{You’re Invited} Bloom :: An Event for New & Expecting Moms

Houston Moms Blog, in partnership with our parent site City Moms Blog Network, is thrilled to announce that we will once again be hosting Bloom :: An Event for New & Expecting Moms for the THIRD year in a row!  Title sponsored by Next Level Urgent Care, this special event is being held on Wednesday, May 3rd from 6:00 – 8:30 pm at the Motherhood Center.  This exclusive event is geared towards moms {and dads!} who are planning to grow their family, currently expecting, in their first year of motherhood, or fostering/adopting little ones.  We would love for you to join us for an amazing evening in celebration of all things motherhood, so please be sure to read through the entire announcement for full event details … and then purchase your tickets soon, as this event historically sells out very quick!


Ticket price includes access to EVERYTHING we have planned for this event, and as always, moms, dads, and grandparents are all welcome to attend!  Every attendee will leave with a reusable tote packed full of amazing swag, have access to complimentary chair massages and pampering, enjoy a catered dinner and desserts, enter to win fabulous giveaways, receive introductions to local experts on topics pertaining to parenthood, and of course, have the opportunity to meet and mingle with others in this stage of life as well as our favorite brands for new and expectant moms too. All ticket sales are 100% final and Houston Moms Blog is unable to offer refunds for any reason, as this event will happen rain or shine. {Please Note :: Newborns in carriers or slings are welcome. However, due to the set up of our space, strollers and children over the age of 1 will not be permitted.}

VIP Ticket :: $40 *SOLD OUT*

all event amenities listed under General Admission, PLUS…
early admission starting at 5:45pm
10 EXTRA giveaway tickets
XO Organic Cotton Muslin Swaddle Blanket from Modern Burlap
Mini Cooler & Clip and Bite & Brush from MAM Baby
SuperBib from Bumkins

General Admission :: $25

event admission
catered dinner & dessert
mocktails {non-alcoholic cocktails}
complimentary chair massages & pampering
Q&A session with industry experts
5 giveaway tickets
and a reusable tote packed with over $50 worth of top products for mom and baby


This year, we are so very honored to be partnering with Next Level Urgent Care as our title sponsor for this event.  With 10 Houston area locations, our team cannot sing their praises enough about the comfort and convenience that comes with always having them close by!  And on the night of Bloom, we are over the moon to be able to have one of their Medical Directors in attendance to provide attendees with support and resources for all things health and wellness for both us … and our little ones.

Of course, this event would not be possible without our gracious hosts at the Motherhood Center.  If you’re unfamiliar with all that their center holds, then you are in for quite a treat!  They offer a wide variety of services from yoga to massage, from lactation consultants to babysitting services, from night nannies to potty training, and so much more.  We just know you will love their beautiful space and all of their incredible staff members too!


At our Bloom event, you will also be able to mix and mingle with all of the amazing partners listed below.  From nutrition to fitness, and from must have baby products to pure pampering, we are so excited to introduce you to each of these brands and provide you the opportunity to find out why they are some of our favorite resources for new and expecting moms!


Entering into motherhood is such an exciting time, but we know that it often leads to lots of questions too.  Starting promptly at 7pm, we are thrilled to feature a panel of experts on all things motherhood, and we encourage and welcome you to learn more about our panel and their areas of expertise by following the links below!

Robbyn L. Traylor, MD

Medical Director, Next Level Urgent Care

Gabriela Gerhart

Founder, The Motherhood Center

Renee Bowling RN, CBE

Lactation Educator, The Motherhood Center

Dena Rogge

Childbirth Educator, The Motherhood Center


It’s no secret that growing and nurturing a new baby sure can work up an appetite!  This year, we will be providing all attendees with a catered box dinner {with your choice of entree} as well as a sweet treat to end your meal, all courtesy of the gracious brands below.


Again for 2017, we are thrilled to offer a very limited number of VIP Tickets! In addition to all of the great event amenities listed under General Admission, VIP Ticket holders will also get early admission starting at 5:45pm, 10 EXTRA giveaway tickets, an XO Organic Cotton Muslin Swaddle Blanket from Modern Burlap, a Mini Cooler & Clip and Bite & Brush from MAM Baby, and a SuperBib from Bumkins.  Please note that VIP Tickets are extremely limited and available on a first come, first served basis only!


Each and every attendee will be leaving the event with a super cute reusable tote filled with well over $50 worth of top products for both mom and baby!  See below for the brands you might expect to find, and please know that we work hard to ensure our bags are full of actual products and/or gift cards.  And we must say — this year’s swag bag is pretty amazing!  {Insider Tip :: Be sure to follow our Facebook Event Group for sneak peeks of what you might find as well as updates on deliveries as they come in!}


Raise your hand if you love to win fantastic prizes!  Well, you will have plenty of opportunities at this particular event.  VIP Ticket holders will receive FIFTEEN giveaway tickets upon entry while General Admission ticket holders will receive FIVE.  Plus, everyone will have the opportunity to earn more tickets by giving back to our community too. {More on that below!}  Just look at all of the generous brands who have provided giveaways for some lucky attendees to take home…


In an effort to build community and give back, we always select a local charity to partner with for each of our major events. For this particular event, we ask that you bring new or gently used children’s books {appropriate for Pre­K through 5th grade} for Books Between Kids.  Their mission is to build home libraries for children in need, and we hope you will join us as we support those efforts.  As an added bonus… For every book that you bring, you will receive one extra giveaway ticket.  {Maximum of FIVE extra giveaway tickets per person.}


As always, we encourage you to bust out your camera phone to document this fun event!  We will have a sweet little photo opp area to snap some pics, and we would love for you to tag your posts and and follow along using #HMBbloom + #CMBNbloom17.  But of course, you know we will be bringing in the professionals as well.  So excited to have the oh-so-talented La Vie Photography on hand to capture the evening and all that’s in store for you!

And since all new and expectant moms should enjoy a well-deserved rest every now and then, this year’s ever essential event furnishings are graciously provided by Sky High Party Rentals. While their specialty is themed party rental attractions for children and family entertainment, their extensive list of inventory conveniently includes items needed for function in addition to fun. We have loved partnering together with them on this event, and we look forward to using them for future baby showers, 1st birthday parties, and beyond!

Have a question or need help while you’re at the event?  Just keep an eye out for one of our friendly HMB Team Members who will be strategically placed all throughout the event from registration to the photo booth area to the dinner service station.  You’ll definitely be able to spot us, as we will all be rocking our custom ‘Mama’ shirts created specifically for this event from Create A Shirt.  We can’t say enough about how soft and cozy these stunning tees are, and we love how they printed them lickety split in the exact design we envisioned.  Perfection!!


And of course, we can’t wrap up this exciting event announcement without giving a gracious thank you to our parent site — City Moms Blog Network.  We love being able to link arms with them and so many other Sister Sites across the nation for this event, and we encourage you to explore the other cities also hosting Bloom in their communities!

Disclaimers: ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL.  Tickets are non-refundable and there will be no rain checks offered, as this event will happen rain or shine.  With plenty of advance notice, we will attempt to connect you with another mom who is interested in purchasing your tickets should the need arise. Additionally, anyone who elects to purchase an entry ticket will be automatically subscribed to our email list {if they have not been already} in order to provide the most timely and up to date event information subject to our Privacy and Opt-Out Policy for subsequent communications at https://houstonmom.com/privacy-policy/. By purchasing this ticket and participating in the event, you understand that your photo and/or that of your minor child may be taken, and your participation serves as your express permission for Houston Moms Blog, any of the participating sponsors on the day of the event, and their respective affiliates to use such photo(s) on their respective professional websites, in promotional materials, and/or on their social media platform for marketing purposes only without further approval, compensation, or notice.

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Kelly D
Kelly is the founder of Houston Moms Blog and has lived in this beautiful city nearly all of her life. She has a degree in education from Texas State University and was honored to teach special education for eight years to some of the cutest little kiddos you could ever meet. While teaching, Kelly met Cody – a tall drink of water and country boy to the core – and together, they fell in love, got married, and decided to start a family. In March 2011, they welcomed Hayes into the world, a silly but smart little boy with a story you have to read to believe. And in April 2013, their family was complete with the addition of Hadley, a super gregarious and oh-so-cute baby girl. Now, Kelly devotes her days to caring for her own little ones…and would not trade this new job of hers for the world! In her not-so-spare time, Kelly loves meeting up with her girlfriends for margaritas, failing miserably at Pinterest projects, and exploring this big old city with her two favorite little side-kicks in tow.


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