Expo Mom: The Motherhood Journey in Cagayan de Oro

As the ultimate mommy event of the season takes a second trip to Mindanao, expect to be inspired by the different faces of mommyhood on October 15, 2016 at Centrio Mall, from 10AM to 9PM. Whether you’re an expectant mom, a new mom, or a mom of three or four, you’re going to find something to love at Expo Mom Cagayan de Oro.

 

Expo Mom: The Motherhood Journey features a fun and fulfilling all-day program. In the morning The Modern Nanays of Mindanao, a community of moms who promote breastfeeding, babywearing, and cloth diapering, lead the celebration of motherhood with a Mamba session—a Zumba class made especially for moms with slings! Dr. Raissa Paje Bayawa, founder of Happy Heart Kids Yoga, takes the stage next to enlighten moms about the benefits of prenatal yoga and to share some helpful moves as well.

Two sessions delve deep into the amazing journey that all moms share. The first one focuses on pregnancy and breastfeeding with Dr. Jess Sareno, neonatologist, and Nadine Casino, founder of Modern Nanays of Mindanao. The second touches on baby care with discussions on the right way to wear baby and age-appropriate toys to help with a child’s development.

The other exciting activities scheduled include a bento-making session specifically devoted to picky eaters by the pioneering Bento Mommas, who have actually been with us all over the country this year! You can sign up to participate at bit.ly/bentomommasCDO for Php900, inclusive of basic bento tool kit, bento box and food ingredients for the workshop plus freebies from sponsors, all of which you can take home afterward.

A makeup on the go demonstration for busy mothers by the Kikay Mommy follows in the afternoon, and a craft workshop with a homegrown moms and kids crafts group. In between, many prizes will be given away care of our generous exhibitors and sponsors Caltrate, and Belo Baby.

Topping the motherhood celebration is a fashion show devoted to babywearing, showing one and all that it is possible to look positively trendy with a baby in tow.

A year from its tenth anniversary, Expo Mom continues to be a source of information and inspiration among modern parents and a wellspring of modern products and services for the whole family.

Expo Mom 2016: The Motherhood Journey is co-presented by Caltrate Plus, and Belo Baby with Centrio Mall and Ayala Malls as its venue partner. Creative Juice Communications is its logistics partner. Entrance to Expo Mom is free.

For more information, visit www.mommymundo.com/expomom2016

 

Expo Mom: The Motherhood Journey Goes to Cebu and Negros

The motherhood journey is different for every mom. Some find taking care of their children an easy task. They are perhaps blessed with the ability to adapt quickly to different types of situations. Others need a little more time to get used to the rhythms of motherhood, and make sure to arm themselves with advice from family and information from books and the internet.

But whether you’re a mama in Manila, a nanay in Cebu, or an iloy in Negros, you are one in loving your children unconditionally and wishing for them only the best. More so, you may find solace, support, and inspiration from the mompreneurs, partners, experts, and your fellow moms of Mommy Mundo’s Expo Mom community.

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On its ninth year, Expo Mom shines the spotlight on the joys and challenges of every stage of mommyhood with The Motherhood Journey. By bringing it to different destinations, from Manila, Cebu, and Negros to Alabang, Davao, and Cagayan de Oro, Expo Mom hopes to reach out to more mothers across the country.

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After its successful run in Manila last April, Expo Mom 2016: The Motherhood Journey makes a stop on June 18, Saturday, at the Ayala Center in Cebu City before moving on to Negros on June 25, Saturday, at the North Point Mall in Bacolod City.

At Expo Mom, moms will be delighted to discover practical solutions as well as relevant propositions to their most pressing problems and issues. Aside from bringing in expert resource persons to facilitate workshops and group discussions, Expo Mom will also be showcasing the latest mom-, baby-, and child-oriented products in the market.

Flying in from Manila to Cebu are Michele S. Alignay, MA, Registered Family Psychologist, who will lead a discussion on the joys and challenges of the motherhood journey, and the moms behind the highly popular group, Bento Mommas, who will teach moms how to prepare delicious bento meals for their children. Cebu’s all-day program also includes a fitness activity and cooking demonstration sponsored by Caltrate Plus, a finance management workshop by Sun Life, a product showcase by Downy Babt Gentle, and a skin care talk by Belo Baby. The Negros leg will feature the same program

The lineup of exhibitors in Cebu include ClearAScar, Cycles and Cradle, Sanicare, Babyzone, Modern Mama, Baby Mum Mum, Vpharma, Boba Philippines, Halo Sleepsack, and The Nest. In Negros, the participating exhibitors include Caltrate Plus, Belo Baby, Downy Baby Gentle, Cycles and Cradle, Sanicare, Babyzone, Five Little Monkeys, and Halo Sleepsack.

Expo Mom 2016: The Motherhood Journey is co-presented by Caltrate Plus and Belo Baby

and supported by Sun Life and Downy Baby Gentle. Creative Juice Communications is its logistics partner.

Entrance at Expo Mom is free of charge but a donation of any amount will be accepted for the Mommy Mundo MomShare fund. Proceeds of the fund goes to literacy projects for the street children of Childhope Asia and public school kids under the Alpabasa program.

Expo Mom is the banner event of Mommy Mundo, a community dedicated to educating, inspiring, and empowering moms with useful, relevant, and up-to-date information.

For more information, visit www.mommymundo.com/expomom2016

The Expo Mom: The Motherhood Journey Giveaway

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We moms love telling stories about our days, our birth, our kids, and we’d like to hear from them! Sharing our mom stories online helps us learn from each other, get inspired and just makes us realize how we are all on the same boat on this adventure called motherhood.

We ask moms to share their #themotherhoodjourney stories with us online to get a chance to win a Mommy Mundo Passport x Journey Box Bundle!

Contest Mechanics:

1.Follow Mommy Mundo on FB, IG, and Twitter (1pt)
2.Follow Expo Mom on IG (1pt)
3. Share your motherhood story by posting a personal photo and telling us about your

motherhood journey. Tag @mommymundo and @expomom. (3pts)
4.Share the Expo Mom poster, and say that you are going to Expo Mom Cebu or Negros tag

@mommymundo and @expomom, and invite 3 of your mom friends to come with you

(2pts)
5.In all posts, use these hashtags #themotherhoodjourney #expomom2016

#mommymundo Make sure to set your account to public until June 25.

Terms and Conditions:

1. 10 winners will be selected randomly via Rafflecopter. Winners can get the Mommy Mundo Passport x Journey Box Bundle!

2. Contest is open to all residents of Cebu and Negros.
3. Posts will be counted and awarded points manually then raffled off via Rafflecopter

4. Winners will be asked to pick up their prizes at the event venue and will need to present 2 valid IDs. If they are unable to pick up personally, they must provide the representative with an authorization letter and the two valid IDs.

5. Prizes must be picked up at the event venue on June 18 and 25. Prizes may be sent via courier or delivery but costs will be shouldered by the winner.

6. Unclaimed prizes after 60 days will be re-drawn for a new winner
Expo Mom 2016: The Motherhood Journey is co-presented by Caltrate Plus and Belo Baby

and supported by Sun Life and Downy Baby Gentle. Creative Juice Communications is its logistics partner.

Entrance at Expo Mom is free of charge but a donation of any amount will be accepted for the Mommy Mundo MomShare fund. Proceeds of the fund goes to literacy projects for the street children of Childhope Asia and public school kids under the Alpabasa program.

Expo Mom is the banner event of Mommy Mundo, a community dedicated to educating, inspiring, and empowering moms with useful, relevant, and up-to-date information.

For info and queries on Expo Mom, email info@mommymundo.com

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THE EXPOMOM 2016 #MOTHERHOODJOURNEY GIVEAWAY

Mommies love telling stories about our days, our birth, our kids, and we’d like to hear from them! Sharing our mom stories online helps us learn from each other, get inspired and just makes us realize how we are all on the same boat on this adventure called motherhood.

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We ask moms to share their #themotherhoodjourney stories with us online and we will reward them with exciting prizes! Expo-Mom-Giveaway-Pregnant

Expectant moms can win a Snug-a-hug pillow, Blanqi supportwear, and Mother-K gift box worth P8,950
Snug-a-hug is a specially-designed support pillow used primarily by expecting moms, nursing mothers, recuperating patients and even kids.
Blanqi supportwear eases the pains and strains of pregnancy, while creating a beautifully curved, smooth, silhouette. Blanqi is distributed by Urban Essentials.
The Mother-K includes maternity pads, antibacterial zipper bags, milk storage bags, wipes, and detergent. The Mother-K brand ensures high quality products using organic and eco-friendly materials.

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Moms with babies get a chance to win a Georgia Sleigh Cot worth P28,000 This crib is baby-safe and baby-proof. It is made of clear grade New Zealand Plantation Pine with a smooth single hand drop side, ideal for you and your baby’s growing needs. It is sturdy and standing even after years of sleep, play, and other activities. Crafted of hardwood, these cots are tested to the highest safety standards and are built to last. This Georgia Sleigh Cot is distributed by Baby and Beyond.

Expo Mom Giveaway

Moms with toddlers may win an Aprica Stroller Luxuna Light worth P24,999.75
The Aprica Luxuna Light comes in Fresh Aqua. It weighs a total of 4.9kg with a firm body. The seat has multi-positions and reclines from 120-170 degrees and has a high seat of 53cm of the ground. It has a full range hood to protect your child from the elements, and many more features. Aprica is distributed by Cannon Baby Safe Products, Inc.

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Moms of kids get to win an ETL Learning Book Set worth P49,915
A Child’s first Library of Learning provides knowledge of all four key areas: Life, Nature, Science, and Our World. It also provides colorful photos and illustrations to attract and maintain the child’s attention and create interest. ETL Learning is distributed by Filway Marketing.

Consolation prizes from our sponsors are also up for grabs!!

Here’s how to join!

Contest Mechanics:

1. Follow Mommy Mundo on FB, Twitter, and IG

2. (1 pt)Share whate stage you are in your motherhood by reporting the (stage) icon or using it as your profile picture. Find the icons in this post For all posts, use the appropriate hashtags as follows:

a. Stork: #bellyblessedmama #themotherhoodjourney #expomom2016 #mommymundo
b. Carriage: #momwithababy #themotherhoodjourney #expomom2016 #mommymundo
c. Sock: #momwithatot #themotherhoodjourney #expomom2016 #mommymundo
d. Pinwheel: #lovemykid #themotherhoodjourney #expomom2016 #mommymundo

 

3.(1 pt) Share your motherhood story by posting a personal photo and telling us about your motherhood journey. Tag @mommymundo and use these hashtags #themotherhoodjourney #expomom2016 #mommymundo
Make sure to tag @mommymundo and @expomom and set your account to public until April 30.

4. (1 pt) Share the Expo Mom 2016 official poster and say that you are going to @expomom

5. Posts may be on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram

6. Posts that are published until April 30, 3:00 pm will be counted.

7. Winners will be selected by May 2 and contacted within the week of May 2.

Terms and Conditions:
1. One winner per hashtagged posts will be selected randomly via Rafflecopter. Selected posts per hashtag will get a chance to win one of the following items:
Pregnant (hashtagged #Bellyblessedmama)= Snug-a-hug, Blanqi Supportwear, and Mother K Gift box
With an Infant (hashtagged #Momwithababy) = Baby & Beyond Crib
With a toddler (hashtagged #Momwithatot) = Aprica Stroller
With a school-aged child (hashtagged #lovemykid) = ELT Learning book set

Consolation prizes from our Expo Mom 2016 sponsors will also be awarded!

2. Contest is open to all Philippine Residents. Prizes must be picked up at the designated location. Items may be sent via courier or delivery but costs will be shouldered by the winner.

3. Only one post per person is allowed. Prizes will be awarded according the hashtags used (#bellyblessedmama #momwithababy #momwithatot #lovemykid). Posts will be counted and awarded points manually then raffled off via Rafflecopter

4. Winners will be notified via PM on April 29, and announced on FB and IG

5. Winners will be asked to pick up their prizes at a designated location, and will need to present 2 valid IDs. If they are unable to pick up personally, they must provide the representative with an authorization letter and the two valid IDs.

6. Unclaimed prizes after 60 days will be re-drawn for a new winner

*NOTE: As of April 22: Mechanics edited for clarity. Promo date also adjusted.

Our Own Journey towards Expo Mom 2016

When did you first find out that you were going to be a mother? Was it when you realized that you’ve missed your period? Was it when you started feeling full even though you haven’t eaten a thing? Or was it when the smell of your husband’s cologne, which you once found so adorable, became downright unpleasant?

The joy and excitement of discovering that you have a life growing inside you is just the first step in your journey to motherhood. In the next few weeks, months, and years, you’ll encounter many other milestones, bringing you moments of happiness and sorrow, surprise and frustration, disappointment and fulfillment. Luckily, you can always count on the support, assistance, and encouragement of the mompreneurs, partners, experts, and your fellow moms of Mommy Mundo’s Expo Mom community.

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On its ninth year, Expo Mom remains faithful to its vision of being the source of parenting trends and information, the wellspring of modern mommy products and services, and the launch pad for exciting campaigns, inspiring advocacies, and groundbreaking ideas. It’s no wonder then that it is the longest running event of its kind, consistently bringing the biggest gathering of moms year after year.

By being conscious of the different stages of motherhood and supporting the needs of moms at every turn, Expo Mom remains fresh and relevant.

Expo Mom was first launched in 2008 with the vision of becoming the ultimate trade expo of mom and baby products in Manila. It proved to be more than a shopping event as it featured interactive exhibits and onstage activities which gave life to the essence of motherhood.

In 2009, it celebrated a mother’s multi-faceted life by staging Expo Mom 2009: A Day in the Life of a Mom. Visitors were not only treated to a series of enlightening talks and workshops, they also took home the Expo Mom Daily Planner Pad to put order to their hectic days.

In 2010, it recognized the growing mompreneur movement in the country by running with the theme, The Mompreneur Market. As word of the valuable knowledge and practical finds to be found in Expo Mom grew in the mom community, mothers from other parts of the country asked when they’ll get to experience this exhilarating event. So in 2011, Expo Mom went nationwide, taking the leap to Davao and Cebu after its stint in Manila.

Expo Mom then shifted gears as it attempted to explore the mommy mindset. In 2012, it showcased the best of modern motherhood as it paid tribute to the hands-on mom, tech mom, fit mom, Earth-loving mom, babywearing mom, breastfeeding mom, belly blessed mom, and mompreneur.

In 2013, Expo Mom recognized what everyone knew in their hearts to be true, Momtuition and in 2014, it affirmed the awesome things that moms do every single day with its theme, “You The Mom!”

Last year, Expo Mom gave birth to another groundbreaking intiative when it facilitated an online workshop that encouraged moms to formulate their mision in life. Expo Mom’s Mom Manifesto campaign was like a breath of fresh air for moms who were caught up in the busyness of their everyday lives. The initiative encouraged moms to live more meaningfully by living mindfully.

This year, Expo Mom celebrates every stage of mommyhood with The Motherhood Journey.

The Motherhood Journey

Being a mom is very challenging because you not only have to take care of your own evolving needs, you also have to address the changing concerns of a child who’s growing right before your very eyes. So whether you’re an expectant mom or a new mom, a mom taking care of a toddler or a mom raising a child, you’ll find both enlightenment and encouragement at Expo Mom 2016: The Motherhood Journey, happening on April 29 to 30, Friday and Saturday at the Glorietta Activity Centre, Makati.

Foremost in the minds of the expectant mom is providing for her unborn child the best possible nesting ground for growth and development. You’re conscious about what you’re eating, doing, thinking, and feeling because you know all these would somehow affect the life growing inside your womb. At the same time, you’re educating yourself about how to take care of a newborn while calming your worries and fears about labor and childbirth. At this stage, you need the support and encouragement of your husband as well as soothing words from your own mother and cheery, you-can-do-it messages from friends.

The mom of a newborn can usually be recognized by how often she yawns and how she seems just a bit frazzled and bewildered. After the novelty about how adorable your newborn is wears off comes the harsh realization that you are responsible for taking caring of this fragile, little creature. This thought can be overwhelming. Whether it’s your first baby or your third, taking care of a baby is backbreaking work, and you’re almost always on the tip of exhaustion. You may not likely ask for help because you think you’re supposed to do this motherhood thing on your own. So family and friends who offer to watch your baby so you can go to the spa or have a date with your hubby, you’ll love them forever.

Just when you think you’re getting this motherhood thing down pat, your child blows two candles on his birthday cake, and you’ve got a toddler on your hands—and with it a whole universe of challenges and concerns. Why does he have these tantrums? Why won’t he eat? Why can’t you have a few moments in the bathroom all to yourself? You’re reading up on parenting tricks and asking your mommy girlfriends about what worked for them, and some ideas are just downright conflicting. So you do a bit of experimenting on your own, discovering in the process what kind of parent you want to be.

By the time your child goes to preschool, you are more confident of your parenting skills. You also have a more time for yourself and your husband. With your child set on his routines, things run like clockwork at home, leaving you with more energy to focus on the present and the future. You rediscover passions and interests which took a backseat when you were taking care of the little one. You find renewed energy at work and reconnect with old friends and even make new acquaintances. You congratulate yourself for having survived the first stages of motherhood, until your mommy friends tell you about the horrors of adolescence. And just like that, you’re on learn and discover mode once again.

At Expo Mom 2016, you’ll find answers and solutions to your challenges and concerns whatever stage of motherhood you maybe. There will be onstage talks and workshops to bring to light the different experiences, concerns, joys, realizations of moms in various stages of mommyhood.  There will also be 80+ booths showcasing products and services that are Mommy Mundo’s #topmompicks for all moms, dads, babies and children.

Expo Mom: The Motherhood Journey is co-presented by Caltrate Plus, Pampers, and Belo Baby and supported by Sun Life, Clearascar, Mott’s 100% Apple Juice, Downy Baby Gentle, Fuji/Instax, with Celebrity Mom, Working Mom, Diva Universal and Crossover as media sponsors, Glorietta and Ayala Malls as venue sponsor, and Creative Juice Communications as logistics partner. Proceeds of registration fees shall be forwarded to Momshare beneficiaries: Alpabasa, which provides public schools with teaching materials as well as much-needed teacher training, and Childhope Asia Philippines, a non-profit, non-government organization working to promote the welfare of street children. Starting April 20, 2016, moms may visit the Mommy Mundo shop to place pre-orders from Expo Mom vendors and enjoy good deals.

Expo Mom is the banner event of Mommy Mundo, an organization dedicated to educating, inspiring, and empowering moms with useful, relevant, and up-to-date information.