I had great time at the first event hosted by the Rochester Minnesota Moms Blog, Bloom 2016 (April 30 2016). The expo was designed for expectant and new moms. The vendor list absolutely reflected that, and I was lucky to be part of the show!
I was also honored to be one of the experts on the discussion panel! I was happy to have the opportunity to speak about Babywearing Basics; how babywearing is biologically normal for the infant AND beneficial for the caregiver.
I was so wrapped up in all the amazing support and women around me, I only remembered to grab a couple photos. I look forward to watching this event grow in the future and hopefully continue to be a part of it.
Doulas caught in action! Kate Andrew of Southern Minnesota Midwifery caught Amanda Steele (Amanda Steele Birth Services and Photography) offering me physical support on the show room floor. Doula-ing the doula with a counter-pressure hip squeeze. Fun fact: Amanda is my birth doula!
Moms and Coffee (especially Old Abe Coffee) go together like…..something that goes together really well!
At the end of the show, I was able to sit down and receive the most beautiful belly henna from Henna Giraffe. My baby bump surely feels loved now!
I fully enjoyed the morning; from setting up, to connecting with other vendors, to chatting with moms and seeing all those babies. It was an event that poured into women in the Rochester, Minnesota community!
Be sure to stay tuned to our Facebook Page for a video announcing the winner of a 15ml bottle of Young Living Lavender Essential Oil!