Thursday, February 11, 2016

Mommy Milkshake Run 2016

I've been seeing this fun running event for moms and their families on my social feeds for years since 2007 yet, I never had the chance to go because of previous commitments. This year, I am pledging to go take my 8 year old son on our first run together! With all his energy, I think it would be a good experience for him to mingle with other parents and children while running....eventually walking is okay too, I suppose!

Come join us on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at the 6th Mommy Milkshake Run. There will be a 3km and 5km run along the BGC area. You know my son and I will be choosing the 3km run! It's open to  expectant moms, moms & dads (with or without slings and strollers), toddlers & kids. The run will have no time limit. (Yay!)

Since the event is a family friendly fun run, the organizers promises to have all our needs taken care of. They will provide Portable Toilets, as well as a Breastfeeding station and lounge for the nursing moms. It is called a Milkshake Run after all! There will also be a diaper changing area for parents with babies and toddlers, ample water stations along the route to provide hydration for all participants, first aid stations and medics will be available for any untoward incidents.

And guess what? You won’t need to carry your little one for the entire race, as you can bring a stroller for them. Yay! So I guess I'm bringing the toddler, too!

However, bikes, skateboards, hover boards, and roller skates during the run. Pets are also not allowed.

After the run, everyone will receive a certificate of participation, as well as a bag of goodies from our sponsors. 

There will also be a family fair with games, music, raffle prizes, food carts, special awarding ceremony, and an inflatable section for all the kids.

Here are a few things to remember:

1. Registration period is from January 25 to February 14. Payments will be accepted until February 15. We will follow the No payment, No run policy, so please be prompt. 

Registration is required for every participant, including children.

2. On February 13 and 14, you can register and pay at Planet Sports, BGC, from 12 noon 
to 8pm.

3. Registration Fee are as follows:

Children ages 2-12 years old = P300
*Children below 2 years of age can enter for free, but has to be registered.


3k = P500
5k = P650

4. You can claim your Race Kits from February 22 to March 4 at the Creative Juice office in 2F Fun Ranch, Frontera Verde, Ortigas Ave. Pasig City. Other pick up sites will be announced in Mommy Mundo's social media pages.

5. Race kits include The 6th Mommy Milkshake Run Singlet, Map of the venue, and the 3k/5k route.

6. On Race day, it is important to know that registration will start at 5:30am, location of meet up, to be determined. Race bibs will be handed to you upon registration. For our pregnant participants, please provide a medical certificate from your doctor/OB Gyne, allowing you to join this race.

7. Opening Program starts at 6:00am, where we will stretch and warm up our bodies before the run.

8. Race starts at 6:30am for the 5k run and 6:40am for the 3k run.

For more details, please visit

The 2016 Mommy Milkshake Run is supported by Curves, Gatorade, Hi-Precision Diagnostics, 
Growers, The Fort City, Working Mom, and The Bull Runner, Bonifacio Global City Estate and Ambucore.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Introduction to Pranayama Workshops

Thanks to Facebook, I have been getting updates from fellow yogis on workshops and events that I truly am interested in. Come join me as I become a student once again in re-learning the beautiful and cleansing art of Pranayama!


Everybody knows meditation is good for you; but sitting down to meditate is hard work. Focused breathing can help a lot, because once we channel prana, our internal breath, meditation arises easily and naturally.

Liana Romulo is offering the same 2-part beginners course she offered last year. Each part will be offered 2x. Please indicate which 2 sessions you'd like to attend when you text 0921 315 2644 to make a reservation.

Wednesday, Feb 10, 3:00pm to 4:45pm
Saturday, Feb 13, 9:00am to 10:45am
Wednesday, Feb 17, 3:00pm to 4:45pm
Saturday, Feb 20, 9:00am to 10:45am
Course fee P2,500

Liana Romulo has been cultivating a personal breathing practice for nine years, closely following the lineage of Swami Kuvalayananda, founder of the Kaivalyadham Yoga Institute in India. She has completed more than 800 hours’ formal training with O.P. Tiwari, who is Kuvalayananda’s direct disciple and a master of pranayama. Although Tiwariji gave her his blessing to share the practice with others in 2012, Liana still seeks the guidance of her first teacher, Paul Dallaghan, whilst also receiving illumination from Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor, with whom she studies Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. 

Reservations are required. Please bring a yoga mat and a water bottle, and wear comfortable clothing that won’t pinch or bind when you sit on the floor. Romulo Peace Center, Century Plaza, 120 Perea Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City.

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Discovery Depot for No Fuss Gift Giving All Year Round

I know its a little late for Christmas but gift giving never ends for the little ones! Discovery Depot ( is an online source for educational toys which are very well made (hello, wooden toys!) and sustainably produced. We all know that a good toy is age appropriate and engages a child's sensorimotor, cognitive and social emotional skills.

What came in the mail for Maya right before we left for our winter vacation was from the international award-winning Wonderworld's rainbow set of musical wooden blocks. Discovery Depot shipped my order within 2 days! Talk about fast and efficient service! (They have free shipping for Metro Manila residents for orders P1,500 and above!)

What I love about this toy is it is made from rubber wood, strictly using non-toxic paints, dyes and lacquers. I need not worry if she decides to bite into it (as most teething babies go through a phase of chewing their toys!). 

Another win is that blocks are hollow, filled with beads that create different tones for my future musical prodigy! 

I am so very happy with the quality of this set that I foresee keeping it as a keepsake long after my daughter's baby years.... or passing it on to the next generation. These types of toys are truly treasures to be kept and to be given out!

Another gift idea is to throw a party with The Offbeat Party or TOPmla which offers add-on activities and 4 meters x 2 meters play areas for your child's special birthday. All wooden toys available are safe, non-toxic and eco-friendly PLUS everyone gets a 20% discount during the event!

Discovery Depot + TOPmla

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

A Waldorf Doll Making Workshop

With just a few days left before we leave for our holiday vacation, I decided to take a mini-break from the frantic planning and chaotic busy-ness of last minute work deliverables (I still have one last event this Sunday for Flow In The City Christmas Edition!).

A Waldorf Doll Making Workshop with Tita Malou Medrano (one of my son's nurturers or kindergarten teacher years ago) was just what I needed to slow down and ground. It is also my own preparation for my handmade and homemade Christmas present to both my kids (they will have to share a doll until I get to make another one!). Since I wasn't able to attend her 3-day workshop because of conflicted schedules, I opted to attend a shorter version with other Waldorf parents and teachers.

Here are some of the materials I started to work with

My classmates for today were parents and teachers from other Waldorf schools in the Philippines. I am so glad to be part of this community of like-minded folks!

Yes! With much guidance from Tita Malou, I made the head of a baby!

This doll was my inspiration for the one I am currently making. It is one of Tita Malou's masterpieces :)

Here's the group with our almost-finised works! I'm still working on adding hair and completing the finishing touches on mine but will make sure it will be ready for Christmas!

I honestly waited until I had a daughter before I decided to finally get one or better yet... make one. I don't know why I never made one for my son. Perhaps, I wasn't ready yet. Waldorf dolls are so very special because they are very simple, handmade and with the best intentions for your child. Unlike mass produced, plastic or factory made dolls that have no deep meaning nor positive energy, these loving creations are a gem to childhood! I wish I had one when I was young!

I saw this beautiful quote --
"......a handcrafted doll is one of a kind, an individual which carries the spirit of the maker in its stitches and absorbs the spirit of the child who loves it".

Another important thing about Waldorf dolls, Tita Malou says that it is important to keep it very simple, with no emotions especially for very young children (as you can see in the photos) so that your child may imagine it on the doll. Children will mirror their own emotions on the doll as they go through life's milestones. Whenever they are sad, they will also hug and care for a sad doll. When they are happy or excited, the doll will be the same. It is an extension of themselves, and so we treat dolls with respect, with reverence as with life. Read more about Waldorf dolls here.

Here are more of Tita Malou's brilliant works all sold out at the recent Advent Fair in Acacia Waldorf School. Thank you for the photo, Luisa!

To order a very special Waldorf doll for your child or your godchildren or join future Waldorf doll making workshops, please SMS Tita Malou Medrano at 0932-9603392 or email

Monday, December 07, 2015

Advent in Kolisko Waldorf School

advent spiral in kolisko

As we entered into the time of joyful anticipation of Christmas, my son's school celebrated the start of Advent through the walk of the illuminated circle. Each year, I look forward to this tradition because it prepares and syncs my whole body (body, mind & soul) for the darkest time of the year. It is said that light shines brightest in the darkest of days. And so we walk the path with our inner lights shining through :)

advent circle of lights

This is just one of the many things I love about a Waldorf Education! Come join the activities prepared for the school this Sunday at Flow In The City Christmas Edition. See poster below and visit for more details and registration :)


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