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Bloom 2016 Recap!

We had a wonderful morning celebrating new and expecting moms at our Bloom Event held at ECHO Leahy Center a couple of weeks ago!

Presenting Sponsors

Thank you so much to ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain for not only being our sponsor but providing us the perfect space for this event! ECHO is a 501(c) non-profit organization. ECHO’s mission is to educate and delight people about the Ecology, Culture, History, and Opportunities for Stewardship of the Lake Champlain Basin.


We are also thankful to Dr. Smith’s who was a national sponsor for all of the City Mom’s Blog Network Bloom Events across the country.

dr smithsTable Sponsors

We had some of the best local resources and business for mamas, babies and families present at the event! We had a mix of knowledge-sharing and vendor tables. These businesses are what made the event and we are so grateful to each and every one of them for being involved!

Thank you to the following amazing Vermont businesses: 8 Generations Birth Services, Affiliates in OB/GYN, Be Seat Smart Program, Born Homebirth, Birth Journeys, Beauty Counter- Melissa Fontaine and Beauty Counter- Deni-Marie Bond, Blooming BabiesBonjour BabyBWI of Greater Burlington, Before Birth Bonding, Beginnings, Bitybean, Cloth Diapering 101, Danish Woolen Delight, Earthysoul, ECHO Leahy Center, Edward JonesEvolution Prenatal + Family Yoga Center, Kidstructive Fun, Labor of LoveLove at First Bite, Massage Journey, Momentum PT, Naturally You Childbirth, Over the Moon, Poe Wovens, Rushford Family Chiropractic, Thirty-One- Tiffany Bailey, Timberlane Dental Group, TwinklingsVermont Clothing Company, and Zutano.

bloom8bloom9bloom10bloom11bloom12Expert Panel

We were fortunate to have four experts from our amazing community willing to sit down in a small group setting with our moms to answer questions and share their experiences as both professionals and as parents. Thank you to Dr. Greta Hanson of Affiliates in OB/GYN, Alice Norris, RN, IBCLC of Blooming Babies, Dr. Shon DiGuglielmo of Timberlane Dental Group,, and Dr. Matt Rushford of Rushford Family Chiropractic.


We had some yummy breakfast food and drink for all of the mamas present at the event. A very special thank you to Doughnut Dilemma, Feldman’s Bagels, Green Mountain Creamery and Healthy Living Market & Cafe.


We had so many generous sponsors who contributed to our raffle! 100% of the proceeds went directly to ECHO’s Champ Lane, and thanks to all of you we were able to raise over $850!


Thank you to our Raffle Sponsors: 2 Red Hens, 8 Generations Birth Services, Born Homebirth, Babies to Boomers, Baby Blanket Music, BWI of Greater Burlington, Before Birth Bonding, Beginnings, Bitybean, Danish Woolen Delight, Earthysoul, ECHO Leahy Center, Envision Boutique Salon, Evolution Prenatal + Family Yoga Center, Green Mountain Diapers, Grovia, Happy Family, Kidstructive Fun, Labor of Love, Lily Jade, Love at First Bite, Lularoe- Erica Facteau, Lunaroma, MAM, Massage Journey, Minou Kids, Momentum PT, Monkey Mat, Naturally You Childbirth, Over the Moon, Pajamajeans, Pediped, Poe Wovens, See Kai Run, Solmate Socks, Stella & Dot- Rebecca Nadworniak, Thirsties, Thirty-One- Tiffany Bailey, Wiggle Room, Vermont Clothing Company, Vermont Teddy Bear, and Zutano.



We can’t forget about the amazing swag bags that we had at this event that every mama went home with! We aren’t sure who loved them more the moms or the kids.

Thank you to our Swag Sponsors: 8 Generations Birth Services, Born Homebirth, Affiliates in OB/GYN, Babylist, Birth Journeys, Beauty Counter- Melissa Fontaine and Beauty Counter- Deni-Marie Bond, Bonjour BabyDanish Woolen Delight, Earthysoul, ECHO Leahy Center, Evermore Photography, Everyday HappyEvolution Prenatal + Family Yoga Center, Grovia, HannafordHappy Family, Healthy Living Market & CafeKidstructive Fun, Labor of Love, Love at First Bite, Minou Kids, Music for SproutsNaturally You Childbirth, Over the Moon, Pajamajeans, Preggie PopsSee Kai Run, Timberlane Dental Group, Wiggle Room, Vermont Clothing Company, Vermont Smoke & CureVermont Teddy Bear, Vermont Village Applesauce, Wellspring Hypnotherapy and Zutano.


We were blown away by the talent of Abby Hoppe of Evermore Photography. She captured every moment of the morning and then some. It is obvious that families and newborns are her passion and we would highly recommend her to anyone. Her pictures (found throughout this entire post) speak for themselves! You can view all of the pictures from the event on Evermore’s website.

evermore photographyThe Babies

Alright, so this event was all about the mamas, but seriously, Abby captured so many priceless pictures of the babies we just had to feature them a little bit!

bloom6We hope you all enjoyed the morning as much as we did!

IMG_3218 Be on the look out for next year’s Bloom Event! We have big ideas and plan to make the event even bigger to accommodate more mamas!


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