When mommies in the Metro get together, expect lots of knowledge sharing, tips and tricks, fun and laughter. And in the recent Good Housekeeping Philippines, the leading family and home magazine in the country, in partnership with SmartParenting.com.ph and Yummy magazine, we sure did learn a lot at the Modern Urban Moms (MUMS) event!

Good Housekeeping Modern Urban Moms (MUMS of Manila)

MUMS of Manila was a whole-day event where moms could SHOP, LEARN and ENJOY. Moms who attended were able to SHOP from 30 concessionaires offering the latest products covering beauty and wellness, food, kids, and home, among others; LEARN from a series of talks from Good Housekeeping editors and experts; and ENJOY games, raffles, prizes, entertainment, and booth activities.

Along with 2 other blogger mommy friends, went around and saw a lot of goodies that truly deserved some attention. We tasted samples, took photos and bought some and took home for our families.

Good Housekeeping Modern Urban Moms (MUMS of Manila)

There were 30 shops so imagine the stress coz I wanna buy almost everything they sold that time hahahaha. But, had to control myself lol..

Up next were the mini-seminars I signed up for. Only 2 were allowed and I chose the below coz I felt I lack the proper knowledge and err training..

Good Housekeeping Modern Urban Moms (MUMS of Manila)
Basic Brow Masterclass

Though I’ve attended a few beauty seminars already, I really find it hard to do my brows especially on a rush. So, this was another helpful seminar and learned a trick or two.

Ara Fernando, Lancome PH Ambassador for Make-up, conducted a “Basic Brow Masterclass.”

Good Housekeeping Modern Urban Moms (MUMS of Manila)
10 Ways to Wear a Scarf

I’ve recently been to scarves so this was much helpful for me coz if I didn’t see those ways, I wouldn’t really know how to properly wear one, lol.

For hardworking moms who don’t want to compromise style and beauty, Elaine Natividad, Beauty and Features Editor of Good Housekeeping, shared “10 Ways to Style Your Scarf”.

Good Housekeeping Modern Urban Moms (MUMS of Manila)
Cleaning 101

My house is a mess with all those blogger-mail deliveries from brands I’ve worked and working with plus the loots I get from attending different blogging events.

Good Housekeeping Modern Urban Moms (MUMS of Manila)
Say Goodbye to Kalat

Mind you, I’m not complaining with all these blessings coming in but I need to organize badly. And one thing that I need to start with is throwing/giving/selling things so that at least part of the “kalat” will be eliminated. So thankful to all the companies and brands for giving me these blessings and I wanna share them in any way so I can have some room for more hehehehe!

For moms who face the perpetual problem of clutter, Editor-in-Chief Tisha talked about organizing homes with “Say Goodbye to Kalat.”

“May is a special month for Good Housekeeping, not only because Mother’s Day falls on this month, but also because it’s the magazine’s anniversary. This year, we turned 18!” said Tisha Alvarez, Editor-in-Chief of Good Housekeeping. “We would like to thank all our loyal readers for being with us all this time and for making Good Housekeeping stronger every year. Holding events like MUMS of Manila is our way of reaching out to our readers and giving back to them for their support.”

Simple physical exercises at home were presented by Managing Editor Angela Constantino Aquino in “Health Hacks,” while Anika Ventura, professional travel and lifestyle writer and editor, talked about “Everyday Fitness.” Roselle Miranda, Good Housekeeping’s Food Editor, demonstrated some no cook dishes for moms pressed for time. And lastly, a calligraphy class was conducted by Staff Writer Nicole Sindiong, together with professional teacher and calligraphy artist Paola Esteron.

Good Housekeeping MUMS of Manila was presented by: SM Supermalls and Scotch Brite, with Major Sponsors: Pioneer Epoxyclay and Baby Company; and Minor Sponsors: Downy Baby Gentle and Goldilocks.

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