We had an amazing time hanging out with all of the local new and expecting Moms at our 2nd annual Bloom event this past Saturday. Words can not describe how grateful we are to the moms who allowed us to provide this resource to them and to all of the local businesses who came out to interact with and/or pamper our guests. They say pictures are worth 1000 words, so we are going to let the pictures do the talking in this recap post. But, first a very special shout out to Memorial Hall, OTR for hosting us and allowing us to soak in the beauty of their historic space.
And of course a very huge thank you to Ali Wolfe Photography, our event photographer, whose time and talent are featured in this post!
Our guests were able to interact with and ask questions of our local experts as part of our VIP Tea.
Thank you to the following for sharing their knowledge and for their passion for what they do!
The Doulas of Cincinnati are dedicated to providing Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky’s new and expectant parents with professional, experienced and unbiased support through the childbearing years and beyond. Their services range from birth doula services to lactation and infant support. They offer placenta services and belly binding. Doulas of Cincinnati truly are the one-stop shop for birth and infant support. What have you been dying to know? They are here to answer those questions and more.
Bright Futures Family Chiropractic specializes in the care of families of all ages, with an emphasis on prenatal, postnatal, and pediatric care. Dr. Stephanie Spiers is the area’s only Certified Prenatal and Pediatric Chiropractor and she has hundreds of hours of experience and education in the care of this population. As a mom of three, Dr. Stephanie’s passion lies in the care of pregnant moms and their babies because she knows first-hand how important a healthy nervous system is to a successful birth process, the health of the baby, and overall enjoyment of the entire process.
Nothing changes you the way new motherhood changes you. As a new mom, it is easy to be so consumed with all the ups and downs that you lose sight of who YOU are, and many moms go from doing it all to merely surviving it all. Katelyn, a new mama mentor and coach, will be leading conversations about taking care of you and your relationships as a new mom, building your support network, and finding and embracing this new version of you. With the right tools and routines in place, we can make sure that you blossom and thrive in new motherhood.
Special thank you to ABC Market for help with the decor!
And to Whole Foods Market for providing a delicious breakfast!
From shopping and learning to practicing and creating… guests at Bloom were treated to a wide range of demonstrations and interactions with some of the amazing businesses and resources in the Greater Cincinnati area. The pictures clearly show you that not only did the guests have a great time, but the vendors did too!
The best part is, you don’t have to have been at Bloom to access the local resources listed below!
Local Photography Talent
Ali Wolfe Photography
Family and Commercial Photography
Cincy Birth Stories
Family and Birth Photography
Swift Arrow :: Custom Baby Goods
100% customizable baby wear!
Meeha Designs :: Custom Decor
Ready-to-hang nursery art
baybay Puree :: Organic Baby Food
Local parents making fresh baby food with local produce just for your baby!
EVER Skincare :: Pregnancy & Post Partum Skin
Botanically derived skincare with safe ingredients for mom and baby!
Paper + Petal :: Giftable Boxes
Playful gifts with purpose! Custom boxes for new Cincinnati mamas!
ABC Market :: Hand-Folded Book Art
Custom book art and handmade goods perfect for your nursery and home!
Fresh Wave :: Natural Odor Remover
Get rid of those diaper pail odors!
Wampler Law Firm :: Wills & Trusts
Here to help with important decisions about your future (and baby’s!).
Au Pair Care :: Childcare Support
Make parenthood easier with a live-in nanny!
BabysitEase :: Childcare Support
Find and schedule the city’s best childcare providers!
Becoming Mom Spa and Ultrasound :: Pregnancy Support
Ultrasound and spa services for the expecting mom!
Mother Nurture :: Mom Life Coaching
Be encouraged & learn how to best care for your whole self post-baby!
Babywearing International of Greater Cincinnati :: Mom Support
Get support from other baby-wearing mamas!
West Chester Mothers of Twins and More Club :: Mom Support
Build community with other moms of multiples!
Holistic Health Helpers :: Essential Oils
Learn the ins and outs of healthy use of essential oils for your baby (and you!).
Health & Medical Resources
Doulas of Cincinnati :: Doula & Lactation Services
Support for the new mom from pregnancy and beyond!
Cris Collinsworth ProScan Fund :: Breast Health
Protect yourself and your family by learning about early detection!
Your Wellness Center :: Hormone Health
Learn how to spot the signs of hormone imbalance post-baby!
A Tender Beginning :: Doula Services
Support for labor and delivery and NICU and infant care support!
Operation Peaceful Slumber :: Safe Sleep
Learn about safe sleep techniques and earn your own box!
Bright Futures Family Chiropractic :: Family Chiropractic Care
Pre and post-partum chiropractic care!
Goldfish Swim School :: Swim Safety
Infants can start swimming as early as 4 months!
West Chester Pediatric Dentistry :: Pediatric Oral Health
Learn the best time for a visit & how to best care for baby’s teeth at home!
**Special thanks to Paper Acorn for providing gorgeous, hand-crafted decor for Bloom!**
Our VIP guests were treated to a delicious breakfast spread courtesy of Whole Foods.
(Including a DIY yogurt bar – yum!)
Guests were also able to enjoy fresh fruit and veggie trays, thanks to our friends at Costco in Florence, with sweet treats provided by Delicious Designs Cookies and hometown favorite, Holtman’s Donuts.
We also have to include a shout out to our very own CMB contributor Abby Turner who made the gorgeous Bloom cake for us to use as decoration.
Thank you also to the following brands who supported Bloom and our local moms via giveaways and swag.