Workshops

Sharing you workshops that are handled by Mommy Ginger’s Manila Workshops.

Nutrition for Babies Workshops (Get FREE Seats for one of these two workshops)

The laundry is piling up at home. I have a baby who’s really messy when she eats. Although, come to think of it, whose baby isn’t messy when they are just starting to learn how to eat. I’m not worried about the mess, but I’m more worried about my baby’s food intake. Zeeka is gaining weight, with her still nursing with me and with the solid food that she has been taking, but I’m still worried that she might not be getting the right or enough nutrients. Although she eats well, I don’t know if she’s taking enough.

That is the reason why i’m so excited to attend these two workshops. One is entitled “Nutrition Know How: Nutrition education for women (pregnant and lactating) and babies” from Project Mom and Juju Eats. The other one is entitled Baby Nutrition and Dental Care from Manila Workshops, Medela Moms, Inc.

Nutrition Know How: Nutrition education for women (pregnant and lactating) and babies

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This is a collaboration between PROJECT MOM and JUJU eats. The details of the talk is as follows:

Date and Time: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 2pm-6pm
Venue: Juju Eats 2297 Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati City
Learning Fee: Php 1,200 (you will get a Project Mom book and Juju Eats lunch

Knowing your nutritional needs is essential to leading a healthy life. This changes during different stages of your life (pregnant, lactating). The event will be an afternoon of nutritional education, for you and your new baby.

Topics are:
* Benefits of Organic Nutrition by Hipp Baby
* Hindy Tantoco will be a guest speaker and she will talk about How she got her body back and about Holy Carabao Farm
* VMV Beauty Speaker
*Dr Cora Avancena on Baby Nutrition on “Don’t Worry It’s Normal”
*Dra. Singson, Prenatal Nutrition
*Bianca and Amanda will discuss Food chapter from the book, health and nutrition

There will be a Book Signing at the end of the day!

If you’d like to sign up, kindly answer these questions and email it to projectmombook@gmail.com or you can fill up the form in project mom facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/projectmombook/app_128953167177144)

Complete Name:
Email Address:
Mailing Address:
Mobile Number:
How did you hear about the event?:
*Please indicate how many seats would you like to pay for. You may also upgrade to having a JUJU Booster Kit (also comes with a free bag) for only Php990, if you wish, but do let the organizers know.

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The other workshop is…

Baby Nutrition and Dental Care

Baby Nutrition and Dental Care

This is a collaboration between Manila Workshops and Medela Moms, Inc. This workshop is also sponsored by Lotte Xylitol, Cradle, Cycles and Cycles Sensitive, NonPareil Enterprises and Mama Chows Lactation Treats.

Date and Time: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 9am to 12nn
Venue: Medela House, #29 1st Street, New Manila Quezon City
Learning Fee: Php 500
Special Couples Rate: Php 800 per couple (Other guardians are highly recommend to attend to like yayas, lolos/lolas, etc.).

Proper nutrition is vital in the early years of your child. In his or her first year, your baby grows and develops at a rapid rate. As a parent, you need to make sure that your child receives sufficient nutrients in order to support this growth and development. At the same time, as your baby’s first teeth begin to show and he or she starts to eat solid food, you also need to make sure that those precious teeth and gums are well cared for.

Speakers will be:
The baby nutrition learning session will be handled by Ms. Cecile Bayaga, and dental care will be discussed by Dr. Fina Marilag Gupit-Lopez, on behalf of Xylitol.

Ms. Cecile Bayaga is a registered nutritionist-dietitian and a full-time faculty at the College of Home Economics, University of the Philippines-Diliman. She has been teaching Principles of Nutrition, Nutrition for the Lifecycle, and Medical Nutrition Therapy for the past 12 years. She has published scientific articles on glycemic index, essential fatty acids for brain development, and clinical nutrition. In 2005, the Nutritionists-Dietitians’ Association of the Philippines awarded her as The Most Promising Nutritionist-Dietitian. She has been happily married for 9 years and has one child.

Dr. Fina Marilag Gupit-Lopez is 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

Sign up for this workshop now by using this form:

Lots of freebies and surprises await attendees of this workshop form our sponsors!

To add to that, the first 8 people who comment on this post will receive free couple seats to the Baby Nutrition and Dental Care Seminar for them and a companion! 🙂 Please leave your full name and email address so that we can contact you.

Hope to see you in these two events! 🙂

Seeing Doubles? A Multiples Support Group

This month is all about preparation. One of the things that you need to prepare for in life is having a baby. Whether you are a first-time mother or consider yourself a “veteran,” MedelaMoms Maricel Cua and Beng Feliciano have your best interests in mind, especially when it comes to making sure you are able to give your child the best nutrition, i.e. breastmilk.

MedelaMoms is all for supporting moms by helping them prepare for this big change in their lives, especially when it comes to supporting them in their breastfeeding journey. I got to know about Medela Moms since they helped me prepare for Zeeka (and now I am still breastfeeding her at almost 11 months).

I have heard about tandem feeding and I couldn’t imagine myself having twins and breastfeeding both. I admire the oms who have successfully done it (actually, I admire even those who have tried, too!). It can be challenging nursing multiples and you will need all the help that you can get.

Seeing Doubles A Multiples Support Group

To help out nursing moms of twins/multiples, MedelaMoms invites all couples expecting multiples to come to the Medela House on February 8, Saturday, 9 a.m., to the launch of the “Seeing Doubles” Multiples Support Group. Different mommies with twins will share their precious time to talk about their experiences carrying, giving birth to, breastfeeding, and raising multiples! This is the time for all parents with multiples to ask their questions and satisfy their curiosity, and maybe even find the answers to all their concerns and worries. The “multiples moms” who have been invited by MedelaMoms to speak are ready to help parents for the arrival of their own sets of multiples.

Alongside the launch of “Seeing Doubles,” SweetPea, a cocktail/formal nursing wear company will also be launching its line through a fashion show. Walnut Melbourne PH will be providing the shoewear of the children in the show. Celebrity Moms Amanda Jacob and Marilen Faustino-Montenegro and children will be dropping by, too, to share their own modern day mom breastfeeding experiences.

Amanda will also be conducting a book signing and a limited number of her book, Project Mom, co-authored with Bianca Araneta-Elizalde, will be on sale that day.The event is free of charge but attendees are required to pre-register by texting or calling MedelaMoms at 0917-8110821 or sending an email to medelamoms@gmail.com.

To get the latest updates from MedelaMoms, connect with them through their Facebook page (Medela Breastfeeding Products) or better yet, add them as a “friend” on Facebook (http://facebook.com/medelamoms).

A Wonderful 1st Anniversary: WAHMderful Weekend!

I can’t believe that it has already been one year. Time flies so fast indeed. This year, October 27 was a red letter day for most work-at-home-moms. It was the day we celebrated the first year anniversary of the WAHMderful Workshops and of the community. We celebrated it at SMX Taguig Convention Center.

Have a WAHMderful Life!

Have a WAHMderful Life!

Yes, we, work-at-home-moms, have a ‘sisterhood’. We are part of a community of women who share the same interests and share the same goals and dreams. We are here to help one another. By definition (thank you Google), sisterhood means…

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Yes, we treat each other in this community like sisters. We have a strong bond that connects each one of us. Our goal is to help each other, even our ‘new siblings’. We started as a small group and now we are already at 900+ in our facebook group: Manila Work-at-home-moms. All of us are here because we have a common goal of making our own contribution to the world while raising our children well and keeping our husbands and family happy. We realize that at times, we need help  from others, from business connections and partnerships or just a shoulder to lean on during difficult times. Each ‘sister’ understands the unwritten rule in the community that we need to pull each other up to achieve all our dreams and aspirations and that the success of one person is the success of everyone in the WAHM community.

We also know that the family of each one is important. We value time and we teach those in our community how to maximize it and spend it on things that matter the most.

Wacky Shot of the group at the WAHMderful Weekend!

Wacky Shot of the group at the WAHMderful Weekend!

 

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Any one and every one who has been to a WAHMderful Life event knows that each one is valued. Each one is welcomed with open arms and we are all ready to listen and help you out. We hope that each one gets to learn and apply these things in their work-at-home careers. We hope that each one feels loved and valued. We hope that by feeling loved and valued, we hope that this inspires you to reach for your goals and we hope that we give you that boost to accomplish things!

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The Speakers and the Huddle Up Mentors

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PLDT, one of our Sponsors explaining Cyberya 🙂 Thank you very much!

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The Icebreaker sponsored by DSM 🙂 Thank you, DSM!

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The DSM Team 🙂

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FREE Fitflops from Alta for the participants! Thank you Alta! 🙂

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Insular Life explaining the Gift of Dreams 🙂 Thank you Insular Life!

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Teresa launched her Breastfeeding book during the WAHMderful Weekend 🙂

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Our Panelists! Thank you Ladies! 🙂

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Registration being manned by Event Director, Patty Cuyugan from Manila Workshops

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We are so excited to share with you the things that we have lined up for all of you WAHMs/WAHDs and even work-at-home-singles (we had a few during the WAHMderful Weekend!) for 2014. We would like to thank all of the sponsors of the WAHMderful Weekend. If it weren’t for these brands, our event wouldn’t have been possible.

Thank you to our Co-presentors, DSM with Quali-A, Quali-D, Quali-C, Quali-Blends brands under them. We would also like to thank Unilab (as always), who have been continuously supporting us all throughout the year.

Thank you to our Major Sponsors: Alta, Calchews, Tocarre Spa and Insular Life.

Thank you to our other sponsors: Xend Business Solutions, Mamachows, Sitting Pretty Crafts Studio, MRLightworkz Photography and Memory Crafters.

We would also like to thank SMX Taguig Convention Center and Josiah’s Catering for their excellent service 🙂

Thank you to everyone who attended the WAHMderful Weekend and we are looking forward to meet more ‘sisters’ (and brothers) in the future!

P.S. Visit the http://wahmderfullife.com/ for more tips on how to be a WAHM/WAHD 🙂 Subscribe to the Manilaworkshops.com Newsletter, too, to receive updates on our schedule for 2014!

Preparing your Finances for Pregnancy and Your Baby

Mommy Ginger was a guest speaker at the Setting up Mommy’s FB (Finances for Baby) Event at Mothercare Active Fun. I was invited by Insular Life to speak. It was actually my first time to have a talk which was not either about mompreneurship, business or digital marketing. Normally, I would get invited to speak for those topics. I was really excited because I really wanted to talk about this topic.

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Setting up Mommy's FB (Finances for Baby)

Left to Right: Ms. Phoebe of Stemcord, Mommy Ginger from MommyGinger.com, Chay from Insular, Mariel from Mothercare and Anna from Insular

I know that one of the things that hinders a couple from having a baby is their finances. They always think that their money is not enough. A lot of my friends, who have stable jobs and great marriages, don’t have a child yet because a lot of them are still ‘saving up’ for a kid. In my blog, I get a lot of messages through my Mommy Ginger Facebook Page on how much do you actually need for the following:

1. Preparing for conception: How much would doctor’s fees, shots and vaccines (HPV, Flu shots, etc.), medicines cost for if you and your husband are still preparing for a child?

2. How much would you need to set aside for shopping for your baby’s things?

3. How much would you need for Ultrasounds, OB check-ups, etc.

4. How much would you need for labor and delivery

5. How much would you need for baptism, the child’s first birthday party, etc.?

6. How much would you need for education?

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Mommy Ginger speaking at the Setting up Mommy’s Finances for Baby

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Chay from Insular Life discussing their product called Gift of Dreams

For those who want a copy of my presentation, all you need to do is like my page on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/mommyginger) and send me a message there with your email address! 🙂 I will definitely get back to you and email you back the copy of the presentation.

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Baby Zeeka was playing while Mommy was Speaking 🙂 hehe!

For those who want to learn more about finances, my friend, Fitz Villafuerte is having a Family Finances workshop on Nov. 9, 2013. I would love to meet all of you there. You can register HERE: http://manilaworkshops.com/2013/10/family-finances-oct-2013.html

The organizers will also give Php 200 off from the rates if you place MOMMYGINGER in the Blogger Referral Code field in the form.

Thank you to all those who attended the talk. I hope that you learned a lot from me. Thank you very much, Insular Life and Mothercare Philippines! ‘Til the next event 🙂

Family Finances: Learn How to Manage and Balance your Family’s Budget Today!

I was invited to give a talk about preparing for pregnancy related expenses and baby related expenses by Insular Life of the Philippines. I’m not sure if the talk was already announced, but it’s a free talk. I’ll let you know when it will be and i’ll definitely share it with you here on my blog. These are for couples who are expecting a baby and are wondering how much will it truly cost to prepare and have a baby.

But preparing for a baby and having one is just a part of the whole household budget. It takes great practice, ‘couple’ communication and teamwork and prayers to get through having enough money for all the family’s expenses. But it, of course, takes a lot of knowledge in that aspect of handling money, budgeting and investing to be able to really get by (okay, fine… prayers can only take you so far – I admit!).

One person, who I really consider as a mentor in this field, is Fitz Villafuerte. By just listening to all of his talks, I have learned and have applied a lot of great stuff in handling our family finances. That’s why after my talk on October 26, I highly recommend you to attend this rerun of the FAMILY FINANCES WORKSHOP of Fitz Villafuerte.

Fitz Gerard Villafuerte is a civil engineer who decided to quit the corporate world in 2003 to pursue entrepreneurship.

His blog, entitled, Ready To Be Rich, has already received several recognitions including the Best Business and Finance Blog at the Philippine Blog Awards for two years in a row. Moreover, an international finance publication, Wise Bread, has likewise ranked his website as among the Top 100 Personal Finance blogs in the world. Fitz has also been recognized by Moneysense Magazine as among the top 12 most influential people in Personal Finance in the Philippines.

Family Finances

This workshop is for:
• Couples who are finding it hard to budget their income to sustain the needs of their family.
• Breadwinners who are taking care of their parents, or involved in elder care at home.
• Single parents who are finding it hard to achieve work-life balance.
• Newlyweds who would like to know how to become financially independent from their parents.
• People who have relatives who depend on them financially.

Expect to get practical advice and real-life exercises that will teach you exactly how to achieve financial security for your family. After the workshop, you are expected to go home with a list of action items for your household and a concrete work plan that you can immediately apply.

Here are some questions that you’ll be able to answer after the workshop:
1. How can I save money if my income is just enough to support my family?
2. How do I teach my child to be financially smart?
3. How should I handle family members and relatives who constantly borrow money?
4. How do I manage my finances so it can support the medical expenses of my aging parents?
5. How can I invest if I’m too busy working and taking care of my children?
6. How do I secure the educational needs of my child?
7. How can I afford my dream house?
8. How should I prepare for retirement, so I won’t be dependent on my children when I grow old?

Date: Saturday, November 9, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Venue: Studio SnR, 3rd Floor, Millenium Place, Meralco Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Philippines 1605
*Please bring a calculator

For a Php 200 discount, don’t forget to use MOMMYGINGER for the Blogger Referral code:

Sign up now using this form:

Take advantage of our early bird rate of Php 1,700 by registering and paying on or before November 2, 2013 or you can bring along your partner and avail of the couple rate of Php 3,000 per couple.

Sign up now!