Bump, Baby, & Beyond {Event Announcement}

Yay! You are (or are going to be) a mom! Now what? Becoming a mom is an exhillarating time in your life, but but one not without its unknowns.  How will my body change?  Which products do I need? Which ones are a waste?  Will I ever sleep again?  It’s our goal to bring you timely and relevant content via our parenting website and social media outlets, all focused on the Tampa Bay area. We also strive to present great opportunities to connect offline with fellow moms and well known businesses and brands. It’s all about building a community at every level.

We are excited to announce that on October 22nd, we will be partnering with The Bump and our parent site City Moms Blog Network to bring you an event we know that you will love!  Please join us for an exclusive evening tailored specifically to new, expecting, and soon-to-be moms with sponsors, giveaways, great info and swag hand picked just for you.  Ticket holders will be treated to tasty bites, sweets, chair massages, access to local baby (and mom!) focused business and a Q&A with our panel of Tampa Bay-area experts.  Please read below for all of the amazing details, and purchase your tickets HERE to join us for this awesome event.

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Bump, Baby, & Beyond

at Corbett Preparatory School of IDS

Wednesday, October 22

6:30-8:30 pm

Early Bird :: $15 {now through October 5th} General Admission :: $20

To purchase your ticket, click HERE.

:: Included in your ticket is :: event admission, tasty bites & sweets, Q & A with our panel of experts, complimentary chair massages, 5 chances to win the giveaways listed below and a swag bag packed full of goodies just for you! ::

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Event Sponsors

We are so excited to introduce you to the local and national businesses that new moms NEED to know about!  You will get to know many of the amazing people behind these companies at the event, but we’d like to take a few minutes to show them off…

First, we’d like to introduce Barefoot Birth as one of our official event sponsors. This birth service company specializes in concierge home birth services, personalized prenatal care, doula support, childbirth education, massage therapy, postpartum support,  professional birth photography, and an ultimate resource for expecting families..  At our event, we will have one of their doulas sitting in on our panel of experts, so get ready to get answers to all your questions about birth, delivery and beyond.

Our second event sponsor is Flutter Bunny Boutique.  This nursery design boutique specializes in wooden mobiles, letters, age blocks, growth charts and more!

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Babies R’ Us is our third event sponsor!  With 2 Tampa Bay area locations (Tampa, Clearwater) for your shopping convenience! Be sure to stop by their table at the event as they are going to give away VIP Swag Bags full of goodies, including bibs, bottles, and coupons to the first 50 moms start their Baby Registry with them! Are you excited yet?

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Lastly, this amazing event is brought to you locally by Cryo-Cell International, the worlds first private Cord Blood Bank located in Oldsmar. Cryo-Cell is dedicated to helping more individuals resolve serious medical problems through the use of cord blood and has provided funding for cord blood research to treat many neurodegenerative diseases, including stroke, ALS, Alzheimers, and Parkinsons.

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We will also have a table just for our cloth diapering moms!  Kelly’s Closet will be there to guide with a cloth diapering demo!  So neat!  They will have an Intro to Cloth Diapers table/session sponsored by  Kelly’s Closet, Thirsties, Rumparooz, Spray Pal, Balm Baby, and Project Pomona!!  They’ll have product samples available so you can decide if cloth diapering is an option for your family.


Expert Panel

Also on our panel of experts is the esteemed Dr. Swarzman, headmaster of Corbett Preparatory Academy of IDS. Corbett Preparatory Academy has so many valuable resources to offer new and expecting moms in the Tampa Bay area – and we are so honored to have them as both our event venue and as part of our Q&A too.  At our event, you can expect to hear from their headmaster on the importance of early childhood education.

We will bring you Stephanie, certified Gentle Sleep Coach and the owner of Sweet Sleep Solutions, Dr. Gregory Stepanski, from Children’s Dentistry, and more.  Also, pampering is the order of the day as massage therapists provide complimentary chair massages!

We all know that you are now eating for two and that can build quite an appetite, which is why we are excited to provide yummy bites and sweets in our cravings area .  You can then swing by and get to know the rest of our amazing sponsors throughout the evening…


Giveaways

Attendees at our Bump, Baby, & Beyond event will receive 5 giveaway tickets – with an opportunity to earn even more! {See the Charity of Choice section below.}  The giveaways for this event are truly awesome, and would make the perfect addition to any mom’s dream registry!  Want to know what they are?  Here you go…

 

{1} car seat from Phil & Ted’s / Mountain Buggy {1} Baby Carrier We from Baby Bjorn {1} diaper pale from Ubbi {1} nursing pillow & cover from Boppy {1} Baby Snug from Mama’s & Papa’s {1} Baby Essentials Bundle from Earth Mama Angel Baby {1} tablewear set from Re-Play {1} Bundleme Lite from JJ Cole


Swag

Along with help from our co-hosts over at The Bump and City Moms Blog Network, we are stuffing your swag bags with goodies designed especially for new and expecting moms! We know you’ll love them. The value of the swag bag alone will exceed the price of the ticket. Get ready for FULL size goodies and FREE services from the following brands…

Happy Family :: MAM :: Re-Play ::Dr. Smith’s :: Love Child Organics :: Diono:: Hartley Chiropractic Center:: Pretzel Crisps ::  and more!

{Do you have a business or brand geared towards new and expecting moms?  Contact Sheriss, for options on how to get involved too!}


Charity of Choice

At our Bump, Baby, & Beyond event our charity of choice is the Ronald McDonald House Tampa! We ask all attendees to bring in-kind donations from RMHTB’s Wish List to show our support.  Household items {laundry detergent, cleaners, toiletries}, pantry items {breakfast goods, granola bars, fruit cups},  and gift cards {grocery, fast food, all purpose} are always needed – so whatever you can give would be awesome!  We just ask that packages remain intact and all together for easy transport {so no boxes of granola bars, not individual bars}. And remember for each package of items you bring, we will give you additional raffle tickets too!

The hashtag is #BBBTampaBay and #BumpBabyBeyond

Remember that posting on social media is an excellent way to support all of the tremendous businesses involved and connect with other new moms.  We encourage you to take lots of pictures and utilize the hashtag. Also, our fabulous photographer,  Ashley Yvonne Photography, will be on hand taking pictures as well!

A big THANK YOU to all of our sponsors who are helping to make this event phenomenal. If you haven’t already, click HERE to buy your tickets!

Disclaimers :: Tickets are non-refundable, and this event will happen rain or shine.  With advance notice, we will attempt to connect you with another mom who is interested in purchasing your ticket should the need arise.  Also, by purchasing this ticket you understand that your photo may be taken and give permission for Tampa Bay Moms Blog to use it on their site, in promotional materials, and/or on their social media platform.

Sheriss is the founder of Tampa Bay Moms Blog and works full-time as a middle school special educator. Born and raised in the Tampa Bay area, she and her husband Johnny have lived in Boston, MA and Atlanta, GA, before once again calling Tampa home. They welcomed their sweet and high-spirited daughter Harper into the family in 2010. In her free time, Sheriss loves day-tripping, lazy evenings at the beach, searching for and discovering new adventures to go on with her family around the Bay area.