Win a Thomas & Friends Collectible Railway play set

Thomas the tank engine has a special place in every little boy’s heart and in this house it’s no different.  He’s been cheerfully tooting his way around this house not only in toy form but also through bed time stories and videos too. We even watched a Thomas movie once too. That was fun. Nicky had a train party too last year when he turned four. An exceptional cake with Thomas on the top and I even attempted Thomas cookies. Today on the blog we are giving away a super Thomas & Friends Collectible Railway play set, sure to give hours of fun play to your little Thomas fan. 

 Are you curious as to how the blue engine puffed itself into our lives? He was created 70 years ago by a British clergyman, the Rev Awdry, as a story for his son.  From then on he grew so much that he’s ranked number one in the preschool toys category in both the UK and Australia, and number two in the USA. 

I think what I enjoy about the Thomas stories is that he is really an enthusiastic helper, but often that help is a bit misguided or overdone. It’s often up to his friends or the Fat Controller to put him straight. He had to learn the hard way about how to handle the Troublesome Trucks. Sometimes he makes things worse before they get better but he always has the best intentions of helping others.  Like that time he tried to make Molly feel special by covering up her empty carriages and putting lights all around her. Which worked well until the wind blew the covers off. I think we can relate to this happy little engine because he makes mistakes just like us and encourages us to fix them too, even if we’ve made a mess. 

Today we are giving away an awesome Thomas playset which your kid will have loads of fun playing with. Thomas and Percy can race around in circles and spirals. 

The Thomas & Friends Collectible Railway range is perfect for a busy day in Sodor. The collection consists of an assortment of Collectible Railway die-cast engines, track sets and accessory pieces, all of which form part of an expandable system to recreate the fun and exciting world of Thomas. They are made to last – the cars are easy to connect and the tracks are simple to build.

The Collectible Railway range includes:

The Collectible Railway range of assorted small and large die-cast engines deliver push-along fun. The train engines and vehicles feature plastic connectors at the front and back that allow your child to connect other engines or tenders, creating a railway full of really useful engines. Each time your child plays with these engines, they are developing their gross motor skills, sensory skills and reasoning skills. Every die-cast train engine and vehicle (small or large) is an exact replica of your child’s favourite character as seen on TV.

Another playset is the iconic Tidmouth Sheds, which  is sure to be your child’s preferred location to use with the Collectible Railway engines and tracks. Tidmouth Sheds is the place where every engine begins a new day, and the place where they go to rest after a very busy day. To unload the track, simply open the top that reveals 9 pieces of track. Snap the track pieces into and around the sheds to build the track set. Take Thomas along to pick up cargo from the cargo loader. When your child is finished playing conductor for the day, load all the pieces back inside the shed and take it wherever they go, thanks to the convenient carry handle. The set includes a die-cast metal Thomas engine and 3 cargo pieces.

Find out more about Thomas and the Collectible Railway range on the Thomas & Friends website. You can also keep track of all the latest Thomas & Friends news on Facebook.

Would you like to win this playset? Follow the Rafflecopter prompts to follow Thomas on social media.

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  1. This competition will run for a week. The winner will be announced on the Facebook page, and emailed. 
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  3. The prize is not transferable.
  4. If you have won on SA Mom Blogs in the past 3 months you will not be eligible to win this competition.

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A Big Disney giveaway!

Disney products are very regonisable and kids love them too. I’m also a fan and recently attended a Disney event and found out just how big the company is. Today we’ve put together an bonanza of prizes for our readers just to say thank you for reading this blog. All you have to do is comment on which prize(s) grab your fancy!

These prizes also celebrate Disney’s Bring Disney Home retail campaign, from 13 November – 31 December, which will usher in the festive season at all major retailers.

So let’s check out some new offerings and of course the firm familiar favourites. 

 

PRIZE ONE: Frozen Garden Tent and Mulan Toddler doll (Value R940)

I don’t think there’s a kid out there that doesn’t like tents or something to crawl into and play with. My son likes tents (and building houses out of cushions and pillows) so I know he would love this and would not care that it had Frozen all over it!

But of course I know there are many Frozen fans out there and many would be pleased to have this tent! It’s a nice activity to do outside (or even inside too!)

Other outdoor products available from Disney include the Cars sleeping bag and a cute Winnie the Pooh camping chair.

Little girls love princesses and I’m sure there are many that would love the Mulan Toddler doll. A lovely Christmas gift and a really adorable doll.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRIZE TWO:  Marvel Spiderman Stuck on Stories and Cars, Cars 2 and Cars 3 DVD – Value R470

 

The Stuck on Stories books are a lot of fun. Nicky has one which we found at Exclusive Books. A Cars version of course! It had pages of the different groups of cars (race cars versus Crazy Eight for instance) and a race scene where you could put the cars in a race. The figures come with little sucker cups on the back which make them stick to the cardboard book. 

 

 

Boys like Spiderman as well and there are a lot of different characters in this franchise. 

 

 

 

Do I need to say much about the Cars series of movies? My kid has watched them over and over again and he plays with all the toys. He has Lightning McQeen on his wall, not to mention on his lunchbox and yoghurt. 

These DVDs can be watched over and over again, especially on those long car trips on the way to your holiday destination. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRIZE THREE: Five DVDs:  Finding Nemo, Wreck It Ralph, Big Hero 6, Tangled & Zootropolis  – Value R250

As I’ve just mentioned: long car trips, bored kids? That’s when you need to pop one (or more) or these in.

There is a variety of DVDs here to suit different tastes – from Wreck it Ralph to the more romantic Tangled. Plus the very cute Finding Nemo. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Would you like to win?

All you have to do is comment below, letting me know which prize you would like. If you like more than one, that’s fine, or if you have an order of preference, that’s fine too! The prize winner will be chosen with Random.org.

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  1. This competition will run for a week. The winner will be announced on the Facebook page, and emailed. 
  2. This competition is open to SA residents only.  
  3. The prize is not transferable.
  4. If you have won on SA Mom Blogs in the past 3 months you will not be eligible to win this competition

 

Win a Power Rangers Ninja Steel Morph Vehicle

One of the things that really brings me joy is to watch my child at play. He is so inventive, building things with anything he can lay his hands on from Lego to boxes, and making up little stories with his toys. I’m always interested in how he will play and objects he is able to manipulate are certainly fun. Today we are giving away a fun new Power Rangers Ninja Steel Morph Vehicle.

We were sent two Power Rangers Ninja Steel products to try out, the 30cm figure and training gear. The toys are based on the TV series currently being aired on Cartoon Network. 

power rangers ninja steel figureNicky liked the yellow Power Ranger and rotated all the appendages telling me how it could move. 

The training gear was also very interesting. It consisted of a poky thing (reminded me of NIcky’s story about Vikings that go in search of a dragon armed with “dragon poking things”) and a stick with balls on it. Apparently it’s called a Morning Star and Spike. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So apart from whacking the Power Ranger with the balls, Nicky also played on the floor with the toy. I guess the Power Ranger was calling for help:

 

I guess action figures are  a good way to discover the difference between heroes and villains and playing out stories that spark imaginative play. 

While he was eating supper and watching IPad he also decided to balance the stick and balls in a triangular position. He was pretty pleased with himself that he managed to do this.

He then thought a good place for it to go would be on my cupboard door, stuck with Prestick. I buy Prestick just for Nicky to create and stick things. I have no idea why he put it there in that position. But every now and then he goes past and checks that it is still securely attached. 

I will never know all the things that go on in his head but I do know that toys definitely aid morning star ninja steel weapon training gearhim in imaginative play. The Power Ranger Ninja Steel figure is currently attached to a  Barney helium balloon, and surprisingly hasn’t lifted off.  

Today on the blog we are giving away a Power Rangers Ninja Steel Morph Vehicle, valued at R399.99. These vehicles can transform into Ninja Power Stars and are able to combine with the Ninja Steel Megazord. Rev up the action with all new Power Rangers Mega Morph Vehicles. Each Mega Morph Vehicle is a heroic Ninja Star that can instantly morph into a powerful vehicle for endless adventure. Each Vehicle comes with an articulated 5‑inch Figure.

 

Pictures below are examples of this toy (and please note that the prize may vary) plus a video.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Would you like to win? Comment below. 

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  1. This competition will run for a week. The winner will be announced on the Facebook page, and emailed. 
  2. This competition is open to SA residents only.  
  3. The prize is not transferable.
  4. If you have won on SA Mom Blogs in the past 3 months you will not be eligible to win this competition

Disclosure: We were provided with the toys and this post is sponsored by Prima Toys. 

 

Win these cute goggles and swim cap from Spurt

children's swim goggles, caps, nose clipOne of the things Nicky struggled with quite early on at his swimming lessons was being splashed in his eyes. He used to cry a lot about it. We solved the problem by wearing goggles and now swimming is a favourite time of the week (that, and playing with his friend Boris on the trampoline afterwards).  Today I’m reviewing and giving away some swimming accessories from Spurt, and I’m sure you’ll agree, that these products will make swimming even easier for your child. 

spurt swim apparelBoth myself and Nicky have tested out the swimming cap, goggles and nose clips.

The swimming cap is very firm and the kid’s version has some really cute pictures. The one they sent us was a shark with fins. Super cute!  The little fins stick out!

The cap we are giving away has a bird face on. Spurt has lots of different designs to choose from. How cute is this dog eating a bone? I had a very nice one in shades of red and orange. It was like wearing a sunset. They are 100%  made of silicone. You can even customise one if you want. 

What I like about the goggles is that there are two separate adjustable straps which you can move about on your head. They are very secure. Nicky had silver grey ones and I had a colourful orange one.  They have UV protection. And an anti-fog coat. 

If you’ve ever had water up your nose you orange goggles and cap from Spurtmight want to opt for the nose clips too. Not just for those synchonised swimmers that swim at all angles but also for those who swim a lot and want to provent the water coming in that way. 

On the website you’ll also find colourful fins and a variety of swimming accessories. 

Spurt, the company that makes these products, prides itself on being of service to both normal pleb swimmers like us and the serious athletes. I think what I like about them are their very colourful and funny designs as well as a secure fit.  

nose clips, goggles, cap from Spurt

 

Check out their website here: www.spurt.co.za

 

 
 
 
Disclosure: We were provided with the products..
 
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  3. The prize is not transferable.
  4. If you have won on SA Mom Blogs in the past 3 months you will not be eligible to win this competition
 
 

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Win two copies of the inspirational “Living in Faith” book

The seed for Carol Natasha Motolo’s book “Living in Faith” started in a hospital room: staring at the weak body of her premature baby and not knowing what to expect, other than the need to live in faith from that moment forward. Today on SA Mom Blogs we are giving away two copies of this inspirational book.

Dealing with a premature baby was not the only thing Carol had to deal with in her life. She has had the experience of living with depression, being physically and emotionally abused, being homeless, penniless and  hopeless.

She also found herself making the wrong decisions, and a preference for chaos and disaster. She did not have any tools to help her deal with her own emotions.  “If you’ve been there, you know how it feels: like you’re being chewed up from the inside. It’s overwhelming, and you feel like it will never get better — that you’re doomed.” 

 
A few years ago, she was astounded when she was able to let go of someone she thought she wouldn’t be able to live without. The dreams of building the dream family that she had in mind since she was a teenager were tarnished by someone who didn’t have the same vision as she did.  And no matter how much she tried to push him into that direction he wasn’t ready; they had different goals, saw life in different eyes. She tried to change him, but he wasn’t ready so all her efforts were in vain; misery plagued her and followed soon after. Unencumbered by sadness, she felt like she was seeing the world through new eyes. 

“All of a sudden, the one thing I thought would disqualify me, became a conduit to release other women from the shame of their past. I discovered that my own experience has made thousands of women to relate to me either through Social Media platforms, one on one or those who show up at my speaking engagements or attend the schools I visit to encourage the youth. So, I started writing to help other women make peace with their past so that they could live a fulfilling life and avoid my mistakes.  I just felt that instead of empowering women from my pain, I could empower them from my overflow, but to do that I had to be willing to sacrifice and let go of my past, let go of all that wasn’t healthy and risk being criticized again as a church girl and single mom.”

Carol Natasha Motolo, who originally hails from Lesotho but now lives in Bloemfontein,  is a young dynamic visionary who has a heart for young girls who have been raped, molested or assaulted. She is an author, motivational speaker, entrepreneur and a student of life. She is the founder of Carol Motolo Foundation a Faith based community developmental non-profit making organization that stands to create a safe environment where rape, injustice and other societal ills against women will be a thing of the past. 

The “Living in Faith” book  is currently being couried to anyone that orders it at R200.00 a copy plus R100 courier which in total is R300. It is also available on Amazon under Kindle.

You may also contact Carol on  :+27710413391/+27849414712 or email her Carolmotolo.cm@gmail.com
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Would you like a copy of her book? All you have to do is leave a comment telling us why using the Rafflecopter mechanism. 

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Win a prenatal vitamin hamper from Chella-Preg

In this post we will be spoiling one mom to be with some prenatal vitamins to make sure that she will be taking all she needs to make that little one prepared for the outside world. 

We’ve done a series of posts on these prenatal vitamins over the past few months, so I’ll just do a quick recap on what we’ve discussed.

Chela Preg is the only set of prenatal vitamins that are divided into three trimesters, giving you exactly what you need for each stage of pregnancy. The pills change as your baby’s needs change. I broke down the highlights of each trimester in this post. 

For instance, in the first trimester you’ll find extra B6 to help with morning sickness and no Vitamin E which is best avoided during this time, although you’ll need it later on. 

After that I did quite a bit of research and pulled out all my pregnancy books to figure out what exactly you need in your prenatal vitamins and how Chela Preg matches up to that. You’ll find all the figures and essential things you need here. 

Of course the main thing you need is folic acid (in Chela Preg you’ll find it as Quatrefolic Acid, a natural 5-MTHF folate form of folic acid). But you’ll also need various vitamins and minerals which I list. 

We then sourced four bloggers to be guinea pigs and test drive the product. They let us know how taking the vitamins had affected them. 

Belinda obtained the thumbs up from her gynecologist about splitting the iron and calcium portions.

The bloggers found the following results on Chela Preg: 

  • cost effective
  • feel good on the product
  • no constipation or reflux
  • better energy levels
  • less “pregnancy brain”

Read the full post here. 

Chela Preg packs are available at DisChem, Clicks and leading pharmacies. Their recommended sales price is R211,72 (for Trimester 1),  R230,68 (for Trimester 2) and  251,22 (for Trimester 3). 

Would you like to win some of these vitamins to support your growing baby?

All you have to do is leave a comment using the Rafflecopter mechanism telling us which trimester you will be in during the first week in December which is when the product will be delivered.. That way we can make sure you will receive the right ones. You’ll receive extra points for tweeting a message about the competition too. 

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  1. This competition will run for two weeks. The winner will be announced on the Facebook page, and emailed. 
  2. This competition is open to SA residents only.  You must be pregnant or know someone who is pregnant that you would like to gift this prize to. 
  3. The prize is not transferable.
  4. If you have won on SA Mom Blogs in the past 3 months you will not be eligible to win this competition

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Six Lessons in Friendship at My Little Pony: The Movie and Win Tickets

 

The My Little Pony movie releases on 6 October. It is a super cute annimated story the kids will love (my 5 year old son enjoys the ponies too) but it’s also open to a deeper meaning about the values of friendship that adults will appreciate. Take your kids to see the movie and enjoy it yourself too. SA Mom Blogs is giving away two sets of four tickets each to the new My LIttle Pony movie. 

So what is friendship all about? Here are some values I picked up from the movie.

  1. Fun and laughter.  The ponies are sheer fun with lots of games and appreciation of the joy to be found in life. You only have to watch Pinkie Pie getting really excited (“Best Day Ever!”) and Rainbow Dash doing super sonic rainbows around a pirate boat to see how full of fun they are. We need to have more fun in our lives. And not take things so seriously. 

2. Love your enemies.   I’m not just talking about the bible verse Matt 5:44.  I think the mark of a mature person is to be able to think about why a person you can’t stand releases certain emotions within you, and  what it says about you. But perhaps one should also consider what that person has been through to make them that way, and love them anyway.

In this case, the enemy is Tempest Shadow, sent by the Storm King, who overthrows the city of Cantelot and drive out the six ponies. 

Tempest has a broken horn. There’s a sad story of her past involved here, but the point is she is willing to do the Storm King’s bidding to get it back. She has faced rejection in her past and doesn’t easily trust people, but in the end, it is the true spirit of friendship that saves her. 

3. Use the resources you have and be content with who you are.  There’s a scene at the beginning of the movie where Twilight Sparkle asks her fellow princesses to use their magic to make the sun and the moon to be placed at the right angle for the perfect lighting for the festival she is organising. They say no. She must use what she has. How often do we expect things to line up just right? But the real task ahead is to channel what we have?

Tempest Shadow also must learn that her broken horn has powers too. Something we consider broken can actually be our biggest strength. 

4. Be open. The entire city of Seaquestria is underwater. The ponies have changed their appearance into fish. Sure,it’s fun to watch them swim around, but you have to think: how far have they gone to hide from the Storm King? It was a survival tactic, but Twilight Sparkle knows this route is not for her. She has to deal with things face to face. 

5. Forgive mistakes. Twilight isn’t without her wrong moves and a mistake that gets her and her friends kicked out of Seaquestria. But the key here is that her pony buddies can (eventually) look past it and come to her rescue. 

6. Empowering others. The ponies convince the pirates to stop working for the Storm King and come into their own. They realise this amongst a whole lot of song and dance and aforementioned supersonic rainbow. 

True friendship is about lifting others up and supporting your friends. And the ponies do that really well.

Each pony has a different “element of harmony”. Pinkie Pie represents laughter, Fluttershy represents kindness, Applejack represents honesty, Rainbow Dash represents loyalty, Rarity represents generosity and Twilight Sparkle represents the magic of friendship.

Nicky kept asking me which pony I liked best. I liked Twilight Sparkle (so did he) for the way she  worked hard to save her friends. But I also really liked Applejack for being really down to earth and that rich earthy Southern accent.  Honesty is a good leveler and it is often appreciated. I also liked the practical way she was distributing drinks for the festival. 

 

This is a star studded movies with lots of singing too. We have a pony that looks just like Sia, is Sia, and sings like Sia. Played by Sia but called Songbird Serenade.  

Here’s the trailer. 

 

 

And here are some other cool things about My Little Pony:

 

  • My LIttle Pony  is also having a  friendship tour. They will be in Sandton City, Jhb, 2-14 October. 
  • They also have a range of toys to celebrate the movie. 

 

The My Little Pony movie inspired range will be available from Toys R Us, ToyZone, Toy Kingdom, Hamleys and other major retailers. You can also shop online for My little Pony products at Takealot.com

 

  • You can also make your own pony here: (mine is Lilac Blossom):

 

But the most coolest thing?

You can watch the movie for yourself and see the ponies in action. And take along your family.

Win!

SA Mom Blogs is giving away two sets of four tickets each to the movie.

All you have to do is follow the Rafflecopter prompts. 

 

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  1. This competition will run for a week. The winner will be announced on the Facebook page, and emailed. 
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  3. The prize is not transferable.
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Win tickets to the East Rand Spring Festival!

It’s Spring! And what better way to celebrate than to head on over to Carnival City’s East Rand Spring Festival at the prestigious new Sun Park.  We are giving away twenty double tickets on the blog today. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This family focused event features:

-entertainment – local artists and bands

-Miss Spring Festival competition

-giveaways and special deals

-over 100 exhibitors

Save the date now and bring along family and friends to this first of its kind festival on 29 and 30
September from 09h00 to 22h00. Entrance to the festival costs R 80 per adult, R40 per pensioner
and R40 per child (aged 3 to 17).

24 Clydesdale Street, Casseldale 1559 Springs, Gauteng
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Also check out the East Rand Spring Festival’s website here and Facebook page here. 

Would you like tickets to the event? We have twenty double tickets to giveaway!

All you have to do is comment below. 

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  1. This competition will run for a week. The winner will be announced on the Facebook page, and emailed. 
  2. This competition is open to SA residents only. You must be able to attend the event in Johannesburg. 
  3. The prize is not transferable.
  4. If you have won on SA Mom Blogs in the past 3 months you will not be eligible to win this

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Win 10 pairs of tickets to Little Homemade CPT Pop-up Boutique

Leila is an event organiser of Pop-up Boutiques for local brands with a particular focus on locally produced goods in Cape Town. We met her on Monday. After she and her sister had her children they decided to host an event for moms, babies and kids. Their latest offering is the Little Homemade Pop-up Boutique on 24 and 25 September and today we are giving away ten tickets to the event. 

Here’s some idea of what will be on offer:

-mom and tots boutique of local brands

light meals from the phenomenal Food Fanatics

-outdoor play area supervised by the professional Baby’s First Sitter while you shop,  a soft play area by Moemsies Party Rentals

-massage (Serenity Felt) (*free, terms and conditions apply)

 

5 thread maternity

-facepainting (3 Sisters)

-organic babycare samples

Some of the companies involved will be:

  • Ubuntu Baba
  • Seven Ounce
  • MarshyandMe
  • Oh Lief – Baby products
  • Royal Stitch
  • The Mummary
  • Candy Floss Clouds
  • Mini Mi – Atelier
  • Akidz

    Rocca Kids SA

  • ROCA Kids Furniture
  • 5Threads

All you need to do is visit Homemade CPT on Facebook using the Rafflecopter mechanism. If you want more entries, look at the other options. 

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  1. This competition will run for a week. The winner will be announced on the Facebook page, and emailed. 
  2. This competition is open to SA residents only. You must be able to attend the event in Cape Town.  
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  4. If you have won on SA Mom Blogs in the past 3 months you will not be eligible to win this

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Changes in Confidence: in Pictures: and Win a Conscious Confidence Course

How often has confidence stopped you from following your dreams? Or merely opting out of important life events? Today we’re going to meet a photographer that has been helping women become more confident, not only behind her lens, but also in real life by creating a course in confidence, which we are giving away on the blog.

Abigail Klopper shares about how she became interested in this topic of confidence. As she photographed many different people from all walks of life over the years, she found a common reaction to being photographed. People hated it. “I’m not photogenic”. “I hate this part of my body, can you hide it?”

The photographer also has her own history of insecurity, stemming from a comment made about her appearance in Grade 3. and issues as a teen. 

As Abigail took photographs, she found women in particular to be very self critical. Very quick to devalue their worth. 

She also noticed how her clients were amazed at the results.

She came to the conclusion: I am giving them their confidence back. 

“I soon realised that confidence was something that came from the inside. Portrait photography focuses on the exterior, on that which is visible to others, our physical appearance. However, it also exposes our insecurities and our underlying issues. So while my photography was helping women with their physical confidence, it was fleeting. I wanted to help women on a deeper level and change their confidence from the inside.”

After doing massive amounts of research, Abigail developed a four week long Conscious Confidence Course. 

Unlike some courses that require participants to spend large amounts of time working through the course material, Abigail has purposely broken the course into small actionable steps focused on body, mind and soul confidence and that participants can implement as their schedules allow.

Here are three women that Abigail photographed and can tell a story about the changes she brought in them. 

Josie

At the time of this shoot, Josie was a new mom to twins Abigail & Christian. They were born prematurely, so naturally Josie was under some significant stress along with the usual ‘new-mom’ experiences. 

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the gift of my makeover shoot! As a new mom to 5 month old twins, just getting out of my pj’s everyday is a major feat. So having my hair and make-up done was such a treat. And then your professionalism and guidance during the shoot made me feel like a supermodel. I knew exactly what you wanted from me and you made me feel totally at ease. And the end result … Wow! Thank you for making me feel beautiful and giving me my confidence back. And for inspiring me to get out of my pj’s and make a small effort everyday. Cos that’s sometimes all it takes. 

 

Kim

Kim and her daughter Jordy came for a shoot together. After the shoot Kim mentioned that the shoot transformed the way she saw herself. Something shifted for her in the way that she showed up in the world, because she saw herself differently. 

To anyone who sees these exquisite pictures on Abigails “walls” online… what goes on within you at Abigail K’s shoots, and then at the final take, is transformational… Abigail’s talent goes deeper than just the click of the camera! What her talent gives is just so much more… I have continued to grow and blossom as the woman I once believed and knew I was… she re-painted me in these shots and this entire experience raised me up out of a “low confidence” zone and helped me recognize the light and magic within me that somehow us Moms tend to forget… and as a final blessing and continuation to the magical experience, my relationship with my beautiful daughter has deepened and grown to newer levels of fun, sharing and a different kind of closeness that we have NEVER had before… Thank you Abigail for everything that has unfolded as a result of this awesome PRIZE and gift at the most important day in a Mother’s life – the celebration and privilege of being a MOM – every year… I feel re-born!

 

Jacqui

Jacqui won this shoot through a competition. She is mother to one son and she said that she felt like a queen during and after the experience. 

If you feel good about yourself and you share that with others, you invite them to become more confident in who they are. Your confidence was very contagious during my experience at Abigail K Studio. Of course, I lacked none, because I’ve been preparing for this moment for years, but you gave my confidence an extra boost. I loved it! Confidence, is a beautiful thing. It allows you to just, be.

 

ABIGAIL’S FIVE SUPER-QUICK CONFIDENCE BOOSTERS

When your confidence is low, it can be tough to find the will and the momentum to take the action needed to increase your confidence. Below are some of the confidence boosters Abigail draws on when she finds her confidence becoming a bit shaky:

  1. Look at yourself in the mirror and repeat an affirming, positive mantra until you feel your confidence shift.
  2. Write a list of 10 things you’re grateful for. If nothing else, it will take your focus off everything that you think is wrong in your life.
  3. Move your body for 15 minutes, whether it’s going for a walk, doing some yoga stretches or going for a run. It’s a great way to awaken your senses and make you feel more alive.
  4. Turn on your favourite music – LOUD! And dance like no one’s watching.

Do some introspection by journaling about the source of your current low confidence. Just writing out your doubts and concerns can sometimes reveal something about ourselves that we were not initially aware of. And all positive change starts with awareness.

 

A final word from Abigail:

I’m always in awe of moms. It’s seriously the toughest job on the planet with the biggest responsibility and burden. Of course it has it’s positive payoffs as well. But being a mom doesn’t mean you stop being a woman. A beautiful, talented, worthy woman with her own ambitions, likes & dislikes and her own journey to travel. I see too many women abdicate their individuality when they become moms, in favor of being the main care giver, which is admirable in a sense, but at the same time unreasonable and unsustainable. I’m reminded of the all important airline safety message – In the event of a drop in cabin pressure, place the mask over your own nose and mouth before assisting minors or others in need. The same is true for moms – they are not selfish if they take care of their own needs and desires first. Doing that makes them able and available to tend to their family’s needs. In this way, they’re being responsible in that they’re demonstrating what self-care and self-love looks like. Children learn by observation and that’s one of the best gifts you can give them. The ability to treat themselves with love and respect. If more people did that, this world would be a more loving place. 

To win her Conscious Confidence Course, simply comment below on why you think you need this. 

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