in Reading that will help lead them on the road to being life-long learners. Please be assured that your contribution will provide these public school classrooms with teaching tools that they will be able to use for years to come.  Together, let us build a nation of readers through empowered teachers.

To make a donation and for more information, please contact:

Tisha Gonzalez – Cruz at tisha.cruz@gmail.com or 0917 852 2000

You may also visit https://www.facebook.com/events/485692768198944/

May God bless you as you bless others!