“You the Mom!”
Sun.Star Davao, Sept. 27, 2014
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It’s ‘Super Mom’!
With their almost superhuman qualities, dynamic Mommy Mundo founder Janice Villanueva admires moms for their powers in time management and multitasking alongside their ability to do anything and everything for their loved ones.
“And, they accomplish all of these things wholeheartedly and passionately at that!”, Janice declares.
“Because most moms do their tasks with grace and usually with flair even, we may sometimes forget to show her some appreciation and affirmation. Even moms themselves don’t seem to recognize their own efforts because taking on numerous responsibilities and caring for those we love comes naturally to us. Still, we should take pride in who we are and the important roles we play not only in our own families, but also in our communities and country”, Janice enthuses.
At the recent Expo Mom 2014, Mommy Mundo recognized moms for their many big and small accomplishments through their campaign, “You the Mom!”. The said campaign puts “the spotlight on all the unbelievably good things that moms do by featuring women whose stories represent every mom who has made a difference in her community, her family and her child’s life”.
I was privileged to be one of the inspiring Davao moms of the “You the Mom!” campaign together with Marga Montemayor-Nograles, Lyn Buyco-Tan, Mimi Vergara-Tupas, Olive Puentespina, and Gel Ferrer. We may be involved in different fields and advocacies but all of us share one common thing – motherhood is by far the most challenging and fulfilling role we’ve ever had!
Now on its seventh year, “Expo Mom is the biggest of its kind, gathering progressive, active moms in an environment that’s both recreational and educational. It has become a venue for like-minded moms to establish lasting connections and has also become the catalyst for the mompreneur movement in Manila”, Janice shares.
In Davao, Expo Mom has been organized here only for the second time. Showcasing over 20 booths at the Abreeza Mall Activity Center, the event highlighted exciting all-day talks, demos and raffle draws.
The enlightening talks and activities included “Joomajam” by Vin Dancel of Ritmo; “Your Baby’s Cordblood-Why Bank it?” by Cord Life; “Delightful Electrolux-Price is Right?”; “Best Beginnings” by LATCH Davao; “Building Character in our Children in their Tender Years” by Boyet and Elaine Quinto of EDUCHILD; “Let’s Talk About Fashion” by Erika Soriano-Mata; “Mom and Me Fashion Show” by Stockbridge International School and Soul Lifestyle; “5-Minute Makeup for the Busy Mom” by Carine Bacani; “The Seed Sower” by Lyn Tan; and “Mimathology: Premier Child Photography” by Mima Tan.
Aside from Manila and Davao, Expo Mom has also expanded its campaign to Cebu and Bacolod.
For more information and event updates, visit www.expomom.com. To be part of the “You the Mom!” campaign, check out www.expomom.com/youthemom.
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