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Treat Yourself This Mother's Day With The First-Ever Metro MomCon

This upcoming virtual event is the fun and informative workshop series for moms!

Being a mom is tough, but being a mom in a pandemic is even tougher. The obstacles and hardships faced by mothers are not new, but the new normal has given them more visibility when the boundaries of work, family, and life have been disrupted. 

Take pre-pandemic life, for example: before the assault of the coronavirus on all our lives, moms had the freedom to schedule their tasks, free up time to take breaks, and manage housekeeping and parenting. Living under lockdown has blurred boundaries and muddled schedules, making everyday a bit more challenging. 

But we know they’re always on the lookout for ways to make life easier. This May, Metro wants to inspire, inform, involve, and recharge moms, especially during these challenging times. On May 15, a virtual Mother’s Day event is set to take place: Metro MomCon, a one-day gathering for moms to inspire them to live their best lives despite the pandemic.

The free event will take place on Zoom, and will cover panel discussions and workshops on parenting, food, home and living, relationships, and beauty. We've got your kids covered with workshops too, so nobody misses out on the fun!

How to Keep Your Sanity While Raising Your Kids

Do you want to create healthy guiltless boundaries, protect your space, and maintain self-love, while being an amazing mom to your kids? Join this panel discussion to be led by one of the country’s leading experts in personal development and well-being Dr. Lia Bernardo featuring celebrity moms Andi Manzano, Mikaela Lagdameo-Martinez, and Sofia Andres.

Hosted by Geolette Esguerra

with Lia Bernardo, featuring Andi Manzano, Sofia Andres, and Mikaela Lagdameo

Register here.

Shibuya Hotpot Cooking Workshop

Together with invited mommy bloggers and influencers, learn how to prepare Japanese dishes for 4-5 people in this interactive online cooking workshop with Chef Him!

Hosted by Lexi Schulze

with with Chef Him Uy de Baron of Himpossible Recipes

Register here.

Home and Living 2-in-1 Session

Are you looking for new ways to make your celebrations at home even more special? Do you want to start making your home an organized haven of productivity for online school and work? Get inspiration and tips from Happy Ongpauco as she shares her expertise in design, table-setting, and occasion planning. Also learn from the champion of clean and tidy living, Mica Canto.

Hosted by Kate Paras-Santiago and Geolette Esguerra 

with Micah Canto and Happy Ongpauco

Register here

Zoom-Glam in 5 Minutes

Learn straight from the beauty experts to glam up for your Zoom meetings, virtual gatherings, and home celebrations! From makeup with Albert Kurniawan hairstyling with Lourd Ramos to haircare with, Dr. Risa Caldoza-de Leon and Dr. Cecilia Catapang, we got you covered!

Hosted by Janeena Chan

with Lourd Ramos for hairstyling and Albert Kurniawan for makeup and Dr. Cecilia Catapang and Dr. Risa Caldoza-de Leon

Register here.

Let's Talk About Sex Over Cocktails

How do you keep things exciting in the bedroom? This very juicy and relevant session will cover everything you've always wanted to know about sex during these times—over cocktails! Join the discussion with sex & relationships therapist Rica Cruz and create your own cocktails with free kits from Served Manila!

Hosted by Dela Mar Arias

with Rica Cruz

Register here.

40+ Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch With Mom This Mother’s Day


40+ Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch With Mom This Mother’s Day

While moms immerse themselves in the discussions and workshops, their kids can also take part in workshops, including: PETA's Children's Theater Sneak Peek (for kids ages 7–12; free for the first 30 registrants; register here), OneTwoStep HipHop Dance Workshop for Kids (ages 4–7 and 8–11; free for the first 30 registrants for each age group; register here), and WIKA'Y GALING! Filipino Workshop for the Family (for kids ages 6–10; register here).

Follow Metro.Style on Facebook (@metrodotstyle) and Instagram (@metrodotstyle) for more details. 

Special thanks to our partners: FETA Mediterranean, Himpossible Recipes, My Happy Home, OneTwoStep Dance School, Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA), Served Manila, The Tasting Club, and Wika'y Galing