I’m taking a time out tonight to write about my Expo Mom 2013 experience last weekend because I can’t afford another backlog. This is my 3rd Expo Mom experience so far and it has never failed to keep me wanting for more. A week before this highly-anticipated mommy event, I’ve already straightened up my schedule so I wouldn’t miss it. I needed a breather from my other demanding duties.
Good news! I did not spend any single centavo! #Ows?! My husband should really hear this because I’ve won a battle against myself on that day. I did not even close my eyes to see those cute kiddie stuff all around! I know you’re all wondering how in the world I was able to resist the “temptation”? I honestly don’t know! (Sorry to disappoint you!)
Maybe one reason is that I came to the Expo Mom with a clear budget in mind. I also kept on repeating the question, “Does N really need this?” in my head. If the answer is a resounding, “NO!!!” then I just ask some questions about the item/s for reference, then leave.
My target on that day was that I only have to spend a thousand bucks since my daughter doesn’t really need anything anymore at this point. And besides, my husband is already sort of complaining about the 4 huge plastic storage boxes here at home that houses N’s stuff from unused toys to outgrown clothes/shoes to stash of toiletries and unopened packaging of linens.
If I were to describe my day at the Expo Mom, I’d say that it was a time I made to say hello, visit and support my friends who were also concessionaires. I’m shouting out to Margaux Abella of Mamabella Nursing & Maternity Wear, Mai Torralba of Dainty Ashley, Anne Mateo of Ant’s Pocket, and Julio and Raquel Hernandez of Bug&Kelly Music-Inspired Kids Wear.
I’ve told you a while ago of how much my target budget was for the Expo Mom. I almost spent it when I visited the Ant’s Pocket booth. I pre-ordered the handmade Alphabet Chart for my daughter immediately after seeing it on display during the Expo Kid last month. She’s been showing great interest now on learning the alphabet so I thought this teaching material could help me.
When I visited their booth, Anne handed me my order and I handed her in return my payment for it. I was really shocked when Anne politely declined my payment and said, “Pasasalamat ko na yan, Ma’am. Dami mong natulong sa business ko.” I was like, “Huh?!” so I really insisted on paying her since it was an order!
In the end, Anne did not accept my payment and gave the chart as a thanksgiving gift for my daughter! So, allow me to say this from the bottom of my mommy heart, “Thank you very much, Anne!” 🙂
What else did I enjoy at the Expo Mom? I’d say the sweetness of Cupcakes by Sonja! I was given a voucher at the registration table since I made it to the first 100 moms to come. Cupcakes by Sonja is already an old favorite, so it did not come to me as a surprise anymore of how tasty their treats are. I hope Cupcakes by Sonja will be seen again at the next Mommy Mundo event! 🙂
Another almost budget spoiler for me is the Bobble Mini! 🙂 Those water bottles are really adorable and I’d love to feature it one of these days in my blog. Thanks to Lynch for accommodating my questions on your new product.
My momtuition is right! The Expo Mom is another family-hit event for 2013! Congratulations once again to Mommy Mundo for organizing this very successful Expo Mom 2013: #Momtuition! 🙂