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

Visioning for Moms: How to Fulfill Your Life Goals while Raising a Family

The year is about to end and during the months of October to December, this is when I finalize my goals for next year. When I was employed, October was the month when we would set budget and goals for the upcoming year. Being a work-at-home-mom (or a housewife for some of us), I thank the heavens that I don’t have to do all these things. Going through and listing goals and budgets and targets are such tedious things to do. Kakatamad naman talaga! (We are lazy to do these things). As a SAHM or WAHM or WAHW, there would be no one to urge you to create a list of goals.

What we don’t realize is that we need to set goals for ourselves. What happens oftentimes is that we just go with the flow and see what happens. What happens is that our life as mothers and wives becomes too routinary that we feel sad, depressed, bored, unfulfilled, etc. We wake up in the morning, see to it that the kids are okay and ready to go to school. We then bring them to school, go home and clean the house, cook, wash the dishes. We then have time to check Facebook, ‘work’ using our laptops and after that, we realize that it’s time to pick up the kids. Upon arriving home, we tutor our kids, cook dinner, wash the dishes and play Candy Crush until we fall asleep. Every so often, we think about our life and sometimes, we even wish that we were doing something more — something for ourselves or something for humanity even. We sometimes day dream that we were like Oprah with her own personal chef and personal shoppers. We sometimes wish that we had our own personal assistant whom we can just order around to go run and do errands for us (I just had this thought this morning). But reality is, we are stuck with what we have… or are we really?

This is where VISIONING can come in handy. I always hear my dad say, visualize and everything that you see and think of as yours will be yours. Will it happen magically? Is he over acting.

I’ve heard stories though of people who have really created vision boards and they have actually achieved what was in their boards after a few years. Maybe it is time to give it a try.

For moms and dads, husbands and wives who want to try creating a vision board and who want learn about goal setting and beyond, Manila Workshops and Optimommy has created a workshop for you. It is co-sponsored by Unilab and Human Heart Nature, as well. It is called Visioning for Moms: How to Fulfill Your Life Goals while Raising a Family.

Visioning for Moms

The facilitator for this workshop is Ms. Jayme Gatbonton of In this workshop, you will learn how to:
– Create a life purpose
– State intentional goals based on your life purpose
– Craft a vision board or vision journal for your life goals
– Make an action plan (monthly, weekly, daily) to get you moving in the direction of your dreams

Event Details:
Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Venue: Human Heart Nature Pasig branch, Quorum Center, C. Raymundo Avenue, Pasig City (across Shell gasoline station)

The Learning Fee is pretty affordable at:
Php 1,200 for the regular rate and Php 1,000 for the group rate (for 3 or more participants)

For those who want to join, kindly fill out the form below:

Will you attend this workshop? Can you already think of goals that you want to achieve for next year? Let’s share ideas!

You Can Homeschool! Be Inspired. Be Informed. Be Empowered. Giveaway Alert from Bee Happy Crafts and Party Supplies!

The first time I met Mariel from The Learning Basket, we talked about homeschooling, reading and raising children. I admire all of these homeschooling moms and their children. I’m thinking that it takes great discipline and effort to be able to go through the daily grind of teaching your children. Baby Zeeka is just 7 months and I haven’t really thought about whether I should homeschool or send her to traditional school. Before deciding, I know that I should look at homeschooling closely and learn more about it. That is why I’m excited for this homeschooling conference that is brought to you by Manila Workshops and The Learning Basket, and co-sponsored by Victory Christian International School, Digilearn Multimedia and Genyo e-Learning.

Project 20 You Can Homeschool Final 7

In this homeschooling conference, You Can Homeschool! Be Inspired, Be Informed, Be Empowered!, there will be different talks about homeschooling. The key speakers of the event, Thammie Sy, Frannie Daez, and Edric Mendoza, who have all found their calling in homeschooling their children will share insights and learnings. The event will be a whole day of learning on November 16, 2013, Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM at One Events and Café, One Corporate Center, Julia Vargas cor Meralco Ave, Pasig City. The fee is at Php 1200 per attendee or if you are coming a a group of two or more, the fee will be at Php 1000 per participant. This already included lunch!

You can sign up using this form:

Some highlights to look forward to are the following:
• Be inspired by our speakers as they share about homeschooling from the heart, developing the homeschooling mindset, and how to homeschool in the Philippines
• Testimonials from children who have experienced learning at home.
• An overview of the homeschooling providers in the country, and the various services that they offer.
• Intimate break-out discussions with homeschooling parents

At the end of this summit, the event hopes to inspire parents to take on an active role in the education of their child, whether they decide to homeschool or not. The event wants parents to be empowered with the inspiration and knowledge they have gained to take on the role of “teacher” in their homes.

One of the sponsors of the event, Bee Happy Crafts and Party Supplies, will be giving away these prizes to one lucky winner through my blog:

Prizes for one lucky winner!

Prizes for one lucky winner!

2 washi tapes
1 paper mache box
12 regular clothespins
12 Tags
5 meters baker’s twine

To add to this, Philippine Science Centrum is also adding two FREE tickets for the chosen winner.

All you have to do is join by following these steps:
1. Follow/Like Bee Happy Crafts in the following accounts: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
2. Like Manila Workshops on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.
3. Like the Learning Basket on Facebook
4. Leave your name and email address as a comment below.

This giveaway will run from October 9 – 23, 2013. I will choose the winner on October 25. 🙂

Hope to see you on November 16 as we all learn together! 🙂



Yes Mommy! Workshop – Getting your Child to Listen and Understand

Baby Zeeka is becoming more aware of the surroundings. She is a very observant baby. She loves a good ‘stare down’. She loves grabbing things, too, and she loves looking at things with intense eyes. She then puts it inside her mouth when no one is looking. During this stage, they say that the baby’s brain is like a sponge — absorbing everything that they see, hear, taste, etc.

When they become a toddler, the difficulty (although not impossible) is to get your child to listen and really understand you. When your toddler goes into a tantrum, what do you do? How do you deal with them in these situations? When your child is already going to school, how do you get them to listen and understand you above all the ‘noise’?

Yes Mommy Talk

Yes Mommy Talk

It’s the last week for you to sign up for the Yes Mommy Workshop! and this will be a big help for all parents who want to learn more things that can be applied in their parenting style.

I have attended this class and I am slowly trying to apply what I have learned with Baby Zeeka. This workshop will be on October 5, 2013 at the Medela House. You can SIGN UP HERE!

This workshop is brought to you by, and Unilab.

Parenting Pals Workshops for September

As an expecting mom or a new mom, I understand how it is to be overwhelmed with all the stuff going on. I know, because I am a new mom myself. I hear my mom and titas and lola tell me that things are now more complicated for an expecting and a new mom. During their time, they would say, there were not a lot of gadgets and products available. My lola was telling me that during the time of her mom, if her mom didn’t have enough milk, her mom would get help from a wet nurse. My mom didn’t breastfeed. I’m a formula fed baby. She tells me that breast pumps during that time were really painful and there were not available nursing covers. Also, there were no workshops to help expecting moms. She had to get a midwife to help her raise me (I’m her first born).

So, see! We are very lucky to have all the ‘support’ available. So for Manila Workshops, we created a series called Parenting Pals. Parenting Pals is geared towards creating workshops that would help both moms and dads in raising their child/children. For our first two workshops (we have two workshops this September), we have the Baby Sign Language and Safe Sleep Workshop and the How I Learn Workshop.

The first of the workshop series is quite interesting, as our partner speakers from Baby Signs Philippines and from Halo Philippines, discuss two of the most interesting parenting topics: Baby Sign Language and Safe Sleep.

Baby Sign Language and Safe Sleep

Baby Sign Language and Safe Sleep

The instructor for the Orientation on the Baby Signs Program will be Sharon O. Agoncillo-Galang. She is the Managing Director of Baby Signs® Philippines. She is also an Independent Certified Instructor of the Baby Signs® Program. For Safe Sleep, our speaker will be the President of Halo Philippines, Ives Lim-Esteban.

This is a FREE workshop, but we have limited number of seats. To sign up for this workshop, please fill out this form:

The other workshop is about Early Childhood Developmental Milestones and Learning Abilities.

How I Learn

How I Learn

During this workshop, you will learn about the developmental characteristics and milestones of children from birth to 6 years. Age-appropriate learning activities and play materials will also be discussed and how they are used to support your child’s interests and development. This is a great opportunity for parents to understand more about how their child is growing, and help them achieve his or her full potential along the way.

This workshop is at Php 250 per person. Please sign up now using the form below:

Both Parenting Pals workshops will exclusively be held at Babyland, 548 Facilities Center, Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City.

The Baby Sign Language and Safe Sleep workshop is Co-presented by StemCord Philippines, Inc. Our Major Sponsor is Dainty Ashley. Our Minor Sponsor is Cycles, and our booth sponsor is MomBaby Fabric.

The How I Learn workshop is Co-presented by StemCord Philippines, Inc.

Also, we invite you to be part of our community of parents. We have a group in Facebook called Parenting Pals. Add us up here:

Join us on September 7 and 14, 2013. I hope to see you and meet you there!

Workshop for your Household Helpers and Yayas

Hi my mommy and daddy readers! I’d like to share this workshop for household helpers with you. It’s the rerun of the Ok Ka, Yaya Ko! Workshop. It will be held this September 7, 2013 at the Valle Verde 5 Cabana B Area.

This workshop for household helpers is very comprehensive. I have had two of my helpers join in and listen to the speaker. The speaker is Ms. Cristina Mendoza, RN.

About the Speaker:
– BS Nursing (’10), Southville International School and College
– Passed the Nursing Licensure Exam on July 2010
– Worked as a School Nurse and Preschool Teacher in The Bridge School from 2010-2012
– On call Preschool Teacher in The Bridge School (present)
– Full time Yaya Seminar Facilitator of VentureLab Business Resource Center, Inc.

Ok Ka, Yaya Ko (Rerun)

Ok Ka, Yaya Ko (Rerun)

The topics that were discussed during this workshop for household helpers were very helpful. Personal hygiene and etiquette, how to clean and how to create natural cleaning materials, how to care for babies and how to care for the elderly.

The Learning Fee is reasonably priced at Php 1800 per participant and for groups of 2 or more attendees, the rate is at Php 1500 per participant.

To sign up, please visit: