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Mommy Van: A Mother's Story about Breastfeeding, Life and Community | Lifestyle 2020


Vanessa Mallorca or "Mommy Van" is a mommy blogger who focuses on motherhood, marriage, and lifestyle. She has a loving community of nearly 450,000 mothers on her Facebook page, Mommy Van, and about 10,000 in her Facebook group, Mommy Van Mommy Community



She started blogging in 2018. Since then, she has been sharing her breastfeeding journey and helping fellow breastfeeding moms discover what's best for them and their babies. This can be proven by almost 600 reviews of 5 stars on her page, all who are giving thanks that Mommy Van helped them be more comfortable with breastfeeding and motherhood. 




She started with posting about facts and FAQs about breastfeeding in 2018 and branched out to other mommy topics in 2019. She started her blog, Mommy Van PH, the same year as well. 


Reading her blogs and posts, I feel like I am just talking to a friend. Her writing is personable and can be understood easily. She is also able to blend facts and her own experiences seamlessly. You can depend on her to provide you with knowledge based on science and how she was able to use that information for her own family. New mothers (and fathers!) are sure to feel at ease while reading her posts as it will make you feel that you are not alone and there will always be someone who's ready to help you out. 


 Personally, here are my top favorite blog posts of hers. 


1. “Kahit Hindi Mayaman Basta Totoong Nagmamahal” (True love is better than riches)

2. Ano ang Maitutulong mo Bilang Asawa sa Panahong Nakakaranas ng Depresyon ang Iyong Kabiyak? (How can you help your spouse who is going through depression?)

3. Ang Daming Nag-iba Nang Maging Nanay Ako (The changes that come with motherhood)


These posts helped me reflect on becoming a better partner and prepare me for what I can expect should I start planning my own family. Motherhood and starting a family is hard, but having someone like Mommy Van is comforting in my opinion.


Aside from browsing her page and blog, I reached out to her via Facebook and she willingly obliged to a mini-interview via chat, where I got to know her on a more personal level. She is indeed as friendly and down-to-earth as her community says. While I was a bit nervous to chat with her, she completely made me feel at ease and answered my questions gamely. To conclude the chat, I asked her a handful of fast talk questions social distancing style. 





If you are a new parent looking for additional support, I highly recommend checking out and following Mommy Van. You can find her in the links below.




This is a writing exercise from the Blogging Mentorship Program of MsKathyKenny 

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4 Comments

  1. Ang galing naman po nito, with interviews, screenshot, photo, and all the works!

    Such a tough act to follow for super newbies like me :-)

    So, ipi-feature na po pala sa blog instead of submitting lang sa chat group...

    Thanks po :-)

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    1. Thank you for your comment! This is what a little bit of time and lots of love and passion can do. Keep on blogging po! :)

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  2. Wow! Thank you so much for this beautiful write up! This is my first time to be featured by someone and your article moved me. ❤ By the way, can I just say how excellent you are as a writer? You write like a pro! �� Keep inspiring, Janessa! ❤

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    1. I'm glad you like it! Thank you so much for agreeing to the interview!

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