Bloom is back in Raleigh for its 4th year! This event is geared towards moms who are currently expecting a baby, had a baby within the last year, foster moms of infants, or are planning on growing their family soon through birth or adoption. We are extremely thankful to our longtime Bloom sponsors, WakeMed North Family Health & Women’s Hospital and Davis Family Chiropractic whose support allows this event to take place.
Why do you want to join us at Bloom? Bloom is a morning for YOU to be surrounded by fellow moms and moms-to-be for a couple of hours. People who understand how you feel and what it is like to be rooted in the important work of raising children. With the exception of young nurslings, Bloom is a child-free event. (We’ll have a designated ‘Mothers Lounge’ for moms to feed, nurse comfortably or change diapers in a clean environment.) It’s a time for moms to step out of their daily rhythms, make connections and build positive momentum.
Do you want the FULL scoop? Head to our event page HERE. Ready to join us? Snag your ticket to Bloom HERE.
Top 10 Reasons to Attend Bloom:
10. Enjoy a Mom’s Morning Out
You’re among friends! Whether you’re attending Bloom alone or with a friend, you’ll be in a room full of other new, seasoned, and expecting moms. We love bringing moms of all ages and stages together to share and connect in motherhood. It’s one of the main reasons Raleigh Moms Blog exists. Come by yourself or grab a friend and join us!
9. Learn from the Experts!
We are excited to offer three Expert Panel Q&A Sessions sponsored by WakeMed North Women’s Hospital and Davis Family Chiropractic covering everything from birth to babies and beyond. These Q&A sessions are designed to offer a safe and supportive atmosphere where you can have all your questions answered from birthing options, breastfeeding, pregnancy, chiropractic care, choosing a pediatrician, postpartum care, safety tips or any question you have been dying to ask…these experts are here to listen and help. The Expert Panel Q&A Session is a highlight to our event so we are offering multiple sessions. This is a time to bring all your questions We’ll also be offering some sweet giveaway opportunities for those who join this session.
In addition, we’ll have lots of resources and connections for you, too. With over 25 amazing Bloom partners joining us during the vendor portion of our event, every mom is sure to walk away with a new connection or local business to go to for support. Guests can expect to connect with a variety of medical professionals, a well-known local children’s museum, health & wellness specialists, childcare professionals, boutiques, family photographers, and even our own library system will be on-site.
8. Be a part of something NATIONAL!
Raleigh is one of more than 50 Sister Sites across the country who will be hosting this SAME event during April and May. Moms across the country will be learning and bonding together at the same time and you can join in on the fun! Using #CMBNBloom19, you can be a part of this national event and share Raleigh’s Bloom with other moms. (Know someone in another city? Encourage them to attend their Bloom event, and be together while apart.)
7. Did someone say FOOD?
Why not nosh a little while spending a fun morning with other Bloom mamas. From sweet to salty our Cravings Station Corner features our amazing food and beverage partners that are ready to treat you to delicious sample bites.
6. Baby Bump Photo Shoot Corner + High Gloss Photo for Keeps
Want to capture your cute bump or grab a photo with your friends? Our favorite ZimZoom Photo Booth photographers will be on hand ready to capture the fun at Bloom! To add more excitement to the party your mini-photo shoot will take place in an expertly styled backdrop by Greenhouse Picker Sisters. Show off that precious baby bump or new baby, grab your Raleigh moms friends or even your own mom; make some memories during this wonderful season of life! And we’ll have Frolic & Co Photography snapping fun throughout the event that we’ll share afterward.
5. Pampering & Shopping
Practice some much-needed mama self-care with Fit4Mom Midtown Raleigh during her “Strength in Motherhood: Stretch & Strength” session. This 30-minute session will focus on strengthening, stretching, meditation & bonding with baby that is appropriate for the expecting mom & new mom. (Insider Tip: Wear your favorite yoga pants and bring a towel or yoga mat. This is always a popular session so were offering multiple sessions throughout the event.)
Treat yourself to some retail therapy while you shop amongst our vendors who will be carrying unique and stylish jewelry, accessories and even the latest in Spring outfits for mama and baby.
4. So. Many. Giveaways. + Babymoon Getaway
Buckle your seatbelts! There are SO many giveaways, you might be blown away! We’ve searched high and low for national products and local brands to partner with and we think we’ve done a great job! Each mom will have a chance to enter to win items from top of the line products from Little Spoon, b.box baby, Pediped, MAM, Covered Goods, etc. Best part – our friends at The Mayton Inn, a luxurious boutique hotel located in Downtown Cary, is giving one lucky mama a one-night stay Babymoon Getaway! This stay will include breakfast, WiFi, coffee service, and valet parking – all complimentary.
3. Popular Swag Bags
Each VIP Swag Bag or Swag Bag ticket holder will be walking away with an incredible canvas tote courtesy of City Moms Blog Network filled with goodies.
2. Give Back
This year’s Charity of Choice non-profit partner is the Diaper Bank of NC! The mission of Diaper Bank of North Carolina is to promote and protect the dignity of each resident by ensuring that families with babies and children living with poverty have an adequate supply of diapers. In addition to improving access to personal hygiene products and other basic necessities to remove barriers to education, employment, or personal fulfillment.
Please join hands with us and bring any size of Diaper (size 5 diapers are always the most urgent need), Baby Wipes and/or Feminine Hygiene Products for families in need. Open packages of diapers will be accepted! For your donation, you will receive 3 raffle tickets to be used to enter our amazing giveaways.
Between mingling, pampering, learning, shopping and snacking we hope Bloom is your chance to take the morning off and RELAX. We’re so excited to see you in all your mom glory.
TICKETS ARE GOING FAST! (Update: VIP Swag Bag tickets are sold out!)
Will you be joining us??
When: Saturday, April 27th, 2019 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Where: WakeMed North Family Health & Women’s Hospital
10000 Falls of Neuse Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27614
Do you want the FULL scoop on this year’s bloom event? Head to our event page HERE.
*Photo Credit: Elzee Photography