Whether you’re a new mom, a seasoned mom on round two (or three, or four…), or a mom-to-be, you’ll find yourself in good company at Alamo City Moms Blog Bloom. From amazing giveaways and swag bags (more on that in a minute) to the expert panel dedicated to helping you wade through the waters of motherhood, Bloom is a fun, informative event that offers something for everyone. This year, the event will take place at CRIT (Children’s Rehabilitation Institute of Teleton [USA]).
I love all of ACMB’s amazing events, but Bloom holds a special place in my heart. I’ve attended this event pregnant and ready to pop, baby-wearing, and then as a mom of toddlers, and I’ve always walked away with new information and newfound energy to jump back into the parenting game a little bit more pampered and a lot more educated. So, here’s a quick list of my absolute favorite things about Bloom and a little about what to expect this year.
5. Solid Swag
The swag is always on point at Bloom, and who doesn’t love a bag full of amazing goodies as soon as you walk in the door? From incredible local partners to nationally known and sought-after products (can you say Milk Snob swaddles and Inchbug labels?!), Bloom has a little bit of everything for new and expectant SA mamas. You totally deserve mom bragging rights on swag alone.
4. Expert Panel
This year, we’ve brought in the best of the best. We’re so lucky to feature amazing panelists who spend time speaking and answering any questions you might have. From baby/toddler sleeping issues to finding the right childcare options, we have it covered. Come with questions or just sit and listen to experts share their wealth of knowledge. It’s an amazing time to feel validated, express concerns, and hear from other moms from your community.
3. Giveaways, Giveaways, and More Giveaways
Another reason to love Bloom? There are so many opportunities to win wonderful packages full of goodies for you and your little ones. This year, we have pulled out all the stops and are giving away 80 Panasonic long-range baby monitors (valued at $150) to some lucky winners! Eighty, y’all! That’s insane, and more than worth your trip. So. Many. Giveaways!
2. Shopping, Snacks, and Sips…Oh, My!
From pop-up shops with local finds to precious clothing and bibs, Bloom has got you covered for some serious retail therapy. Grab some yummy bites and browse the shops, set up with the latest and greatest mom and baby finds. Can I get a hallelujah for kid-free shopping? Browse to your heart’s content. Enjoy plenty of breakfast treats and favorites, grab a fauxmosa, and relish not sharing with anyone!
1. Mom Time with Mom Friends
As moms, we’re in this boat together, and it’s super comforting to be around other parents in the same stage of the game. Bring your friends, bring your spouse, bring your tribe. Take the morning off (it is, after all, Mother’s Day weekend) and enjoy a few hours of free goodies, yummy treats, and serious mom knowledge. Bloom is an event that celebrates who we are as moms and what we do, and recognizes the importance of this stage in our—and our kiddos’—lives. You don’t want to miss it!