BLOOM 2019 – An Event for New and Expecting Moms


Bloom 2019!

We are excited to announce for the 3rd year in a row, in partnership with City Moms Blog, an event for new and expecting moms! We have been working behind the scenes for months on this amazing event for our San Diego mamas. Check each tab for information on each aspect of the event. Tickets on sale now!!

You don’t want to miss this event!

Join us at one of San Diego’s most unique event venues, The Point, on Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 10am-1pm.

 VIP Event check-in: 9:40 AM

VIP Brunch Sponsored by Freshii : 10:00 – 11:00 AM

VIP Maternity Photo shoot*:  10:00 AM – 1:00 PM with Iliana Ingram Photography  

VIP Infant/ Baby Lifestyle  Photoshoot* 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM with Adalynn Gray Photography 

VIP Crafts  10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

General Admission Event check-in: 11:00 AM

Product samples and sponsorship tables: 11:00AM

Mimosa Bar sponsored by K and K Reality: 11:00AM

Speakers: 11:15 AM, specific schedule TBD

Light Lunch and Desert Table: 11:30 AM

*All VIP Maternity shoot will receive a camera ready touch up – natural or glam compliments of Make up artistry by Tracie

*All VIP infants receive a complimentary onesie to be photographed in; sponsored by Haven Children

Event End: 1:00 PM

Other details coming soon—follow along on our Facebook event page

We are excited to announce Deanne Goodman as Master of Ceremony. You don’t want to miss what this mama has to say.

Deanne Goodman is an award-winning journalist with a background in digital and TV news reporting. 
With so much negativity in the media, her mission is focus on the good and to create content that inspires and changes lives.
Deanne is a media spokesperson who frequently appears on NBC, CBS, ABC, CW, and FOX. Deanne is a sought-after on-camera host for numerous videos and has a show on Only Good TV with her toddler that is about teaching kindness at a young age.   
Deanne is the host of the Highlight Positive Podcast, a motivational speaker, and also the co-founder of Kombucha On Tap. A leading healthy beverage distribution company in Southern California. 

Come learn some tips from our Experts …..

  1. Jill Durby of Gymboree Music and Play  11:15am-11:35am

You don’t want to miss this informative presentation on play and connection. Jill will be  highlighting the benefits of play for the child, why it’s important for the parent-child bond, and some simple ideas you can execute yourself. Previous versions of Jill include: Preschool Teacher, Marketing Manager, and Psychology Professor.

2. Dr. Chawla of BRSH+FLSS Pediatric Dentistry  

     11:40am – 12pm

Dr. Chawla will be speaking on how to prepare your baby’s oral health. He completed his post-graduate residency training in Pediatric Dentistry at Montefiore Medical Center in New York.  He is currently serving on the board of the College of Diplomates of the ABPD.  He is also a member of the medical staff at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego.

Dr. Chawla and his wife are happy to be raising their two boys in sunny San Diego!  His personal hobbies include oil painting, photography, sports and movies.

3. Children’s Primary Medical Group – Dr. Jamie Friedman

12:05pm – 12:25pm

Dr. Jaime Friedman attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed a
pediatric residency at Oregon Health Sciences University. She is the lead physician at the 4S Ranch office for Children’s Primary Care Medical Group and is a member of their board of directors.

Dr. Friedman has been prominent on social media for the past five years and is on the Council on Communications and Media for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), as well as an official spokesperson for the AAP. She has been quoted in many major local and national publications and is featured in a monthly television spot on Fox 5 San Diego. You can find Dr.
Friedman online at and on all social media platforms @DrJaimeFriedman


4. Dr.Bonnie from Align SD

12:30pm- 12:50pm

Align SD Wellness Center is an integrated, alternative medicine clinic that focuses on women’s health and offers educational resources for our local community. All of our providers are invested in and passionate about helping other women in the San Diego area achieve optimal wellness through chiropractic, acupuncture, physical therapy, and nutritional counseling.

Make sure to follow our events page for more information on the rest of the speakers!

 Gold Sponsors Gymboree will have a special infant/baby area where you can take off your infant/baby out of your wrap and let your baby explore. If you miss Jill’s presentation, she will be more than happy to meet you and share baby bonding tips.


Gold Sponsors San Diego Family Magazine‘s humble beginnings and original design as a black and white tabloid-style newspaper, the goal has always been to provide educational articles, resources and information with a focus on family issues. Every article and advertisement is designed to benefit parents and children in some way.


Credo has been paving the way for the clean beauty movement from our inception. Since our industry is seriously under-regulated, it’s largely left up to companies to define claims and terms, which creates confusion (at the least). We know that common language and a road map will help the consumer, brands, and everyone else, so we created
“The Credo Clean Standard.”

Yumi– Babies grow at such an accelerated rate that it’s common to develop nutrient deficiencies. We select blends based on your baby’s age and nutritional needs. Stop by and sample some of these organic, gluten-free and low in sugar.

Still have questions for Dr. Chawla of  BRSH + FLSS Pediatric Dentistry? Stop by his table for a chat.


Robin from Haven Children will be joining us. Don’t forget to stop by and say hello and check out how Haven Children gives back. 

Travel Tray USA

Children’s Primary Medical Group 


Room 4 kids – Sponsorship table plus changing table sponsor

Traveling Hands Company– Complimentary 5 minute massages

Align SD 

Renee Book Corner

Pint Size Party- So Cal Soft Play

Pint Size Party by SoCal Soft Play is the go-to for toddler birthday parties and events for your youngest party goers. Equipment is suitable for ages 6mo – 6yo.


Core Dynamics Physical Therapy and Wellness Inc

Ask Core Dynamics Physical Therapy and Wellness about the Mama Wellness Program is a 4-part tailored program including evaluation, therapeutic massage (because we all need a little TLC Postpartum!), ergonomic review of your most challenging daily childcare activities, and an action plan to keep your abdominal muscles, pelvic floor muscles, bladder, organs, and low back safe as you recover from delivery!

Are you tired of losing sleep replacing your baby’s pacifier?  Keep your baby’s pacifier at their fingertips with the Hush-A-Baby™ Pacifier Band. The Pacifier Band allows your baby to “hold” a pacifier and more easily insert the pacifier into their mouths independently to give you the much-desired sleep you deserve!  No more waking up every few minutes to re-insert your baby’s pacifier – Give your little one the ability to do it on their own!


More sponsors to come, so make sure you are following the Facebook events page for the most up-to-date information.

VIP Ticket holders will enjoy a complimentary DIY project from Mother Rockin Oils, anytime between 10AM – 1PM

She will lead you in making your very own Gentle ‘Mama & Baby’ Belly Rub and Massage Oil.

Didn’t get a VIP ticket? 

The project will be open to general admission ticket holders for an additional cost at the event.

As an add-on she will also have a “Calm Baby Linen Spray” and “Happy Mama Rollers” for an additional $5 each.

Information on the second VIP craft coming shortly.


VIP Maternity Shoot with Illiana Ingram Photography (On site)

Don’t worry about not having anything to wear. Illiana is going to provide a few gowns for the shoot.

About Iliana 

“I’m a California girl with roots in Santa Cruz. Navy life has taken me from DC to Hawaii and back to my home state again. It feels great to be home!
I’m a lover of coffee, leggings, and above all, the joy of my life, my son.
I love to laugh and promise we will do tons of that at your shoot. I could talk the ear off a corn stalk.
I went to school for Culinary Management and managed restaurants in my Life BC (before children).
I run on coffee.
So let’s grab some, talk, and get planning your special day. Whether it’s a maternity shoot, wedding, baptism, or a very special girl’s mermaid shoot.”

VIP Infant Lifestyle Shoot will be shoot by Adalynn Gray Photography  

Each infant wills receive a sponsored onsie by Haven Children 

About Bri Roberts 

Natural Light Photographer based out of San Diego, California. A mom of two beautiful children. She specializes in Portrait, Family, Couple, Maternity, and Children Photography. Bri loves to capture authentic moments of love, and connections between families. 

Floating around the event capturing the memories will be  Linette Gary.
Hi there! I’m Linette, a lifestyle + portrait photographer, specializing in just about any milestone you can think of. I recently moved to San Diego, after living in Chicago my entire life- and adjusting very nicely :). I am married to my college sweetheart and together we have a 2.5-year-old son and 8-month-old daughter. I began pursuing my dreams as a photographer five years ago but fell in love with it at a very young age. I am not here to just take your pictures, I’m here to create a one of a kind experience while building long-lasting relationships with my clients. I’m so excited to be a part of this amazing community and can’t wait to document your story!

VIP Brunch is from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

We are so happy to announce Freshii San Diego as our VIP Brunch Sponsor. Their mission is to help citizens of the world live better by making healthy food convenient & affordable.

VIP Menu includes:

Yogurt parfait bar
– Fresh fruit tray 
– Smoothie samples
– Assortment of breakfast pockets with eggs


Mimosa and Mock-tails sponsored by K and K Reality 

And take a seat in the beautiful garden. 

Also found in the Garden is the nursing lounge!

General admission tickets will have access to a casual light lunch sponsored by Jimbo’s Naturally and  Fresh Creations SD known for using organic and locally sourced ingredients.

Jimbo’s Naturally 

Imported Cheese Trays with Crackers

 Veggie Trays with Hummus

Cali Wraps

Sandwich Tray – The Natural



Fresh Creations

Shiitake Mushroom and Asparagus with Ginger-Lime Sauce
Spicy Buffalo Chickpea and Vegan Ranch Sauce
Vegan Crab Bites


Redeem your drink ticket for a Mimosa or Mock-tail sponsored by K and K Reality 




All ticket holders will have access to the complimentary dessert table opening up at 11:30 AM.

Take a cream puff made from scratch off of the beautiful cream puff tower sponsored by Bite Sized Bakery and Cafe. 

Check out Bite Sized Bakery & Cafe to taste the jam-filled butter cookies, sea salt kissed chocolate chip cookies, luscious lemon tartlets and many more bite-sized sweet treats.

In addition, Bite Sized Bakery & Cafe serves delicious homemade pies, cupcakes, tarts and Cafe Moto coffees and teas.

Taste the wonderful flavors of Lalaland Cakes in mini cupcake form at Bloom.

Born from a love of sweet, beautiful things, Lalaland Cakes located in San Diego is the brainchild of software-engineer-by-day Zhi-Ning who became infatuated with cake art since making her first 4-tier wedding cake in 2014. 

Her acute eye for finer details has led to her signature style of contemporary, minimalistic designs—distinctly featuring clean lines, hand-painted Illustrations, watercolors and calligraphy. 


Kaye Simply Bakes is providing beautiful cake pops for the dessert table. Karen not only custom makes deserts for every occasion, but can also help knock out some of your party decor.

Sweet Work of Art will be sponsoring cheesecake shooters in three different flavors, orignal, lemon and strawberry. 

They bring the sweets to any event, in style!  Take your sweets to the next level with a custom designed candy and dessert table! Sweet tables that start with a vision, then meticulously designed into an eye catching delectable masterpiece. Just need the sweets?.. Our baked goods are made from scratch using premium ingredients. Custom cakes, cupcakes, cookies and more! 

 Every ticket holder in attendance gets 3 raffle tickets to win any of these amazing giveaway items from our giveaway sponsors! VIP ticket holders get a total of 6 raffle tickets.

Little Balance Box (InspiraSpark $70 value )- InspiraSpark believes in designing problem-solving products in a multi-functional way by looking at what a child needs, compared to what industries indicate a child should have! The brains behind this brand is a mom and physical therapist who brings with her a wealth of information to ensure their products are well designed, high quality, and tested above and beyond industry standards.

Hativity (InsiraSpark $30 Value)

MAM gift basket- ($25 value)


Pediped Shoes– $50 Voucher

ErgoPouch– Swaddle sleeper ( $35 each)

Covered Goods – 4-in-one nursing cover ($35 value)

 Stuck on You $40 gift voucher– gift basket ($80 value)

Paper and Paste Co– $25 shop gift card

Hair By Toni Kathrynn “mom on the go”  Gift basket ($90 value) – volumnizing shampoo and conditioner (1 liter each), dry shampoo, detangler, wet brush and scrunchies!

Babo Botanicals– Lipgloss and Shampoo/Wash Set ($50 value)

GoSili silicon placemat, bib and coffee tumbler

Gymboree Music and Play  – Gift Basket

Sleep. Play. Love by Sophie Acott – $350 phone consultation and hard copy of Sleep. Play. Love. 

12 pc Kwix Stiks from the Pencil Grip Inc.

Travel Tray USA – 2 ($15 Giveaways)


Song Birds Music is contributing a $125 gift card for classes

Crane USA – ($49.99  value)

Crane’s humidifiers are perfect for newborns since babies are obligate nasal breathers, meaning they breathe solely through their nose for the first 4-6 months. The extra humidity helps them breathe easier so they sleep better- meaning you’ll sleep better too. 

Every single ticket holder for this event gets a swag bag, and you can expect a combination of swag from our sponsors.

Follow the Facebook events tab to stay updated on swag sponsors.

All VIP swag bags will contain a heart charm necklace in Rose Gold ($65 value) from Gorjana, currently located in beautiful  UTC Westfield Mall. 

 My Travel Tray  ($15 value)

Hair by Toni Kathrynn – Samples of  Redken’s’ new frizz dismiss shampoo and conditioner and  styling cream from ‘it’s a 10’

MAM USA 4 oz. anti-colic bottle! ($8 value)

Gymboree Music and Play  – Complimentary One Month Membership ($89 value)


Stuck on You birth announcement pack

Lolleez Organic Throat Soothing Pops for Kids with Organic Honey. Made with natural fruit pectin known for its soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. ($7 Value)

Rituals USA – Ritual of the Dao shower gel

Coast Pediatrics – Branded Lip balm

Mother Rockin Oils – Essential oil sample and Diffuser Sticker 

Best Start Birth Center – pick up a stick of Branded Chapstick in the nursing area!

Triple Paste – Diaper cream samples

Nanobebe– Breast milk storage bag sample

Fit4 Mom


San Diego Moms Blog is excited to partner with Patty’s Linen Rental.

Patty’s Linen Rentals is a woman owned and operated small business in National City, helping you celebrate every occasion! They help bring your event to life whether it’s a Baby Shower, Birthday, Sweet 16, Vow Renewal, Wedding, Family Reunion, or any celebration they are here to help with all your party rental needs. 


Early Bird Prices until April 1, 2019

VIP Tickets Include:


  • Maternity Photo shoot  sponsored by  Iliana Ingram Photography with complimentary camera ready makeup, glam or natural by Tracie.
  • Exclusive VIP Speaker 
  • Reserved Seating Panel of Speakers
  • VIP Brunch sponsored by Freshii
  • VIP Swag Bag
  • Complimentary VIP project in craft area
  • 6 raffle tickets for the giveaways
  • 2 drink tickets for the mimosa and mocktail bar 
  • Access to the complimentary dessert table

VIP Early Bird: $75


General Admission Tickets include:

  • Swag Bag 
  • 3 raffle tickets for the giveaways
  • Access to the complimentary dessert and light lunch 
  • 1 drink ticket for the mimosa and mocktail bar
  • Access to DIY crafting area 

General Admission Early Bird: $35




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