{SOLD OUT!} Join us for the 2nd Annual Bloom: An Event for New and Expecting Moms!

Announcing our 2nd Annual BLOOM: An Event for New and Expecting Moms!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

AM Session – 9:30 am to noon
VIP Lunch – noon to 1:00
PM Session – 1:00 to 3:30

**Please note, the general event sessions are at 9:30 am and 1:00 pm. Only VIP Ticket holders should be present for the VIP Lunch between noon and 1:00.**

Authentic Birth Center ♦ Wauwatosa

530 N 108th Pl Ste 100
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226


All Ticket info can be found on the TICKETS tab below. Regular tickets are $18. VIP tickets are $45. 

Stay tuned to our Bloom event page and follow along as more details are added!

Use #MKEBloom17 to connect with us on Social Media

What is BLOOM?

Bloom is an event for new and expecting moms that is geared toward moms who are currently expecting a baby, have had a baby within the last year, or are planning on growing their family soon.

What makes Bloom unique? We have hand-selected a limited number of vendors to give you an opportunity to have quality interactions with some of the area’s top specialists and resources.  
We want you to be encouraged, experience rich learning from local resources, and feel highly valued during your Bloom experience!

Presenting Sponsors

Authentic Birth Center

For the second year in a row, we are proud to host this event at Authentic Birth Center. Though it resembles a luxurious spa, at Authentic Birth Center · Wellness Collective, we strive to provide the highest quality midwifery care, family support services, health care, and education in the Milwaukee area.

We are family-centered, affordable, accessible, and culturally respectful. We cultivate and foster partnerships that empower, strengthen and nurture individuals and families in our center, in our care, and in our community.

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

There are a lot of places you can take your child when they are sick or injured. But there’s only one that offers the kind of singular, dedicated focus on kids that you’ll find at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

We are proud to have Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin​ as the Title Sponsor for Bloom and we know you will be too! Children’s is more than just the go-to hospital when there is an emergency with your child, but they also have primary care clinics spread throughout the Milwaukee area to offer convenient, world-class care for the ones most precious to you. Find the clinic (and perhaps even your new pediatrician!) at a clinic near you.


Local Photography Talent

Vanessa Wyler Photography :: AM Event Photographer
Lending her artistic talents to capture the essence of Bloom. Say hi, if you see her and her camera!

Melissa Morgan Photography :: AM Baby Bump Photo Booth
Got a growing baby bump? Swing by for a sweet pic at the photo booth and download it later!

Lulu B Photography :: PM Event Photographer
Lending her artistic talents to capture the essence of Bloom. Say hi, if you see her and her camera!

The Whimsical One Photography :: PM Baby Bump Photo Booth
Got a growing baby bump? Swing by for a sweet pic at the photo booth and download it later!

Local Resources

The Nesting Tree Photography and Family Films :: Birth Photography
Capture the power and beauty of your birth experience with photos you will treasure forever! 

Close to the Heart :: Postpartum Doula Services
Doula and baby-wearing services to guide you through your postpartum journey.

RemedyNow :: On Demand Health Care
Bringing back house calls and video visits to make health care simple and convenient.

Revitalize :: Physical Therapy
Because pelvic floor care is so important after pregnancy.

Epic Family Chiropractic :: Chiropractic Care
Devoted to taking care of moms during pregnancy and families for life. 

Campion Law, LLC :: Attorney
Plan ahead for the unexpected parts of parenthood.

Orangetheory Fitness (PM only) :: Fitness Studio
A personal training workout that keeps burning calories long after your workout is done.

Unique Gifts for Sale

Baby Jack & Co. :: Sensory Ribbon Tag Toys
Once on “Shark Tank,” this local mama makes sensory loveys babies adore!

Event Sponsors

The Prairie School :: Powder Room Amenities and Ambiance

Carlson Wellness :: Massage for Mamas

Mado Creative :: Decor & Floral

The Panel

We are thrilled to welcome some professionals and experts to speak and teach about all things pregnancy, childbirth, infant care, postpartum issues and so much more. Regardless of how many children you have, there’s always something to ask or something new to learn. We encourage and welcome all questions! In fact, check out our Facebook Event Group to submit your questions for our expert panel in advance. We’ll leave some time at the end for you to pick each of these individuals’ brains. There’s no such thing as a silly question!

LaNette McQuitty

LaNette McQuitty, CPM, Owner & Director of Authentic Birth Center — LaNette has worked with hundred of Milwaukee area families as a Doula and Educator since 1980. In 2009, she completed a residency program living and working as a midwife with the tribes of Malawi Africa and in 2010, received her CPM and state licensure. Lanette believes that birth is a family-centered event and is constantly reminded of the power of women, the transformations that birth brings to families, and that births are, unquestionably, the most intimate, yet empowering moments in life. 

Dr. Lisa Joerres

Dr. Lisa Joerres, MD, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin — Being a wife and mom, I bring not only academic knowledge to my patients but also personal trials and insight. I believe having a close physician-patient relationship is critical for complete medical care. I am an advocate for patients, helping control chronic health conditions and maintain healthy lifestyles. Establishing good health habits is the foundation of a long, prosperous life. Starting with a newborn’s first visit, I will build that foundation together with families and create the best individualized care for each patient. I look forward to the opportunity to a part of your family’s health care. 

Sarah Ornst Bloomquist

Sarah Ornst Bloomquist, CFLE, CLC, Moms Mental Health Initiative — Sarah has been advocating for women’s perinatal mental health since she experienced her own postpartum depression and anxiety after the birth of her first son. Sarah brings over 18 years of professional experience including her work as child advocacy program coordinator at Cottageview Children’s Center, life coach at Innermost Coaching, relationship specialist at Fathers and Families Center, and as a counselor at Women’s Care Center in Milwaukee. Sarah is a Certified Life Coach, Certified Family Life Educator, and speaker. She is committed to helping moms break down the obstacles to effective treatment and find hope in the process. 

Molly Powell, Birthfit Milwaukee

Molly is a Certified Integrative Nutrition Coach and has her own Wellness Coaching practice, Molly Powell Wellness. She is also a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, and training to obtain her Personal Training and ICEA Childbirth Educator certifications. Molly believes that wellness is the composition of loving relationships, creative outlets, a spiritual practice, stress management, self love and care, exercise and nourishing food. She strives to educate and empower women in the community to be healthy and happy during their Motherhood Transition. Molly lives in Wauwatosa with her amazing daughter and husband. 

Dr. Kenzie Burgei, DC, Birthfit Milwaukee

Dr. Kenzie received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from National University of Health Sciences and graduated as Summa Cum Laude and salutatorian in 2014. She is currently the co-owner and Chiropractor at Wisconsin Family and Sports Chiropractic in Mequon, Wisconsin. As a chiropractor, Dr. Kenzie strives to help women have an optimal state of health before, during, and after pregnancy, through movement patterns in order to establish a proper foundation. After all, Movement is Life. She currently resides in Cedarburg, WI with her husband, Nick, and dog, Baxter. 


As mentioned in the VIP Lunch tab, we are partnering with Jason’s Deli to bring our VIP guests a delicious and healthy lunch! 

Plus, all our guests will get to enjoy party platters from Jason’s Deli featuring fruit, veggies, and party pinwheels and other healthy options from the fabulous folks at Jason’s. Check them out at Brookfield Square Mall to dine-in and don’t skip the free ice cream! (Everything in moderation, right?) 

Fava Tea Company has provided delicious hot tea to soothe our guests with calming aromas and delightful flavors! Be sure to grab a cup! 

Angelic Bakehouse has signed on to provide samples of their delicious sprouted grain products for all of our guests. The smell alone is enough to get your taste buds cheering! 

For sweet treats, we are thrilled to feature cupcakes from Gigi’s Cupcakes in Wauwatosa! Known for gorgeous cupcakes with decadent, creative flavors, our guests will get to see what makes Gigi’s stand apart from your typical cupcake. Perfect for baby showers, bridal showers, or days that end in -y! 

Stay tuned to our Bloom event page and follow along as more details are added!



In addition to the giveaways that vendors will be doing at their tables, we’ve secured great giveaways from great sponsors! All the guests at Bloom will have the chance to win!

The Ambassador Hotel :: Babymoon Getaway – one-night stay in King Whirlpool Suite

PeaPod Sleep Solutions :: Gift Basket including White Noise Machine

Little Gypsy Finery :: Gift Card

PINKBLUSH :: $50 Gift Card

Little Sprouts Play Cafe :: Caregiver & Me Yoga Session

Sarah Kidd, Doula :: $75 Gift Certificate

Orangetheory Fitness :: One month elite membership

Red Bunny Designs :: $50 Gift Card & Burp Cloth

Melissa Morgan Photography :: Maternity Mini Session

The Nesting Tree Photography and Family Films :: Mini Family Film

Snuggle Me :: Baby Lounger

Covered Goods :: Nursing Cover

Cardinal and Canary :: Classic Yellow Baby Gift Box

Onezie Twozie :: Baby Gift Set

LILLEBaby :: Baby Carrier


The Real Good Life :: $50 Credit toward Meal Delivery

Babble Books :: Set of Babble Books

Vanessa Wyler Photography :: Family Mini Session

The Brushies :: Gift Set

Mommy MD Guides :: “From Conception to Confusion” by Julie Davidson

The Corners of Brookfield :: $150 Gift Card

Baby Jack & Co. :: Plush Loveys

Salon Honeycomb :: Gift Card plus Salon Products

Chompy Chic Chewelry :: Teething Jewelry

Bamboobies :: Nursing Prize Pack

Tailored Salon :: Pampering Basket and Gift Card

Carlson Wellness :: 60 minute massage

Hannah’s Lip Service :: LipSense Beauty Basket


Ergo Pouch

Mila Christina Cashmere for Babies

… and we’re adding more and more each week!


All VIP guests will automatically receive a VIP swag bag while general admission ticket-holders will receive the Bloom Swag Bag, which alone far exceeds the ticket value!

Here are just a few of the fabulous swag sponsors ::

… and we’re adding more and more each week!

The Bloom Swag Bag

T-Shirt to Benefit Moms Mental Health Initiative

The vision of helping moms in our community started out small — a website that women in the Greater Milwaukee Area could quickly find through a Google search, click on a list of providers, and then connect with someone who seemed like a good fit.

But after almost two years of brainstorming during toddlers’ playdates, Becky Schroeder and Sarah Ornst Bloomquist decided that our community needed much more than just a website. It needed an initiative aimed at transforming maternal mental health care in the Greater Milwaukee Area.

And so they created Moms Mental Health Initiative.

You Are My Sunshine Shirt

MKE Moms Blog is thrilled to offer an easy (and stylish!) way for our readers to support MMHI in their mission. For the entire months of April and May, the proceeds from the purchase of our “You Are My Sunshine” shirt will be donated to Moms Mental Health Initiative! 

Last year, we raised nearly $1,000 for MMHI and we would love to top that this year!! 


The VIP Lunch offers an exclusive opportunity to learn, shop and be pampered!

**These tickets are very limited! The following details apply to VIP Tickets ONLY!**

Our panel of experts will be available for you to ask questions, plus we have arranged for Angela Campion of Campion Law, LLC to answer your questions about estate planning, guardianships, wills and trusts in an environment that will make a tough topic seem less scary. 

VIP Lunch attendees will also enjoy an exclusive experience from RemedyNow plus shopping with our favorite LuLaRoe diva featuring maternity fashions you can wear all 9 months and after, plus baby gifts from Baby Jack & Co. 

From noon to 1 pm, VIP ticket holders will be able to interact with our experts while in small groups at tables decorated by Mado Creative, enjoy a delicious lunch from Jason’s Deli and take away special VIP swag in their swag bags. 

2 VIP Ticket Limit per Purchase

Due to the limited number available and the highly personalized experience at the VIP Lunch (i.e. lunch selection, name cards, etc), there is a 2 VIP TICKET LIMIT per purchase.

Dietary restrictions as well as the name of the other attendee will need to be provided so be advised that the ticket process will take twice as long if you are ordering two, increasing the risk we sell out.

It’s kind of one of those Catch-22 things.

VIP Lunch

Campion Law, LLC

The Bloom VIP Lunch is brought to you by Campion Law, LLC. Campion Law, LLC is a business and tax law firm in southeastern Wisconsin. The practice focuses on business counseling, tax planning and estate planning. Attorney Angela Campion assists clients through all phases of their business or personal life cycle. She also helps individual clients with their estate planning, probate, and tax planning needs.


The team at RemedyNow have you mommas covered at Bloom. They will be there for both sessions ready to share information on pre and post natal services, video visits, urgent care services and our personal favorite, their in-home visits. Yes, you read that right. In home doctor visits! There is nothing better when you are a new momma then knowing your doctor can come to you!

RemedyNow is focused on delivering ways to make a long-term impact on the health and wellness of our local communities through providing:

• Efficiency— we come to you at your home or office so you can take care of yourself while keeping your other priorities
• Customer Focus— we offer coordinated care between traditional and integrative medicine so you have a broad range of options under one umbrella
• Quality Providers— you can expect the highest level of care with providers who have the right mix of credentials, experience and concern for helping you feel better than before we met you
• Continuous Innovation— the sky is the limit to the solutions we can offer to improve your health and wellness by combining technology and personal connections

Jason's Deli

Jason’s Deli is all about healthy food. They’ve even been named “The Best Restaurant in America!” in the March 2011 issue of Parents Magazine. The food has no high fructose corn syrup, trans fats or MSG. Just healthy, fresh and organic foods that are friendly for both grown-ups and kids! Plus, free ice cream when you join us in store! Check out the location at Brookfield Square Mall for your next meal out plus the catering options are amazing!

The Corners of Brookfield

Each VIP attendee will receive a gift card to shop at the brand new Corners of Brookfield! Featuring stores like Von Maur, EVEREVE, Kendra Scott, Anthropologie, j. jill, Francesca’s, and Scout & Molly’s plus eateries Bel Air Cantina and Cafe Hollander, you’re not going to want to miss out!

Kendra Scott

Kendra Scott has come home to Wisconsin and we are so. flippin’. EXCITED! Every VIP attendee will find a lovely wrapped box with a piece of signature Kendra Scott jewelry inside at the VIP Lunch! Known for gorgeous, colorful jewelry and founded by a Wisconsin Mama just like you, the new Kendra Scott store at The Corners of Brookfield is a can’t miss! 

Exclusive VIP Swag

Our VIP guests will receive an additional, exclusive swag bag filled with so many amazing treats, totaling more than $150 in value!

VIP Swag Sponsors ::

The Corners of Brookfield :: $20 Gift Card

Kendra Scott :: Jewelry

Baby Jack & Co. :: Lovey

Note to Self :: Hand-drawn Wood Ornament

Red Bunny Designs :: Newborn Knot Hat

Fava Tea Company :: Loose Leaf Tea

Drink Healthy Roots :: Fresh Cold-Pressed Juice

Fresh Wave :: Laundry Booster

The Real Good Life :: $10 Meal Delivery Credit

Revitalize Physical Therapy :: 30 Minute Pilates Reformer

Quintessa Aesthetic Center :: Complimentary Facial

Wagner Pediatric Dentistry :: Dental Goody Bag

Chompy Chic Chewelry :: Teething Jewelry

….and more still coming in! 

Exclusive VIP Giveaways

Our VIP guests will not only receive additional entries into the main session giveaways but will have the exclusive opportunity to win the following fabulous prizes!

Diaper Bag Gift Set presented by Baby Jack & Co.

includes Lily Jade Diaper Bag, Mom “Chewelry,” Lollacup, Strong Like Mom tee for kid, Baby Jack & Co. lovey, Sticky Bellies Brag Blocks

Best of Baby Products Wisconsin Gift Pack presented by Baby Jack & Co.

includes Wisconsin onesie, Chewlery, Farm lovey, Football lovey, SweeTooth Baby teether, farm puzzle, book

Lauren Henesy Interiors

Baby Nursery Design Consultation

Invivo Wellness

3 Prenatal Yoga Classes 


Exclusive VIP Features

Our VIP guests will also be treated to these special features, plus get extra raffle tickets to be used in giveaways!

Mado Creative :: Table Decor

LuLaRoe by Dolores :: Maternity Fashion Shopping

Milwaukee, WI

(414) 688-7828

[email protected]


Help us help our fellow Moms in Need!

At Bloom, we will be collecting baby supplies to fill Baby Boxes in partnership with our non-profit sponsor Stork & Company, who is working to easily distribute free baby supplies to families in Milwaukee and Wisconsin to improve the living conditions of infants in need, as well as to contribute to a lowering of Milwaukee’s infant mortality rate.

Guests who bring and donate items from the Wish List below will be given TWO extra raffle tickets for each item (maximum of TEN) to be used in any of our giveaways at the main sessions of Bloom.

Wish List

  • Baby Wash / Shampoo
  • Board Books
  • Onesies
  • Baby Health Care Kits
  • Socks / Hats / Mittens
  • Infant Toys to promote learning and development 

You can make a donation HERE as well!

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2 Responses to {SOLD OUT!} Join us for the 2nd Annual Bloom: An Event for New and Expecting Moms!

  1. Arianne Brown April 6, 2017 at 7:18 pm #


    I would like to know how I could be a sponsor/vendor for the bloom event.

    • Sarah
      Sarah April 7, 2017 at 3:49 pm #

      Hi Arianne! Thanks for your comment. We see the email in our Inbox and will be in touch shortly. Thanks!

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