BAZAAR PILIPINAS: BANGON VISAYAS!
A Charity Bazaar & Concert
Nov. 29 & 30 2pm-2am
@ the A.VENUE Open Parking, Makati Ave., Makati City.
I belong to a Facebook group called Bazaar Pilipinas owned by long-time bazaarista and event organizer, Ms. Sandy Allan-Beltran. I have been following Ms. Sandy since the Multiply days when she was still organizing events at Cubao. Her Facebook group, Bazaar Pilipinas, is a treasure trove of information for upcoming bazaars and a place where we bazaaristas could share our experiences.
Wanting to help out in the relief efforts for Typhoon Yolanda and the Bohol quake survivors, she, with the help of Baga Manila, Park and Bargain, and A.Venue Hotel Suites, has organized Bazaar Pilipinas: Bangon Visayas – A Charity Bazaar and Concert.
This will prove to be an exciting event since it coincides with Park and Bargain’s 1st Anniversary where there will be a Bingo and Ramp for a Cause, a concert and a car boot sale.
If you’re looking for a place to have fun, relax, shop and still be able to help out in Typhoon Yolanda’s relief efforts, come visit Bazaar Pilipinas: Bangon Visayas!
Here’s the map to A. Venue Hotel.
The last weekend of October was actually a very busy one for me and my family. We had a bazaar scheduled on the same weekend as the Wahmderful Weekend but I was very determined to attend the Wahmderful Weekend and meet-up with fellow work-at-home moms. My able children and hubby took over watching my booth so I can attend.
I had the privilege to share my work-from-home journey. We have a family hardware business that sold industrial items such as valves, bolts, nuts and screws, tools and clamp for plungers. I’ve been helping out in the family business since I was a teenager but decided to quit after having our second child in 1998. At that time, my dad discovered that I can actually work from home sending and replying to emails, doing online searches and writing business letters. I was a virtual assistant at a time when I haven’t even heard of the term. A few years later, I discovered blogging and started writing about our family’s homeschool. Being exposed to other homeschool bloggers, I learned about the TOS Homeschool Review Crew and that applications were ongoing. I became a homeschool product reviewer in 2008 and again in 2010. In between those times, I also became a book reviewer for American publishing houses. All these experience finally led to my work-from-home job in Balsam Brands as their Social Media Analyst. After being employed and working from home for a year, I finally decided to pursue my own business – Zac’s Toys and Gifts.
That was what I shared during the Wahmderful Weekend and I can only hope that I was able to inspire one or two moms. But the truth of the matter is that I was the one who was very, very inspired. Listening to Apa Alviar, one of our speakers, talk about discovering your motivation was a true eye-opener for me. Sitting on that table, surrounded by my online and offline sisters, I was finally able to accept who I really am and what I wanted to achieve in life. I came to realize that because of the ideals I kept, I was suppressing my natural business skills. It was such a breakthrough for me that I had to pause and pray to the Lord asking for guidance. It was there that I found peace with God and myself about His purpose during this time of my life.
The Wahmderful Weekend was a blessing. I got to meet new friends, saw many of my ‘old’ friends, and had so much fun with everyone. And it was during that time when I found my true bliss – that is to pursue my business goals while caring for my family at home. We had to leave early so that I can go back to Zac’s Toys and Gifts bazaar so I was unable to finish it. Despite that, I was still very blessed. Dainty Mom and Manila Workshops are gearing for another Wahmderful Weekend next year, hope to see you there soon!
Music is a major part of our family’s life. Gary D. and I met during our teens when we sang in our church choir. Here’s the oldest photo I found of the two of us singing in our Christmas Cantata in 1986. Can you guess where we are? That’s right, I’m the one in yellow, second from the right and he’s the thick-haired guy third from the left.
As we became a little older, both of us became song leaders in church. To be more romantic about this, he fell in love with me when we were practicing for one of our Christmas cantatas.
It’s not a surprise that our offspring are all musically gifted. Guitar Babe is aptly named because of her love for playing the guitar. I was only able to enroll her for less than a year of guitar lessons and she basically taught herself after that. That’s why for her last birthday, she told us that we can forego all sorts of gifts and parties, al she wanted was to buy a new electric guitar. Artsy Princess is an awesome singer (mommy bias considered) and teaches herself vocal techniques that she learns online. Just a few minutes ago, she was talking to her dad about runs and dips which both of us did not know much about. As early as I can remember, Artsy was already humming tunes. Some of our relaxing times at home are spent singing our favorite songs together.
That’s why when we build our own home, we will most definitely include an awesome music room where we could all sing and play instruments to our heart’s content. Guitar Babe further pushes that dream by making that music room into a recording studio. We visited a friend’s home last year and jammed in their music room that looked like this:
Photo Credit: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/337699672030119121/
I’m pretty sure that when our music room/recording studio is built, one of the things we would definitely have, aside from several guitars, 2 keyboards, music stands, and microphones, is an autotune 7, a tool for professional pitch correction that corrects pitch problems in solo vocals and instruments. I dream of the time when we can all bond over singing, record our songs and just sing our hearts out. Wouldn’t it be great if we can pass along professionally recorded songs of our family to our future generations? Hmm, this is a project that I’d love to do with Gary D. and the kids, even as we wait for our dream music room to be built.
Okay, I’m adding that to my bucket list. For now, back to my present reality.
I am very happy to announce that a homeschool conference is set to happen in Manila on November 16, 2013! If you are a family who already homeschools, or you are contemplating homeschooling, this conference is perfect for you. Aside from meeting other like-minded families, letting your children make friends with fellow homeschoolers, you will definitely learn more about homeschooling in the Philippines. I hope to see you there!
Read to the bottom of this post for the GIVEAWAY!
Homeschooling is a global movement that is now becoming a viable option for Filipino families who want to provide their children with education beyond a classroom’s walls.
Manila Workshops, a company dedicated to continuing education for professional and personal goals, and The Learning Basket, an advocacy that inspires parents to be their children’s first and best teacher, have come together to offer an event jam-packed with information and inspiration about homeschooling that will help parents who are considering to educate their children at home.
You Can Homeschool! Be Inspired, Be Informed, Be Empowered! Is a day-long event happening on November 16, 2013, Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM at One Events and Café, One Corporate Center, Julia Vargas corner Meralco Ave, Pasig City.
Parents who are exploring, or are unsure of their homeschooling path, are encouraged to attend You Can Homeschool to gain an intimate look and understanding of home education. The key speakers of this event, Thammie Sy, Frannie Daez, and Edric Mendoza, have all found their calling in homeschooling their children.
Here are some highlights to look forward to:
· Be inspired by our speakers as they share about homeschooling from the heart, developing the homeschooling mindset, and how to homeschool in the Philippines
· Testimonials from children who have experienced learning at home.
· An overview of the homeschooling providers in the country, and the various services that they offer.
· Intimate break-out discussions with homeschooling parents
At the end of this summit, we hope to inspire parents to take on an active role in the education of their child. We aim to help them be informed of the realities of homeschooling, and learn how they can do it, too. Lastly, we want parents to be empowered with the inspiration and knowledge they have gained to take on the role of “teacher” in their homes.
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I think I first heard of Blogapalooza maybe 2 years ago. At that time, I signed up for the event but did not make the list. Seeing the registration again this year prompted me to sign up but I wasn’t really sure if I would make it. Before my blog migration, I only blogged about 4-5 times so it feels like I’m building up my readership once again.
So it’s a pleasure for me to see this blog on the first 150 approved bloggers invited to Blogapalooza 2013 happening on Nov. 16 at the SMX Aura, Taguig City. Here’s how Blogapalooza describe themselves:
Blogapalooza is a community. It’s a link between big and small businesses who have something cool to share and the online community of people who love to share. Blogapalooza is a blogger event on crack! Lots of giveaways for the bloggers and online community and a chance for big and small businesses to present their product / brand / thingamajig to hundreds of influential bloggers and online social media influencers
To sum it up, Blogapalooza is an event that brings businesses and bloggers together all in one place. Blogapalooza is still accepting applications for businesses and bloggers who would like to be invited to the event. Businesses will gain the advantage of showing off their products to multiple bloggers all at once and bloggers get goodies from these businesses while gaining traction for their blogs. Come join us!
To know more about Blogapalooza and apply as a business or a blogger, click here.
I recently caught up with Martine De Luna, owner of the Manila Work-At-Home Moms group on Facebook, blogger and coach extraordinaire of Dainty Mom and MartineDeLuna.com. With The Wahmderful Weekend coming up in a few days, I wanted all of us to get to know Martine better. Read on and be inspired. By the way, if your read through to the end of this post, there’s a fabulous giveaway for The Wahmderful Weekend.
Martine, thank you very much for taking time for our interview today.
What were your intentions when you first formed the Manila WAHMs group?
MDL: I wanted to create a true community of work-at-home women in the Philippines. Most of the groups I’d seen out there were spammy and filled with job postings, not real conversations between WAHMs. Eventually, the group grew, and grew even more after I began the WAHMderful Workshops, a collaboration between the WAHMderful Life Community and Manila Workshops.
Did you have some doubts/fears before you did it? How did you overcome it?
MDL: I didn’t have any doubts that this community — the WAHMs group on Facebook and the workshops — was necessary. First of all, there was no active community that was doing what our group is doing (at least, none I knew of). Rather than wait for someone else to start this group, I acted on my instincts and started it. Many of the original members are readers of my blog, DaintyMom.com, which is where I first started to write about my work-at-home life.
How would you describe the group dynamics now?
MDL: The Manila WAHMs Facebook Group and the WAHMderful Workshops community comprises mostly women who do outsourced work, freelance work, all from home. We’ve got a mix of married women, single moms, newbie WAHMs and veteran ones who’ve been in the lifestyle for some time now. We have a handful of online shop owners and entrepreneurs, too.
What I’ve come to see is that there are a lot of long-time WAHMs in Manila. It’s become more and more obvious that there really wasn’t one single support group online that united these women. I don’t consider myself a leader or expert at the WAHM life, but I am known to be a conversation starter. That’s what this is:
A group that perpetuates the conversation, the idea that a woman can make a living while making a home, and do both well and purposefully.
We’re not just concerned about making money and getting rich materially.
What are the benefits of joining the group?
MDL: Well, the Facebook group is a sisterhood. There’s a camaraderie there. So you get to connect with real women who work from home, who likely understand the ups and downs of the WAHM life.
When we have events, the Manila WAHMs group is the first one who knows about them, like the WAHMderful Life Workshops and such. We extend discounts to members of the Facebook group, too, for these events.
The WAHMs in the group also find other WAHMs in their area or region, so they can connect with one another offline. It’s a great place where WAHMs can meet and collaborate, even support, help and pray for one another.
Can you tell us some stories of how the group is able to be of help to WAHMS or WAHM to be?
MDL: This group has been able to connect WAHMs with business partners, co-service providers, and more. For instance: Two of my panelists from the first WAHMderful Life Workshop, Marge and Jenn, were able to collaborate. They now work as partners providing virtual assistance coaching and services. They’ve even taken it further to run their own workshops! Many of the moms who give workshops through Manila Workshops are from the WAHMderful Life/Manila Work at Home Moms group.
Aside from these collaborations, we’ve also helped other WAHMs connect with employers, through job leads. We’re a helpful community, and when somebody posts a job opening or opportunity, the WAHMs recommend or refer one another for these jobs, depending on the skill required, expertise.
What are your future plans for the group?
MDL: My dream is for the WAHMderful Life Community and Manila Work at Home Moms group to be a FULL SERVICE job placement-learning support organization. I want us to eventually work with companies that provide jobs for work-at-home moms.
I am also looking for partner organizations who want to collaborate with the WAHMderful Life and Manila Work at Home Moms on projects. I’d love for the organization to be able to support local advocacies, especially those that champion mothers.
There you have it. It was fun and inspiring to connect with Martine. Would you like to connect with other work-at-home moms? Come join us at the Wahmderful Weekend: The Heart and Hands of the Work At Home Mom on Oct. 27, 2013 at The SMX Convention Center, Bonifacio Global City.
Manila Workshops has graciously sponsored a free ticket to the Wahmderful Life for Beyond The Silver and The Gold readers! That means one of you will get to go for FREE!!!
Note: Try to accomplish all the tasks because this gives you more chances of winning a ticket. The winner will be announced on Oct. 26, Saturday. I suggest that if you’re really decided to attend the Wahmderful Weekend, go ahead and pay for your ticket. If you have already reserved and paid, come and join anyway, because if you win, Manila Workshops refund your payment. Isn’t that great?
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One of the things that may affect you while working from home is isolation. In my 11 years of doing almost everything from home, I’ve had to battle the loneliness and isolation that I usually feel. When I do go out, it’s hard to find someone who understood the kind of lifestyle we chose. Most people think that staying at home meant a lot of free hours to do whatever I want, but it is the exact opposite. As a WAHM, my day is super busy. From the moment I wake up to the time I give in to sleep, it’s as if I never stop working. Truth to tell, even homeschool moms are so busy with their own families we hardly have time to meet up. We humans were never created to go at it alone, God specifically created us to need other people.
I first knew about Martine de Luna when she was still a very young homeschool Ate Martine. She was then helping out homeschool families and planning field trips. I followed her blog when she got married and became a mother. I suppose it was at that time when she went through transition and became a WAHM herself and started blogging as Dainty Mom. When she started The Manila Work-At-Home Moms Group on Facebook, I joined the group immediately.
Here I found an answer to the isolation and loneliness that I felt with our lifestyle. As it turns out, there are a LOT of women who are working from home and MORE women aspiring for the work from home lifestyle. With the Manila WAHMS, I gained plenty of friends, if only online, who had dreams and desires as I did. As a group, we inspired each other, shared our life experiences and encouraged each other to push on. We networked among each other and gave each other jobs and job leads. Mind you, if you were to join us with the purpose of finding more people to market any MLM or online networking group, you may be booted out, as that is not what we are.
Don’t just take it from me, I asked other members of the Manila WAHMS to share how the group has inspired/helped/encouraged them. Here’s a peek:
The job/biz opp networking and idea sharing are great. But just plain knowing you’re not alone in your WAHM journey is enough. ~ Karen Manahan-Singson, 35yo, WAHM-turned-SAHM (for the time being), mom to Vitto (5yo) and Maggie (7 wks), and the Manic Mommy behind http://www.themanicmommymemoirs.wordpress.com.
This group helped me to realize what a support group for moms working from home really mean. This is not just a place to network for possible job leads, but you can also rant about moms not being super women and people will understand. – Noemi Cariaso-Mora, 40+yo , Web content specialist with 3 kids (13, 12 and 5yo), http://www.pinayworkathomemoms.com.
This group gave me the push I needed to become a WAHM. Seeing the success stories of other mommies here showed me that with hard work, dedication and persistence, I could take care of my child full time and still earn enough money to contribute to our household income. This group has been a great venue for me to find places where I can get work. I am now a fulltime VA because of this group. – Hana Pangan, 31, VA, 1 kid, http://www.mommymusume.blogspot.com.
In a place where the norm is breastfeed for 2 to 6 months and thereafter, find a “real job” (as they call it), it’s quite hard to wake up each and everyday trying to explain to everyone my status as a WAHMie. This group has encouraged me to be firm in my decision to be a WAHM, and has kept me going breastfeeding for almost 12 months now. I’m not a blogger, but hopes to be one someday –Gela Hernandez-Villa, 31, mom to Emmett (turning 1yo in 2 wks), and my online shop is: http://www.facebook.com/SnowflakesShoppe.
Knowing that there are so many successful WAHMs out there gave me the courage to finally take that leap. I’m planning to transition from a very secure job of almost 8 years as Director of Operations to run my own business. A baby store, no less.I have no clue how to do retail, but I love the challenge. The store has been live for a month now, and I’m already getting a lot of orders. I’m also joining my first bazaar on Saturday. I’m super excited and I’m so happy about this decision. Just reading how supportive some WHAMMIES are really continues to drive me. — Jade-Ceres Dolor-Munoz, 32 yo, Owner of BEANS Baby Store, mommy to 18-month-old Jellybean.http://www.facebook.com/BeansBabyStore.
The WAHM network gave me the support and courage I needed to pursue other fields besides something that I’m comfortable with. The group also made me realize that I’m not alone in taking on mom and wife and homemaker concerns, and they me feel at ease being a WAHM.
- Melanie Francia Dychinco-Ty, 36, Freelance Gen. Transcriptionist and VA with 3 daughters.
I live far from most of the members of this group and haven’t seen any of you yet, yet I strangely feel a sense of kinship here. Knowledge-wise, this group is like no other, spewing forth endless tutorials, tips and tricks. However, what moves me more deeply is the attitude that we all seem to share—fiercely family-centric and reasonably ambitious. Michelle Asuncion Mabalod, 38, freelance writer, mom of 3 kids, blogger at http://behealthyandwell.com.
This group has helped me find other moms who understand the daily challenges I experience in working from home or running a business while striving to stick to my priorities. – Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag, 38, author/consultant/speaker/blogger, mom to Yanthy (5) and Mateo (almost 2). http://www.fulllifecube.com/.
This group has been so warm and welcoming from the get-go. I remember my very first post asking for help and almost in an instant somebody responded! It felt so reassuring that there are people who hear you and care to share what they know. I love the sisterhood, I love the honesty. And I especially I love how intelligent yet down to earth the people are. -Jennifer Rabe Professional Host/Emcee and Life Insurance Agent, PRULIFE UK. Mom to Joey (9)http://www.askjennetoday.com.
This group inspires me to embrace the possibility of seamlessly incorporating my identity as a full time mom, wife, & writer into a viable lifestyle that works. – Vanessa Salas, freelance writer & full time homemaker, 3 year old boy, http://www.shedmom.com.
This group came at a time I needed it. Reading the posts of other WAHMs makes me feel that I’m not alone, and tough times are rough but that something good comes out of it too. I also feel supported. I know that if I have questions or need help regarding work or being a WAHM, someone would at least try to help. So I want to do the same. It’s really a community. May De Jesus-Palacpac, 38, Offshore Marketing Assistant, 3 kids, http://www.maypalacpac.wordpress.com.
I never dreamt of becoming a writer because I never thought I can. This group showed me the ropes of how to be a better one, or at least, how not to make an embarrassing line or move involving relations with editors and source persons. Now I know where to turn to to verify content and styles before clicking “send” for publication.
-Jazer Basan, 40-something, artist, writer and stay-at-home mother, 2 kids
If you are now a WAHM or wanting to be one, come and join The Manila WAHMs on Facebook. You’ll find support, help and encouragement here. Better yet, come and meet us at The Wahmderful Weekend where you’ll get a chance to meet other WAHMs and learn about this lifestyle. Spearheaded by The Manila Workshops and Wahmderful Life, this is a one-day celebration and learning event that will take place on Sunday, October 27, 2013, 9:00AM – 5:00PM at the SMX Convention Center, Bonifacio Global City. For more details and registration, go here.
ANNOUNCEMENT: I’m having a GIVEAWAY for The Wahmderful Weekend but it’s on another post. Here’s a clue to what I’m giving away:
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If we’re friends on Facebook, you would probably know that I quit my full time job so that i can be a WAHMeo. Yes, it has been my dream to run my own business. This year, with two cold feet, but with a lot of courage, I plunge into this deep pool of entrepreneurship, to open my very own toy shop – ZAC’S TOYS AND GIFTS.
Last October 5-6, Zac’s Toys and Gifts joined the Christmas Holiday Bazaar at the Cuenca Community Center at Ayala Alabang Village. Although this is not my first foray into joining bazaars, it has been some 9-10 years since the last one I joined. In the past, I only started with a very small capital, shared a booth with two other people, brought my own tables from home and hoped for the best. This time, I am renting my own booth, and will be more organized. Here’s how my booth looked like:
Looking at the other booths, mine still doesn’t look as good as I would want it to be. The one right thing I did, though, was to move that red shelf to the front in the afternoon. It was at children’s eye level which made it easy for them to choose.
I joined the next weekend’s bazaar by Rotary Club of Alabang organized by Magarbo Events. This time, I brought reinforcements to help me during set up. Here are my willing little helpers.
My parents gave me full support and even lead in setting up my booth.
Here’s my much improved booth that displayed my items for sale much, much better. During this event, I was approached by four organizers who invited me to join their bazaars. The common comment was that the toys I sell are of good quality and not the cheap kind.
My vision for Zac’s Toys and Gifts is to provide good quality toys and gifts at reasonable, even, negotiable prices. I hope to see you at my next events.
October 26–27, 2013
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December 21-22, 2013
I have been working from home since I stopped working in my father’s hardware biz in 2002. Back then, my dad and I discovered that it’s possible for me to work remotely with the use of a phone and the internet. I did not know it then but I was already working as his virtual assistant doing secretarial work, online research, contacting foreign suppliers and preparing documents for the company. However, I did not view this as real work, instead I just viewed it as something I did to help out.
We were already homeschooling then and my focus was on my children’s education. Then came this blog and reviewing products. I did a combination of these three for so many years without earning much income. The result: I learned about working online but had financial difficulties.
In 2011, I became pregnant with our 5th baby. It was not the optimal time for me to become pregnant. I was overweight and suffering from asthma. The doctor already warned us that I may give birth prematurely and that we have to be ready. We were living on a single income had very little savings so that we couldn’t choose a good hospital that had great preemie support. The priority back then was for us to find a hospital that we can afford. On April 22, 2012, I gave birth prematurely to a lovely baby boy who would only live for eight weeks.
The childbirth it itself was already a harrowing experience. I was bleeding profusely – there was just so much blood – that before they took me inside the OR, my prayers were already for the family that I might leave behind, not anymore for myself. I had already accepted that God may be calling me home. I knew that if I should die, I’m sure I would go to Heaven but my husband and children will be left alone. Living through that experience brought about a big change in me. An even bigger change happened after my baby died.
After Zac died, I made the important decision to find work so that I can earn and help my husband. I became very determined that we can ensure the health, safety and future of our children. I no longer want to get to that point again when our child needed something and we couldn’t give it because we lacked the money. For years, I lived with the belief that I had to care for my children full time. To me this meant giving up my job and staying home to be with them. To be clear, I enjoyed taking care of and teaching our children but grief propelled me to ensure our children would have what they needed. I remember our pastor telling me, “Even if you are already working, that doesn’t change your basic nature as a mom.” Hearing that strengthened my resolve to find a job that will allow me to work from home.
Maybe for you, it isn’t so dramatic, this need to work from home. I know of at least two other WAHMs whose story is as dramatic as mine. I also know many WAHMs who made the decision to work from home because it’s the right thing to do for their families. I have yet to meet a mother who said that she regrets working from home.
As for myself, my family and I have benefited greatly from my work. For one year, I worked as a Social Media Analyst for Balsam Brands. When I started, I hardly knew anything about my job. But because I was driven to succeed, I soon learned the ropes of working in social media. I found my work fun and fulfilling. The pay was good, but the best benefit was the confidence I gained. After years of not working, I still experienced success.
Surely this isn’t an easy road to take but I have found camaraderie and have bonded with fellow WAHMs. Speaking of camaraderie and bonding with fellow WAHMs, I’ll be a panelist in an event that is especially dedicated to Work at Home Mommies (and Daddies). Manila Workshops and Wahmderful Life presents Wahmderful Weekend: The Heart and Hands of a Work-At-Home Mom. This is a one-day celebration and learning event. If you have not yet signed up for it, now is the best time to do so because they are offering their tickets at a reduced price of P2,000.00 instead of P2,500 if you pay on or before Oct. 10, 2013. Go here for more info on this super savings.
How about you, dear friend and reader? Are you working from home now? Or are you contemplating it? What are your reasons? I would love to hear from you.
Everyday I work on this blog to make it work better. When I say ‘work’ I do mean I’m working on learning WordPress better so that I can maximize it to its fullest. So far, I have learned how to install a few widgets and plugins… and that’s just about what I’ve been able to do. I am trying to figure out how to install my Facebook fan page, how to use the sidebar and so many other things that I want to do.
Of course, doing an internet search is easy. When I searched for “How to Install Facebook Fan Box on WordPress”, Google returned almost 2 million results. I love to learn new things and I believe there is nothing I don’t know about that I can’t possibly Google. However, I am already spending more hours learning how to work WordPress than blogging!
Wouldn’t it be wiser to just attend a class where all you need to know is laid out for you and taught in layman’s terms? Wouldn’t it save you more time and energy if you just spend a day learning the technical aspects of WordPress from two women who are known for their technical skills online? Wouldn’t it be great to get together with other like-minded individuals and learn something new together?
The Happy WAHM Marge Aberasturi and The Techie Mom Jennyfer Ang Tan presents
Okay, okay. I know I wrote about this on my last post. But I implore your patience and ask you to read on. The GIVEAWAY is coming!
Marge and Jenn are just so passionate about teaching WordPress to us newbies that they decided to offer this workshop at a very low rate of P1,500. Considering that you’ll be learning the technical aspects of WordPress in an airconditioned room with free flowing coffee and a stable wifi connection, this is a reasonable price to pay. Marge and Jenn will be holding our hands (well, figuratively) and taking us through WordPress so that at the end of the day, we are armed with knowledge and skills on how we can make our sites work better. We busy work at home moms and dads need to find ways to work better and faster. Even if that means paying a small price, the returns on our time and efficiency will be infinitely greater. Also, if your homeschooled kids want to blog on WordPress, you can send them over, too. If you want to know more and are ready to register, visit The Happy Wahm’s blog for more details.
Beyond The Silver and The Gold, along with Marge and Jennyfer, are offering one blessed reader a free seat to this workshop. Here are the mechanics:
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