{EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT} Bloom 2019: An Event for New and Expectant Moms

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The Memphis Moms Blog is thrilled to announce our third annual BLOOM event this Spring!

Who:

Expectant Moms and New Moms {whether it’s your first child or fifth child!}

When:

Saturday, May 4th
9:00am – 12:00pm

Where:

Hutchison School {early childhood building}

General Admission ($20) is all-inclusive & includes

  • access to 10 + vendors — all having to do with motherhood!
  • 8 breakout speakers — all local professionals and experts in their fields, with lots of opportunities for Q&A
  • a delicious, full brunch “Cravings” buffet supplied by a variety of local caterers and bakers
  • a “Momosa” bar — both alcoholic and non options!
  • over 10+ giveaway items up for grabs by both national brands and local boutiques
  • Photo booth fun with a professional photographer

… PLUS every mom will walk away with a swag bag bursting with goodies! {value $50+}

The best way to keep up-to-date on our event is to follow us on Facebook! Click “going” on the event and share with friends! We encourage you to follow us on Instagram as well for more details. Each day we will be highlighting a different aspect of the event or introducing participants! 

For discounted $15 tickets, please purchase in person with cash or check, from Sundara Wellness (midtown), Launch Chiropratic (Germantown), or Fusion Fitness (Arlington)!

What is Bloom?

Bloom is a must-attend expo geared towards new and expecting moms that you’re going to love! Partnering with the City Moms Blog Network, Memphis Moms Blog is thrilled to be one of 55 sister sites to host Bloom 2019–with an estimated attendance of over 7,000+ moms across the US!

While Bloom is mostly for moms who are currently expecting a baby, had a baby within the last two years, foster moms of infants, or are planning on growing their family soon through birth or adoption, we will also be providing pertinent information for all moms of various phases. So whether you’re pregnant for the first time or fifth, grab your friend, sister, or neighbor and join the fun! This event would be extremely beneficial to Grandmas as well, so we highly encourage them to join the fun! (Also, please note, this event is not intended for children. Nurslings who can be worn in a wrap or pushed in a stroller are welcome to stay with mom!)

Where is Bloom?

A huge thank you goes to Hutchison School for hosting this event this year! If you are unfamiliar with Hutchison, enter the school off of Ridgeway Avenue. You will drive past the guard hut, and continue to your left, around the edge of a beautiful lake. The early childhood building will end up right in front of you, and the parking lot next to the building for easy parking. Entry is straight in from the parking lot — easy navigation for wheelchairs and strollers. The front door will be clearly marked with festive balloons!

What you can expect:

  • TABLE VENDORS

A huge thank you to our title sponsors for this year: Fusion Fitness, Mid-South Birth, and Launch Chiropractic! Plus we’ll have over 10 more local vendors providing current and timely information for moms. Some vendors will also have items for purchase on site.

  • EXPERT SPEAKERS

We are excited to offer eight breakout sessions throughout the event. Each talk will be approximately 20 minutes in length with a 10 minute Q&A. Talks will be every half hour. While attending Bloom, you are not obligated to attend all the speakers; feel free to mingle with the table vendors or grab a bite to eat. Our hope is to provide topics to reach a variety of interests! Titles of talks are subject to change.

9:30 am
How to Foster Emerging Literacy, Camille Sewell & Sara Boyer, Hutchison School
Self-Care and Fitness for Moms, Sarah Burns, Fusion Fitness

10:00 am
Your Pelvic Floor: What your Mama didn’t Tell You, Amy Moses, PT, DPT, OMT, Sundara Wellness
The Dirt on Outdoor Play, Mary Riddle, Farm Horticulturist & Educator, Hutchison School

10:30 am
Post-Partum Pelvic Health, Dr. Amanda Ling, PT, FNS, Peake Potential Physiotherapy & Wellness
A Well-adjusted Mom, Dr. Paige Stasi, Launch Chiropractic

11:00 am
Baby Led Weaning 101, Brooke Kissell, RN
Mom-Centric Care, Ashley Clay, BSN, RN & certified doula, Mid-South Birth

  • FOOD & DRINKS

We’re excited to bring back our “Momosa” Bar courtesy of Shred 4/15! There will be a variety of juices (and champagne) as well as other non alcoholic drinks and a {bottomless!} coffee bar! 

Our “Cravings” Bar this year will host a full brunch menu featuring various, local bakers & caterers and their delicious items! Bring your appetite! 

  • PHOTOBOOTH

Be sure to stop by our custom-made backdrop and grab a prop! It’s always fun to gather together with friends and smile for the camera. Ashley Parker Photography will be manning the photobooth and Calli Smith Photography will be on site capturing all the fun. Be sure to check our Facebook picture albums post-event and tag yourself!

  • GIVEAWAYS & SWAG

A highlight of Bloom for every mom is the chance to win something from our huge giveaway table! There will be a combination of popular national brands and items from local boutiques and mom-owned businesses!

Plus we think every mom is a winner in our book … so EACH ATTENDEE will leave with a swag bag bursting with items valued at over $50!