Mommy Beginnings: Shoutout to Soon-to-Be Parents from the South!

We went to a get together with friends last Saturday. One couple was pregnant and one couple just recently gave birth. We were talking about pregnancy and what we (the two moms who already gave birth) went through. It’s really scary not having to know what to expect really when you get pregnant. There were some things that I was scared of, which I shouldn’t have been, and some things that I wasn’t expecting that I wish others would have told me earlier. Haha! well, for those who are expecting, welcome to this complicated and charming life of parenting!

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We have been receiving a lot of inquiries about holding parenting workshops in the south, so here it is! Manila Workshops is giving you “Parenting Pals: Mommy Beginnings” to help expectant mothers on their pregnancy journey! Expectant dads are also encouraged to attend this together with their wives because we believe that pregnancy is not just a journey of a woman, but of a man as well.

TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED:

AM SESSION (9AM-12NN): All About Breastfeeding

PM SESSION (1PM-4PM): What to Expect during OB Check-ups/Preparation for Delivery Day

LEARNING FEE:

Individual Rate (regular): Php 600

(Early bird rate-until August 20, 2016–paid and registered): Php 500

Couple Rate (1 workshop): Php 1,000

(2 workshops): Php 1,750

VENUE:

7th Floor, Silid Karunungan, Insular Life (Alabang)

We also encourage singles to attend this in preparation for their future 🙂

Please send sign up here: http://manilaworkshops.com/events/parenting-pals-super-mom-series-mommy-beginnings

 

First Time Expectant Parents vs Second Time Expectant Parents vs Third Time…

We’re thinking of having another baby next year and I think it will be as challenging as how it was with our first child. I’m sure a lot of second time expectant parents know what I’m talking about. Based on talks with friends, not a single one of them said that it gets easier the second time around. Sure, you would already know the basics, like how to change a diaper, how and when to give them solid food, or that breastmilk is still the best for any baby, but it will still be challenging. Why? It will be challenging because each child is different.

You’re not just buying the same doll off from a store’s shelf! Haha! The challenge is really adjusting once again to that particular child. Little Ginger

I do love having someone to look after (aside from looking after my husband). I love being a mom, even if it may seem to many that I highlight my businesses more over my family in conversations. Even if I don’t talk about my family as much as I babble about business and my new ventures, I love the spontaneous, silly conversations that I have with my 3 year old daughter at times when I’m home. I love wandering through the streets in our community when we both need breaks from working (for me) and from eating and playing (for her). I love the hugs and the kisses and the surprise “i love you, mama!” that she gives all throughout the day.

If you are expecting a child, there is nothing more challenging (even more challenging than running a business!), fulfilling, precious, exciting, etc. (there are tons of adjectives really) as raising your own child.

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To make that journey more enjoyable, Manila Workshops, together with The Parenting Emporium, invite you to attend First Time Parents workshop series this July 23 and 30, 2016. First Time Parents workshop series is one of the most successful workshop series of Manila Workshops. We have been offering this workshops since 2013. This series is designed to help expectant parents to prepare for the coming of the baby. However, we also do invite singles, relatives and caregivers to attend, too!

To sign up for this workshop, please visit this link: FIRST TIME PARENTS JULY 23 and 30, 2016

This event is supported by StemCord Philippines, Cetaphil Philippines, Mamachows, Beginnings Baby, Pampers, VPharma, Mega Malunggay, Cradle and Cycles.

Turn this into a wonderful and stress free journey by embracing new knowledge and love learning! As expectant parents, we need not only know how to teach, but we need to learn, too! Let’s learn together on July 23 and 30! See you!

Breastfeeding and New Born Care

August is National Breastfeeding Awareness month. I love that such a great loving act is given an entire month for people to focus on and to celebrate. For those without child, it may seem to be such a petty thing to celebrate but believe me, it is worth celebrating every single day of this month. When I was single, I used to think that I would just give my baby formula to save me the hassle and the time. I used to think that it was all about the type of woman you are. I always thought that breastfeeding was only for the domesticated moms. But when I attended classes before, I truly saw its value and benefits. I think every mom should try to understand how breastfeeding works and why it is important.

On August 22, 2015, Manila Workshops, in partnership with The Parenting Emporium, is holding a rerun of the lecture and demonstration about breastfeeding and newborn care.

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Get to know our speaker:

Dr. Jamie Isip-Cumpas, MD, DPPS, IBCLC received medical degree from the University of Santo Tomas, finished residency in Pediatrics in The Medical City, also practices as a lactation consultant and member of the Breastfeeding Committee of the Philippine Pediatric Society, facilitator in Educhild Philippines which is a non-profit organization that helps parents in their role as primary educators of their children; mother of 3 children ages 6,4 and 2.

Event Details:

Date: August 22, 2015, 1PM-5PM

Venue: Best for Families, #29 1st Street, New Manila, Quezon City

Learning Fee:

Regular Rate: Php350

Couple Rate: Php600

This event is also co-sponsored by Stemcord.

If you want to register, please visit and sign up on this link: http://manilaworkshops.com/events/breastfeeding-and-newborn-care-the-rerun

Parenting Workshops on Toddler Care, Dental Care, Breastfeeding and Making your Own Parties!

It will be a busy weekend once again for Manila Workshops on March 22, 2014! We will have four workshops on that day, all really helpful for moms and dads!

Parenting Workshop #1
All About Breastfeeding (March 22, 2014 from 9-12nn; Medela House)

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Our speaker for the session is Ms. Joyce Martinez, a certified lactation consultant, and the in-house lactation counselor of Medela Moms. She is a registered nurse who graduated from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila. Her Nursing Degree was followed up with a Master of Science in Nursing Degree at UERMMMC Graduate School. She served as a Lactation Manager at St. Lukes Medical Center, Global City, and, through her own efforts, also conducts presentations and academic talks on the ABC’s of Lactation Management for Nurses, as well as Breastfeeding Classes for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Mothers. A breastfeeding advocate, Ms. Joyce provides lactation coaching and counseling, not just for breastfeeding and pregnant mothers, but also for their families, while actively organizing and promoting national breastfeeding campaigns.

LEARNING FEE:
Individual Rate: Php 500
Couple’s Rate: Php 800

To sign up, please CLICK HERE.

Parenting Workshop #2
First Time Parents: Toddler Care, Basic First Aid and Dental Care (March 22, 2014 from 1-5PM; Medela House)

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Guiding us through the afternoon’s session is Ms. Cristina Joson, a graduate of BS Nursing from Southville International School and Colleges. Since passing the Nursing Licensure exam in 2010, she has worked as a School Nurse and Pre-School Teacher in The Bridge School, and also founded and created the ‘Yaya Seminar’ facilitated by VentureLab Business Resource Center, Inc. while conducting freelance seminars on similar topics.

Also speaking at the session is Dr. Fina Marilag Gupit-Lopez, a specialist in Pediatric Dentistry. She is a practicing Pediatric Dentistry Consultatnt at the Oral Health Care Center in Greenhills and Dentphix, Inc in Pasig City. She also works as a Consultant, Lecturer and Clinical Supervising Staff at the Pediatric Dentistry Center of the Philippines of Dr. Fe del Mundo Medical Center and Foundation. Apart from her medical practice, she is also a columnist for Baby Magazine. She has conducted several lectures on oral health care and caring for children’s teeth. She is married to a businessman, with whom she has 4 children.

LEARNING FEE:
Individual Rate: Php 600
Couple’s Rate: Php 1000

To register for this workshop, please CLICK HERE.

Parenting Workshop #3
Make Your Own Kiddie Party! (March 22, 2014 from 1-5PM; Insular Life Building, Makati)

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A lot of clever tips, creative ideas, and practical advice will be dished out by our guest speakers, expert party planners Ferdi Salazar and Czarina Ledesma of The Event Architects. They will be sharing how to develop themes and concepts of children’s parties, how to organize a proper planning time table, and tips on suppliers and party paraphernalia, among others. There will also be a demo activity on creating a party centerpiece. And to make sure your party has your own personal flair, participants are encouraged to share with Ferdi and Czarina what their child loves – whether it’s blocks, trucks, fairies, princesses, and all – for great concept discussions and planning sessions during the workshop proper.

Ferdi and Czarina are the founders and partners of The Event Architects (T.E.A.), a styling company that creates unique, elaborate, and personal events for private affairs and commercial companies. T.E.A. has planned and styled the events of corporate clients such as Lancôme, Clear, Cosmopolitan, Yves Saint Laurent, Ralph Lauren, and Louis Vuitton as well as personal functions such as Sarah Meier’s wedding, a baby shower hosted by Amanda Jacob, and Tim Yap’s birthday.

Make Your Own Kiddie Party! is on Saturday, March 22, 2014, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Insular Life Multi-Purpose Hall, Insular Life Makati Building, Ayala Avenue corner Paseo de Roxas Street, Makati City. Workshop fee is P150. This workshop is the first installment for 2014 of the Parenting Pals Workshop Series and is supported by The Event Architects and Insular Life.

To sign up for this workshop, please CLICK HERE.

Parenting Workshop #4
Prenatal Yoga + Workshop on Labor and Pain Management (March 22, 2014 from 2:30 – 4:30 PM, Spaces at Baby;and Shaw Boulevard, Facilities Center

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The Labor and Pain Management workshop will be the third topic in this prenatal yoga + workshop series. The speaker will be Dra. Marie Claire Rodil. She is a fellow at the Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society. She is also a visiting physician at Victor R. Potentiano Medical Center (VRP) and St. Clare’s Medical Center. She is also currently a junior consultant at St. Martin de Porres Charity Hospital. She holds clinic at MyHealth Shangri-la Plaza. She is a wife and mother to a 4-year old son.

The Fee for the Prenatal Yoga Class and the workshop topic is at Php 800 per session. A discounted price of Php 3000 for 4 sessions will be given to those who enroll to all four sessions.

These are the four sessions:
– Breastfeeding (March 8, 2014)
– Preparing your Finances for the Baby (March 15, 2014)
– Labor and Pain Management (March 22, 2014)
– Baby Milestones (March 29, 2014)

To register for this workshop, please CLICK HERE.

We hope that you do sign up for these workshops! 🙂

Mommy Ginger is giving away 5 FREE couple seats (2 seats to each winner) to the TODDLER CARE, BASIC FIRST AID and DENTAL CARE Workshop. All you have to do is to follow the mechanics in this Rafflecopter widget.

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Join now and I hope to meet you in one of these events!