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What Really Happened at the #RealMom Shoot for Mommy Matters

I posted the final shots for the Mommy Matters #RealMom campaign the other day. We were all laughing at how calm and effortless all the shots looked when the reality was far that. In the spirit of being a #RealMom, let me tell you guys a few snippets of what really went on behind the scenes.

  • I was really late and I went there looking like I got run over by a bus on the way. Sweaty, dirty and smelling like stale yogurt (which Basti had spilled on me on the way there of course)
  • The toddlers were running around and the whole studio was filled with shrieks, some crying, sound effects of iPad apps (our vain attempt to get the kids to stay put) and few “Bastiiiii!!!”s, “Vitoooo!!!!”s and “Sjofnnnnnnn!!!”s here and there. Little Nala was probably rolling her eyes at us in her mind.
  • For the group shot, the kids were pulling on our shirts and skirts and crying, trying to get our attention. There were even a few shots with little hands at the bottomĀ reaching out to the mommies.
  • The food arrived while were taking the last few shots and Sjofn (Paola’s little girl) was able to grab a chicken leg from the table without anyone noticing. That’s how she was found – munching on chicken, sitting in a corner of a studio somewhere.

Not saying we didn’t have fun. It was absolute chaos but it was also absolute pleasure! That’s what being a #RealMom is about I think. We may complain and gripe about needing to juggling everything for every member of the family while needing time for ourselves, or being so exhausted and harrased all day, everyday, every night.. but admit it: at the end of the day you take a deep breath and think how much you love it all. Being a #RealMom is all that and owning the emotions that go with the day-in-day-out challenges and tiny triumphs we encounter each day. It’s laughter and guilt and insomnia and exhaustion all wrapped in a home, a household and a hug.

The shoot was a tiny peek into the everyday lives of real moms. Inspite of the chaos, the outtakes were precious. Here are shots taken by our photographer while the kids were playing on the set:

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Thank you to our wonderful photographer, Sheila Catilo (a #RealMom herself) for the wonderful pictures!
So what does being a #RealMom mean to you?

May is for Moms!: Expo Mom 2012 and the Mommy Matters RealMom Campaign

I love Expo Mom! The fair is always a chance to check out new products and meet the moms behind the businesses that make life so much easier for us. This year Expo Mom celebrates The Best of Modern Motherhood as its theme. I’m sure we can all relate to at least one or even all of the following statements.

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No matter what kind of mother you are, we all have the same goal – to be the best mom for our kids!

Along with the media kit, Mommy Mundo also sent a goodie bag with a sampler of some products that Modern Moms love.

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Thank you Hatch & Latch, Momtrepreneur Shop, Tiny Tots and Mommy Matters for the goodies! I’m so excited to see what else is new at the bazaar. Aside from these mompreneurs, you will also see Manila Baby Shop, googoo&gaga, Mama Baby Love, Indigo Baby, Chubby Cheeks, Spinkie and loads more!

Mommy Matters is also launching their brand new #RealMom campaign! I’m so excited to be part of this project and I’m honored to be with these lovely ladies.

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L-R: Kris of OC Mom In Manila, me, Paola of Mommy Treats and Martine of Dainty Mom.

We had so much fun at the shoot! The #RealMom materials feature our #RealMom statements.

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We will be onstage at Expo Mom on May 5, 4pm to talk about real motherhood. There will be a contest on our blogs soon too!

Share your own #RealMom statements! Tweet and tag @PaintersWifePH and @MommyMattersph. You can also share it on Facebook! Tag The Painter’s Wife and Mommy Matters. We’d love to hear what you have to say about being a #RealMom.

See you at Expo Mom 2012!

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