While I am not totally blank about caring for a baby, having 6 nieces and 5 nephews to look after before, I have a mother who had 8 children, and mom-siblings, I have a good background in this mother/parenthood thing. Or so I thought.
Being a parent now is so different (as is convenient) back in the days. Back then, there are so many myths and practices about pregnancy, giving birth and even caring for children, some of which have been debunked now. Compared to before, there are not much options for baby products or if there are, they are not available locally. Mom support groups are also more active now than before. And of course, technology.
Thankful that through social media I get to know mom communities, groups and brands that help me cruise to this motherhood thing through the learnings they impart, positive vibes they share, and some retail therapy. Sharing the list of my mom resource below.
I am a bit late in mom fairs and expo, but happy to have had my first experience with Momzilla. Organized by Think Pink Events, they have curated mommy and baby brands, informative talks, play area for the kiddos and of course their #CertifiedMomzilla campaign where you can get to win products from their partner brands!
Follow Momzilla’s Instagram account HERE to know more about this mom community, upcoming fairs and #certifiedmomzilla campaigns.
This one’s becoming a favorite! ❤ Founded by Janice Villanueva in 2003, this mom community has been reaching out to moms and parents not only in the metro but also in the key cities north and south of the country.
They have talks from pregnancy and beyond, definitely there’s one for you no matter what stage of motherhood you are in. And for shopping, there’s Expo Mom and Mommy Mundo Clearance Clear out events!
Aside from all these, they also have their advocacies, Mom Share and Mompreneur Manila.
Know more about this awesome mom community by visiting the Mommy Mundo website HERE and social media accounts: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @mommymundo
Founded by Bernadette M. Zulueta, fondly called Mommy Dette by the community, this mom group truly knows what mothers of this generatiom need.
By the time I know about this mom group, the talks they have are in line with the state of motherhood I am in, First time mommy, unfortunately wasn’t able to attend any. Now, the talk they offer are mostly for parenting, home-making and relationships, what we Millennials parents need!
OGALALA is a brand under Internationale Globale Marques, Inc. (IGM), a corporation in the business of distribution, manufacturing and licensing of international global children’s brands.
They advocate child safety and learning through play and their talks are in synced with the brands they carry and the resource speakers are experts in their field.
I have attended Infant Massage and Baby Led Weaning Talks by Abbie Yabot and Monstessori talks by Karen Pacia. Hopeful to get to attend Teacher Tanya’s talk/s soon too as her talks are mostly about learning to play.
Who would have thought that this retail brand is more than for shopping stuffs for ze little one? Mothercare offer talks to moms/parents and even baby caregiver/s.
Their talks, usually a collaboration with brand/s are for newborn care, babywearing, potty training and even bento making workshops! Something that will really be helpful for first time moms like me!
To know more about Mothercare promos and upcoming talks and workshops follow Mothercare on Instagram HERE
For positive vibes and real mom experiences and product recos and more here are two of the mom groups I follow.
THE MOMMA CLUB
I personally met one of the moms behind this sisterhood in motherhood, Momma Jay in one FGD. I like how their posts and sharing are always on point. From mom quotes, faith and what nots, truly they offer good vibes for mommas in the virtual world.
To follow The Momma Club on Instagram, click here.
The moms behind this quartet, Issa, Rachelle, Richelle and Vanessa shares their motherhood and parenting journey that we all can relate to.
Which mom communities/momfluencers helped and inspired you in your motherhood journey? Share it with me through the comments below!