I was also supposed to give a talk at the event, which my husband urged me to do since this means I can get to meet my readers, invite more people to read the blog, and basically raise the profile of Topaz Mommy (which of course means more awareness and income!). I was planning to talk about earning money from home or how to be a supermom even when you're actually super walang alam haha but something came up so I had to back out of the talk (sorry again, Mom & Me!). I'll just have to think of another way to promote Topaz Mommy!
Meanwhile, here's what you can expect from Mom & Me:
A WEEKEND FULL OF ACTIVITIES at MOM AND ME
Summer is almost over – it's time to snatch up some worthwhile quality time with your kids before you send them off to school! Share bonding moments and enjoy activities with your little ones at Mom and Me on May 25 and 26 (from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.) at Rockwell Tent, Makati – a last hurrah for the summer and the special Mommy month of May.
This event aims to foster the relationship of moms and kids through activities that both can do together. While kids can learn from independent play as it nourishes creativity and imagination and organized activities with other kids as in summer classes, when parents and kids do activities together, it gives them a common sense of purpose and a goal. Kids love receiving the affection and undivided attention of their parents, and want to be able to spend as much time with them as possible.
Let Mom and Me jumpstart your daily family play-time with a weekend full of bonding activities! The event is participated in by supporters of mom-child activities.
Choose between a relaxing yoga or fun Zumba workout sessions led by Beyond Yoga, or do both! Learn what kind of dishes you and your little tots can do together with McCormick. For something more exciting, Coach Stauro of Coach and Kids, Inc. will teach moms and kids how to kick and punch with a taekwondo demonstration. Young Artist's Studio will spark your and your little one's creativity with a workshop session on painting, drawing and coloring together.
The educational talks promise to be an enjoyable one for both moms and kids as interactive games are included in each. Ives Lim-Esteban of Halo Philippines will talk about "The ABC's of Safe Sleep" while Dra. Michelle Daddo tackles the topic of "Healthy Moms for a Healthy Family". Mom blogger Mariel Uyquiengco will be share ideas to capture a child’s heart through the wonderful world of books with a short talk entitled "Childhood Happens Once: Read to your Child". After the short talk, kids of all ages are invited to participate in a musical storytime that will get them listening, rocking, and moving!
Tiddle Tots will transport moms and kids to wonderland with a fashion show of fairies, superheroes, and princesses. For those with toddlers, Gymboree will conduct their crowd-favorite- Parachute Time, along with moms and dads. The Learning Library, an educational enrichment school whose mission is to develop the love of reading in English and Filipino among children, will host an interactive story-telling activity in Filipino. Wiggle and jiggle with Regine Tolentino (see photo below), as she teaches an interactive fusion cardio, and dance some more with a version of Zumba dubbed as “Swamu” by Slimmer's World.
The entire family can have their portrait photos taken by mommy photographer BG Valencia of Red Stiletto, and enjoy the beauty corner of Vanity Beauty Bar and Patisserie. Kids will also enjoy playing around Gymboree’s Play area plus glitter face painting from JAS Party Needs will be on hand.
On top of all these activities that moms and kids can do together, top mom and kids brands will be showcasing their wares from clothes, shoes, toys, home décor and more!
Entrance passes to this fun-filled weekend are at P499, good for 1 mom/dad and 1 child; additional participants at P250. Those who prefer access to only the booth activities such as the family portrait area, beauty booth, play area, and shopping area can get passes for P199.
Interested to join as a vendor? Contact the Mom and Me organizers at tel. no. 542-1480 / Globe: 0915-8398582/ Smart: 0947-6288700 / Sun: 0922-8924918 / Email: mommyandmePH@gmail.com/ and via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mommyandmePH or Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/mommyandmePH.
Mom and Me is also supported by Elba, Smart Steps, Bite Block, Enchanted Kingdom, Citibank, Diana Stalder, Party DNA, and Rockwell Tent.
Media sponsors include Smart Parenting, Good Housekeeping, K-Zone Philippines, Total Girl, Disney Junior, Princess, Business World, Herword.com, Highlife, kristn.com, Southern Living, and Topaz Mommy.