Calling Kiwi Mums – join us at Connect2mums and be in to win!

April 15, 2010 at 12:34 am | Posted in Competitions | 18 Comments
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Whether you’re a working mum, a stay at home mum or a mum in business you’ll find mums like you at Connect2mums making new friends, building relationships and chatting about everything from babies to business, the bedroom and beyond! Connect2mums provides great support and information for mums with a range of regular weekly columns including the New Mum’s Diary, Connect2Travel, Connect2Fitness and Connect2Relationships to name a few. Connect2mums members say it’s one of the most welcoming and friendliest sites they’ve experienced! It’s free to join and a whole lot of fun with Friday night live chat parties, excellent real life events and great competitions!

I’ve been a member over at Connect2mums for almost a year and have made some fabulous connections on both the business and friendship fronts. We’ve even started having fun and fabulous live events with our next one set for May. Here’s what some of our current Kiwi members have to say about Connect2mums:

“Connect2mums offers amazing networking opportunities to anyone running their own business. Not only that but everyone is amazingly supportive of one another, genuinely interested in connecting with you and always friendly! I’m looking forward to seeing the NZ side of Connect2mums branch out and expand!”
Jacquie Shanks
Cheeky Cherubs

“I am extremely impressed with Connect2mums. In a highly competitive market, the support & positive relationships gained through this form of on-line media has been instrumental. The creativity of the platform to communicate & network has allowed us to quickly seize opportunities & leverage the talents of many WAHP’s to evolve our business. Thank you C2M’s, for continually steering us towards an outcome we are proud of!”
Maria Steele
NewBawn Limited

“Since becoming a member of Connect2mums, so many networking and business opportunities have presented themselves. The support and help I have been given by other C2M’s members has been invaluable. I love being a part of the C2M community and you will too! See you at Connect2mums!!”
Louise Deed
Scamps Boutique

We would love for more Kiwi mums to join us! We are so keen to meet you onsite that I, along with some of my fellow Kiwi Connect2mums members, have put together a fantastic prize pack that one lucky new Kiwi member will win! It’s valued at $350.00 and includes the following:

From Aquabub – a $50.00 store credit!

From Bubbalooz – a Dobbin & Drums ear friendly drum in red

These beautifully handmade drums are made in NZ from mostly recycled products. Drum skins are made from recycled rubber and creates a unique, deep, mellow sound (even when whacked really hard) and is pleasant to the ears. As a bonus they would even look great on the shelf or wall as a decorative.

From Karyn Riley – a voucher for a discounted coaching strategy session

Karyn specialises in helping mums and business women have time for their priorities, rediscover their identity and achieve their goals. She is author of the forthcoming book “How to Keep the YOU in Mum”. Check out her parenting tips on her blog!

From MumCho – a Chiffon Poncho ‘Pretty Flowers’

Are you pregnant and looking for a fashion garment that is functional and will save money in the long run? MumCho Poncho’s can be worn in 6+ ways during pregnancy and beyond. They can be used to discreetly breastfeed in public. There is no need to buy any other breastfeeding tops. MumChos are easy care and all prints are limited edition.

From Onesie Bummsie – a 3-pack of bodysuit extenders

Onesie Bummsies are Onesie extenders that snap onto baby bodysuits. They are extremely useful for the bulkier night time nappy or just with a cloth nappy in general. They will also extend the life of a bodysuit as well, especially when at that awkward “in between” size. Onesie Bummsie’s are made from Cotton Flannelette.

From Scamps Boutique – 1 x Made4Baby Sleep Tight Massage Oil

From StickyTiki – Pukeko removable fabric wall decals

These cheeky Pukekos (the New Zealand swamp hen) are a common sight. It is one of the few native birds to have enjoyed the arrival of man and can be found in almost any grassland area, especially in swampy locations. Groups of these quirky birds are seen foraging for food in road-side areas. With bright blue plumage and red beaks, they easily stand out. The Pukeko is loved by kiwis and visitors alike.

Sheet size is 50cm by 70cm / 20 by 28 inches

Mural contents –

•1 x mummy pukeko
•3 x baby pukekos
•1 x cabbage tree
•3 x swamp grass
•2 x purple grass
•2 x green grass

All of the StickiTiki designs are original hand painted/crafted designs on fabric adhesive using only eco inks that are washable, kind to your walls, kind to the environment, and most importantly kind to our little people!

Whew – what a fantastic lineup of product! Would you like to win it? Three easy steps to enter. Head on over to Connect2mums and sign up for free! Leave a comment after this blog post to say you’ve joined us at Connect2mums, then email me using the email address on the Contact Us page over on the Aquabub website to let me know your Connect2mums username and you’ll be entered in the draw. Entries close at midday on Friday 30th April and a winner will be drawn at 5pm on the same day. Winner will be notified here on the Aquabub blog and by email. Good luck to all who enter and thanks for joining us at Connect2mums!

Note: To enter this competition you must be a New Zealand resident.



Unido Pouch Sling giveaway – and the winner is . . .

April 11, 2010 at 10:58 am | Posted in Announcements, Babywearing, Competitions, Giveaways | 6 Comments
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Unido pouch sling - Raspberry Truffle

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway to win a Unido pouch sling in your choice of size and fabric! Thanks again to Sarah and Shelley from Unido for providing a sling for our winner.

The lucky winner (thanks to is:

Tarryn van Zyl

Congratulations Tarryn!! Tarryn’s choice is Raspberry Truffle with chocolate lining like the pouch sling pictured above. Please contact me with your delivery details Tarryn, using the email address that is listed on the Contact Us page over at the Aquabub website.

Thanks again to everyone who entered the draw to win. As you will have seen, the Unido range is available for purchase via the Aquabub website. Unido pouch slings are both a practical parenting tool and a fashion statement with their range of gorgeous fabrics!

Happy babywearing everyone!


WIN a Unido Pouch Sling!

April 2, 2010 at 12:32 am | Posted in Babywearing, Competitions, Giveaways, Uncategorized | 63 Comments
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Unido Pouch Sling - Pollen Sunrise

Win yourself a Unido Pouch Sling! 100% New Zealand made baby slings.

As seen in the New Zealand Herald and OHbaby! Magazine.

Thanks to Sarah and Shelley at Unido we have a Unido pouch sling to give away to one lucky reader! The winner may choose a sling from available stock of the current range of Unido pouch slings listed on the Aquabub website in their choice of fabric and size (S, M or L).

Unido Baby Slings fuse the timeless art of baby wearing with the requirements of the modern, fashion conscious parent. These beautiful slings are designed for carrying babies from newborn to two years old, and are made from locally sourced, natural fibre designer fabrics. Constructed with an absolute focus on comfort and safety, Unido Baby Slings are an affordable, durable and exciting garment suitable for any occasion!

Unido Baby Slings are pre-washed/pre-shrunk with organic essential oils, making your new Unido Sling safe to wear from the moment you receive it.

To enter the draw to win a Unido pouch sling, leave a comment to this post saying why you’d like to win a Unido pouch sling. Also please mention what your favourite fabric & lining colour combo is and your size (S, M, L). (See the available fabrics on the Aquabub website).

Bonus entries:

For an extra entry in the draw, become a fan over at the Unido facebook fanpage and mention in your comment here that you are a fan.

If you haven’t already joined the Aquabub Facebook fanpage, pop over and join us and then mention in your comment here that you are a fan for an extra entry in the draw.

A winner will be drawn on Sunday 11th April at 10am (New Zealand Time). Good luck to everyone who enters!


Win a copy of ‘What I wish I knew before I became a Mother – and the winner is . . .

April 1, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Posted in Announcements, Competitions, Giveaways, Pregnancy | Leave a comment
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Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway to win a copy of ‘What I wish I knew before I became a Mother’ by Peace Mitchell & Katy Garner, as part of March Madness at Aquabub! Thanks again to Peace and Katy for donating a copy of their fabulous book for this giveaway.

The lucky winner (thanks to is:


Congratulations Carey!! Please contact me using the email address that is listed on the Contact Us page over at the Aquabub website.

‘What I wish I knew before I became a Mother’ is available for purchase in New Zealand over at the Aquabub website. It makes a fabulous gift – why not consider it for your next babyshower gift you need to buy, or as a Mother’s Day gift!

We had so much fun giving away awesome products this month as part of March Madness at Aquabub. Thanks again to all the wonderful businesses who donated products.

We will be back to normal programming now that April is here, but we do have a fabulous giveaway or two up our sleeves for you this month. Keep an eye on our blog – the first one will be announced here tonight!


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