Friday, June 17, 2016

Good Housekeeping gathered Modern Urban Moms at the first-ever MUMS of Manila

Good Housekeeping Philippines, the leading family and home magazine in the country, in partnership with and Yummy magazine, recently held the newest gathering of Modern Urban Moms (MUMS) on May 28, Saturday, from 1:00 to 6:00 PM, at the SM Mall of Asia Main Mall, Atrium.

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.” 

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.

I am so blessed to be invited by my friend Neri of Nheng's Wonderland to attend this wonderful gathering just for moms!

After registration, we were given a passport for the different booths.

Here's the list of the booths we visited:

Quick demo at Pioneer Epoxy Clay Booth
Cute cake designs from Goldilocks

Pamper Ave.
Beauty and Butter, Nail Files, Maquillage Professionnel, V&M and TSG Clothing

Neri won a free Mani at Beauty and Butter
Having a relaxing hand massage at Nail Files
Free Make-up at Maquillage Professionnel
Amazing oils and actives at V&M Naturals
TSG Clothing

Kids Ave.
Tiny Buds, Zyji, JNBM Paper Clay and Smart Steps

Natural Baby Products at Tiny Buds
JNBM Paper Clay
Smart Steps

Home Blvd.
Home Suite, Cusina Homes

Won this reflective vest at Home Suite
Cusina, a natural antibacterial dishwashing liquid

Leisure Drive
PS Craft with Soul, Mysterium Philippines, Book Sale and Grab

PS Craft 
Book Sale
I won Php 1,000 worth of promo code at Grab

Eat Street
Sevilla and Sons Co. Sausage, Southern Folk Artisinal Chocolates, Jam Foods and Company, Pufft Marshmallow and Fruit Magic

Neri at Sevilla and Sons Co. Sausage Booth
Southern Folk Artisinal Chocolates
Jam Foods & Company
Pufft Marshmallow
Fruit Magic

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,” 

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

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

Simple physical exercises at home were presented by Managing Editor Angela Constantino Aquino in “Health Hacks,” 

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

My friend Neri and I attended the workshop segment HOME with the topic: "Say Goodbye to Kalat" by Tisha Alvarez

Me and Neri
She shared 6 Ways to Declutter:

1. Use the box method.
Sell/Give away

2. Get rid of 1 item every day.
Choose one thing to give away or discard each day.
Just make sure you don't go out and replace the stuff you get rid of!

3. Edit your closet.
Every 3 months, choose 33 items that will serve as your capsule wardrobe.
Tweak as necessary - 66 items for 6 months (2 seasons in the Philippines), etc.

4. Do the 12-12-12 challenge.
12 items to throw away
12 items to donate
12 items to be returned to their proper place
Get the whole family involved!

Guiding principle: "Does this spark joy?"
Tidy by criteria, not location:
    Komono (miscellany)

6. Know where to throw.
Donate items for recycling (e.g., to Trash-to-cash recycling market at SM Malls every first Friday and Saturday).
Donate to a worthy cause (e.g., Segunda Mana).
Have a garage sale.
Call Aling Puring, (632) 241-6565.

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.

For more details, follow Good Housekeeping on Facebook:, and on Twitter and Instagram: @goodhousekeepingph. Good Housekeeping is available on newsstands, and in bookstores, convenience stores, and supermarkets nationwide. A digital edition of Good Housekeeping is also available for download through Apple Newsstand, Buqo, and Zinio.


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  1. I love reading Good Housekeeping magazine because I learn so many things from it. The event looks nice, I really haven't attended any GH event for such a long time. Hopefully soon. :)

    1. This is my first time to attend and it was awesome!

  2. wow! I'd love to join this. The registration fee was super affordable, too bad I never heard of this event. I bet you had a great time, esp the free massage & nail file! ugh! I'd love that! haha.

  3. Gah, I couldn't decide which booth is the most awesome! I'm so jelly; I wish they'd have a Davao instalment of this event!

  4. I'm using the Konmari method pero sa damit pa lang. I'm dreaming to have a kalat free house also.

  5. we are also here around 130pm :-) kaya medyo mainit sayang nga was not able to avail my free manicue

    1. Sayang Mommy Anna. I didn't win in the roulette. So I just took picture of my friend.

  6. Looks like a fun event. Decluttering is one of my biggest problems as my hubby would hord a lot of stuff that we don't need. Thanks for sharing some tips!😆

    1. You're very much welcome. It really helps to declutter especially for us with small space.

  7. I love the de-cluttering tips! We here have a tendency to stick with our stuff (just because it is hard to let go sometimes).

    1. I'm guilty of that as well... It's just hard to let go...

  8. That's a lot of Epoxy products! Mighty Bond is really a household must-have. :)