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AMO Turns 1 in Winter Wonderland + Thanksgiving Giveaway!

On November 24, 2012, my mommy group, Avenue for Mommies Online (AMO) celebrated our first anniversary and Christmas party at the Function Room 3 of KFC in SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City. It was a well-attended gathering of 40 AMO families (80 adults + 50 kids), for a total of 130 moms, dads and children.

Being one of the organizers of our first get-together, I honestly did not expect that we would be getting overwhelming support from the mommy members and even from different companies.

Our preparation started 2 weeks before the party. I’m really happy that the AMO moms (and even dads) worked hand-in-hand to make this possible. I wasn’t even expecting that many moms would sign up because we are only a simple mommy group in Facebook, and we have NO FUND to organize a party like this. All the mommies agreed that we would all be contributing to whatever expenses we would incur in this gathering.

Thank you to these AMO volunteers who pledged in their time to help out: Lolly, Mona, Edna, Krystyna, Olivia, Liv & Ayie (together with Kiddos Jabe & Vince)

This is our gorgeous tarp, lovingly designed by one of our members, Mommy Ron Moreno. Thanks for your patience as you needed to update the sponsors list every now and then. I also love the intricate snowflakes by Mommies Edel Kutukova, Mona Bormate and Desiree Peñales.

The AMO Party Tarp with DIY snowflakes!
(photos hereon are courtesy of Mommy Krystyna Quimpo & Liv Reyes)

Here is our registration table manned by Mommy Grace Gan, Krystyna Quimpo, Mae Lucero & Sherrybe Raymundo. They are the hardworking ones who were in-charge of the attendance, food stubs, name tags, and exchange gift.

As you enter the function room and look at the front, this would surely give a huge smile on your face. We are indeed blessed!

And this is the AMO way of emceeing–with kids in tow! :p This is Mommy Vee Fernadez of Soldier Mom’s Corner with Baby Echo + Baby Alfa (on the oven) and Mommy Edel Kutukova with our little Russian doll, Nastja! 🙂


We also had games for moms, dads and even kids! The moms were playing a game called, “Higher, Lower.” It is actually a prototype of the famous Pinoy Henyo, but instead of words, numbers were to be guessed correctly. (Our team won this game! 🙂

If there are games, of course they are winners! Here are the faces who went home with cool prizes from our generous sponsors.

Since we really got a lot of support from our fellow AMO moms and sponsors, all the moms surely went home with something during the raffle draw. We even had 2 waves of raffle, 1 full round for minor prizes and 1 round for major prizes!

Grand Prize winners of 1 Aprica Colan Carrier each worth Php7,000 from Aprica Philippines: Mommies Liv Emeterio & Angel Garong

The mommy winners of the nursing pillow + Nutri-del Infant & Toddlers food


Winners of Drypers Gift Pack: Mommies Desiree Peñales, April Manuel, Liv Reyes, Aileen Cabrera & Darah Villanueva


3 winners of the Philips Avent Mealtime Set : Mommies Donna Quiambao, Darah Villanueva & Cheddy Araneta

As one of the founders of AMO, I feel really, really blessed to see all the families come together for a time of celebration and friendship. I also love the thrill when I see the kids play and dance together.

We had a time of gift giving both for moms and kids. We also distributed cupcakes made for each mommy member by one AMO mommy herself and chief baker, Grace Gan, of Hummingbread followed by a group photo.

AMO’s cake and cupcakes by Mommy Grace Gan of Hummingbread


The Moms and Kids behind AMO

This will not be possible without the blessings we received from our generous company partners! I personally would like to say thank you for trusting us. You never had any second thoughts in supporting us: Philips Avent Philippines, Aprica Philippines, Goody Philippines, Drypers Wee Wee Dry, Mustela Philippines, Chicco Philippines, Nutri-del Infant & Toddler Cereal, Hummingbread, Ygo’s Organics, Bulinggit Corner, Bug&Kelly Music Inspired Kids Wear, Dainty Ashley, Cast & Craft Philippines, Moms & Kids Magazine, Goody Gulp Chocolate Milk Drink, Tip Tap Soft Soles, Pumpkeen, Smart Steps, Oral Health Care for Babies (the makers of Sansfluo), Unilab, The Fawn Shoppe, Smart Parenting Magazine, Tiny Buds, and Team Sir George of Mary Pauline Salon Group.

Warm greetings from Ms. Rechelle, Philips Avent, Goody and Aprica representative

Ms. Hope, Smart Steps & Bite Block representative

Thank you also to the generous hearts of Mommies Karen Baydo, Analiza Bataoey, Keng Plan, Rhodora Dacanay & Eunice Ybañez for sending some love for AMO across the miles.

.And of course to all the AMO mommies for supporting us all the way! Cheers! 🙂

Our party is not all about having fun but we also know how to share our blessings to others. All the AMO moms were requested if they could bring in some slippers for the cause that we are supporting called the “Bayanihan : Tsinelas for a Cause. I’m really happy that these moms have golden hearts because we were able to gather almost 35 dozens of slippers for the poorest of the poor children in Negros.

These slippers will surely go a long, long, way. Thank you, AMO mommies!

This post will not end here because I will still be sharing the blessings that we received last weekend to all the distant AMO mommies. We have about 10 members who are located in Northern Luzon and as far as Mindanao who weren’t able to celebrate with us.

Aside from this, I will also be sharing the love to the readers of my blog. I hope you can also join our group as we open our doors again by January 2013! If you want to learn more about our group, please visit my tab here with the label “The Mommy Avenue.”

IMPORTANT : If you are an AMO Mom, please use this FIRST Rafflecopter for your entries. 🙂 This widget is exclusively for our DISTANT AMO moms who were not able to join us at the party. When joining, you agree to shoulder the shipping of your loot. There will be 2 winners for this.

If the Rafflecopter picks you FIRST, you will get this hefty loot! 🙂 This includes a Philips Avent Magic Sportster!

If you are picked on the second spot, you get away with this plus a PhP500.00 Dainty Ashley Gift Certificate!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

IMPORTANT: This is for the Non-AMO mommy readers of my blog. This is your chance to take home some looties! Here’s for you! 🙂

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I will announce the winner on my blog’s Facebook fan page on Christmas Day! 🙂

Above all, thank you God for all the blessings. To You belong all the glory and highest praises! 🙂

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Glaiza is a Filipino Home & Lifestyle Blogger, Proud Mom & Military Wife. She believes that a happy and informed family life is both a choice and responsibility. Motherhood is a blessing, and best traveled by sharing and inspiring others. ♥

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rhodora dacanay

mommy may winner na ba d2? 🙂

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Lexi Fernando

I hope AMO grows more as a community. Happy birthday, AMO!

Dexter Rose Fernando
awahmslife@gmail.com

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gayle sy

More power to AMO!
Abigail SY
abigail(dot)sy(at)chartisphils.com

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Zendie Magistrado

More power to mommy support groups! 🙂 Hope to be a part of one soon! 🙂
Zendie Magistrado
magidie.zen@gmail.com

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max

more events please

name: max
email: freebiesmax@ymail.com

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Joy Merced

More success and more events, hopefully one i can go to!

Joy Merced
bundlesofjoy@rocketmail.com

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Jan Mitchelle

Hi Girl! 🙂
I am having my first giveaway. 🙂 You might win awesome COSMETIC ORGANIZERS! ^_^
I am hoping for your participation. ^_^
Here is the link: http://thepiinkrouge.blogspot.com/2012/11/novemberrific-giveaway.html
Thank you so much! God Bless 🙂
Follow my blog. Will SURELY followed you back!<3 :)

Much Love!
-Jan
http://thepiinkrouge.blogspot.com/

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Say Yap

More power to the group! More blessings.
Say Yap
say_yap@ymal.com

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sherry ann gole cruz

more blessing and upcoming events to amo…
sherry ann gole cruz
khryza1022@yahoo.com

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sherry ann gole cruz

im looking forward to attend on your events…more power!
sherry ann gole cruz
khryza1022@yahoo.com

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♥♥♥irene♥♥♥

More power to the group and hope I can join, too. =)

Irene Espanola
arielle_meg@yahoo.com

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jengkie

May the group continue to grow and may you be able to help more people through your advocacies! Happy anniversary!

Jennifer Bringas
jenbaradas@yahoo.com

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ghin

looking forward on meeting all AMO moms and joining events! Long live and more blessings to our group!!

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ghin

I’m so grateful for being one of AMO mommies! looking forward of meeting you mommies! long live and more blessings to our Group!

Ginalyn E. Edades
babygina182003@yahoo.com

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Istin

Hope AMO will stay strong, more members in the years to come and more events. God bless to each and every member of AMO!

Maria Christina Gumatay
istin_21@yahoo.com

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Theresa Cruz-Escaros

I hope your group will continue to grow and make a mark in our society with your advocacy to help the needy.

Theresa Cruz-Escaros
drterecruz@yahoo.com

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Vanessa Rose Palacio

My birthday wish for AMO is may your group will last forever and more anniversary to come! Godspeed!

Vanessa Rose Palacio
rose_sweetangel10@yahoo.com

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Vanessa Rose Palacio

I look forward to seeing in AMO the more events and the group will last forever!

Vanessa Rose Palacio
rose_sweetangel10@yahoo.com

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Adventures on Planet Mom

im so lucky to be a part of this mommy group.

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Lolly Arroco

Thank you to all our sponsors for your generous hearts!
Just by looking at the pictures, I can still feel the joy of being a part of AMO:D…

Happy Anniversary to us!

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Ria Denamarca

I am looking forward to more events, which hopefully one day we could attend. ^_^

Ria Laab
rialaab@gmail.com

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rhodora dacanay

sana tumagal ng tumagal pa ang AMO family…im looking forward to meet you all mommies!!!

rhodora dacanay
rhodadacanay22@yahoo.com

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Moomy Glaiza

Mommy Rhoda, if you will be visiting Manila anytime soon, sabihan mo lang kami ha! 🙂

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Elsie Suarez

So happy and blessed to be part of the AMO Group!!!

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Moomy Glaiza

Thank you, Mommy Elsie for supporting our group! Kisses to Chloe! 🙂

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