The Mommy Ginger Blog: Featuring the Momtrepreneur in All of Us

Last December, I wrote my Life List and you can see it in one of the tabs in this blog. One of my goals in life is to have my own mommy blog. I never thought of starting one yet during the past years, because obviously, I wasn’t a mom yet. Now that I am 7 months pregnant, technically, I’m already a mom to this little girl inside my tummy, so I thought of already launching

There are four main tabs in We have Business, Family, Reviews and Momtrepreneurs. Just like any blog, no matter how clearly I specify each topic to be separate from the other, I know that there will always be an overlap. The entries will be stories about my life as a mom and as a momtrepreneur, and just like life, everything is intertwined. But, just for purposes being organized, the categories are there for me…:

Family: to share stories about my loving husband, EJ and my soon-to-be-born daughter, Zeeka.

Business: to share tips on Business and Marketing. It has always been a dream of mine to mentor momtrepreneurs who want to start their own businesses. This is a forte of mine. I graduated with an MA in Communications Major in Intergrated Marketing Communications. I have had experience in advertising, the food industry, banking (sales, product management and product development) and even delved into being a social entrepreneur for a year. I have my own business now called Manila Workshops and have been a professional blogger for almost 5 years.

Reviews: to share product reviews and feedback on different things — things that my family and I would use.

Momtrepreneurs: to share inspirational stories of these multitasking super moms who have their own businesses and who are the main drivers of these businesses. I have been blessed to meet, talk and email these women!

As you can see, the focus is really on empowering momtrepreneurs and giving them a voice through my blog, Mommy Ginger. It is really about discussing the realities of mixing mommy-hood with being a momtrepreneur. It aims to feature the momtrepreneur in all of us 🙂

I hope that you follow me in my journey as I share fascinating stories about my mommy-hood, share business and marketing tips for momtrepreneurs like me and share inspiring stories of other momtrepreneurs! Feel free to comment and share ideas with me! I’d love to hear from you and would love to get to know you all!

Love lots,

Mommy Ginger

Mommy Ginger

A Love Letter to Zeeka

I thought about what my first post should be this 1st day of January, 2013. I decided to write a love letter to Zefina Francesca or Zeeka, my soon-to-be-born daughter.

Baby at 5 months

Dear Zeeka, whom I am so excited to see,

As I wait for my toasted grilled cheese sandwich, all my thoughts are with you. Will you always be this hungry when you are born? Will you really love steaks, grilled cheese sandwiches and omelettes — those that you were used to? Will you be a pretty, smart, and healthy little girl? Will you be as active as mommy (I hope you felt all the ‘treadmill’ walks that we shared while you were in my tummy)? Or will you be as funny as daddy (Did you hear his jokes for you each night that you would kick?)? Will you have my awkwardly-positioned ears or daddy’s tomato nose? Will you be as sociable and as talkative as mommy or as sentimental and witty as daddy?

Zeeka, no matter what you like or how you will be, you will always be my daughter, and you will always be loved by us. Your daddy and I waited so long for this time to come. It’s January and in two months, we will see you. We can’t wait to hold you in our arms and hug you tight. We can’t wait to watch you while you sleep and to play with you when you wake up. We can’t wait to teach you the things that we know, and at the same time, we can’t wait to learn from you and from raising you.

We thank the Lord God for giving you to us. We thank Mama Mary, St. Joseph, Padre Pio, St. Gerard and St. Pedro Calungsod for interceding for us to the Father to have a child as adorable as you. We wish that you grow up to be a kind-hearted individual. We wish that you be a good, patient, generous, humble and loving little girl.

We love you, Zefina Francesca. This blog is dedicated to you.

Lovingly yours,