JOIN US FOR BLOOM 2021’s Two Day Event
Broward Mom Collective is proud to announce Bloom 2021. This year’s event will be a hybrid model with an in-person Swag Bag pick-up and Moms’ Night Out Event. Our Moms’ Night Out will include a limited number of vendors. Get your tickets here!
Day 1: BLOOM Moms’ Night Out & Swag Bag Pick-up Event
November 6th, 2021 6pm – 9pm @ Hotel Dello (Dania Beach)
Day 2: Main Bloom Virtual Event – Bloom Private Facebook Group
November 7th, 2021 – Fun All Day! Q&A Starts @5pm
Enjoyed from the comfort of your own home!
A Celebration Of Motherhood
This is Broward Mom Collective’s first Annual Bloom Event for new and expectant moms! This year we are partnering with our national network City Mom Collective and over 90 of our sister sites to present Bloom, a national event for New & Expectant Moms to local communities and an estimated attendance of over 8,000+ moms throughout the US!
Since the COVID situation continues to be unpredictable we’ve made the decision to host a hybrid event giving attendees and partners the option to experience Bloom 100% virtually or at our in-person event.
It will be completely FREE for all new and expecting moms to attend the virtual event (upgraded ticket options include swag bags, VIP Swag Bags and opportunity to win GIVEAWAYS!!!!).
The pandemic has changed how we might do things, but it will not change the experience that we bring to our Broward Moms. It doesn’t matter if you are first-time parents, second (or third) time parents, or grandparents, this is an opportunity for everyone to learn about and interact with local businesses and industry experts in health and wellness, mom and baby essentials, infant and child development, and more! This exclusive event is designed to get new moms and growing families the latest must-have products and the newest information possible from local experts.
You Don’t Want To Miss it!
Our Mission at Broward Mom Collective is to present our Bloom event for new moms and growing families, foster moms, adoptive moms, grandparents, and families in the Broward County area. We love helping new moms and families get the information they need, connecting them to businesses that will help them in their parenting journey, and providing them with lots of swag and giveaways!
This year Bloom Event includes:
- Q&A Expert Panel Sessions
- Local & National Business Features
- General Admission Swag Bag (includes swag bag, in-person event, virtual event and opportunity to win giveaways)
- VIP Ticket with a VIP Swag Bag (includes VIP swag bag, in-person event, virtual event and opportunity to win giveaways)
- Giveaways and so much more!
Since this is a hybrid event and we know everyone can be a little ZOOM’d-out, we offer lots of fun with Giveaways, Virtual Business Features, Swag Bags & more!
All of this fun will lead up to a Facebook Q&A session with our Expert Panelist.
The Swag Bag Pick-up event will be so much fun (which is why you need a ticket!) and lots of Giveaways!!!!!
Presenters and Expert Panelists
Our Presenters and Expert Panelists will be sharing information on topics such as
- Pregnancy + Postpartum Panel
- Mental Health
- Raising Children with Special Needs + Modeling Inclusivity for The Next Generation Educational Resources Panel
- The Power of Play: Creative Ways to Engage Your Child
- Nutrition & Wellness Panel
- Pediatric Oral Health
Come and go as you’d like! Swag bags will be available as you arrive and our partners will be present.
Can’t wait to see you!
Bloom is not possible without our amazing partners. We are grateful to our sponsors for their support. New sponsors are always being added, so check back often to see who will be involved in this great event!
The main goal of Bloom is to introduce moms to resources, brands, and businesses who are passionate about motherhood and supporting moms. Spend time during our event and in the private Facebook group exploring the content provided by each of these amazing Bloom partners.
Each business offers something wonderful for Broward moms or moms-to-be, and we are pleased to introduce you to each of these Bloom sponsors!
Judi Hartstein | Hotel Dello Fort Lauderdale Airport, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Hotel Dello is within three miles from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood airport and offer a complimentary shuttle. Catch a ride for a minimal fee to Port Everglades cruise terminal, 10 minutes away. Famous eateries and the Casino @ Dania Beach are in walking distance. Seminole Hard Rock Casino is within six miles. Enjoy our seasonal heated pool, fitness center, restaurant and bar.
Deena McDaniel | Christmas Near the Beach
Celebrate Christmas SOUTH Florida style! Christmas Near the Beach, presented by BTI Partners is a free festival! Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 4 pm – 9 pm at the Arts Park at Young Circle in Hollywood. Variety show, Night Market, Food Trucks, and a FREE photo with Santa at his “Beach House.” We’re celebrating 15 years in Hollywood! For more information and all the details visit www.christmasnearthebeach.com
Whether you are interested in learning more about birth options or breastfeeding, choosing a pediatrician, OBGYN or a chiropractor, or if have questions about nutrition….this panel is ready to give you expert advice!
Vanessa Charles | Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward
Vanessa Charles is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor based in Florida. She treats individuals with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, PTSD, infertility, pregnancy or baby loss, birth trauma, and postpartum depression. She is currently the Program Manager at HMHB MOMS Program. The MOMS Program provides free counseling, case management, parenting and support groups to mothers in need.
Lisa Bravo | Memorial Healthcare System
Lisa Y. Bravo, has been working with Memorial Healthcare System over 8 years. Mainly working under Joe DiMaggio Children Hospital, which is the led agency of an injury prevention program with safe Kids Broward. She is a CPR Instructor, Car Seat Technician Instructor, which has given her the opportunity to teach CPR and teach parents and caregivers, on how to properly install their Car Seat.
Marie-Josee Berard | Infant Massage Institute, Inc.
Marie-Josee Berard has over 30 years of experience as a Massage Therapist. She is approved by the Board of Florida of Massage Therapy and is an Infant Massage and PreNatal Massage Continuing Education Provider. A leader in her industry, Marie-Josee is sought out by top doctors, birth centers, hospitals, and schools to share her knowledge and expertise. Her talents serve companies including but not limited to Jack and Jill Children’s Center, The Arc of Palm Beach County, Abie’s Place, Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies, Hyatt and Babies R Us. Marie-Josee’s passion is to help support families through education in prenatal and infant massage.
Joy Acaso | Wellspring Living, LLC
Joy Acaso is an Anxiety Support Coach, Licensed Psychotherapist and recently published author. It’s her mission to reverse the mental health crisis our nation is facing today.
Violina Bhattacharyya | WonderKidz Pediatrics
Dr Bhattacharyya has been practicing as a pediatrician in Miami for the last 11 years. Prior to working as a primary care pediatrician, she worked in the NICU at Jackson memorial hospital right after completing her residency and then worked for a year at the children’s hospital of Colorado. Since then she has been passionately helping families take care of their little ones, right from birth to graduation. She is also a foodie and will gladly share tips on how to be a food lover without stocking up with extra calories.
Dr. Lindsey Bragg, PT, DPT | Jump Start Physical Therapy
Dr. Bragg is a pediatric physical therapist specializing in the treatment of infants through toddlers and teen athletes. She received her BS in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology from Emory University. Then, she went on to get her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Florida International University. With over 10 years of physical therapy and sports training experience, Dr. Bragg has the knowledge and desire to educate, empower, and support families in their children’s development.
Reshma Mulchan | Caribbean Network for Children with Special Needs
Reshma Mulchan is Professor and a special education specialist that works with children in the community. She focuses on children’s growth and development milestones. Her passion is to be the voice of children with special needs, and she believes that all children can learn, if not today, then tomorrow. Reshma also is the founder of Caribbean Network for Children with Special Needs. She also volunteers and helps mothers in the community to use different strategies to help their children grow and expand on their learning paths.
Allison Metsch, M.S.Ed | Early Learning Coalition of Broward County
Allison Metsch oversees professional development, training, and quality programming for early educators throughout Broward County. Allison’s diverse background and 20 years’ experience in the field of early childhood has given her the insight and expertise to lead the newly-expanded education team at ELC Broward. Allison began her professional career at the University of Miami, earning her master’s degree while working on an innovative parenting curriculum, Legacy for Children. She next served as the Curriculum Specialist of a Head Start program in Miami and a Preschool Director in Cooper City, FL. She also earned a Family Development Credential, enriching her work with family engagement. Allison additionally served at Nova Southeastern University as a Master Teacher, training staff from local preschools and leading as Program Manager for NSU’s Road to Child Outcomes team.
Rose Zamor | Hydrip Health
Rose Zamor is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with over 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (2010) at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical university, and her Master of Science in Nursing at Winston Salem State University (2016). She is the owner of Hydrip Health Wellness Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Her focus is health promotion, disease prevention, post surgical care, and wellness coaching. She is committed to empowering each patient through education and involving them in the decision-making process regarding their care.
Alexandra Torrijos | Kid Activities with Alexa
Alexa Is the Founder of Kids Activities with Alexa, and has over fifteen years of experience working with children; she is a strong believer that children learn through play. In 2018 she launched her business and welcomed her son into the world! She is a sensory teacher, bilingual mother, stepmother and believes that learning through play is essential in every child’s life.
Brooke Sternberg | Doulas Care Collective
Brooke Sternberg is a Certified Doula who provides birth, postpartum, and bereavement doula services to newly expectant families in Palm Beach, Broward, and North Miami, Florida. She has a background in integrative health and the healing arts, which allows her to tend to the expectant mother’s body, mind, and spirit. Besides running her own Doula business, she recently co-founded the Doulas Care Collective, a local Doula Business Association. Through the support and encouragement received from within the Collective, the members believe their work will be strengthened and assist them in providing the most impactful, consistent quality of care to our community.
Alyson Moo Young | Baby K’tan
Alyson is a mom of 3 tiny humans – 15, 7 and 4 who keeps her on her toes. She is a Certified Babywearing Educator, an Accredited La Leche League Leader and in her free time, you can usually find her teaching a parenting class, trying new foods in a local spot, or riding her motorcycle.
Our amazing Event Partners came together and supported our Vision for BLOOM!!! We are grateful to our event partners for their support. New partners are always being added, so check back often to see who will be involved in this great event!
Lenor Ryan | Lights Camera Selfies
Lights Camera Selfies is a creative, unique event services. Event services includes design, creation and installation all your event details from a to z! Specializing in balloon decorations and photo booths.
Alejandro | Amg Snapshots
“Photography you’ll love, with memories that will last a lifetime”. We specialize in wedding, family, and maternity photos.
Our swag bags will be spoiled with lots of fun swag!!! Check out our Swag Partners, and stay tuned for new swag added often. Each Bloom guest with a paid ticket will be entered to win amazing giveaways featuring products that every mom will love! VIP registrants automatically get TWO entries to win. Check out this year’s giveaway sponsors! Giveaway Sponsors are still being added, so stay tuned for even more!