McDonald’s Grand Halloween Family Fun Day 2016

Surely McDonald’s Philippines knows how to make every member of the family happy as they celebrated McDonald’s Grand Halloween Family Fun Day last October 22, 2016. Mommy Bloggers Philippines and Jhanis, the MissusV, invited me and my family for this event. We were able to join the morning slot. Believe me, I initially thought it was just an in-store small event but I had no idea that it was that grandiose like occupying the whole activity area of J Center Mall’s 3rd floor. We were was not able to join last year’s event so it was a surprise. This is the second time McDonald’s Philippines hosted Halloween event here in Cebu.

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We were busy preparing for my kid’s “costume” in the morning and in a hurry that we forgot to bring our orange pumpkin. Good thing that kids who signed up received their cape, pumpkin bag, and a hat to complete their overall Halloween look! They also enjoyed their 1PC Chicken McDo Happy Meal. My son was excited when he received the green toy car. He loves cars by the way.

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The whole family bonded over exciting activities such as the Magical Kingdom Show and played games in booth fondly named “Pretty in Paint,” “Mr. Bouncy Pumpkin,” “Fix Mr. Skeleton,” Eye Can Shoot,” Minute to Win it,” “Pumpkin Relay,” and “Tic Tac Toe.”
The Grand Halloween Family Fun Day is McDonald’s way of promoting children’s well-being through fun and enriching activities that trigger their creativity and sense of play, and help them make new friends.

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Great news for Manila Mommies and Daddies :)
This year also marks the first time that the Grand Halloween Family Fun Day will happen in Manila. On October 29, 2016, kids and kids-at-heart are welcome to join the activity at the World Trade Center Metro Manila. There will be three sessions to accommodate participants: 8AM-11AM, 12PM-3PM, and 4PM-7PM.

My Mom and Her Tupperwares

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My mom was once a waitress to Hotel Mindanao, famous hotel in Northern Mindanao in the 1970s. But for some reason, business did not do well that the hotel had to close. She became a stay-at-home mom taking care of her 1 kid, which eventually became 6 mischievous kids.
With dad having no stable work at that time, my mom had to help like selling pancakes, fried bananas or fruits. She also became a member of Tupperware in hope of earning more.
Because she believes the product’s durability, in some cases, she had to double the work to avail freebies and of course get to enjoy the products as well. We didn’t have much in our house, we only have the essentials, so having some of Tupperware products was considered a luxury – my mom’s priced possession. There were those days that we are proud carrying our packed lunches with those colorful Tupperwares (even if it contains much rice than the viand :))

But an unfortunate event happened in 1991, our house was burned to the ground and it includes my mom’s reliable Tupperware stuffs.

While coping up with the incident, she slowly purchased again the ever dependable Tupperwares and one of those is the classic Salad Bowl – her ever durable and reliable partner.

This classic Salad Bowl is always present in all family occasions. Dishes like spaghetti, fruit salad, mango-tapioca were serve in this bowl. Not only during special occasions but also during preparation time for her small eatery. Nowadays, there are tons of  options to choose when purchasing food containers, still mom prefers these Tupperwares.
For her, they are indeed tough and dependable.

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NOTE: This is an entry to the Tupperware and Mommy Bloggers Philippine’s “Tupperware@50 Share Your Fondest Tupperware Memory Blog Contest”.

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My ExpoMom 2016 Cebu Experience

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MommyMundo has been very helpful to mommies around the country. Being a community, they bring together moms to bond, connect, share parenting stories and motherhood experiences. And with the community’s encouragement and support, moms never feel alone. More than just a community, Mommy Mundo also launch interactive exhibits and onstage activities through ExpoMom which pave the way for mom to be updated with the latest mommy and baby trends, new products and new technologies. More so, it is a gathering of mommies…of all kind.

Interestingly, this gathering not only happen in the capital but also to major cities around the Philippines. Last June 18, ExpoMom2016 visits Cebu and I’m glad I visited as I would have missed these things:

Bento Lunch Making
This is the main reason why I set my June 18 for ExpoMom. I really want to witness firsthand the actual preparation and creation of a Bento lunch. Bento pictures are so lovely that I wonder how long for moms to prepare just to have that beautifully crafted lunch. I plan to just watch, listen and learn. Next thing I know, I’m one of the participants. Me and Mommy Rose of Mommy Wanders was invited to join but when Mommy Rose went out from the venue for awhile, someone came and occupied her reserved seat before she can return. Every mommy seems ecstatic to participate :)

I was amazed at how easy and fast it is to make a bento lunch. Not a hassle if you have all the necessary foods and materials. I only need to unleash the creativity side of myself :) Goodluck to me!

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Product Choices
There are plenty of booths that caters mommies, babies and kids. This ExpoMom2016 give me an opportunity to get to know latest baby products and toys for kids.

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Freebies and Special Discounts
Some brands offer special discounts surely moms like me can’t resist. Very happy that I was able to take home these freebies from Belo Baby Products :)

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Thank You ExpoMom 2016 Cebu and Staffs. I had so much fun :)

Expo Mom: The Motherhood Journey Goes to Cebu and Negros

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The motherhood journey is different for every mom. Some find taking care of their children an easy task. They are perhaps blessed with the ability to adapt quickly to different types of situations. Others need a little more time to get used to the rhythms of motherhood, and make sure to arm themselves with advice from family and information from books and the internet.

But whether you’re a mama in Manila, a nanay in Cebu, or an iloy in Negros, you are one in loving your children unconditionally and wishing for them only the best. More so, you may find solace, support, and inspiration from the mompreneurs, partners, experts, and your fellow moms of Mommy Mundo’s Expo Mom community.

On its ninth year, Expo Mom shines the spotlight on the joys and challenges of every stage of mommyhood with The Motherhood Journey. By bringing it to different destinations, from Manila, Cebu, and Negros to Alabang, Davao, and Cagayan de Oro, Expo Mom hopes to reach out to more mothers across the country.

After its successful run in Manila last April, Expo Mom 2016: The Motherhood Journey makes a stop on June 18, Saturday, at the Ayala Center in Cebu City before moving on to Negros on June 25, Saturday, at the North Point Mall in Bacolod City.

At Expo Mom, moms will be delighted to discover practical solutions as well as relevant propositions to their most pressing problems and issues. Aside from bringing in expert resource persons to facilitate workshops and group discussions, Expo Mom will also be showcasing the latest mom, baby, and child-oriented products in the market.

Flying in from Manila to Cebu are Michele S. Alignay, MA, Registered Family Psychologist, who will lead a discussion on the joys and challenges of the motherhood journey, and the moms behind the highly popular group, Bento Mommas, who will teach moms how to prepare delicious bento meals for their children. Cebu’s all-day program also includes a fitness activity and cooking demonstration sponsored by Caltrate Plus, a finance management workshop by Sun Life, a product showcase by Downy Babt Gentle, and a skin care talk by Belo Baby. The Negros leg will feature the same program.

The lineup of exhibitors in Cebu include ClearAScar, Cycles and Cradle, Sanicare, Babyzone, Modern Mama, Baby Mum Mum, Vpharma, Boba Philippines, Halo Sleepsack, and The Nest. In Negros, the participating exhibitors include Caltrate Plus, Belo Baby, Downy Baby Gentle, Cycles and Cradle, Sanicare, Babyzone, Five Little Monkeys, and Halo Sleepsack.

Expo Mom 2016: The Motherhood Journey is co-presented by Caltrate Plus and Belo Baby and supported by Sun Life and Downy Baby Gentle. Creative Juice Communications is its logistics partner.

Entrance at Expo Mom is free of charge but a donation of any amount will be accepted for the Mommy Mundo MomShare fund. Proceeds of the fund goes to literacy projects for the street children of Childhope Asia and public school kids under the Alpabasa program.

Expo Mom is the banner event of Mommy Mundo, a community dedicated to educating, inspiring, and empowering moms with useful, relevant, and up-to-date information.

For more information, visit www.mommymundo.com/expomom2016

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