Bloom:: An Event for New and Expecting Moms {SOLD OUT!}

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We are thrilled to announce that tickets to our Bloom:: An Event for New and Expecting Moms are now on sale!

***This Event is Officially Sold Out***

If you would like to be put on a waiting list, as we often have at least a couple of people who can’t make it to the event last minute, please email josilyn@burlingtonvtmomsblog.com to be added to the list. If a ticket becomes available we will email people in the order you were added to the list. If you have a ticket and find that you can’t attend the event please email Josilyn as well and if there is someone on the waitlist we will connect you.

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Who::

This event if for any mom who is currently pregnant, trying to become pregnant, adopting, wants to be pregnant/adopt in the near future, or has had a child in the last year.

When::

Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 9:00 am to 11:30 am (possibly extended to noon)

Where::

Echo, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
One College Street
Burlington, VT 05401

Price::

$25 a ticket

All adults must have a ticket

Please Note: This event is designated for expecting and new moms. Children OVER one year will NOT be permitted and due to space constraints children UNDER one years old MUST be worn in a carrier or held as there is no room for strollers at this event. Due to the nature and planning of this event, we cannot accommodate cancellations or refunds. By purchasing a ticket you are permitting BurlingtonVT Moms Blog to take photos of you at the event for promotional use.  

Included in Ticket Price::

*Access to 30 local businesses and community supports that are geared specifically for parents, families and children

*An Expert Panel that can answer your questions about yours, your children’s or your family’s health and well-being

*Delicious Food and Drink

*One raffle ticket to the raffle benefiting Echo’s Champ Lane (additional tickets can be purchased at the event)

*One amazing swag bag worth more than $75


Thank You to our Presenting Sponsors::

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ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain 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.

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Dr. Smith’s® creator and namesake Dr. Forrest M. Smith was a beloved and 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. Today, as part of the Mission Pharmacal family of products, Dr. Smith’s continues a proud legacy of innovation and dedication to soothing skin irritations.


Table Sponsors::

There will be a mix of knowledge-sharing at information tables (I), opportunities for buying goodies at vendor tables (V), and trying something new at demonstration tables (D). Some of these great businesses will also be offering an additional giveaway at their table (G). Check out the list below!

8 generations

8 Generations Birth Services (I)are experts in supporting the natural, physiological processes of pregnancy, birth and postpartum.

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Affiliates in OB-GYN (I): is a full-service ObGyn office located in Burlington, Vermont. They provide the best care possible to women of all ages, and invite you to experience care as it was meant to be: attentive, compassionate, and personalized.  

babywearing interntational

BWI of Greater Burlington (I)(D): is a non-profit group made up of diverse parents and caregivers who love babywearing.

be seat smart

Be Seat Smart Program (I)(D)Vermont’s Child Passenger Safety Program is designed to draw attention to the importance of child safety seats and to help parents understand the 4 Stages of Seat Safety that every child progresses through.

beautycounter

Beautycounter (V)(G): is a company committed to making safer personal care products for your whole family.

before birth bonding

Before Birth Bonding (I)(G)you can now see your unborn baby in live 4D motion with a 3D or 4D ultrasound at Before Birth Bonding in South Burlington.

beginnings

Beginnings (I)(V): offers a wide variety of classes that help women and their families prepare for a fulfilling and meaningful birth experience as well as for the first few months following their baby’s arrival.

birth journeys

Birth Journeys (I)is a full-spectrum childbirth service for the childbearing year, offering classes and doula services in Burlington and the greater Chittenden County.

bitybean

Bitybean (V): is a socially conscious VT company dedicated to the mission of helping families get out and explore their world together! Bitybean’s UltraCompact baby carrier weighs just 8 oz and is completely compressible into a pouch the size of a child’s water bottle.

blooming babies

Blooming Babies (I)mission is to help babies enter into the world in a calm and peaceful way, and then to help them bloom by providing families with breastfeeding support and education.

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Bonjour Baby Photography (V): Karine of Bonjour Baby Photography is a Vermont maternity, newborn, and family photographer, whose passion is to capture the beauty and innocence of your baby on portraits that you will cherish forever.

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Born Homebirth (I)(V)(G)offers individualized empowering care for birth at home and the whole childbearing year.

cloth Diapering

Cloth Diapering 101 (I)(D)Our very own team member Meredith Bay-Tyack will be providing information on clothing diapering. Through generous contributions from Green Mountain Diapers, Grovia and Thirsties you will also have a chance to hold different types and brands of cloth diapers in your hand to compare and contrast.

danish woolen

Danish Woolen Delight (V): is a Vermont business that imports 3 lines of organic clothing from Europe – LANACare merino wool nursing pads & baby apparel, Hocosa organic wool & wool/silk long-johns for the entire family, and NaturaPura organic cotton clothing for babies.

Earthysoul

Earthysoul (I)(D)specializes in massage therapy, reflexology, reiki, and aromatherapy. Eileen Togher will be doing reflexology during the event.

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Echo, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain (I) 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 and is an innovative science center & lake aquarium

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Edward Jones (I)(G)is a full service financial services company serving individual investors. They help their clients with solutions to a variety of needs such as retirement planning, college savings, and life insurance protection.

evolution prenatal

Evolution Prenatal + Family Yoga Center (I)(V)(G)is dedicated to the well-being of pregnant mothers, couples and families through prenatal & postnatal yoga, childbirth education classes, doula support and kids yoga for babies to teens.

kidstructive fun

Kidstructive Fun (V)(G) is a family-owned and operated toy store that specializes in hand-picked developmental toys for kids of all ages.

labor of love

Labor of Love (I): are childbirth preparation classes that are taught by Melissa Fontaine, a registered nurse of 16 years, and held at Affiliates in OB/GYN.

love at first bite

Love at First Bite (V)(G) is a teething, nursing, and sensory jewelry company that specializes in creating silicone and hardwood maple products to support the healthy growth and development of young children.

Massage Journey

Massage Journey (I)(D): offers prenatal and new parent massage on the beautiful downtown waterfront in the Birth Journeys space. Genie will be offering 8 minute chair massages at the event.

momentum pt

Momentum PT (I): is an outpatient orthopedic physical therapy practice committed to providing the highest quality of healthcare for the treatment of acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries, including those related to pregnancy and postpartum.

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Over the Moon (I)(V): is natural, organic wellness solutions for the whole family, made with a mother’s love.

Naturally You Childbirth

Naturally You Childbirth (I)(D)(G): is now offering a pre-conception Conscious BirthWork course, weekend and weeknight Birth Preparation series at two convenient locations – Eastern View Integrative Medicine (Maitri) in South Burlington and Evergreen Family Health in Williston.

poe wovens

Poe Wovens (V) is a Vermont-based company who manufactures all of their ring slings in the United States.

rushford chiropractic

Rushford Family Chiropractic Center (I)(D)(G)offers comprehensive natural chiropractic wellness care for families and individuals, utilizing gentle Network Spinal Care and specializing in women in transition and pregnancy and prenatal care.

thirty-one

Thirty-One- Tiffany Bailey (V)(G)offers a variety of nursery and home storage solutions along with the most functional and versatile totes and bags.

Timberlane Dental

Timberlane Dental Group (I): includes Pediatric Dentists who focus on the oral health and unique needs of infants, children, adolescents, and persons with special health care needs. Their team consists of highly trained doctors and specialists, including the only board certified pediatric dentists in Chittenden County, all of whom are committed to providing quality care and support.

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Twinklings (V): is a boutique-style second-hand store for pregnancy & newborn items that accepts donations of pre-loved maternity and newborn items, sells them at reasonable rates and donates all profits to Handle With Love.

Vermont Clothing Company

Vermont Clothing Company (V)is a family owned business located in Franklin County that produces embroidered and screen printed Vermont-themed T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, Apparel, and Gifts, as well as, can do special orders and gives back to the community through their “T-Shirts for a Cause.”

zutano

Zutano (V)is a category leader for design innovation and is a solid example of a sustainable global business based in the hills of Cabot. The Zutano brand includes children’s clothing, toys, bedding and a full line of nursery décor, furniture and accessories.


Expert Panel::

We are fortunate to have four professionals from our community sitting down to answer any and all questions you may have about the health and wellness for you, your family and/or children.

Dr. Shon DiGuglielmo: Dr. Shon DiGuglielmo is a Pediatric Dentist at Timberlane Dental Group, the only dental practice in Chittenden County with Board Certified Pediatric Dentists. He received a B.S. in Biology from Florida State University in Tallahassee in 2001, graduated from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in New York City in 2006, and received a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2008. He is board certrified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. DiGuglielmo is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Vermont Society of Pediatric Dentists, American Dental Association, Vermont State Dental Society and Champlain Valley Dental Society. He is licensed for conscious sedation. Dr. DiGugielmo is originally from Dobbs Ferry, New York. He currently lives in South Burlington with his wife, Erica, his children Sara, Summer and Grayson, and their dog, Bowden.

Dr. Greta Hanson, M.D., FACOG: Dr. Hanson went to New York Medical College and came to University of Vermont for her residency after learning obstetricians here still liked the practice of obstetrics. She has been with Affiliates in OB/GYN since 2008. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and is a fellow with the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is a Clinical Instructor at UVM Medical School teaching both medical students and residents. She enjoys the range of services she is able to provide to women of all ages as an Obstetrician/Gynecologist. Dr. Hanson understood that in caring for pregnant women she was witnessing the birth of a family. However, BECOMING a mom herself in 2010 made her fully realize what it meant to be an obstetrician. It was only then she appreciated it as the start of the roller coaster ride also known as parenting.

Alice Norris, RN, IBCLC: Alice’s mission is to help babies enter into the world in a calm and peaceful way, and then to help them bloom by providing families with breastfeeding support and education. She has been working with mothers and babies for over 15 years as a maternal child health nurse, lactation consultant and certified HypnoBirthing instructor. The services that she offers through Blooming Babies are in-home lactation consultations, breast pumps, breastfeeding classes, and HypnoBirthing childbirth education.

Dr. Matt Rushford: Dr. Matt Rushford is a pediatric and perinatal chiropractor with Rushford Family Chiropractic.  He has 25 years of clinical experience in his field, is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, and operates one of the few free-standing chiropractic centers exclusively dedicated to pediatric and perinatal care.  His writing has been published in several local and national publications, including Mothering magazine.  He has been invited to lecture at University of Vermont and UVM Medical Center and School of Medicine.  He is also a faculty member at Community College of Vermont, where he teaches Anatomy and Physiology; and Johnson State College, where he lectures and teaches courses for Wellness and Alternative Medicine degree students.  He is currently finishing work on his first full-length nonfiction book, titled, Born Broken: De-Pathologizing the Human Condition. 


 Food Sponsors::

We will have yummy breakfast food and drink available for each ticket holder the morning of the event thanks to these vendors!

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Giveaways::

We are so thankful to all of our Giveaway Sponsors for contributing to our raffle to support Echo‘s new early education exhibit, Champ Lane. This incredible exhibit, created especially for ages 0-6, engages children in science play using open-ended play scenarios. This means interacting with the world through all five senses, meeting science tools for the first time and becoming comfortable with them, refining balance and developing spatial awareness, and sorting, categorizing, or counting objects to learn the basics of mathematics. All proceeds of the raffle go directly to Champ Lane.

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Please click on our Sponsors’ logos to check out all of their websites and/or hover over their logos to see what each giveaway will be!

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 Swag::

We have been working tirelessly on putting together some of the best swag bags we have ever had, and we are so excited to bring you some amazing products! The bags are valued at over $75 already… and we are still adding items!

Please click on our Sponsors’ logos to check out all of their websites and/or hover over their logos to see what each swag item will be!

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Our Photographer::

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We are thrilled to have Abby Hoppe of Evermore Photography joining us and capturing all of the moments of this event!  Abby specializes in maternity, newborn and family photography.  She is passionate about working with families to celebrate and document some of the most exciting times in their lives.  She is excited to capture beautiful memories for your family to treasure, Evermore. We cannot wait to see what moments Abby photographs at this event!


***This Event is Officially Sold Out***

If you would like to be put on a waiting list, as we often have at least a couple of people who can’t make it to the event last minute, please email josilyn@burlingtonvtmomsblog.com to be added to the list. If a ticket becomes available we will email people in the order you were added to the list. If you have a ticket and find that you can’t attend the event please email Josilyn as well and if there is someone on the waitlist we will connect you.

Please Note: This event is designated for expecting and new moms. Children over one year will not be permitted and due to space constraints children under one years old must be worn in a carrier or held as there is no room for strollers at this event. Due to the nature and planning of this event, we cannot accommodate cancellations or refunds. By purchasing a ticket you are permitting BurlingtonVT Moms Blog to take photos of you at the event for promotional use.  

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