Project Lilo | #Mompowerment
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“The Mompowerment campaign is all about the power of sharing stories that connect moms to each other, making them feel they belong to something bigger, making them want to do better and be better because authentic, heart-filled stories empower.” –Mommy Mundo

This is exactly what Project Lilo is all about.  While brainstorming on what we wanted for the website almost 2 years ago, one of our goals was to make our readers know that they were not alone in their motherhood journey. Contrary to what we read in books and see on social media, all mothers have their share of struggles. We all have our ups and downs, joys and sorrows.  When we first became mothers, Sheila and I were dead set on doing it “right”. We set unrealistic expectations for ourselves and felt inadequate when we couldn’t meet them. We compared ourselves to what we thought was the ideal and always fell short. It took awhile for us to realized that there was no such thing as the “right way” of parenting, nor was there a perfect formula. Each child is different and each parent is different. What works for one child, may not necessarily work for all and there is nothing wrong with that.

Mamas united. Clockwise from top: Leona Panutat, Marie Faith, Sabrina Go, Lucien Villaruz, Nikki Garcia, Sheila Catilo, Mommy Mundo’s Janice Villanueva, Em Sulit, Ninna del Mundo, Katrina Maderazo and Aliza Apostol.

They say it takes a village to raise a child, and we couldn’t agree more. Aside from our wonderful husbands, families and helpers at home, a great source of encouragement and inspiration have been mama friends. With them we could share our frustrations, concerns, and experiences both good and bad without judgement. With Project Lilo, we wanted to bring this same sense of community and belonging to all mothers. We’re all in this together and could certainly use each other’s support. With each Mama Muse interview that we do, we learn, we laugh and we cry. Sharing each subject’s story makes us feel #Mompowered and drives us to do what we do.

We are honored to be a part of Mommy Mundo’s #Mompowerment campaign along with our fellow Mama Muses and Mama Heroes. Thank you Janice and team for allowing us to share our stories.


To learn more about Mommy Mundo’s #Mompowerment campaign, visit

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