(A Guest Blog Post by Janice Villanueva, Founder, Mommy Mundo)
How do you spot a modern mom? She's confident, self-assured, lives an active life whether that means being fit or being active in an endeavor that brings her fulfillment. She’s updated on trends and principles that will help her improve as a person and as a mom. She uses technology to be in touch with loved ones, run her household and also gain information. She is also quite discerning about products she uses especially those that are for her family and kids.
In the 12 years of Mommy Mundo’s existence as the go-to resource for modern moms in Manila, we’ve spotted these interesting trends among the hippest most active sling-wearing, label-reading, gadget-weilding, playground-heading women in the metro.
Wear your baby! The sling generation.
Babywearing not only promotes physical bonding, but is also said to develop more confident, smarter babies who are less anxious and cry less. The added benefit to wearing your baby on a sling is that it keeps your hands free to do other things!
Fashion trends: versatile maternity, fashionable nursingwear
With stretchy, cool, sometimes even eco-friendly fabric, expectant and nursing moms these days have more options in the fashion department. There are clothes made with hidden slits and panels for easier nursing, there are transition wear that moms can use from pregnancy and beyond. Modern moms are anti-frump!
Green mommyhood is in!: Cloth Diapering, Organic Fashion, Natural product choices
More and more moms opt to use cloth diapers- better for babies skin, more economical and also great for the environment.
In the last two years, there has been a greater demand for clothing made from natural and organic fabrics such as bamboo cotton. The clothes are uber soft, cool to the skin, and some types even have anti-UV and anti bacterial properties. Perfect for babies and kids, especially newborns!
Most modern moms are label-reading moms. You’ll find her in the supermarket checking out the fine print of ingredients and nutritional facts behind supermarket finds. She is just as discerning in terms of skin care products, toys, there is even finger paint and mineral make up for kids among others
The Mompreneur Movement
These days, moms can have their cake and eat it too, meaning they can be active parents and run a business. More and more women are getting into business because of opportunities made possible by the internet, social media, and most are also naturally multi-taskers and instinctive enough to know what other moms and women like them need and want.
So are you a modern mom? Visit Expo Mom 2013 and find out more about the latest in hip and active motherhood happening at the Rockwell Tent. Gates open at 10am. There is a minimal entrance fee of P30 per person, 100% of registration fees go to the MomShare outreach projects.
Bring your book donation and help Mommy Mundo build libraries for kids in Tawi Tawi through its partner Diksyonaryo ATBP.
To be updated on Expo Mom, LIKE the MOMMY MUNDO page on Facebook or visit www.mommymundo.com or www.expomom.com. Expo Mom is organized annually by Mommy mundo, the go to resource for active modern moms.
EXPO MOM 2013 is made possible by Shop Mommy Matters, Philippine Association of Childbirth Educators (PACE), Wilkins Distilled Water and Jakenpoy.com.
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