March Madness at Aquabub – win yourself a copy of ‘What I wish I knew before I became a Mother’

March 30, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Posted in Announcements, Competitions, Giveaways, Pregnancy | 15 Comments
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What I wish I knew before I became a Mother - by Peace Mitchell and Katy Garner

How did March fly by so quickly?! We’ve arrived at our last giveaway for March Madness at Aquabub already! And it’s a wonderful book titled ‘What I wish I knew before I became a Mother’ by Peace Mitchell and Katy Garner!

‘What I wish I knew before I became a Mother’ is a beautiful gift book written specifically for new and expectant mothers. This book addresses topics such as pregnancy, preparing for birth, encouraging communication with your partner, breastfeeding, ensuring you have a strong support network and knowing when to ask for help. This book aims to help new mothers adjust to the demands of life with a newborn in a positive and uplifting way. Featuring beautiful photography and practical advice this book is the perfect gift for new and expectant mothers!

Authors Peace Mitchell & Katy Garner

Peace and Katy are sisters who were fortunate enough to become mothers at the same time. During their time at home with their babies, they found that motherhood was not as easy as it looks and were inspired to help other mothers. Together with their friends, Peace and Katy established a number of local playgroups, campaigned for improved parenting facilities, built a playground for local families and established an award-winning non-profit organisation called ‘Mothers Helping Others’. They are passionate about helping families and believe that they can help young children by supporting, encouraging and empowering mothers.

To enter, leave a comment to this post saying why you’d like to win a copy of this fabulous book!

Bonus entry:

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 Wednesday 31st March at 9pm (New Zealand Time). Good luck to everyone who enters!



Christmas Competition!!

November 9, 2009 at 5:11 pm | Posted in Announcements, Competitions | Leave a comment
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Christmas Competition - What I wish I knew before I became a Mother

We are pleased to announce a very special Christmas competition with over AU$600 worth of gorgeous prizes up for grabs!

It’s easy to enter, just buy a copy of “What I wish I knew before I became a Mother” from Aquabub during November and you’ll go into the draw to win!

‘What I wish I knew before I became a Mother’ makes a great Christmas gift for friends who are new or expectant mums. With gorgeous photography and uplifting tips and advice for new parents it is a beautiful gift that they will treasure.

The prize draw will be held on Sunday 13 December and the winner will be announced at 7pm (Qld time) that night.

Prizes include:
• $150 Gold Class Cinema card
• $40 Baltic amber teething necklace from Aquabub
• $20 voucher from Your Cheeky Monkey
• $20 voucher from Little Lottie Lou-Lou
• $50 voucher from La Toriana
• $20 Owl from Milla Ruby Designs
• $25 Wooden Beads Grasper from Honeybee Toys
• $20 bonnet from Karimu
• $75 prize pack from Cackleberry Kids
• $25 Aromababy Pack from Swish Lily
• $25 voucher from Blanky 4 me
• $30 Nappy chic wipes case & leg warmers from Belly Bumps to Baby Hugs
• $10 Bubbalog book
• $40 voucher from Pure Earth Noosa
• $20 voucher from My Baby Bump
• $25 Hair and jewelery accessories from Love Mum
• $20 voucher from Purely Natural Living
• 30 minute telephone consultation with Parenting Expert Jo Ryan author of Baby Bliss valued at $50

A total of $665.00 worth of beautiful prizes just in time for Christmas! So what you waiting for, order your copy today!

My New Favourite Baby Shower Gift

August 31, 2009 at 11:45 am | Posted in Baby Showers, Gift Ideas | 1 Comment
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What I wish I knew before I became a Mother - by Peace Mitchell and Katy Garner

What I wish I knew before I became a Mother - by Peace Mitchell and Katy Garner

Yesterday I attended a babyshower (with my 8 mth old baby in tow) for my CIL (cousin-in-law). This babyshower was a lovely affair (far from the types of babyshower that usually fill me with dread when I realise that we will be playing yet another corney, embarrassing game!). The games this time were fun and far from the embarrassing kind – whew! They included ‘baby belly bingo’ where attendees were given an A4 page with a montage of images of pregnant bellies (including men’s ‘bear guts’ lol) – and the first to cross off all the images on their page was the winner. And a take on the old Bruce Forsythe gift conveyor belt – guests were invited to bring along an unwrapped gift, and these were paraded one at a time before my CIL and guests – the gifts she remembered she got to keep! Luckily if any guests remembered some she hadn’t, she got to keep them too. My offering for that game was a pair of Huggalugs leg and arm warmers.

During the afternoon, a sumptious banquet of delicious finger food was on offer – a lot of it prepared by the father-to-be, my cousin, who hovered in the kitchen for most of the time doing his best to avoid the intimidating mass of women in the next room! (We were really a friendly bunch – and he did get brave at the end and joined us :0)

Then it was time to open the gifts that had arrived giftwrapped (while Master 8 mths sat and played on CIL’s baby’s new bear shaped bean bag chair – so cute!). I chose to gift a copy of the beautiful gift book that I stock in my webstore, ‘What I wish I knew before I became a Mother’ by Peace Mitchell and Katy Garner. I was thrilled to see how much my CIL liked this gift – she stopped mid gift-opening to have a quick flick through the book and stopped at several of the beautiful photographic images to show them off to the guests. I think she appreciated receiving a gift that was different to the usual baby outfits, toiletries and toys (although the items she received were lovely) and the book is something she could even keep to later pass on to her daughter when she is about to become a mother.

So if you are ever looking for a gift for a mother-to-be or new mother, why not consider giving a copy of this beautiful book which I guarantee will be very well received and appreciated! Available for purchase from the Aquabub website!

We love giveaways!

August 8, 2009 at 5:45 am | Posted in Giveaways | Leave a comment
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KindyRock Music CD

KindyRock Music CD

Last month we ran our first newsletter subscriber giveaway (see previous post!). The prize was a signed copy of the beautiful new gift book ‘What I wish I knew before I became a Mother’ by Peace Mitchell and Katy Garner. This book has great advice for Mums-to-be and new mums and beautiful photography by Peace Mitchell. The lucky subscriber who receives our signed copy of this book is Nicola Wagstaff! Congratulations Nicola – you will LOVE your prize! The book is available for purchase from our website for NZ$30.00 – the perfect gift for yourself or for a friend. I’ll be gifting a copy to my cousin for her babyshower!

Last month we also had an impromptu giveaway (cause we’re good like that ;0). I asked for feedback on Kozy Carrier designs and invited people to vote for their favourite. One lucky respondant was selected to win a mystery prize, which is one of our NEW baltic amber children’s bracelets! These will be loaded on the Aquabub website next week. Our 2.5yo son Ethan hasn’t wanted to take his off since we put it on several weeks ago – and HAS to have it on his arm above his elbow – so cool! So cute! More on the bracelets later.

The August newsletter subscriber giveaway is a signed copy of the KindyRock music CD ‘jiggles’. This is Ethans favourite CD of the two we are now offering for sale at Aquabub. Designed for preschool children the tracks on the CDs are catchy and movement inspiring – easy to follow lyrics give descriptions of movement which makes it easy to do appropriate actions for each song with your child. So much fun! Sign up for our newsletter at our homepage by August 31 to gain an entry into the draw for this fun CD. Existing subscribers will gain an automatic entry. Good luck!

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