The Mother of all Babyshowers (#MoaB) is an initiative by Olwethu Leshabane to celebrate her 30th birthday and spoil 33 expectant moms across South Africa via a virtual baby shower on the 5th of July 2020 from 13h00 CAT.
The event will be a webinar with special guest appearances by Dr. Khanya Khanyile, Vika Shipalana and Basetsana Khumalo who will be talking on childcare, art of living for moms and motivating moms to still live out their dreams and ambitions, respectively.
The event will also be streamed live on the Art of Superwoman blog, Facebook, Youtube and Instagram.
“This will be an online baby shower and the aim is to cheer up moms that are almost due to deliver,” she explains.
The busy mother of three has not slowed down over lockdown.
On Instagram; Olwethu has been hosting parenting talks with prominent experts on #TheSitDown plus she graced the cover of True Love Edu (her husband Neo took the photo).
Besides being a certified doula (coined #DigitalDoula), Olwethu loves a good baby shower experience.
“As the host of 1 Magic’s Oh Baby; a baby shower competition show that saw me travel across South Africa attending and scoring baby showers. I attended and judged so many babyshowers, so I kind of think I’ve become quite the expert at them. I also treasure the journey of pregnancy and believe moms must be treasured and spoilt on this journey,” she says.
After she announced the competition on the 5 June; 30 of the moms have been randomly selected after being nominated by their friends and families on Olwethu’s Instagram page.
The remaining three are Olwethu’s Doula Practice clients and friends.
Olwethu aims to put a smile on these expectant moms who couldn’t have baby showers due to the lockdown restrictions. The moms will be split into various groups and will have on screen interaction with Olwethu having candid discussions about their pregnancy journey.
Each mom will be receiving gifts worth approximately R5000 from Zulzi, Stokke, Faithful to Nature, Cleanipedia, Zamaan, ORMS, Optiphi, Flourish Network, Chelino Baby and a few others. “Members of the public viewing the live stream will also be able to purchase some of the prizes moms-to-be will be receiving at a special discount exclusively available on the day of the event.” Says Olwethu.
In addition to the gifts, there will be a grand prize in R50 000 worth of gifts to be won by one lucky mom-to-be.
“To win, the moms-to-be simply need to rally their friends and families to vote for them on www.artofsuperwoman.com/moab. The mom-to-be with the most votes wins. The winner will be announced at the end of virtual baby shower,” says Olwethu.
Picture: Olwethu Leshabane/Kotex/Instagram