Manila, 9 May 2020 – Moms want the best for their families, so they make sure to do all things with much thought and care. In fact, 92% of moms on Twitter believe that their family is the most important thing in the world. According to the 2019 Global Web Index; 25% of Twitter users in the Philippines are mothers, mainly Millennial moms. As the platform of choice for real-time information, moms go to Twitter to search for #WhatsHappening around the globe and even proudly share their motherhood journey on Twitterverse.
Just in time for Mother’s Day, we are giving the spotlight to all Filipino moms and see what they usually talk about the most on Twitter.
- Moms want real-time information
Because everyone is still required to stay home, going online is the easiest and safest way to find updates. The 2019 Global Web Index revealed that 66% of moms go on social media to stay-up-to-date and 48% even found or have read news and current events on Twitter.We know that moms have a lot of roles to fulfill, so finding information in real-time is important in keeping busy moms in the loop. As school updates are one of today’s pressing concerns, moms can check the Department of Education (@DepEd_PH) and Commission on Higher Education (@PhCHED) accounts for new announcements.
I suggest after COVID na po. As a frontliner mahirap magkasakit ang mga bata if ma infect. Mas lalo magkukulang tayo sa hospital bed if skul started na hindi p covid free.
— DSurvivor (@NeryWifey) April 20, 2020
READ: CHED #COVID19 ADVISORY No. 6: Guidelines for the Prevention, Control and Mitigation of the Spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) pic.twitter.com/I4U7CJoRqb
— Commission on Higher Education (CHED) (@PhCHED) April 14, 2020
Never miss out on an important update by setting up your notification preferences. Here are the steps on how to enable notifications for a specific account you follow:
- From the account profile, tap the notification icon
- Check the box next to Account notifications.
- From the pop-up message, choose between two notification types: All Tweets or Only live video.
- Tap your selection.
- Share Blissful MOMents
Parenting is not an easy feat, so it is a joy to see moms on Twitter share about their journey on motherhood, pregnancy, and breastfeeding, just to name a few. Moms mostly use Twitter to keep their friends and relatives updated as well as to share precious moments with their children and insights from which other moms can learn from.
Whenever I sing lullaby to my daughter, I can’t help but thank God for giving me a chance to be a mother. She’s really pesky sometimes, but I wouldn’t trade her for anything else in this world. We have a this silly love-hate relationship and a bond like no other ?
— Van SP (@thevanvan) April 14, 2020
Meanwhile, this mom made a thread of her mouthwatering “quarantine cooking” dishes and also shared some lighthearted moments she spent with her daughter while they were both safe at home.
Ella playing her guitar while I prepare breakfast:
?? “Old McDonald had a farm eieio,
On that farm he had a Tyrannosauruth Rexth eieio,
With a rar rar her, rar rar there,
Old Mcdonald had a farm, eieiooooo”??
— Kiara (@kiaraelluna) April 28, 2020
My take on making breakfast more interesting for my daughter. Obviously, I am not very good at this & my daughter agrees..
Me: “Look, I made you a funny egg for breakfast!”
Ella: “No… that’s a watermelon, Mama”
— Kiara (@kiaraelluna) April 29, 2020
- Moms love pop culture, too!
Moms on Twitter are mostly millennials, but it’s safe to say that moms of all ages love a good dose of pop culture and entertainment. This quarantine period, over 45% of moms search for updates about the latest series. One relatable example is how new momma, Anne Curtis (@annecurtissmith), and other moms fangirled over K-dramas such as Crash Landing on You and Itaewon Class.
Just finished itaewon class. Such a good story about revenge. Kind of gave me count of monte cristo vibes but of course, with a very different attack. Husay ni park seo-joon. I found him charming in WWWSK so was nice to see a different side of him here.. ??
— Anne Curtis-Smith (@annecurtissmith) April 18, 2020
Things I’m learning about my mom this quarantine:
When she’s really into something, SHE’S REALLY INTO SOMETHING.
In this whole 2 weeks of quarantine, she has watched Crash Landing On You (and only Crash Landing On You) 5 TIMES???
— Jenny Sapina (@jennyjennj) March 30, 2020
Naubos ata luha ko nung isang gabi hindi na ako nakaiyak nung Last episode .
Ngayon naman iniisip ko kong ang ang magiging ending ng TWOM????
— @eezillb_0703 (@lizberongoy) May 2, 2020
- Tips on everything under the sun
Moms are like superheroes because they just seem capable of doing anything, from being a hands-on mom to a girl boss who is leading her own way to success. Moms surely have some practical tips and advice on how to win in life, and they can definitely learn from one another by sharing it on Twitter.For example, FIlipino moms on Twitter encourage each other to always make time and pamper themselves with #selfcare activities. This one momma made a thread of the skincare routine and why wearing sunscreen is important for younger skin.
Tips: Start using at least a toner & a moisturizer early on if I were you. Ako late bloomer. Nahawa lang ako sa sister ko. Mom ko loyal Olay user yun for decades. Nahiyang sya kaya she looks younger for her age of 74. Don’t forget to apply SPF also. Prevents premature aging! (7)
— Troobs (@troobie_md) February 20, 2020
- Review and shop for their kids
72% of moms on Twitter said that they are the main food shopper in the household, so it’s no surprise that they are interested to find out any information or tips that can help them shop wisely. They truly want the best for their families, and it reflects on their effort to provide everything that their loved ones need.
This user shared how her mom dedicatedly went to three grocery stores just to find an ingredient for a dessert that they want to make.
My mom went to 3 groceries this morning ubos na lahat ng graham nasaan ang hustisya!! Hindi lang kayo ang gusto gumawa ng ref cake ?
— Rebekah Tuparan, DDM (@kaiserism) May 5, 2020
On the other hand, this user shared that his mom sent him grocery items so he can safely stay at home. To give back, he wanted to share his mother’s love for those who might be in need of food and supplies.
My mom sent me my weekly groceries and it’s too much for me. Planning to share some of it to our frontliners in the condo (security guards and janitors) who were staying at the lobby of the swimming pool area since the lockdown. Keep sharing and helping people in need. ???
— Zeus Pasatiempo, RMP?? (@zeussology) April 15, 2020
- Moms want real-time information
Let’s thank all the wonderful moms for always going beyond in showing love and care for their families. Don’t forget to Tweet and personally greet your mom, and other moms you admire, a Happy Mother’s Day!
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|Cipluk Carlita (@CiplukCarlita)
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|Sheila Rada (@RadaSheila)
VP, Dominguez Marketing Communications, Inc.