Thursday, April 28, 2011


Mark you calendar, May 7, 2011 (Saturday) at Rockwell Tent, Makati City. 
I am excited for this event and together with baby Ivan, it will be our third straight year.  I brought him first time at Expomom in 2009 when he was just 10mos. old travelling all the way from San Pablo City, Laguna.

Expo Mom is the premier lifestyle event for moms in Manila. It is a trade expo, all-day workshop, shopping destination, mommy party, family occasion, mompreneur lab, all rolled into one!

It is not your regular bazaar. Expo Mom showcases the latest in mom and baby products and services, from new brands that have been recently launched, to latest mompreneur inventions, to new stuff that have just come in from abroad. Yes moms can shop and browse, interact with vendors and mompreneurs, and learn a lot about what services are out there.

Expo Mom features interesting talks and workshops for young, urban moms and families. It's guaranteed infotainment - both educational and fun at the same time. Activities such as the following have been planned out:
-    Laughter Yoga
-    Modern Mom fitness- Healthy bump and beyond
-    Prenatal Stimulation- How to have a healthy & smart baby
-    Solo parenthood
-    Creative meals
-    Time Management for busy moms
There are also planned celebrations:
-    Mommy Matters' 10th year Anniversary!
-    Formal Launch of the Mommy Mundo Privelege Passport 
-    Formal Announcement of Expo Mom's going nationwide! (Expo Mom Cebu & Davao)
*topics and schedules subject to change

THE MOMMY ROOM - Breastfeeding Lounge & Diaper changing area
MOMMY PORTRAIT AREA - Get a free mom or family photo at the Expo Mom Portrait area Photo Booth
-    Lamaze /prenatal classes
-    Breastfeeding consultation
-    OB consultation
-    Single parents support
-    For Kids with Special needs
-    MomShare volunteer booth
-    Mompreneur Manila booth

Expo Mom entrance fee is only P25, 100% of which goes to MomShare outreach. Expo Mom discourages the use of plastic so attendees are asked to kindly bring their own reusable shopping bag:)

For further info, email or visit

Expo Mom is produced by Mommy Mundo and PACE, co-presented by GlaxoSmithKline, Mommy Matters. Supported by Cordlife, Philam Life, Cycles, Cradle, Flip Video, Cisco, Havaianas, Del Monte Quick n Easy, Avent, Lactacyd Baby Bath, Citibank and RCBC. Media Partners are Lifestyle Network, MomsToday, Smartparenting, Working Mom, Baby Magazine and Mommy Mundo publications Urban Mom and Mommy Pages.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Chic & Sassy Homemaker:: 300 GFC Followers Giveaway

Chich & Sassy Homemaker would like to share her Avon loots among her readers. Wow! this is really great.  Be the first to try the newest Anew 360 White Ultra UV Shield.

AVON Beauty Finds for Giveaway 

  • New Anew 360 White Ultra UV Shield for beautifully bright and fair skin 30g Intro Price at Php 699
  • Anew White 360 Clarifying Cleanser 
  • Far Away Purse Concentre
  • Ultra Moisture Rich Lipstick Pretty 2g
  • Glimmerstick Diamonds Eyeliner Emerald Glow
  • Anew Rejuvenate 24hr Eye Cream Day Cream (SPF 25) and Night Cream 10g x 2
  • Expandable Bag
Giveaway is open for Philippine residents only or anyone with shipping/mailing address in the Philippines.
Deadline for submission of entries is on May15, 2011. Click here for complete details on how you can join this giveaway.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Pinaywifespeaks 1st Blog Giveaway

Your chance to win Cambodian gift items without actually traveling.  Pinaywifespeaks is giving away Khmer products.  Since the blog is all about living in Cambodia, Khmer items are up for grabs.

  • Cambodian silk (2.5 metres) dark red with embroidery.  You can have this tailored to make a dress or long skirt or anything you fancy doing with them.
  • 2 Silk scarves in deep purple and dark red.
The contest is open for everyone. Duration is from April 8 to April 30, 2011. Winner will be drawn via and will be announced on May 2, 2011 and  notified via email.  

You can visit  Pinaywifespeaks  for complete details of this giveaway.



Saturday, April 16, 2011

DUSIT Wonderland

Step into a world of fun and fantasy where everything comes to life!

Come one! Come all . . . the kids will surely enjoy this .  Dusit Wonderland Easter Celebration.

There will be Egg Hunt, Close-up Magic, Acrobat Show, Mad Science Activity, Magic Show and Art Activity.

Join the Easter Sunday Mass at Meeting Room 3 to be officiated by Fr. Larry Faraon.

Tickets are available at the Restaurant Reservations Desk.  For more inquiries you may call (02)238-8888.


Friday Swimming Time

Ivan is attending a Toddler's Summer Class just within the village.  It will be a one-month summer class, daily from 9:00 to 10:30 in the morning.

Monday to Thursday there are play and learn lesoons (please view my other posts).  Friday is swiiming time. Yeheyy!!!

They put up an inflatable pool where the kids can enjoy together with Teacher Assistant Ate MJ.

Hmmmm . . . I wish Teacher Bhel will allow moms to dip in the pool too . . . envy ha!ha!

Ivan's School Pojects: Week 1

These are the things Ivan did in school for Week 1.  Its all about shapes and colors.  Teacher Bhel commented Ivan is very careful in doing his colors.  Yes! its not messy.

Ivan's Summer Class

How time really flies fast.  Our son Ivan Derek is now 2y and 9mos. old and getting ready for school.  So we have decided to enrol him in a Toddler's Summer Class to prepare him for the big event this coming school year.  It was a home-based school located within the village.  The main objective is for him to learn to associate with other kids, how to share toys, behave and follow rules, and eat together.

The school hour is 9:00 to 10:30am so Ivan is now learning how to wake up early, that is 8:15 to have enough time to drink his milk, bath and dress-up and get ready for school.  It is a long walk from our house so we just bring his 3-wheel bike or else mommy will carry him all the way which is a difficult thing to do.

The sessions were mostly singing and dancing together; artwork, story-telling and swimming in inflatable pool during Fridays.

Initially there were only 3 of them, later in the week the number increased to 7.  Imagine all of them were little boys.  Thanks to Teacher Bhel, she was really patient and very good in handling these kids.

The first week lesson were shapes and colors.  I was really caught in awe as Ivan can now identify the basic shapes and he's really good at it.  

I'll make another post for Ivan's art works and their Friday swimming  So excited for this.

Friday, April 15, 2011

The Twinners Reviews and Giveaways: Canon Powershot A495

The Twinners Reviews & Giveaways will reward one of its lucky readers a brand new Canon PowerShot A495 upon reaching 1000 Google followers and 1000 Twitter followers.

The camera has a 10 megapixel resolution and 3.3x optical zoom. The high-resolution images taken by the PowerShot A495 can be enlarged up to 13 x 19 inches. Its DIGIC III Image Processor keeps it all looking sharp, and the 2.5-inch LCD makes it easier than ever to see your pictures right after you take them. It also features Night Display for easy viewing in low light. The Powershot A495's Smart AUTO feature does all of the work for you by selecting the proper settings to take your photos, and there are also new modes to make sure your pictures look their best.

Because this is a special giveaway, there will be fewer ways to enter. Also, this giveaway will close upon reaching BOTH 1000 followers on Google AND 1000 followers on Twitter but not earlier than April 30th. So share this with your friends now!

Click here for complete details of the giveaway mechanics.

The winner will be picked via and will have 48 hours to respond to  email or another winner will be chosen.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

A Woman Remembers Giveaway Promo: Pancake House GC

I have a good news in line with the launch of WinilaCity

WinilaCity partners with  A Woman Remembers  and they're giving away one Php1,000 Pancake House gift certificate!

Here are the Contest Mechanics:

1. Like WinilaCity Philippines on Facebook.
2. Register at WinilaCity (this is your chance to win a MacBook)
3. Share this contest via Facebook and tag @WinilaCity Philippines. Post this on your Facebook wall/profile page -

"Like @WinilaCity Philippines and register at to win a Mac Book! Plus, WIN 1,000 Pancake House GC from A Woman Remembers!"

Make sure your profile is set to everyone.

This giveaway will end on April 26. The winner will be picked via Winner will be announced on April 27.

Click here for more contest details.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

inRandom Special Mother's Day Gift Giveaway

 inRandom is giving away special mother's day gifts!

 Purse from Diapers and Denim

 Mother & Daughter Necklace Set "With love… for you, one for me" 

 $100 Restaurant Gift Code

These items were not sponsored by these companies, instead they were purchased by inRandom. It is their gift to you to give to your special Mom, to your Wife for being a wonderful Mother or for you for being one.

This giveaway is open to Anyone, as long as there is a post office
until April 30th at 11:59 pm.

Enter here for complete details of this giveaway!

Domestic April Swatch Giveaway

Win a nice package consisting of everything a girl needs. There’s a watch, a gunmetal bracelet, and a set of body care products from the US. Retail value, approx P5,000.

 Click here for complete details of the giveaway mechanics.

Open to Philippine residents only.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

RANDOMNESS IS BLISS: MAMS Kiddie Funland GC Giveaway

MAMS Kiddie Fundland is a haven for kids! A place where they can just be kids and have fun and not have a care in the world! Located at the 3/L Starmall Alabang, South Super Hiway, Alabang, Muntinlupa City, Philippines.  It operates Monday to Sunday, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Randomness Is Bliss will be giving away complimentary coupons worth P500 to each of the two (2) winners.

Joining is very easy! Click here for complete mechanics of this giveaway.
Winners will be announced on April 15, 2011

REAL MOM REVIEWS: Bamboo Nature Diaper Giveaway

What are mommies concerns when it comes to diapering? The greatest concern for parents is to keep their baby’s skin dry, healthy and free from diaper rash.

Which is best? cloth diapers OR disposable diapers?

What about the mpact of disposable diapers and cloth diapers on the environment? Do we have answer for this? 

YES: We would like to introduce you to Bamboo Nature diapers

Bamboo Nature diapers are just like ordinary disposables, but they have a much lower eco footprint. Bambo Nature diapers are both ultra-thin and ultra-absorbent with a unique layer that draws wetness away from baby’s skin, keeping baby dry and comfortable even with repeat wetting. This is the best part if this diaper.

Bambo Nature has offered Real Mom Review Readers an amazing giveaway!

There will be  2 winners of the Grand Prize which is a case of Bamboo Nature diapers!
and 5 Runners Up will win a bag of Bamboo Nature diapers!

(Winners Choice of Size) 

Click HERE for complete details of contest mechanics.

Giveaway ends May 6, 2011 

Monday, April 11, 2011

Divine's Memoirs: Victoria's Secret Giveaway

Get a chance to win these items:

Drenched in Pink sweet and tart Supersoft Body Lotion 500ml
Love Spell Hydrating Body Lotion 250ml
Merry Vanilla Twirl Hydrating Body Lotion 250ml
 2 sets of Aficionado body and bath spray collection

Contest runs until April 11, 2001.
Open to Philippine residents only.

Check the site for the complete mechanics of this giveaway:

Sunday, April 10, 2011

CHIC & SASSY HOMEMAKER: Facebook Page Launch Giveaway

Would you like these Skin Food 3-pc Cosmetic/Toiletry Purses and 
a Skin Food Nail Vita in Blue?
Then join and win these items from Chic and Sassy Homemaker.  
Contest ends April 14, 2011.  
Open for Philippine residents only.

Check out her site for the complete contest mechanics:

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Ethereal Beauty: First Ever beauty Giveaway

Sophie is giving away . . . wow!!!! superb beauty goodies.

              1 x Models Prefer Cosmetic Case, 1 x 6 piece EcoTools Bamboo Brush Set
1 x De Lorenzo Control Shampoo and Revive Conditioner, 1 x Bourjois Paris' Regard Effect Duochrome,  
 2 x Savvy By DB Eyeliners, 1 x BYS Eyelashes,
 1 x Complete set of 8 Aromaleigh 2011 Valentines Day Collection
1 x Inglot Pigment OF YOUR CHOICE,  15 (INSTEAD OF 8!) x Aromaleigh eyeshadows in baggies.
 1 x Bag of Aromaleigh Coquille Illuminating Corrective Powder in Bleu. 


HOW TO ENTER and for Complete Contest details:'s Avon Blowout!

Get a chance to win lots and lots of Avon goodies! will be giving away sets of Avon goodies to her lucky readers. There will be four (4) sets of products to giveaway.

Visit for complete details of the contest mechanics.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Momstoday presents MOMMY POWER

Inviting all preggy moms, newbie moms and moms with babies and toddlers to come to this event. Happening on April 9, 2011 (Saturday) at Dusit Thani Hotel, Ballroom B, Makati City.

There will be a morning (for preggy and newbie moms) and afternoon (for moms with babies and toddlers)programs or you can opt to attend both sessions.

Registration fee for both sessions at P300. for AM or PM session only, P175.

For more details call (02)886-0333 loc 112 or e-mail

Monday, April 4, 2011

Dainty Giveaway: Mustela Dermo-Pediatrics Stelaprotect Cleansing Foam

Dainty Mom will be giving out her very first give-away.

Mustela Dermo-Pediatrics Stelaprotect Cleansing Foam.
Mustela, the leading cosmetic brand among European pharmaceutical baby products, carries a full line of skincare products for babies and moms. Their Dermo-Pediatrics line is especially for newborns, babies and children with skincare problems such as eczema, irritations, rashes and skin sensitivity. All products are hypoallergenic, non-irritating, fragrance free, paraben-free and with no artificial colorants.

Used for daily cleansing in the bath or shower on the face, hair and body. Delicately and gently cleanses sensitive and reactive skin.

* Delicately and gently cleanses the sensitive and reactive skin of the face, body and hair of newborns, babies and children.
* Formulated with a minimum number of ingredients.
* Does not sting the eyes.
* Helps reinforce skin's tolerance due to its patented specific ingredient of natural origin.
* Packaged in a protective atmosphere.
* Fragrance-free, colorant-free, paraben-free and preservative-free.
* Practical pump dispenser.

To join this Dainty Giveaway, just do the following:

1. Follow Dainty blog ( through Google Connect.
2. "Like" the Dainty Mom's Facebook Page (!/pages/Dainty-Mom/156910980985765
3. Re-blog this entry on your blog.
4. Leave a comment on this entry telling her about what skin care products you use for your babies and kids. Make sure you include your blog URL with the entry about this giveaway when you leave the comment.

That's it! The contest will run until the following happens:

* The Dainty Mom Facebook face reaches 150 followers.
* The Dainty Mom's Google Friend Connect counter reaches 150 followers. will be used to select the winner from among those who leave comments.