Interior Design Workshop for Kids at SoFA

If your son or daughter is interested in Interior Design, Manila Workshops and SoFA Design Institute has the summer workshop you are looking for! The workshop starts on May 7 for 8 sessions and is designed for children from 8-12 years old. The fee is 8,000 pesos only. This workshop will be taught by Gabbie Sarenas.

Workshops will be held at SoFA Design Institute, G/F Enzo Building, 399 Senator Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City.


For registration, visit Please use MJCASOFA2015 as your referal code.


Basic Yaya Training for 2015

For families who have hired help at their household, here are some basic yaya trainings for them!


There are 4 workshops for you to choose from.

Workshop 1 is Etiquette and Cleaning and will happen on April 25 at Mothercare Active Fun. Topics to be discussed:
• Personality Development
• Manners
• Etiquette
• Responsibilities/Housework
• Alternative Cleaning Methods
• Healthier Food Alternatives

Workshop 2 is New Born, Infant and Toddler care. You can choose either May 2 or August 8 at Mothercare Podium. Topics include:

Understanding and Care of:
• Newborn (0 ‐3 months)
• Infant (3 ‐12 months)
• Toddler (1- 3 years)

Workshop 3 is Basic First Aid. You can choose either May 30 or July 18 at Mothercare Podium. Topics include:

• Common Diseases on Children
• Emergency Situations
• Preventing Accidents
• First Aid

Workshop 1-3 speaker is Cristina Mendoza from VentureLab Business Resource Center Inc. She has been facilitating the Yaya Seminars for VentureLab. She has worked as a School Nurse and Preschool Teacher.

Workshop 4 is Money Management. You can choose either June 20 or September 19 at Mothecare Podium. The speaker is Fitz Gerard Villafuerte. He is a Registered Financial Planner and a book author. His blog Ready to be Rich has been awarded the Best Business and Finance blog for a couple of years.
Topics include:
• Personal Finance Mindset
• The Habit of Saving
• Protection
• Money and Relationships

Fore more details and to register for any of these workshops, please proceed to

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As you register, please put MJCABYT1 on the Referrer Code so they would know you heard about the workshop from me.


TMA Homeschool Orientation

There is an upcoming Homeschool Orientation from TMA Homeschool! This is for parents who are considering to homeschool their child for the upcoming school year. The orientation will be on March 27 Friday 8:30-10:30A.M. at 2nd Floor Fun Ranch Frontera Verde, Pasig. There is a 500 pesoss family fee for the certificate and materials.

This is open to all so you don’t have to enroll at TMA after attending the session 🙂 So this is good for parents who wants to learn how homeschool works. But if you wish to enroll, you can already bring your child to take the diagnostic exam for pre-enrollment.




Brain Gain: How Parents Can Help Raise Smarter Kids

Parents need all the help they can get. Raising smarter kids nowadays don’t just depend on better schools or choosing the best curriculum. Parents need to understand how the kids brain is stimulated and how to raise their kids in a stimulating environment.

Brain Gain Conference Poster



To address the concerns of parents of millennial children, Our Awesome Kids – a subsidiary of the popular food and travel blog Our Awesome Planet – is organizing an education forum entitled “BRAIN GAIN: How Parents Can Help Raise Smarter Kids! Techniques to Boost Intelligence and Productivity in School and in Life” at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM), Makati on February 28 (Saturday) from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.  This is an ideal education forum for parents who want to help children boost their learning potential, academic performance and overall productivity.

For inquiries and reservations, please contact (+63915) 932 2330 or (+632) 812 0102.  You can also visit or send them an email at


2015 Parents Conference: Set Them Up for Success


As a homeschool parent, I believe it is important to continuously attend workshops which will give us ideas and develop us to become better parent-teachers. I am grateful that TMA gives annual family conventions to address this need but this year, they are doing something different.

TMA together with Manila Workshops and the Learning Basket is opening this year’s parents conference to everybody! Entitled as 2015 Parents Conference Set Them Up for Success happening on the 12th of March from 9:00am-5:00pm at the Bayanihan Center Unilab at Pioneer St Kapitolyo Pasig. The keynote sessions include: Set Them Up for Success by Edric Mendoza and  Catching Your Child’s God-given Bents for Success by Jayson Lo. There are also several workshops to choose from, including topics like: How to do a Character-focused education, how to do multi-level homeschooling, how to homeschool through high school how to adjust teaching strategies for effective learning, hooray for dads who homeschool and a Q and A forum.

For TMA enrolled families, entrance is free. Otherwise the fee is 500 pesos per person. If you want to bring your kids ages 2-16 years old, there is a fee of 500 pesos per child. There will be activities proided for children in the preschool to elementary ages.

To register, kindly visit this page:

When you register, please put MJCATMAHS_1 on the Referrer Code so they would know you heard about the workshop from me.