Passionate About Des Moines
and the Moms Who Live Here

Upcoming Event for Expecting and New Moms: 9.19.15

Bloom is back for the third year in a row, and we are so excited to share this open community event with you!

Bloom is an event that brings wisdom, encouragement, and support to new and expecting moms in the Des Moines area! Link arms with other moms and community professionals and let’s talk “all things mom”!

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!

Event Details + Registration:

Please join us

Saturday, September 19, 2015

9 a.m. to Noon

at 317 SE Magazine Road in Ankeny

(formerly Sports University, currently First Family Church)

Purchase tickets << HERE >>

The first 30 people to register will get a VIP complimentary massage!

Tickets are $15, or get a discount when you bring a friend or a group! Enter code BLOOM15 for a $5 discount on each ticket.

Event Sponsors:


UP Maternity CentersAt UnityPoint Health – Des Moines offers a wide range of maternity, pregnancy and parenting services to help guide you through this exciting time for you and your family. The miracle of new life is special and they are committed to providing every family with a meaningful and unique childbirth experience.

No matter where you decide to deliver your baby, the highly skilled staff at all three of our Des Moines area Maternity Centers – Iowa Methodist, Iowa Lutheran and Methodist West – will work with you to develop a comprehensive plan designed just for you and your new baby.


Livewell is made up of husband and wife team Dr. Zac Watkins and Dr. Tammy Watkins. Dr. Zac’s specialty is functional medicine, including hormone and fertility support. Dr. Tammy Watkins at Livewell has a passion to make pregnancy and birth the incredible experience it was meant to be! Chiropractic is a must for a healthier and more enjoyable pregnancy. Experience it for yourself!

Studies demonstrate that chiropractic care can potentially decrease back pain during pregnancy and back labor, shorten labor and pushing time, and diminish postpartum discomfort. Prenatal chiropractic care is also beneficial to the fetus and newborn, as it allows for optimal positioning and maximized space. This is intended to allow your child the least fetal constraint and optimal spinal and birth positioning.

Dr. Tammy Watkins grew up in Johnston, Iowa, and graduated with a BA from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in Biology with a bio-medical focus. After college, she completed a five-year academic course at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minnesota, where she received her Doctorate degree. She is currently board eligible and continues extensive training in prenatal/pregnancy care from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.


minerals By BEE

Minerals By Bee Organic Spa is a locally owned business founded by Beatrice Edwards, also owner of the Minerals By Bee skin care and cosmetics line. Our primary goal is to help preserve our Earth and make it a better place for us and our children to live. Our concern for our bodies and our environment should not stop with what we eat.

We are committed to our community and want to make a positive difference with each and every guest who visits Minerals By Bee Organic Spa. We want you to know that we are here to make the health benefits of massage and the results of facials, body treatments, and waxing the best they can be and a part of your every day life. We also help create a new look for you with a hair appointment or makeup session in our full service salon.


shnurman famrs

Shnurman Farms is a second generation family owned and operated farm. We are located just 15 minutes south of West Des Moines in Madison County. We are committed to growing and delivering fresh, all-natural produce such as seasonal fruits and vegetables for your family to enjoy. We also offer all-natural, farm-raised, and antibiotic-free beef and poultry for purchase. Our services include a weekly produce basket for CSA members, meat package options, and specific produce orders.


Swell logo

Conveniently located in the Roosevelt Cultural District, Swell Shop for Baby is a must! Owned and operated by local moms with a passion for all things baby! Swell — a trendy shop for babies, born out of the need to provide unique and innovative products to brilliant parents of the finest babies in the world.




Food & Beverages:

chick fil a

Again this year Chick-fil-A Ankeny and Chick-fil-A Paradise Point are providing our food and drinks for Bloom. This year we will get to enjoy a yummy breakfast and iced coffee! A huge thank you to this amazing company that we are proud to partner with! We hope you think of Chick-fil-A for your family’s next meal!

Crystal Clear Water Logo Stacked BLU

We are so thankful to Crystal Clear for making sure our mommas who attend Bloom are well hydrated! Crystal Clear bottled water is the best there is and we are thankful to them!

Community Resource Tables:

UnityPoint (see above)

Livewell (see above)

Bergman Academy –

Since 1977, Bergman Academy has offered Des Moines families a unique option for preschool and K-8 students. We are a secular, state-licensed, Montessori-style preschool and accredited K-8 school located in the historic Greenwood Park in Des Moines.

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. Jackie Frost at Bodywork Solutions (515-778-7480), Nikki Morlan with A Kneaded Escape, and Ashley Roen with Serenity by Ashley will be our massage therapists for our Bloom conference this year.

Giveaways and Swag Bag Donations:


Ingrid Williams


K&A Remade

Hair Color and Cut Specialists

Minerals by Bee

Basking Babies

Livewell Clinic

Farm Baby Foods

Serenity by Ashley

Freshley Picked

Fresh Wave


Wee Wood Toys


Khounlo Photography


Family Tree Yoga

Timberidge beef sticks

A Kneaded Escape


Thirty One Gifts-Sarah Farnsworth

Younique-Bekah Riker

Permanent Collection

++There is still time to be a part of this amazing event! We welcome sponsors in all categories, so please email [email protected] to be included!++

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