UPDATED: WAHMs Garage Sale at the WAHM Expo, Oct 25, 2014!

The WAHMderful Community of Work-at-Home Moms is having a flash Garage Sale next week at the Work-at-Home Weekend Expo this October 25th, at Insular Life, Makati. We’ll have eight (8) WAHM sellers who are armed with lots of pre-loved, used-but-good items, as well as some brand-new items, too!

What’s for sale?

Craft Supplies (unused, old stock from craft supply store)

Craft supplies – polymer clay, beads, cabochons, etc.
Handmade accessories
Mini tabletop dress forms
Wrapping paper books



Books (Php50 – 150!)
Entrepreneurship books
Christian living books
Homeschool manuals and books (U.S. sourced)
Parenting books

Pre-loved items for kids (as low as Php30!)
handmade dresses for little girls
Baby clothes
Baby gear: tub, toys, etc.
One (1) SaYa Baby Carrier Light Blue Size 2
One (1) Crib Couture diaper bag
One (1) Gia Simplisse Nursing Pillow
1 lot Lansinoh milk storage bags

Pre-loved items for moms (as low as Php40!)
Mommies maternity clothes
Assorted dresses and clothes, male and female
Everyday wear, ordinary clothes
Party and date night clothes for moms
Shoes (imported)
Xbox -1pc

Brand New Items
One (1) Merrel Shoes
One (1) Bobbi Brown Surf Eyeshadow Palette
One (1) Ikea Laptop Pillow
Brand new items for kids like shoes, headbands.
Wrist watch for moms- brand new
Dress for moms -brand new
Konjac Sponge items, discounted for WAHMs: Face sponges at P350 (P380 SRP); Body sponges at P400 (P450 SRP); Baby sponge at P360 (395 SRP)”

Buy your WAHM Expo ticket now to shop!

Those who attend the WAHM Weekend Expo need to only pay Php100.00 entrance fee to shop at the Garage Sale, as well as the WAHM Bazaar. The Garage Sale will be held at the lobby of the Insular Life Multi-Purpose Hall, adjacent to the session hall where we will have our talks and sessions.

Entrance Fee (will not attend any talk; fees apply to those who are
21 years old and above only. Children are free to enter): Php 100

Workshop pass (need not pay entrance fee separately):

  • Php 350 to attend 1 class/topic
  • Php 900 to attend 3 classes/topics
  • Php 1,500 for an unlimited class pass  (Outstanding value!!)

To register for the WAHM Weekend Expo, go to Manila Workshops: http://manilaworkshops.com/2014/07/the-work-at-home-weekend-expo-2014.html

Where it all began: The WAHM 101 Workshop

In October of 2012, we held our first workshop ever for the work-at-home moms in Manila. We had a full house — 45 women in all — who came together to know more about the meaning of working from home and making a home. It’s hard to believe that after two years, and ten workshops later, we’re still here! And from the initial 45 workshoppers, our online community of WAHMs has boomed. We’re over 1,200 members in our private online community on Facebook, and we’re growing more and more.

We started with a panel of “guest WAHMs”:

We grew from workshop to workshop. We reached an attendance of 70+ at one time:

And we just kept on going, until the community began to connect with one another. Some formed business partnerships, others found job leads through our Facebook groups, and even started doing their own learning events and workshops. Through time, our Facebook group gained a reputation for being one of the most genuine and supportive online groups for local work-at-home moms.

All this makes us happy. It’s been a good two years! And we only want to get better and better.

From the first 101 workshop, much has happened, and a lot has changed in terms of what we know now about the WAHM landscape. That’s why this workshop is an updated version of the first one we did last year, the very first time we connected and communed with the WAHMs here in Manila:

We’re excited to see you on June the 28th! The early bird rate is a super steal at Php1,000, and comes with lunch and your workshop materials. We’ve never offered the workshop this low before, and considering that the content is wholly different from our first workshop, we know that you won’t want to miss this, even if you were there on the first run last October 2012.

WAHMderful Workshops 101 - 2014

We’ll be talking about:

  • how to make the jump from working girl to WAHM (actual steps we took to transition)
  • how to create a need for your services, even if you have never worked from home before. (strategies on creating your own job, so that you will use your skills to start working from home, even if you’re still employed)
  • what you can learn from real WAHMs who’ve made mistakes but have risen to experience success in the work at home lifestyle. You’ll learn from our panel of three very special and inspiring WAHMs!

Plus, you’ll be getting goodies from our sponsor, Unilab!

We hope to see you there with the other WAHMs in Manila! You can sign up right away:

Real WAHM: Jennyfer Tan, Virtual Assistant and Consultant

jenn_tanName: Jennyfer Tan

WAHM Occupation: Virtual Assistant/VA Consultant

Website: www.jennyfertan.com , www.thetechiemom.com

1. Hi! Thanks for being a WAHM guest on the WAHMderful Life. Please tell me a little bit about yourself, your family, and what work you do from home.

My name is Jennyfer Tan, I’m a Virtual Assistant/VA Consultant, I’ve been married for 10 years (going 11 this August) to Oliver, a graphic designer, and a full time mom to 2 kids, Daniel, age 9 and Anaiah, age 2.

I used to work as IT for a tobacco company, I was doing the “manual” stuff like fixing the computer, troubleshooting hardware, software and network problems.  Then I had to resign to help my mom manage our family-owned garments business until she passed away (due to complications from leukemia) and we had to close down the business to pay for the medical bills that we incurred. After that I  became a partner in a small retail clothing company, but I had to “let it go” to concentrate on being a full time mom to our (then) 3-year old boy.

2. What made you decide to become a work at home mom?

It happened by accident actually.  When we decided that it is best for our family for me to be a stay at home mom  with our 3-year old (2007), we were living as a single income family.  For 2 years, we tried to stay as a single income family, but with our son growing up, the needs of the family increased.  I have always been, and still is, a “computer” person. I have a degree in Computer Applications/Business Administration and I am always ‘in the know’ of anything “techie”.  Around October 2009, I was surfing the net to find some online jobs until I stumbled upon Odesk (www.odesk.com).  I spent around a week just reading everything about it and learning all the processes  involved.   [Read more...]