Our Five Ring Circus: Bloom - An Event for New or Expectant Moms in Pittsburgh

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Bloom - An Event for New or Expectant Moms in Pittsburgh

Bloom 2019 - An Event for New & Expectant Mothers in the Greater Pittsburgh area

As many of you know, my family lives in the Greater Pittsburgh area. Yes, I would love to live near the beach, because it's my happy place, but we stay in Pittsburgh because of how family-friendly it is! It truly is a wonderful place to raise a family. This weekend, Bloom is returning to Pittsburgh. If you are trying to conceive (or planning on trying soon), expecting, adopting, or have a new baby, this wonderful event is for you!

My fellow Pittsburgh Moms Blog contributors have been working tirelessly to bring Bloom to life for the third year in a row. I was involved during the first year, but missed it last year due to family weddings. I missed my PMB family during my looooong pregnancy, and I'm happy to be back!

Now that I have a new baby, I'm excited to both volunteer at the event and check out what's going on!

This year, Bloom will be held on Saturday, May 11th, from 12:00-3:00 PM, at Spencer Family YMCA (305 Church Road, Bethel Park, PA 15102). The event features local businesses, knowledgeable speakers, food, massages, amazing giveaways, and more! Plus, every attendee will get a swag bag that is packed full of awesome goodies. (I know, because I helped stuff the swag bags over the weekend!)

Bloom 2019 - Pittsburgh

Here's a funny story about swag bags...back in 2017, at the first Bloom, I took home a leftover Swag Bag for a family member who was expecting. At the time, my youngest child was 3, and we had NO plans to add to our family. I put the swag bag aside, and forgot all about it, until I got pregnant. While I was frantically nesting, I found it under my bed. Because we had given almost everything away, the baby toy inside the swag bag was the first thing we had for baby Coen!

A few tips:

  • This event is for moms. Leave the kiddos at home, unless you have a young baby! There will be a changing station/breastfeeding spot available for your convenience.
  • Leave the stroller at home, and wear your baby. There isn't much room to maneuver through the crowd!
  • PMB has a nonprofit partner this year. If you bring an item to donate, you will get an additional giveaway ticket. (If you donate more, you will get one giveaway ticket per item donated, up to five.) You can see a wish list for donations for Angels Place HERE and find out more information about the event, including a list of vendors and speakers.
  • Giveaway tickets, food, beverages, a swag bag, and all activities are included with the purchase of a Bloom ticket. Some vendors do have products for sale, so make sure you bring extra money to shop!
  • Don't forget to have your photo taken by a professional photographer at the bump station and get your free chair massage!
  • At 12:30, the Spencer Family YMCA will be giving a free mini yoga class in the Community Exercise Room.
  • Get up to date information on the Bloom event page!

SO...will you be joining Pittsburgh Moms Blog at Bloom?!? I will be there with my little koala baby strapped to me!

Purchase your ticket(s) to Bloom 2019 HERE.

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  1. awww! Our closest bloom event is 2 hours away from me. Glad you had a chance to participate.


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