A WAHMderful Weekend – Inspired and Blissed Out!

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The WAHMderful “WAHMies” who attended the weekend celebration and learning day last Oct. 27. Photo courtesy of MR Lightworks Photography

It was an awesome day last October 27! The ladies of the WAHMderful Community got together to celebrate one year of the WAHMderful Workshops, and to learn as a sisterhood from some of the most passionate mentors in the work-at-home community.

I cannot express my joy enough at how the event wrapped up one beautiful year in a metaphoric “bow.” To give a brief rundown, here’s what comprised the last 12 months of this community:

  • We’ve had a wonderful year of events with Manila Workshops, who make each workshop possible. Even some of our WAHMs in the community have begun to work in Manila Workshops, like Patty Cuyugan, our tireless and “Darna” event director for each WAHMderful Workshop!
  • We’ve made friends within the community, some of which have borne fruit in terms of collaborations and partnerships, like Marge Aberasturi a.k.a The Happy WAHM and Jennyfer Tan, who are now partners in business through VA Support Pro.
  • We’ve become channels of blessings to other WAHMs within the community. We’ve helped our fellow sisters in the WAHMderful life to get hired as virtual assistants, writers, community managers, graphic designers, and more. I’ve had the pleasure of working with some WAHMs, like Veronica Cosio, Rigette Osoteo, and Sammy Tan, who are also members of our community.
  • We continue to grow and impact the local social media sphere as one of the most active and authentic online communities for work at home moms in Manila. (I do hope we grow and branch out to touch other countries!)

We don’t just support one another. We truly love one another! And this was evident during the WAHMderful event last Sunday. As the emcee for the day, I was doubly blessed to be able to meet the wonderful ladies who came, and to be able to give a talk as well. It was all a blur to me when the day ended (because I still blank out when I give talks, though people said they liked my talk!). But as the days have passed, and the post-weekend “high” has lingered, I’ve been able to take a step back and see that, yes, it was a great day for the WAHMs.

I’d like to thank —

  • Ginger and Patty of Manila Workshops — You ladies are awesome. These events for the WAHMs in Manila would never have been possible without the Manila Workshops team! I am SO looking forward to our workshops for 2014, which I know will rock the house as they did in 2013! Thank you for your tireless work to make things happen!
  • Our speakers, Apa Alviar, Yeng Remulla, and Ginger (again!) — Thanks for sharing your wisdom and insights. We were SO filled up, and we can’t wait to act on what we’ve learned. Thank you, Apa, for teaching us to discover our core, our heart as WAHMs, and for challenging us to firm up our missions. Thank you, Ginger, for the practical tips on entrepreneurship; you are truly a woman of many talents! Thank you, Yeng, for stirring us up to start something amazing as WAHMs; we’re all the more challenged to take action and really start a revolution, both as a movement and in our lives as mothers, as work-at-home moms.
  • Our “Huddle Up” coaches, Marge Aberasturi, Jenn Tan, Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag, Jayme Gatbonton — Thank you, ladies, for sharing your knowledge freely and generously! You are some of the most inspiring WAHMs, and we learned so much from your consultations, your personal experiences, your struggles and challenges as WAHMs. We’re all the better for knowing you all!
  • Our sponsors — DSM, Unilab, PLDT, Alta, CalChews, Xend, Insular Life, Toccare Spa, and our booth sponsors Kooky Loopy, A La Mode, Happy Finds, Pamper Me Pink: Thank you so greatly for supporting this event and making it happen! Your partnership made everything work — and work splendidly! Thank you especially to MR Lightworkz Photography for capturing our event so vividly and candidly: We would not have been able to enjoy the memories without you!

Finally, thank  you to ALL the ladies who attended the WAHMderful Weekend. Without you, we would not have a community; without you, we would not have been able to forge on with the mission to “make a living while making a home.” It’s because of ALL of you, dear participants, that we exist, that these workshops are what they are.

Here’s to your bliss, your “starts”, your missions, your “aha” moments, and your bliss!

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Learn from the Best in Life – Work – Freedom: Keynote Speakers for WAHMderful Weekend

We’re SO excited to present you with our Keynote Speakers for the WAHMderful Weekend! These speakers are among the best in the fields of entrepreneurship, work-life integration, goal achievements, freelancing, and creative living.

We’re honored to have high-acclaimed author and entrepreneur YENG REMULLA of I am a Productive Pinoy! and Start Learning PH as one of our Keynote Speakers for the WAHMderful Weekend! An entrepreneur, best-selling author, public speaker — as well as a husband & dad — Yeng is an advocate of entrepreneurship, arts, and lifelong learning.

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Want to accomplish your FINANCE GOALS, your FAMILY DREAMS, and even your PERSONAL DESIRES? Then you have to be at APA ALVIAR’S session on “Life Purpose Planning” this October 27 at the WAHMderful Weekend! Apa is a certified Human Resources Facilitator, and specializes in helping individuals — especially moms & dads — achieve their goals exuberantly! He’ll help you tune into your Life Purpose, so that you can grow towards success as a WAHMie!

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Do you want to make more money so that you can achieve a freedom-lifestyle that let’s you set up a side business, or generate more income while still rocking it out as a telecommuter/outsourced employee? GINGER ARBOLEDA of Mommy Ginger and Manila Workshops is the lady to listen too, then! And she’ll give you insider tips on how to create multiple income streams that can fuel your “WAHM-eo” dreams. Be there for Ginger’s talk, “The Art of the ‘RAKET’,” only at the WAHMderful Weekend this October 27!

Ginger WAHM Weekend

How did an ordinary mom launch an award-winning blog, create the most active community of work-at-home moms in Manila, setup a creative business built on her skills & passions, and set off on a mission to empower other women to make a living while making a home? Martine De Luna tells you her story — and will give you tips — on how to create a LIFESTYLE of FREEDOM that integrates your calling as a wife & mom with meaningful work. Martine is the founder of the WAHMderful Life Community, a Director of the WAHMderful Life Workshops (a collaboration with Manila Workshops), an award-winning blogger at DaintyMom.com, and a Blog & Writing Coach at MartinedeLuna.com.

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Get WAHMderful. Live and work purposefully, happily.

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WAHMderful Weekend – A celebration and learning event for WAHMs

It is with great pleasure and excitement that Manila Workshops and The WAHMderful Life Supprt+Sisterhood present the WAHMderful Weekend: A one-day celebration and learning event for work-at-home moms (and dads!). This one-day celebration and learning event will take place on Sunday, October 27, 2013, 9:00AM – 5:00PM at the SMX Convention Center, Bonifacio Global City, and is the perfect venue for all “WAHMologists”, those who are passionate about making “work at home WORK” for themselves and their families.

WAHMs, work-at-home dads, even work-at-home “marrieds” and all those who aspire to switch to a work-at-home-lifestyle are invited to join us for this amazing event! It’ll be a packed day, with exciting talks and workshop sessions on: [Read more...]