Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Good Housekeeping gathered Modern Urban Moms at the first-ever MUMS of Manila

Good Housekeeping Philippines, the leading family and home magazine in the country, in partnership with and Yummy magazine, recently held the newest gathering of Modern Urban Moms (MUMS) at the SM Mall of Asia Main Mall, Atrium.

“May is a special month for Good Housekeeping, not only because Mother’s Day falls on this month, but also because it’s the magazine’s anniversary. This year, we turned 18!” said Tisha Alvarez, Editor-in-Chief of Good Housekeeping. “We would like to thank all our loyal readers for being with us all this time and for making Good Housekeeping stronger every year. Holding events like MUMS of Manila is our way of reaching out to our readers and giving back to them for their support.”

MUMS of Manila was a whole-day event where moms could SHOP, LEARN and ENJOY. Moms who attended were able to SHOP from 30 concessionaires offering the latest products covering beauty and wellness, food, kids, and home, among others;

LEARN from a series of talks from Good Housekeeping editors and experts

For hardworking moms who don’t want to compromise style and beauty, Elaine Natividad, Beauty and Features Editor of Good Housekeeping, shared “Ways to Style Your Scarf,”.

Ara Fernando, Lancome PH Ambassador for Make-up, conducted a “Basic Brow Masterclass.” She shared the benefits of having a well-groomed brows. According to her, it makes us look polished, it balances your facial features and frames you eyes, it lets you make a statement and makes you look younger. There are so many ways on how to groom your brows, some do plucking, shaving, trimming, threading and waving.  She shared tips on how to  groom brows to perfection.

1. Follow your hair growth.
2. Choose the right color.
3. Use soft short strokes when filling in.
4. Blend well.
5. Embrace your natural shape.
6. Stop over-grooming.

For moms who face the perpetual problem of clutter, Editor-in-Chief Tisha talked about organizing homes with “Say Goodbye to Kalat.” She shared 6 ways on how to  say Goodbye to "Kalat". 

1.Use the box method. You may keep, sell, give away or toss things .

2. Get rid of 1 item everyday. It is either you choose one thing to give away or discard each day. Just make sure you don't go out and replace the stuff you get rid of.

3.Edit your closet. Every 3 months, choose 33 items that will serve as your capsule wardrobe. Tweak as necessary, 66 items for 6 months. 

4.You may do the 12-12-12 Challenge. 12 items to throw away, 12 items to donate, 12 items to returned to their proper place. Just make sure to get the whole family involved.

5. Use the KONMARI method. Guiding principles: " Does this spark joy?"

6. Know where to throw. You may donate items for recycling, donate to a worthy cause, have a garage sale or call Aling Puring (632) 241-6565.

Roselle Miranda, Good Housekeeping’s Food Editor, demonstrated some no- cook dishes for moms pressed for time. Check out recipes at


Simple physical exercises at home were presented by Managing Editor Angela Constantino Aquino in “Health Hacks,” while Anika Ventura, professional travel and lifestyle writer and editor, talked about “Everyday Fitness.” And lastly, a calligraphy class was conducted by Staff Writer Nicole Sindiong, together with professional teacher and calligraphy artist Paola Esteron.   

Good Housekeeping MUMS of Manila was presented by: SM Supermalls and Scotch Brite, with Major Sponsors: Pioneer Epoxyclay and Baby Company; and Minor Sponsors:  Downy Baby Gentle and Goldilocks.  

For more details, follow Good Housekeeping on Facebook:, and on Twitter and Instagram: @goodhousekeepingph. Good Housekeeping is available on newsstands, and in bookstores, convenience stores, and supermarkets nationwide. A digital edition of Good Housekeeping is also available for download through Apple Newsstand, Buqo, and Zinio. 

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