Bloom :: An Event for New and Expecting Moms in Baton Rouge

Disclosure :: BLOOM is a sponsored event designed just for expecting moms in Baton Rouge. This event made possible by partnerships with Baton Rouge General Hospital and the companies mentioned in this post.

Bloom :: An Event for Expecting Moms in Baton Rouge

Expecting moms in Baton Rouge won’t want to miss our Bloom event on April 28, 2016!

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Please join us on Thursday, April 28 at 6:30pm

Who :: all Baton Rouge area moms and moms-to-be (although you do not have to be expecting to attend!)

What :: a {kid-free} evening in celebration of Mother’s Day and motherhood designed with expecting moms in Baton Rouge in mind

Why :: Whether you’re expecting for the first or fourth time, have a brand new bundle of joy at home or are past the baby stage and thinking of expanding your family in the future, the Bloom event is for you. We’re thrilled to bring you all good eats courtesy Zoes Kitchen, the chance to mingle with other Baton Rouge area moms, a swag bag full of fun goodies courtesy companies like Fresh WavePreggie Pops USDr. Smith’s and BabyList, a fun hairstyle station with Dry Bar and the chance to win some fabulous giveaways from brands like Balboa Baby (we’ll have 3 ring slings!), Blume Beauty BarBaby Bullet and The Shrunks!

When :: Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 6:30pm

Where :: Baton Rouge General

What is BLOOM? 

Bloom is a national event happening simultaneously in multiple markets designed specifically for new and expectant moms! This event is geared towards moms who are trying to start a family, currently expecting a baby, had a baby within the last year or are planning on expanding their family in the near future.

Where will BLOOM {Baton Rouge} be held? 

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Baton Rouge General Hospital

8585 Picardy Ave
Baton Rouge, LA, 70809

Baton Rouge General Hospital will be Red Stick Moms Blog’s gracious host for BLOOM. As a premier community hospital here in Baton Rouge, they strive to provide compassionate care and the latest technology to our community. They understand that you want your birthing experience to be personal and private, with individual attention for you and your family. You can also expect the most comprehensive medical care – for baby and for you – under one roof.  They offer everything from a comprehensive list of classes for the anticipated arrival of your bundle of joy to lactation nurses for breastfeeding support after baby is here.

BLOOM Baton Rouge :: Know Before You Go!

Baton Rouge Bloom :: Panelists

We are thrilled that Baton Rouge General Hospital will be providing professionals and experts for a Q&A session during dinner. We encourage you to jump in and ask any questions that may be on your mind about motherhood, new babies, feeding, sleep and more. There’s always room for learning more, and we look forward to it!

Baton Rouge Bloom :: Table Sponsors

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Dr. Smith’s, our national sponsor, will be available to showcase their wonderful line of diaper rash cream options for children. This company was created by a compassionate pediatrician who believed in creating a better way to help treat diaper rash. He worked hard to perfect the premium blend of ingredients that parents have trusted to treat diaper rash for more than 50 years.

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Dry Bar will be on site to provide you with a little pampering! They will be here to show you some cute new styles with their Curl Bar and give you a fresh, new look!

Baton Rouge Bloom :: Dinner

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Come hungry, ladies! We are so excited to have Zoes Kitchen exclusively providing a selection of their mediterranean dishes, their signature Hibiscus tea and to top it off, YAYA’s chocolate cake for dessert! YUM!

Nursing mom

The owner of Bambinos, LLC  has partnered with Hatch Baby Scales and will be present to show you the most innovative changing table that is a scale to weigh your baby. This is a great way to make sure your baby is getting the most out of each nursing session. We can’t wait to learn more!

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We will have two wonderful ladies, Amanda Adams and Mary Prescott with Beautycounter, who will be present to show us some really great products for both mom and baby!

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We are so excited to have the wonderful staff of Associates in Pediatric Dentistry join us for the evening. The team at Associates in Pediatric Dentistry are committed to making your child’s first dental visit a pleasant and comfortable one from the earliest stages and beyond.

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You will be truly delighted with these yummy treats from Truly Scrumptious. They are local to our area and will be passing out tasty treats as well as sending you home with a little lagniappe.

Make & Take Craft

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Stop by and meet the folks of Kid-Possible summer day camp which is for boys and girls ages 6 to 12 years old. With a focus on building enriching experiences for their campers, Kid-Possible creates great memories that impact kids’ lives in productive ways. With the help of a local blogger, they will be hosting a precious make and take craft for moms.

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Babies R Us will be available to answer any questions you might have about their products or creating a registry in their store or online.

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Acadian Modern Dentistry knows moms need to remember to take care of themselves, too and they’re here to help! They will be available to talk about taking control of your dental health. At their table, they will be handing out free TB kits and having a raffle for a free in-house teeth whitening for mom!

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Before leaving for the evening, every mom will be treated to a delicious “onesie” cookie to take home and enjoy, courtesy of one of our favorite bakeries, The Ambrosia Bakery.

Baton Rouge Bloom :: Swag Sponsors

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Thanks to Dr. Smith’s, Fresh Wave, BabyList, Preggie Pops, Baton Rouge General, Smarty Pants Vitamins, Fruigees, Pretzel Crisps, French Market Coffee, Truly Scrumptious , Nature’s Bakery, SheaMoisture, Crunchmaster, Caveman, Boogie Wipes and Pearhead for providing some great swag items for everyone to take home.

Baton Rouge Bloom :: Giveaways

It wouldn’t be an event for Baton Rouge moms if we didn’t give you the chance to win some AMAZING prizes! We have incredible businesses participating such as Dry Bar, The Shrunks, Balboa BabyBlume, Baby Bullet, Beautycounter with Amanda Adams, Lil Squirts, Boogie WipesBambinos, LLC and more. Each ticket will include 3 raffle tickets for you to take a chance to WIN.

Photography

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We are so delighted to have the professionals of Natalie S. Miller Photography and KikiPix capturing the evening.

And MORE!

Oh yes, there is more! If you are interested, Baton Rouge General will also be leading tours of their beautiful birthing center throughout the event. This will be a great chance to talk to their staff one-on-one.

Join the Facebook Event Page for more details leading up to the event. Tickets are ON SALE NOW!

 

Ericka is originally a New Orleans gal who was raised to begin many dishes with a roux. Since 2011, she has happily embraced the Red Stick life with her husband of seven years, Tyler. Although she met her husband at an LSU game after her car broke down, they both attended Northwestern State University where she graduated with a Business Administration degree. After graduation, she and Tyler took a leap of faith and tied the knot. She dabbled in the corporate scene but eventually returned to school to pursue her passion for teaching and earned a Master’s degree in Elementary Education. She taught at an inner-city school in Baton Rouge for 3 years where she gained a family of students and colleagues alike. She’s traded in her beloved Expo pens and clipboard to stay home with her sweet and adventurous one-year-old son, Cullen. She is so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the sisterhood of fellow moms. Motherhood has been the best roller coaster she’s ever been on and even at the most challenging times, she tries to remember to embrace the chaos and “bless this mess” mentality. Ericka loves a good conversation, coffee, empowering other women {because we can all use a little encouragement}, laughing, baking and making memories with her family.

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