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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Calling all MUMPRENEURS!

SEPTEMBER 15, 2012
Join the very first business conference specially geared towards the needs of mom entrepreneurs. THINK BIG: The 1st MOMPRENEUR SUMMIT will feature info-packed talks by top influencers in entrepreneurship, marketing and the internet.

Dear Mommy Mundo partners and vendors,

Since our very first Expo Mom event in 2008, we have advocated entrepreneurship among our community of young, active modern moms. Expo Mom, as well as our other mom-focused events, aims to provide mompreneurs with a venue not only to sell products and services, but also test it and gain valuable feedback from the niche target market that the event successfully attracts. Expo Mom has since become known as "the mompreneur market", a virtual "laboratory" or breeding ground for the most exciting mom and baby products, and more importantly, it has become a community of the most creative and passionate moms in business which most of you are so much a part of!

As Mommy Mundo continues to work hard to support mompreneurs through its expos, publications and other initiatives, its other main goal is to provide you with venues for support and information which would enable you to grow you business, be updated on marketing trends, and also to live balanced lives! 

Thus, on September 15, 2012, we are set to hold the very first business conference specially geared towards the needs of mom entrepreneurs. THINK BIG: The 1st MOMPRENEUR SUMMIT will feature info-packed talks by top influencers in entrepreneurship, marketing and the internet.  With the support of its co-presentor, PLDT KaAsenso, THINK BIG! will be a gathering of mompreneurs and aspiring mompreneurs set to take their business to the next level through proper visioning, planning and strategy. WE TRULY HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US because this event was created FOR YOU!

Attached is more information on THINK BIG! Registration fees are as follows:

P3,000 per person
inclusive of conference kit, lunch, morning and afternoon snacks

Really hoping to see you at this event! If you have any comments or suggestions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me:) 
Please also feel free to share this with your mom friends who are in business or those who are thinking of setting up their own.

Thank you so much!


Janice Crisostomo-Villanueva
FounderMommy Mundo
The go-to resource for active, modern

OCTOBER 27, 2012

It’s a WAHMderful Life Work at Home Mom Workshop!

The WAHMderful workshop is the ONLY workshop for women who want to work from home while making a home. Learn how to create a homebased biz, how to begin a freelance career, how to shift from being a working girl to a full-fledged work at home mom!

It's a WAHMderful Life:  A Work-at-Home-Moms 101

A WAHMderful Life: A Work at Home Moms 101 is a one-day workshop for is for moms who want to find their bliss working from home while making a home. This is for stay at home moms, moms who want to start a home-based business, moms interested in working from home via outsourcing or telecommuting, women who are interested in starting a online business ... or anyone (single ladies, even dads!) who want to know more about starting a work-from-home career. DETAILS Date: Saturday, October 27, 2012; Time: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm Venue: COWO - Ground Floor, Suntree Tower, #27 Sapphire Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City Price: * Regular rate of Php 1,300 * Early bird rate of Php 1,000 (PAID before Sept. 20, 2012) * Group discount of Php 1,000 for 3 or more participants WORKSHOP SCHEDULE 9:30 AM: Registration 10:00 AM: Welcome Remarks and Opening Video 10:15 AM: Talk 1: "WAHM Revolution": We'll talk about WAHM-ing worldwide and the trend of "location independent" careers by women worldwide 11:15 AM: Forum 1: Working Girl to WAHM (Featuring real stories & testimonials) 12:00 PM: Lunch Break 01:00 PM: Session: Are You Made for the WAHM Lifestyle? 02:15 PM: Talk 2: "Rocking the WAHM Life" with Open Forum featuring a panel of WAHM moms 04:00 PM: Wrap Up, Picture-Taking, Certificates
hugs and kisses from yummymummy denise of

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

SAMBA: Afternoon with a Master!

August 27, 2012...a holiday and Escola de Samba de Manila was thrilled to have a master mm-ah-er (that's benny's baby linggo for drummer) come join our regular ensayo at Museo Pambata that afternoon!

Master MM-Ah-Ers Tristan and Toni

Tristan Daws, a film maker by day, and top bateria director to the London School of Samba, along with our fellow Pinay friend, UK resident Lex Adarme took time out from their Philippine vacation to share with us their love from SAMBA. 

We had regular ESM drummers present, family and friends-- old and new. 
Tristan and Toni, drum director for Escola de Samba de Manila, sorted the instruments out and got all of us in line then we started of with some batucada beats to warm up. 
Tristan then taught us some fancy breaks from their school and got all of us deliriously shouting "MOCIDADE!!" with our arms in the air. (photos and videos to follow!!)

The London School of Samba (LSS) was the first samba school formed in the UK, in 1984. A nossa escola madrinha é a Mocidade Independente de Padre Miguel.  Visit to find out more about their school!

It was AMAZING to have been in their presence and it made me feel ONE with samba all over the world! 

The next few months will be exciting for ESCOLA DE SAMBA DE MANILA starting off with FLOW FarmYogaSamba weekend retreat where Toni will lead us in a Brasilian drum and dance class. Newbies, fear not, for we will be gentle and the only requirement is to come with an open mind and heart to let go, clear your mind, GO WITH THE FLOW and have fun!! 

Pigs are our friends! Some FARM Loving!
DISCLAIMER: Do not worry- we will not force you to kiss anyone you don't want to.
This will be our 8th retreat! With more more more to come! For more information, please check

Then there's EARTHDANCE, another FLOW SurfYogaSamba Retreat in November, more workshops with the kids of Museo Pambata leading up to our CARNAVAL in February 2013! We are looking for friends to help out KEEP THE SPIRIT OF BEAUTIFUL SAMBA ALIVE HERE IN THE PHILIPPINES! Please contact for more information!

OHH!! our Green Living FLOW IN THE CITY feature finally came out tonight on ANC! Whooothooot!! Cant wait to catch the replay!!   

Friday, August 24, 2012

FLOW FarmYogaSamba Weekend Retreat

Save The Date! Flow:FarmYogaSamba Weekend Retreat!

A few months ago, we went on a site inspection trip at the GK Enchanted Farm in Bulacan to see if we can possibly conduct a Flow retreat there and now it's all happening!

Join us at the Flow:FarmYogaSamba weekend retreat on September 22-23! Package rate is P5,500 and includes the following:

2D/1N stay at the GK Enchanted Farm
Meals & Snacks
1 Sunrise Yoga Class with Monica Manzano
1 Sunset Samba Class with Escola de Samba de Manila
Theo & Philo Chocolate-Making Workshop
Green Smoothie Workshop
Farm Tour
Flow Bag with Freebies
Event Shirt

Transportation is not included in the package rate. You may opt to take a car or ride the GK Farm van to the venue. Roundtrip fare would cost P300.

We have an early bird rate promo going on, only P4,500 for the full package rate. Deadline is August 22.

Sept 22: Saturday
8-9:30am: Arrival of guests at the GK Enchanted Farm
9:30am: Icebreakers
10-11am: Farm Tour
12nn: Lunch
2-3:30pm: Theo + Philo chocolate workshop
4:30pm: Yin Yoga afternoon
7pm: Dinner
8:30pm: Samba Bonfire

Sept 23: Sunday
6:30am -7:30am: Sunrise Yoga
8am: Green Smoothie workshop & Breakfast
10am-11am: Harvest time at Farm or other farm activities
12nn: Lunch
2-3pm: Back to Manila

Gather all your friends and join us for some nature fun! Register online here.

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Tudos Samba!

Come one come all!! See you tomorrow night for some SAMBA!!!

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

FLOW SurfYogaSamba: FLOW in the CITY!

Last August 4, was Flow In The City at Beyond Yoga studio in Tomas Morato. It was a full day FLOW affair organized by the women behind Flow:SurfYogaSamba Weekend Retreats- Denise Gonzales-Bernardo, Monica Eleazar-Manzano and Noelle Hilario. “We wanted to bring the FLOW experience to people who are unable to leave work or family for out of town retreats which we offer 2-3 times a year”, Noelle says. “This is also a chance for regular retreat participants to get together for a reunion party”, adds in Monica.

The activities for the day included Neuro-Linguistic Program (NLP) talk by PJ Lanot, Antigravity Yoga by Monica Eleazar-Manzano, Zumba by Sharon Yu, Inner Dance by Pi Villaraza and a Green Smoothie workshop by Imee Contreras of Sunshine Daydream.

For the NLP workshop headed by PJ Lanot, the participants did communicative exercises with the use of personality and modality mirroring.  These are essential tools in dealing with others at work and at home.

Everyone was so excited to learn the art of flight from the Antigravity Yoga class by Monica Eleazar-Manzano. They all learned how to get into inversions like Back-belt Spider Man and Booty Wrap Monkey while enjoying the anatomical, therapeutic & hormonal benefits of being upside-down!

“We absolutely love heart thumping activities so we invited Zumba certified dance guru, Sharon Yu, to conduct a Zumba Party class”, Denise says. It was one-full hour of non-stop Zumba fun- which included lots of dancing, sweat and calories burned! MIO Watch Philippines representative, Ferdinand Aguila joined the class and measured the calories burned with his watch and awarded one lucky participant after the class! Participants had unlimited supply of Lightwater and Vitamin Boost to replenish lost vitamins and minerals from all the dancing and sweating.

Pi Villaraza of Bahay Kalipay, Palawan facilitated the Inner Dance process, which brings the concept of FLOW into spiritual form. In this healing modality, we embrace the fact that we are essentially all energy, all vibration. Transformation takes place when we ‘flow’ from one’s birth purpose, Villaraza states.

Imee Contreras and Toni Bernardo of Sunshine Daydream Live Foods gave a short demo on the benefits of the raw food diet and how to integrate this into our everyday fast-paced lives. Simply by adding some green leafy vegetables to a fruit smoothie, we are taking in lots of live enzymes that can do wonders for our health! 

All participants were given Goody bags filled with Goody ouchless accessories and other goodies by sponsors; Browhaus gift certificates, Mio Watch gift certificates, Lightwater and Vitaminboost bottles to keep us hydrated all through out the day, Moringana capsules and tea packs for an immunity boost.

Those who registered and came early were also given a set of gift certificates, earrings and rings from ENVY, gift certificates from STRIP and Nail Rituals organic foot and hand spa gift certificates which was given out by PBA-star Renren Ritualo, himself.

After a long day of workshops and activities, we had a fabulous feast sponsored by Kashmir Indian Restaurant and Dimsum & Dumplings. All the ingredients used for the vegetarian siomai and siopao are 80-90% organic plus fresh herbs and seasonal vegetables are used in food preparation as well. Kashmir Restaurant, Manila's oldest fine dining Indian restaurant, brought some good-ol Indian pica-picas: vegetarian samosas, pakoras and potato tikkis.

ANC’s Green Living TV crew with host Paolo Abrera were also present the whole day to cover the event.

Check out more photos of Flow In The City here

To catch other more exciting events from Flow:SurfYogaSamba, visit their sites:

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