During my first time to become a mom 13 years ago, parenting resources and groups were quite abundant too. But access wasn’t as easy as it is today. Parents in the Philippines today are lucky to have online resources like Mom Center Philippines.
Back in my time, I bought parenting and baby books. There weren’t a lot of local parenting magazines yet. The first book I bought while pregnant with Patch was Better Homes and Gardens Baby Book: The Complete Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth and Baby Care.
I read the book from cover to cover. Even if I knew my Mama would be there to help me take care of the baby when I give birth, I wanted to know more. I wanted to know how to give baby a bath, when it would be safe to bring her out for a walk in the park, when to feed, to start giving solids. There was so much I needed to know and learn as a young mom.
My other dilemma as a young Filipina mom was that most of the resources I was reading were western – either American or British. So some tips were not relevant for me.
Parents today, however, are very lucky. Almost everything they need to know are just a Google (or Bing or Yahoo) search away. More importantly, there are a lot of local parenting online resources that are relevant to Filipino parents.
Mom Center is one of those. Mom Center Philippines is a fast-growing, free online community with over 70,000 members. What better way for moms to learn than from the diverse experiences of thousands of other Filipino moms, right?
Mom Center Philippines is not only a forum for parents; it is also a buying guide where products and services related to child-rearing are periodically reviewed and featured. Toys, gadgets, breastfeeding tools, baby clothes and even learning centers are featured regularly. Mom Center also features courses and events relevant to mothers and kids.
Currently, Mom Center is running a survey that is aimed at improving the site and reaching more readers. The survey runs until the end of May 2011. At the end of the survey, you will be asked to refer other mothers to register at Mom Center. A completed survey entitles you to one raffle entry. Each successful referral will give you more raffle entries.
Those with the highest number of referrals win prizes that include Wink to Learn Virtual Flash Cards, Life Stages Guide, Wink to Learn Learning Guide, Wink to Learn 5-in-1 Learning DVD bundle and Cradle and Cycles products. (I blogged about Wink to Learn products months ago – they are very helpful learning tools!)
Click here to learn more about the survey.
Click here to answer the survey.