Mommy Mundo works with a group of experts in order to come up with useful and relevant programs, activities, and content for you. These individuals, each of whom are trailblazers in their respective fields with years of professional experience, provide wisdom, guidance, and direction on our various undertakings, making sure that Mommy Mundo produces relevant, helpful, and empowering programs.
DENISE GONZALES: Attachment parenting, babywearing
Denise is the yummy mummy behind IndigoBaby, an online store that advocates natural living, breatfeeding, and babywearing. She is life partner to Bogey, writer and musician, and yummymummy to two boys, Banicio, 9, and Pascal, 3. She is also the co-organizer of FLOW Retreats and loves dancing, healthy living, and the great outdoors.
ROME KANAPI: childbirth education
One of the pioneers in childbirth education in the country, Rome has been helping expectant parents since 1981. She is a certified childbirth educator under the Philippine Association for Childbirth Education (PACE) and a member of the International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA). PACE is the country’s leading organization for childbirth educators and trainors. ICEA is a professional organization which supports educators and health care professionals around the world. It was established in 1960. Kanapi has more than 30 years of experience under her belt, guiding countless expectant couples through a healthy pregnancy and a safe delivery.
JOY MENDOZA: Homeschooling
Joy is happily married to Edric Mendoza and she is a homeschooling mom to five children spanning the ages of 13 to 2 years old. She is author of the book, When a Good God Allows Rape, an autobiography of her journey from tragedy to healing. Joy also speaks on marriage, parenting, and homeschooling to audiences around the Philippines and when possible, overseas. She has been a brand endorser of products that celebrate marriage and family values. Above all else, Her greatest passion is living for the glory of Jesus Christ which she hopes will define everything she is and does as a woman, wife, mother, and communicator.
JANICE CRISOSTOMO-VILLANUEVA: Mompreneurship
The founder of Mommy Mundo, Janice is also co-owner of Mommy Matters, one of the pioneering brands of nursingwear in the country, which is also a known distributor of innovative products for moms and babies. With her husband Gary, she runs Creative Juice, an events and communications company. She has decades of experience in a wide range of industries, from event production, digital communications, and publishing to fashion, food, and retail. As an active mom of three while running multiple businesses, she is one of the country’s leading advocates of mompreneurship, work-life balance, and mindful parenting.
MICHELE S. ALIGNAY, MA, RP, RGC: Psychologist, family development
A Registered Psychologist and Registered Guidance Counselor (RGC), Michele worked as a guidance counselor handling grade school children for 12 years. She is currently a lecturer at Miriam College’s Department of Psychology, a resource person for Bo Sanchez’ Truly Rich Club, and a consultant at Assumption Antipolo. She is co-author of the book, Growing Up Wired: Raising Pinoy Kids in the Digital Age. Michele is currently a doctorate candidate of Ph.D. in Family Studies at the Miriam College, where she also obtained her M.A. in Family Psychology and Education. She is a mom of two and wife of Koots Alignay.
JAYMIE CRISOSTOMO-PIZARRO: Baby sign language, fitness
Jaymie is a US-certified Baby Sign Language instructor and the pioneer of baby sign language in the Philippines. Since 2004, she has shared the magic of baby sign language to hundreds of parents, teachers, doctors, and midwives from all over the country. She is also the woman behind the popular running blog, TheBullRunner.com, and has participated in races all over the world. Jaymie is also a marketing consultant, a US-certified health coach, and Community Editor of Endurance Magazine. She is the mom of Anton and Nia.
DR. GEORGINA ISABEL ROA REMULLA, DDM: Pediatric dentist
Georgina earned her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry at the Columbia University School of Dental Medicine in New York after finishing dental medicine at the University of the Philippines. She is currently a pediatric dentist at Tooth Camp. She placed seventh at the Philippine Regulation Commission Dental Licensure Exam, and is an international member of American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, a board member of the Pediatric Dentistry Association of Asia, and a fellow of the International College of Dentists.
TINA ZAMORA: Early childhood education, progressive education
Teacher Tina is the directress of Nest School for Whole Child Development, a progressive school offering preschool and elementary education founded in 2001. An expert in the field of early childhood education and the progressive stream of education, she has been a resource person in several magazines and newspapers, guested in family-oriented shows both in TV and radio, and is the resident education guru in the DZMM radio program, Kapamilya Konek. She turned her msteral thesis into a blog called What is a Progressive School?(www.teachertina.net), which advocates progressive education and other family issues.
ROSE FRES FAUSTO: Financial literacy
Rose graduated with honors from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1985, with a degree in A.B. Economics. She started her career as a credit analyst and later on moved to the world of corporate finance working for some of the top investment houses in the ’90s such as FEB Investments, Inc. and All Asia Capital & Trust Corporation. A financial literacy advocate, she not only conducts workshops and seminars to help increase the financial quotient (FQ) of Filipinos, she is also a columnist at PhilStar.com and maintains two websites, RaisingPinoyBoys.com and FQMom.com. She is mom to Marty, Enrique, and Anton.
GABBY ROA LIMJOCO: Early childhood education
Gabby is the president and center directress of Playworks Learning Center in Makati City. Apart from managing its overall operations, she also teaches classes, develops new preschool programs, and conducts workshops for teachers and staff training and parent enrichment seminars. Gabby graduated in San Beda College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and is currently taking up her Masters in Family Life and Child Development in the University of the Philippines in Diliman.
DR. JAIME ISIP CUMPAS: Pediatrician, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Dr. Jamie graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at the Ateneo de Manila University and obtained her medical degree at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Santo Tomas. She took her lactation training at The Medical City and at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. She is currently a member of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine and a diplomate of the Philippine Pediatric Society.