YUMI & MAMA is Michelle Dacumos-Alingarog and her little two year-old Yumi. Michelle is an interior designer who discovered a new passion when she became a mom. She designed and put together handmade costumes for Yumi and her little cousins as she believes that pretend/dramatic play is crucial for a child's emotional and social development. Through pretend play kids develop their imagination and learn essential values like empathy; when playing with friends, they learn to share, take turns, and to solve problems independently or as a team. She enthuses that with fun props and colorful costumes, you can spark creativity and nurture a healthy love for dress-up and make believe. Michelle has seen Yumi and her young cousins flourish with her creations and now she's very excited to share them! Let's play!