Wonder Mom

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Wonder Mom
Created by ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs
Developed by ABS-CBN
Directed by Joel Macasa
Starring Karen Davila
Country of origin Philippines
No. of episodes 76
Running time 1 hour
Original channel ABS-CBN
Original run July 5, 2008 – October 24, 2009

Wonder Mom is an informative show which airs every Saturday morning on ABS-CBN. It is intended to help mothers be productive and self-reliant to their families.[1] The theme song of the show is the song of the same name by Moonstar 88.


Known as one of the country's top anchors who champions women's and children's issues, Karen puts on another hat and helps solve common problems encountered by parents in rearing their children and offers solutions through the help of experts.

As a mother of two young boys, David Jude and Lucas Emmanuel, Karen had her own dilemmas while raising her sons and admitted that she finds it hard to spend quality time with them given her hectic schedule. She also shares her experiences in disciplining her kids as she feels some guilt for not giving them enough time.

The show can be seen twice a week. Every Saturdays, it will share with the viewers parenting issues of one mother and her kids and Karen will be seen on the show to discuss the concerns of the parents and brings in experts to give advice. Dr. Marthony P. Basco, a pediatrician and public health specialist, is the resident pediatrician of the show, delivering sound advice to viewers and assistance to parents and caregivers on proper child rearing, health issues and preventive interventions. In cases where patients need medical help, Dr. Basco brings them to his clinic while the show documents his activities and follows through with the patients on subsequent episodes. As a Public Health Specialist, Dr. Basco has conducted several lay health fora for the show which included an episode on Dengue Prevention and Control in Barangay U.P. Village in Quezon City.

"It tackles the simplest to the complex problems of child rearing. We will talk about problems like children who don't want to eat vegetables, children being disrespectful, sibling rivalries and even how to take care of an autistic or disabled child," said executive producer Margie Natividad. Partnering with the newspaper giant, Manila Bulletin, Wonder Mom also provides answers to inquiries of parents both here and abroad; Karen and Dr. Basco give sound explanations, practical tips and personal advice, making viewers and readers well informed and entertained.

Continuous monitoring will also be done after the episode to keep track of the progress of every featured household, making Wonder Mom a wonderful family experience.


  1. ^ "Wonder Mom" empowers mothers; now one hour long. ABS-CBN (2008-04-09). Retrieved 2008-12-21.

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