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Bloom 2016: An Event for Expecting and New Moms

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Disclosure:: BLOOM is a sponsored event,  made possible by partnerships with the businesses mentioned in this post. We  feel all these companies bring value to our readers and we are very excited about all of the amazing products and businesses our guests will get to experience at BLOOM.

Thursday, April 28

6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

317 SW Magazine Road, Ankeny

(formerly Sports University, currently First Family Church)

Tickets are now on sale!!

$10 for EARLY BIRD RATE 48 hours only (7am 4/6 – 7am 4/8)

General Admission is $20.

<<Buy Tickets HERE >>

The first 30 ticket holders will receive a complimentary 10-minute massage from one of our awesome massage therapists! Learn more about them below! 

Presented by City Moms Blog Network and Hosted by Our Sister Sites including Des Moines!!

A huge thank you to our national sponsors, Dr. Smiths and for helping to make this event possible!

Bloom is a national event for new and expectant moms, which will be taking place in nearly 40 cities across the country on April 28th and 30th.  This event is geared towards moms who are currently expecting a baby, had a baby within the last year, or are planning on growing their family soon.

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About Bloom Des Moines

This year will be our fourth time offering our BLOOM event for expecting and new moms in the Des Moines area, and we couldn’t be more excited about this Spring’s event!

The heartbeat of Des Moines Moms Blog is to connect moms both online and off through events. We feel that moms who are expecting a child or who have new babies and toddlers deserve education, support, and encouragement, and that is what the BLOOM conference is all about.

Do you know someone who is expecting her first child, who just had her first child, or who just needs some encouragement? This conference is for her!

What to Expect

Check in and participate in a quick photo opp, please use CMBNBloom16 #DMMBBloom16 if posting on social media! Then head upstairs to learn from our community resource tables! Then we will enjoy a delicious dinner from Main Street Cafe in Ankeny! From 7:00-8:15 you will choose through 3 out of 4 break out session speakers! Gain information and tips on how to be prepared and equipped for having a baby and caring for your baby!! If you’re one of the first 30 ticket buyers you’ll receive a relaxing 10-minute massage! At end of the event we will be drawing names for our AMAZING giveaways and handing out swag bags!!


Event Sponsors

Silver Sponsor

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Whether you’re new to town or have lived here all your life, you have likely heard of Trixies Salon. Located at 6209 SE 14th Street, Des Moines, Trixies is the only Aveda Concept Salon on the south side.

Trixies. Even the name sounds FUN! But the fun doesn’t stop there. Their Mission is personal. Unique. In addition to everything you would expect from any Aveda Salon, Trixies offers a color lounge that guests relax in and receive complimentary services that they pick from a menu. Trixies offers regular specials to new and existing clients so be sure to connect with Trixies on FacebookTwitterPinterestInstagram and their Blog


Silver + Photography Sponsor

alex and brenda photo 300x250Alex and Brenda Langpaul are a husband and wife photography team based in the Des Moines area. They love connecting with people through photography by capturing moments with honest emotion and beautiful light. While Alex and Brenda love photographing families, newborns, engagements, weddings, and senior portraits, it’s equally important to them that you feel comfortable and have a good time being photographed.

Newborn • Children• Family • Maternity • Wedding • Engagement • Seniors
Facebook| Web| 712-304-0612


Our Break-Out Session Speakers

Heidi-Warner-headshotDr. Heidi Warner is a licensed clinical psychologist with a passion for helping women and their families lead emotionally and spiritually healthy lives.   Dr. Heidi specializes in working with women who are experiencing postpartum depression and anxiety, eating disorders, and providing spiritually integrated therapy.  Dr. Heidi has recently opened her own private practice and is thrilled to start this new phase as a business owning mama.  She also records weekly radio segments and writes articles for Life 107.1 FM.

You can find out more about Dr. Heidi at www.drheidiwarner.com or www.life1071.com


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Katie is the owner of The Iowa Baby Lady, LLC and a frequent speaker for mothers, families, and health care providers in Iowa. For the past six years, Katie has served hundreds of women and their partners as their birth doula, postpartum doula, and childbirth educator. She has been featured in International Doula, Parents Magazine, and on WHO TV 13. In addition to her private clients, Katie has also served young women through the Young Women’s Resource Center and Ruth Harbor in Des Moines.

Katie speaks openly and honestly about her struggles as a new mom and strives to provide practical help for women she works with. From crazy hormones to mesh underwear, no topic is off limits with The Iowa Baby Lady!

www.theiowababylady.com[email protected]


amy brooks head shotAmy brooks murphy / before and after the birth has been empowering families through childbirth and postpartum education since 2002 and for the last few years as a placenta encapsulation specialist. amy believes ‘if you don’t know your options, you don’t have any.’  she educates women and their partners to not only know their options, but to actively participate and take responsibility for the birth of their sweet baby…knowledge is power. amy has four outstanding kids and knows from her own birth experiences that a woman’s body was designed to give birth. she also understands how intense the postpartum time can be and the importance of getting support and surrounding yourself with like minded people. amy loves sushi, running, home grown tomatoes, soccer, swimming in her backyard uterus shaped pool and all things pregnancy/birth/breastfeeding!
peace on earth, begins with birth. connect with amy at beforeandafterthebirth.org and/or on facebook.


Nurse turned yoga teacher Sandi Hoover, BSN, RYT500, RPYT, is a mother to three children (ages 10, 8 and 2.5). She specializes in pre and postnatal yoga and owns The Family Tree Yoga and sandi hooverMassage with her husband, Zachary Hoover on Ingersoll Ave. in Des Moines,IA. She is the creator of Roots Prenatal™ Yoga and offers classes, workshops and teacher trainings through her Registered Prenatal Yoga School. Sandi leads essential oil educational classes for the public and offers private wellness consultations.

Reach out to her at: [email protected]  or visit sites:www.rootsprenatalyoga.com or  http://mydoterra.com/sandihoover


Community Resource Tables

Iowa Family Chiropractic

iowa family chiroAt Iowa Family Chiropractic we see you as an individual with a unique set of needs, and we see chiropractic as a system of health care that is different than medical care alone. Without drugs or surgery, chiropractic care helps retrain your body to take care of itself. Chiropractic care is not only a natural, safe alternative for pain relief, but also a way to prevent future problems and keep your family healthy.  We believe that health is not just the absence of illness, but the natural ability of the body restore itself and adapt to ever changing conditions. Allow our friendly and experienced team to help you start enjoying more of life with less pain and more vitality, naturally

1906  Ingersoll Ave.  Des Moines IA 50903

https://www.facebook.com/IowaFamilyChiropractic/


Dr. Heidi Warner Counseling & Consulting PC

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Dr. Heidi Warner is a licensed clinical psychologist with a passion for helping women and their families lead emotionally and spiritually healthy lives.   Dr. Heidi specializes in working with women who are experiencing postpartum depression and anxiety, eating disorders, and providing spiritually integrated therapy.  Dr. Heidi has recently opened her own private practice and is thrilled to start this new phase as a business owning mama.  She also records weekly radio segments and writes articles for Life 107.1 FM. You can find out more about Dr. Heidi at www.drheidiwarner.com or www.life1071.com


The Iowa Baby Lady

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Katie is the owner of The Iowa Baby Lady, LLC and a frequent speaker for mothers, families, and health care providers in Iowa. For the past six years, Katie has served hundreds of women and their partners as their birth doula, postpartum doula, and childbirth educator. She has been featured in International Doula, Parents Magazine, and on WHO TV 13. In addition to her private clients, Katie has also served young women through the Young Women’s Resource Center and Ruth Harbor in Des Moines.

Katie speaks openly and honestly about her struggles as a new mom and strives to provide practical help for women she works with. From crazy hormones to mesh underwear, no topic is off limits with The Iowa Baby Lady!

 


Dinner Sponsor

main street cafe logoOur food for the evening will be provided by one of our favorite spots in Ankeny, Main Street Café and Bakery! Main Street will be providing our guests with a variety of their signature sandwiches, warps and salads for a yummy and nutritious meal. For the sweet tooth, they will also be providing cookies and bars!

Dine in for a great spot for any meal, check out their incredible catering menu and keep in mind for special occasions their incredible bakery selections. And they have delicious coffee…and a drive thru-that is a big deal for mamas!!

This is a much-needed restaurant in Ankeny and the surrounding areas. If you’ve lived in Ankeny longer than a few months, you know the list of places to eat that aren’t fast food are rather limited, especially if you like to venture outside of chain restaurants.

Main Street is the perfect location to take your family, meet a friend for coffee, enjoy a date night, or host a private or corporate party.

Order online or stop in for a bite! Main Street is Open Monday through Sunday 6 a.m. through 9 p.m. They are located on the southwest side of Ankeny just off Oralabor in the White Birch Plaza (2510 White Birch Dr STE 1 & 2, Ankeny, IA 50023).

Call the cafe at 515.964.7141 . Connect with them on Facebook.


Water Sponsor

Crystal Clear Water Logo Stacked BLUCrystal Clear Bottled Water is the only locally owned and operated business proudly serving Des Moines since 1975.  Everyday, Crystal Clear provides delivery of pure, safe bottled water and coffee products to customers across Iowa.  And, water treatment systems provide quality water for home and office everyday.

Serving West Des Moines, Clive, Grimes, Granger, Ankeny, Altoona, Pleasant Hill, and Indianola from the Des Moines location and serving many other cities in Iowa through one of their distributors.


Massage Therapists:

This year the first 30 people who purchase tickets will receive a VIP Pass for a complimentary massage from one of our three massage therapists.

serenity by ashley crop 300Serenity by Ashley: Ashley Roen’s goal is to provide personalized services that help you start your healing process and feel better long-term. Each time you come in, Ashley spends time understanding what you need help with and she personalizes the massage accordingly.

Massages are scheduled by appointment only and can be made directly onlineContact Ashley at 515-720-7754 or [email protected] Serenity by Ashley is located at 1349 NW 121st Street, Suite 200, Clive, Iowa 50325.


Bodywork SolutionsJackie Frost has been practicing massage therapy for 10 years and encourages her clients to consider massage a necessity, not a luxury and something that ensures our optimal health.

Bodywork Solutions is located at 1905 EP True Parkway in West Des Moines. Contact Jackie to schedule your massage today at 515-778-7480.

 


massage heightsAt Massage Heights Merle Hay, we believe it is essential to give your body and mind a break from the stress of everyday life to maintain a healthy lifestyle.   Regular therapeutic massage and facials can do just that.  We are committed to providing our guests high-quality, therapeutic massage and skin care treatments at affordable prices. Massage Heights Merle Hay is open 7 days a week, early and late, so you can enjoy affordable, professional massage and facial services that are convenient for your schedule. We are confident that after a visit to Massage Heights Merle Hay, your whole body will thank you!


Giveaway and Swag Sponsors

Givaways and swag bags are such a fun part of our events and it’s such a great way for new and expecting moms to get to know businesses and products that will benefit them in this stage of life. We are thankful to our generous and supportive giveaway and swag bags sponsors, check them out:

 

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 covered goods logo baby list logo
UnityPoint Health - Des Moines logo  silikids logo timber ridge logo
Jenuinely Pure babies r us logo  nurturme logo
rootz salon logo  massage heights  trixies 150x150
 LLR logo  Gia Rose new logo 600 wide  freshly picked logo
 mFbDLb_cocoa b bars in pm re play iowa family chiro
quinn's cookies earth mama angel baby

This includes those businesses with commitments by the post publish date of April 5th, 2016. There is plenty of room for more so if you are a sponsor wanting to reach an audience of local moms who are expecting a child or just had a child, please reach out to [email protected]

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