Mother’s Day Virgin

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$150 Countdown Voucher // By Nature Nourishing and Refining Face Mask and Replenishing Night Crème // A deluxe assortment of 48 praline-filled Guylian Chocolates – the world’s favourite Belgian chocolates // Joico Smooth Cure Shampoo & Conditioner //  Aveeno Baby Gift Pack // Little Tikes Bathketball and Little Tikes Ball Drop and Roll from Planet Fun // Mamma Teething Necklace from Mocka // Colic Calm and Tummy Calm from Health2000 // Proper Crisps Hessian Gift Sack filled with a delicious selection of their 100% natural hand-cooked crisps // You Can’t Give Vodka to a Baby book // Framed Print from Just My Type //  The Canvas Factory Voucher // 50 Foods that will change your life book

We know how those Mother’s Day Virgins are feeling.  This is it!  For the first time, this Mother’s Day is actually about them!  (I grew a human, people!  Someone better bring me some breakfast in bed!)  Whether the babe is already in their arms, or they’re due any day now, we’ve all got a new mum in our lives that deserves to be celebrated.  Because when you become a mum, you’re suddenly running a pretty intense gauntlet of emotions.  The world’s most incredible joy, mixed in with overwhelming exhaustion.  There are fears, tears, excitement, sleep deprivation, laughter and some leaky nipples to boot.  But you know they are going to do a damn fine job of this mum gig – in fact they already are.  This pack is for the Mother’s Day Virgin in your life to enjoy and celebrate their biggest role yet – Mum.

***Thank you to everyone who nominated a mum.  This competition has now closed.***

We want you to nominate the Mother’s Day Virgin in your life that could do with this fabulous prize.  Tell us why she should win, and if she’s chosen you’ll also be a winner!  

52 comments:

  1. B

    May 10, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    I’d like to nominate my bestie J. She had a tragic loss and was so brave. Now she’s having twins! She’s going to be such an amazing mum! ❤️

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    aimeeandstella

    May 10, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    I would like to nominate my cousins wife Katherine. Their absolutely scrummy wee boy Zack joined our family on New Year’s Eve. Her mother lives in Spain and they don’t have any family living in the same city. Being a new mum can be hard enough, even harder when you don’t have your mum on hand to help.

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  3. isabel

    May 10, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    I’m entering my friend Jamie, who has a new gorgeous baby boy and is celebrating her first mother’s day. She is a natural, taking this motherhood gig in her stride, and still smiling, helping others, and volunteering her time. So proud when I saw the photo of her, her hubby, and baby at her uni graduation ceremony last month!

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  4. James

    May 10, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    I nominate my best friend – my wife, on behalf of our daughter Zaharah. Rebekah and Zaharah have a strong bond. Rebekah is currently having it a bit rough as she returns to the workforce, while still breastfeeding and now battling breast infections. Zaharah is missing her. And I am realising how much work there is to do during a day at home, and wondering, how does she do it?

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    Alma Shaw

    May 10, 2015 at 9:57 am

    So trawling through my lists of mums to be, the first person that comes into my head would be Amy Jacobs (https://www.facebook.com/amy.moonpoppet?pnref=story). Over the next couple of weeks she is due to give birth to a little moss with one of my fav men Mr Carlos De Treend (https://www.facebook.com/thejuicelab?fref=ts).

    In the time I have followed their love story she has moved to Palmerston North (that in itself deserves a prixe #sorrynotsorry), started a new life with Carlos there, maintained her amazing photography work throughout NZ and started a new photography company with her soul mate. So pick Amy, she’s a good bitch :)

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  6. Alice

    May 10, 2015 at 8:55 am

    i nominate my new sister in law Kate, who has delighted us all with a niece, girl cousin and granddaughter. This is her first Mother’s Day, and had it been BC I would have expected that my brother would completely forgotten about it as he was always known as useless about things like that. Hopefully he has remembered, as they are on their honeymoon – and this should be a special day for Kate, first Mother’s Day as Mum and first as a wife!

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  7. Chrissy

    May 9, 2015 at 6:34 am

    Oh yeah…so I nominate my friend Pesi…who deserves to have an extra special Mother’s Day.

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  8. Chrissy

    May 8, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    After many years of desperately wanting kids…my friend has finally become a first time mother…having just this week legally adopted a 13 year old boy. They are over the moon to have each other. My friend never got the chance to hold him in her arms and cuddle him as a newborn, a toddler or even a preschooler…she has cut right to the teen years and it’s all very new to her and her husband and son…lots of bonding and getting to know each other…but the smiles on all three of their faces says it all…he now belongs to a family…and he has the best mother for him. Enjoy your first Mother’s Day Pesi.

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  9. Alexa Mills

    May 8, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    I nominate my Partner Alexa Mills, She is like most busy Mums juggling three growing pre teen boys, sport, school and life but she doesn’t stop there she volunteers as an ambulance office and fire fighter, works from 8 to 5 (as the song goes). What more can I say time to spoil her Mothers Day bring it on.

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  10. Paul

    May 8, 2015 at 11:48 am

    My best mates wife is having her first mothers day. She’s doing an alright job. She will have to give me half the prizes if she wins thought. Haha my vote is for Rebecca Daniels

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  11. Celina Hall

    May 8, 2015 at 3:12 am

    I nominate my friend Dior!
    She’s just had her second baby Yves and I have yet to meet her new addition but the photos I see are so adorable!
    Dior is an amazing mum, she loves her kids more than anyone will know, Dior has been through quite a bit in the last year or so and she keeps coming out swinging with her giant contagious smile that everyone loves.
    She more than deserves to be spoilt, she is such a special person :) You can’t help but love her.

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  12. Laura

    May 7, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    I nominate my friend Caitlin. Having recently had her first child she has managed and embraced the struggles and joys that bringing a little boy into the world has brought her and her husband. She inspires us all in the ways she puts her son’s well-being at the fore and maintains perspective in amongst the changes that a new baby brings. I’m sure this would allow her to even better enjoy this first Mother’s Day as a mum and look forward to the many more to come!

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  13. Ceara

    May 7, 2015 at 10:48 am

    Now, I actually don’t know any first time Mum’s at the moment. But one of my best friends, Sarah Richardson has just had her second boy. What I can say is that when she had her first son, she was the most wonderful first time Mum. She trusted her gut, and just adored being a mother.

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  14. Julie

    May 6, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    Arlene Gubb met and married a kiwi guy which meant moving away from her family in the Phillipines. They had their first child last year and she has still not been home. She has a great in-law family, but having a baby without the love, guidance and support of your own Mum is a hard thing… especially so far away. She absolutely Adores her wee boy and is doing such an amaaaaazing job with him! You would think she has already raised a rugby team of boys! :-) She is so deserving of this prize it’s not funny.

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    Mandy Phipps-Green

    May 6, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    I nominate my friend Hana, who had her first baby, a little girl named Isobel, just 5 days ago! She and her husband Murray are doing brilliantly – sharing the challenges and the joys of a newborn like champs. They even look like they might be getting some sleep at night! I’d like to make Hana’s very first Mother’s Day as a mother special with this prize.

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  16. Nicola

    May 6, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    I nominate my lovely friend Sarah Tulloch who is just about to pop her first bubba!!!! I know Sarah is going to be the best mum ever because she’s so laid back about the whole thing, in fact she’s even given her hubby the thumbs up for an overseas rugby tour when bub’s is only 3 months old!!! How cool is she?? xxx

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    aimeeandstella

    May 6, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    I would like to nominate my beautiful step sister who is expecting her first baby! After along time trying to get pregnant I’m so happy for them. Would love to be able to up my steaks in the best Aunty race and give her this gift.

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  18. Tessa Jardine

    May 6, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    I would like to nominate my antenatel/coffee group/friend Justine Rusby. Her beautiful daughter was born in November 2014. Her daughter has kept mummy on her toes and they are both at a point now where they have got over some hurdles and really enjoying each other..they have mummy daughter dates and go for coffee…play dates with the rest of the coffee group crew…however mum has to head back to work on Monday after mothers day….this is why I am nominating Justine as she is a top mum and I hope she really enjoys her first ever mothers day as I know she will want to treasure the day and won’t want it to end!

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    Anna King

    May 6, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    I’ll nominate my friend Jess. She deserves lots of treats on her first mothers day. She is kind and loving and a great mama to her wee girl.

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  20. Phil

    May 6, 2015 at 11:22 am

    I would like to nominate my sister-in-law who has given me my wish of being an Aunty, all be it to a little madam who is taking after her father (my brother) and our side of the family. She doesn’t sleep, has colic, and a sensitive tummy. So Claire who is quite the foodie has gone on one of the most restrictive diets. She’s also coping with going back to work 3 days a week while having a partner who shift works, so often has to do the night shift on her own.

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  21. Lena

    May 6, 2015 at 10:58 am

    I’d love to nominate my friend Corrine. She’s a single mum, looking after her darling 9 month old Charlie on her own, as well as studying by correspondence towards a degree – all while being the greatest friend anyone could have. She really deserves a treat as she’s on a tight budget and anything excess goes towards her little girl!

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  22. Claire B

    May 6, 2015 at 10:14 am

    I nominate Estelle Harnett, she had a rough start to motherhood with a really refluxy wee man, she deserves something awesome for her first mothers day, shes doing such an amazing job with her gorgeous wee man!

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  23. Sheena

    May 5, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    I nominate Melissa Morgan as all she wants is to be a mum but nature isn’t coming to the party and this will be the third mothers day she’s had to sit it out when she’d planned on getting cuddles from her own child.

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    Julie Gillam-Hill

    May 5, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    I need to nominate my step daughter she is a young mum with a beautiful little boy who is 1 month old. he has been pretty good to her however she has had a very rough ride since the day he was born she has had 2 colds, 2 infections and a trip to hospital. I really want her tho get something nice for mothers day as she doesn’t have a lot of money and I know she will miss out.

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  25. Charisse

    May 5, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    I would love to nominate Lisa Wilson as a Mother’s Day Virgin! She had her gorgeous wee (or I should say rather large 9.11lb) firstborn boy on May 1st, after a bad accident with a horse a few years ago, her pelvis was crushed, giving no choice but to have a c section , as a misaligned pelvis wouldn’t allow for even a try at a natural birth. She and her partner are going to be great parents and we are so happy for them. They would love to win :)

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    Malien de Vries

    May 5, 2015 at 11:56 am

    I would like to nominate my sister in law Victoria! She has her first baby just over a week ago and has had a very rough time. She was very keen on a home birth but due to her waters breaking and labour not beginning she was induced in hospital. She then suffered a very bad tear requiring surgery, while in surgery she started haemorraging. She spent time in ICU as she lost so much blood. Through out this all she has been so positive and cheerful. She is finding motherhood very hard especially with the rough start she has had and i think she deserves some pampering!

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  27. Sophie

    May 5, 2015 at 7:40 am

    I nominate my cousin Rachel Jones, who is about to be a first time new mum and living far away in Perth. She’s super excited and is going to be a fabulous mum and I can’t wait to meet the little man / girl (as soon as we have saved enough to get to Perth!)

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  28. Rachel

    May 5, 2015 at 6:45 am

    I nominate Heather Hobbs who has recently become a mummy. Heather’s little boy has had a few challenges, and Heather has helped him overcome these. Heather has continued to hold her head high, and has really risen above the challenges. She is doing an amazing job as a first time mummy and knows her baby and his cues so well. So much love!

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  29. Rachel

    May 5, 2015 at 6:30 am

    I nominate Stacey Wilson. Not only is Stacey an amazing mum, but she has also returned part time to work as a special care baby unity (SCBU) nurse. She is just amazing! And she still has time to be that listening ear to all her friends. What’s more, is that her husband is studying full time. Hats off to Super Mumma Stacey!

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  30. Rachel

    May 5, 2015 at 6:28 am

    I nominate Serena Sligo who is due to give birth to her first little girl very shortly. While she has 2 boys, she is a mothers day virgin to a little girl. She is a very pink favoured lady, and is so looking forward to having a little lady to play with in pink!!

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  31. Rachel

    May 5, 2015 at 6:27 am

    I nominate Shelley Pearson. A first time Mummy and doing an absolutely STELLAR job! So cruisy and so on par with her baby’s needs.

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  32. yvette crowley

    May 5, 2015 at 1:30 am

    I nominate Eve Lewis, mummy to a gorgeous 11 week old baby girl. Great mummy to her baby who was born 11 weeks early (was due 4 days ago)
    Shes had a rough start with her baby in the NICU. something like this would make for an amazing mothers day.

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  33. Cath C

    May 4, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    My best friend Nic, awesome mum to her gorgeous boy Cooper. Even though we live miles away she always takes the time to keep me updated on his progress by sending photos and cool videos. Not sure about the ones of the bum explosions though!!!

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  34. Vivienne

    May 4, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    I nominate Claire Newcombe-Baird. A first time mum who is doing a brilliant job with an adorable baby

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  35. Haley

    May 4, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    I nominate my friend Fiona. She has been an awesome friend to myself and my family through the good times and difficult. Would be lovely to be able to give a little back to her :-)

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  36. debbie

    May 4, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    I nominate my friend Nadine Hook who is an amazing friend to our family when we were lost and drowning in the sorrow of the loss of one of our children in our big blended family she was so kind. So caring and helped us in so many ways. She is also an amazing wife, and Mum to two lovely little boys and works too! She is generous of her time and kindness and this amazing package would be something to give back to her for being a part of our family when we needed someone so much to hep the way she has.

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  37. Rebecca

    May 4, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    I nominate Sharon Becker!!! She is a first time mum and she has twins!! She is a gorgeous mumma. She listens to my moaning and always offers advice despite having her hands full. I don’t know how she gets out the door with two babies. She amazes me everyday and I think she deserves a extra special treat on mothers day

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  38. Paxman

    May 4, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    I nominate my fiance Hinewa. We have two twin baby boys. Hinewa has been an amazing first time mum. On top of graduating from university, working part time, and planning our wedding in two weeks time she also finds time to keep our little family organized. Would be nice to spoil her on mothers day.

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  39. Amanda Linn

    May 4, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    My friend Brigette Baker who is a solo mum. She doesn’t always have a lot of money to buy all necessities, but is doing an amazing job and is a fantastic mum to her little girl. This would really brighten up her Mother’s Day as she deserves to be spoiled :)

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  40. Angie

    May 4, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    I nominate my sis in law Andrea for this prize, she is an amazing mum and deserves a gorgeous treat for her first mothers day <3

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  41. Samuel Andersen

    May 4, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    I would like to nominate my wife Charlotte who is a first time mummy this year! Works so hard at home and deserves it!!!

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  42. WEndy

    May 4, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    I nominate my gorgeous sister in law Jenny Stowell who has got a beautiful baby girl Esta! She is an amazing aunty to my 4 kids and it warms my heart to see her with her own little bundle of joy.

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  43. Daina Gloyn

    May 4, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    I nominate my friend Jo Sutherland who is celebrating her first Mothers Day with a baby in her arms after two miscarriages.

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  44. Zara Tester

    May 4, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    Kushla Twyford she is a fellow Mothercraft mum whose had a tough time. She totally deserves a happy pressie after the months of sleeplessness, hospital visits etc with the gorgeous Mackenzie.

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  45. Libby Priscott

    May 4, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    I nominate new mum Sabrina Douglas-Jones. One of our wonderful new Plunket volunteers. x

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  46. Nikki Shepherd

    May 4, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    I nominate my Lovely friend Tania Morris. Who has just had her third child a little boy on the 30th of April. Tania is a superman to three kiddies now x

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  47. Wawa

    May 4, 2015 at 11:30 am

    i nominate my daughter Paige Joyce who is a first time new mum baby keziyah-rose is 3 weeks old and Paige has and is doing a wonderful job taking care of her baby she’s a young mum but is doing amazing. What a lucky baby

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  48. Hayley Berendsen

    May 4, 2015 at 11:19 am

    I nominate my best friend Shannon Eisenhut she is a first time mum to her gorgeous little lady Stasia. She hasnt had the easiest first year of motherhood but she is such a trroper always making sure her little one doesnt miss out on anything ever :D

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  49. Shani McLean

    May 4, 2015 at 11:10 am

    I nominate my fried Jay Lou who is a first time mum to her gorgeous little girl Hana, she is doing amazing despite a few wee obstacles <3

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    kerianne newman

    May 4, 2015 at 10:59 am

    I’d like to nominate my best friend jasmine, she is a few months away from having a baby girl, she is so lovely & deserves a little something special. She’s a teacher so she takes care of other peoples children, teaching them, building them up, inspiring them & so much more. She’s had a bit of a rough pregnancy so I would love to give her a special little gift to show her how much I care

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  51. Steve

    May 4, 2015 at 10:14 am

    I nominate my wonderful wife Lauren White for this prize. Every day since our son’s birth she has amazed me with her strength and compassion. I was so proud of her throughout the pregnancy and delivery, and since his birth she has been a constant source of inspiration to me as we begin this amazing new journey together, and travel the ups and downs of life with a newborn. She definitely deserves this amazing prize package to give her a well-deserved reward and ongoing encouragement.

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  52. Zoe

    May 4, 2015 at 8:16 am

    I nominate my friend Moana Jarman Taylor a first time mum this well doing so well with the massive adjustment and a baby boy that is a party animal all day !

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