Top 5 Reasons Not To Miss Bloom 2022

Bloom: An Event for New And Growing Families is just around the corner. It’s going to be a wonderful afternoon of resources, support and community, and we want to see you there! 

Here are just a few reasons why you won’t want to miss our Bloom event on Sunday, Sept. 18 from 1-4 p.m. at the Ball Event Center in Olathe.

Advice from the Experts

Joining us at Bloom will be a group of amazing women who are experts in their field who will host sessions shining light and guidance on some of the most important topics to you in this stage of motherhood. Hear from our keynote speaker, Tiffany Kann, LMSW from Centimano Counseling, she’ll deliver her presentation, Mom Brain Is Real: How your brain changes after baby and ways to support you both.

In addition, we will host breakout sessions that you can choose from topics that are important to you including:

  • Navigating Cold & Flu Season With Your Baby with Jessica N. Gillespie-Gebhards, MD, of Olathe Health Internal Medicine & Pediatrics.
  • Appreciating your Postpartum Life with Sierra Yancey, Certified Perinatal Doula, Community Health Worker, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Advocate, Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician at Uzazi Village.
  • Better Together: Finding Your Mom Community with Susan Brown, Director of Building Better Moms.
  • Milestones and Moments: How To Track Your Baby’s Development And Have Fun Too with Angie Mendez, Program Coordinator at Olathe Parents as Teachers.

Swag and Giveaways

When you enter Bloom you’ll receive a swag bag full of goodies for you and baby! Valued at over $70, your swag bag will contain items for your little one including baby food from SpoonfulOne, a bottle from Evenflo Feeding, dipping spoons from Bumkins, and a sippy cup from b.box. For your diaper bag, we have reusable baggies from ZipTop and labels from Inchbug. And for you we have lip balm from Eco Lips, morning sickness candy from Three Lollies, a silicone straw from GoSili, a two-month Plus Membership for Marco Polo, a free month photo album from Chatbooks and for those days when a shower isn’t in the cards you’re getting shower wipes from Goodwipes.

In addition to our swag bags, we will have over $2,250 worth of giveaways we’ll be handing out at Bloom. Those items include a diaper bag from Twelvelittle, a gift pack from Etta Loves, a Lulla Owl doll, shoes from Pediped, a GoSili prize pack, a bottle prize pack from Chicco Duo, products from Motherlove, gift cards to Kendra Scott, a prize pack from SwimZip, an air purifier from AirDoctor, a label prize pack from Mabel’s Labels, a water purifier from AquaTru, a gift basket from Hallmark Gold Crown Stores and three months of lessons and instruments to InJoy Music.

Local Resources

Join us in our fabulous sponsorship row to meet businesses perfectly matched with the season of welcoming a baby to your family. For you and your baby’s health, we will have wonderful people joining us from Empower Your Pelvis, enCORE Therapy, Kansas 4D UltrasoundKC PCIT, Laser Chiropractic, Nurturing Touch Physical Therapy and WellnessNurture Lactation, LLC, Oh Baby! KC, Olathe Health, Sweet Tooth Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics

We will have shopping with our friends at Kendra Scott and Good Mood Kids.

And we will help you stay in the know of all things to help a new Momma out with our friends from Goldfish Swim School-Overland Park,  Just Between Friends – Overland Park,Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool and New Horizon Academy.

Experience Community

Motherhood can be difficult to navigate without the proper support. We’re all in this together and you’ll feel that at this event. So let’s grab some yummy snacks and treats provided by Price Chopper and McLain’s and take the opportunity to introduce ourselves and mingle with people walking the same path at the same time together.
Born in Kansas City, Jamie spent age 8-18 in Columbia, MO yet always considered KC to be home. Jamie returned to KC after high school to attend Avila University, where she earned her degree in Communication. After residing in South KC, Raymore, the Plaza, River Market and Overland Park, Jamie is now a proud (and permanent) resident of Lenexa. Jamie is wife to her love, Andy, and mom to the dream team; Lucy (12), Quinn (10) and Hazel (6). Jamie is the Events Director for Kansas City Mom Collective and loves creating fun and exciting ways to gather as a community, especially if a theme is involved! Jamie loves a good coffee shop, is a self-diagnosed Fall-aholic, is a Peloton newbie, is a proud member of “The Read That Society” (a book club full of close friends that just celebrated its 13th anniversary), is an internet-ordained minister, she loves blasting Paul McCartney out of the minivan windows and is a sucker for a good home decor store.

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