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On Finding My Purpose and Blogging Inspired

If not for my friends Ditas, Janice and Tina, I might not have been able to attend the Blog Inspired workshop last Saturday. The four of us were talking over Twitter last week, and I think it was Ditas who asked if we were all going to be at the session. Tina was about to give birth at that time, and said she had to give up her slot. Janice was going for sure. I, on the other hand, found out about the free workshop late, and so I wasn’t able to secure a slot for myself. The three ladies convinced me to put my name on the wait list, just in case there are last minute slots that open up. So that night, I think it was a Thursday, I went ahead and signed up, without any expectations.

I got an email on Friday from my friend Martine of daintymom.com, one of the co-hosts of the workshop, saying that I was given a slot, and that I should be at Fully Booked in BGC the following day before 10:30am. It was so serendipitous because just a few minutes before I got the email, I wrote and submitted my entry to her blogaversary contest, a post about why I am inspired to blog. So yes, I believe that it was truly meant to be that I got that slot! And I mean to make the most out of it too.

Here I am with Janice and Ziggy (left side of photo), and Ditas and Henry (photo right).
Here I am with Janice and Ziggy (left side of photo), and Ditas and Henry (photo right). Little MrC is not in this photo because he’s the one who took the picture.

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You Are Your Child’s First and Best Teacher: A Seminar for Parents by The Learning Basket

I was just thinking about all the things I plan to do differently with my second child (when I have him/her). Among the changes I am thinking about making, replacing preschool with homeschooling is one of them. I really don’t want to commit to anything right now since I am nowhere near being pregnant with my second child, plus I have always said that I am not sure I have the patience to home-school.

So why am I event considering it? Well, I’ve started meeting a lot of other moms who home-school, and I’m starting to see some of its benefits. At the same time, the primary reason why we started sending my first son to preschool at a young age was because he’s an only child, and we were worried that he didn’t really know how to interact with other kids. I’m pretty sure that this is something I now know how to address, plus, my second kid obviously won’t be an only child, so there!

Coincidentally, just when my interest in homeschooling sparked, I learned about this upcoming workshop by The Learning Basket. I feel that this will be a great learning opportunity for parents like me who are even the least bit interested in learning more about homeschooling.

You Are Your Child's First and Best Teacher: A Seminar for Parents by The Learning Basket
You Are Your Child’s First and Best Teacher: A Seminar for Parents by The Learning Basket

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{Event} Yes Mommy: How to Talk so your Child will Listen and Understand

Communication is essential in any relationship. It would obviously be very difficult to understand each other and live harmoniously together is if we aren’t able to effectively relay to others what it is we want to say. One of the most difficult things to do is to effectively talk to your young children in a way that they will surely understand and listen. Many mommies struggle with this challenge. I know I have, and still do, even though my child is now six years old and has amazing comprehension skills. I guess sometimes it’s not just the listener, but also the person speaking who should learn to adjust in order to be able to ensure that his or her message is clear.

The good news is, Optimommy and Manila Workshops have put together a one-day workshop to address this issue, and teach parents how to communicate effectively with their children. The workshop is called “Yes Mommy: How to Talk so your Child will Listen and Understand”

About the Yes Mommy Workshop
At “Yes Mommy” we’ll talk about practical tips and tools to build a foundation of good communication with our young children. Topics include:

  • Self Talk for Mommies: Why positive communication begins with you
  • How to understand your child’s personality
  • How to adjust your communication style based on your child’s personality
  • The Three Elements of Positive Communication: Crucial factors to encourage your children to listen and understand
  • How to say “no” by saying “yes”

“Yes Mommy” is called a workshop. But Optimommy, Jayme, sees it as really more of a sharing session where moms can connect with other moms, you can feel safe to share what we know and don’t know, and you can have comfort knowing that we are not alone in this parenting journey. After “Yes Mommy”, you ca expect to gain:

  • Tools to start your day with calmness and intention
  • Patience in dealing with your children
  • Resources to communicate persuasively
  • A network of like minded moms who can give encouragement and support

Here are the EVENT DETAILS and RATES:
Date: Saturday, December 15, 2012 Time: 9:00 am to 4:45 pm
Venue: COWO – Ground Floor, Suntree Tower, #27 Sapphire Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City

Regular Rate of Php 1,400 / participant
Early Bird Rate of Php 1,200 / participant (PAID before Dec. 1, 2012 or via Okayokay.com until Dec. 10)
Group Discount of Php 1,000 for 3 or more participants

*Lunch and afternoon snack are included
*Payment may be via Okayokay.com or deposit to a UnionBank or BPI Account or via Paypal (Please add Php 50 for Paypal charges).

Since it’s almost Christmas, Optimommy and I would like to treat all of the readers of Mrs C’s Sugarcoated Life to a special discounted rate on this workshop. If you sign up using my promo code OptimommyPATTY, you get a 50% discount on the registration fee. That means you’ll only need to pay Php500 to join this fabulous workshop! Isn’t that wonderful?

Join now! All you have to do is sign up through this form. Don’t forget to use the Promo Code OptimommyPATTY to get the discount!

Much love and happiness,


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