Bloom: An Event for New and Growing Families-2022 Recap

Kansas City Mom Collective was so excited to host the in-person return of our event, Bloom: An Event for New and Growing Families. This year’s event took place at Ball Event Center in Olathe. We were thrilled to have New Horizon Academy and Olathe Health as title sponsors and Oh Baby! KC and Little Sunshine Playhouse and Preschool as our featured sponsors.

Moms, partners and support persons gathered together at Bloom on a Sunday afternoon for support, resources, swag, giveaways and community. 

Moms enjoyed snacks from Price Chopper and those famous cupcookies from McLain’s Bakery, and had fun snapping photos at our photo stop adorably created by Boss Babe Balloon Co. and Luminate KC!

Mamas heard an amazing and powerful keynote speech from Tiffany Kann on how Mom Brain is real and why new moms need to be supported.

In addition, attendees had their choices in breakout sessions; Dr. Jessica Gillespie-Gebhards discussed how to navigate cold and flu season with baby, Sierra Yancey helped us appreciate our postpartum life, Angie Mendez guided us through milestones and development of our little ones and Susan Brown gave us amazing ideas on how to build our mom community.

Guests also met with amazing resources for mom and baby from our amazing sponsors including:

New Horizon Academy

Olathe Health

Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool

Oh Baby! KC

Empower Your Pelvis

enCORE Therapy and Performance

Goldfish Swim School


Just Between Friends-Overland Park


Kendra Scott

Laser Chiropractic

Nurture Lactation

Nurturing Touch Physical Therapy & Wellness

Peeps Babies & Bears

Sweet Tooth Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics

Every mom walked away with a swag bag filled with more than $70 worth of goodies for them and their little one including a sippy cup from, a dipping spoon from Bumkins, a free Chatbook, lip balm from Eco Lips, bottles from Evenflo Feeding, shower wipes from Goodwipes, reusable straws from goSili, labels and cup bands from inchbug, a two-month membership for Marco Polo Plus, baby food from SpoonfulOne, pregnancy anti-nausea candy from Three Lollies and reusable ziplock bags from Zip Top.

In addition to swag, our attendees had a chance to win amazing giveaways including an air purifier from AirDoctor, a water purifier from AquaTru, a bottles and accessories prize pack from Chicco Duo, a gift basket of sensory products from Etta Loves, a goSili prize pack, a gorgeous basket of goodies from Hallmark Gold Crown, instruments and three months of classes from InJoy Music, jewelry from Kendra Scott, a Lulla Doll, a starter pack from Mabel’s Labels, Motherlove products, shoes from Pediped, a gift pack of goodies from SwimZip and an adorable stroller bag from Twelvelittle.

Thank you to everyone who made Bloom such a beautiful afternoon! Join our weekly newsletter to stay up to date on future events, and we can’t wait to see you at Bloom 2023!

Jamie Young
Born in Kansas City, Jamie spent age 8-18 in Columbia, MO yet always considered KC to be home. Jamie returned to KC after high school to attend Avila University, where she earned her degree in Communication. After residing in South KC, Raymore, the Plaza, River Market and Overland Park, Jamie is now a proud (and permanent) resident of Lenexa. Jamie is wife to her love, Andy, and mom to the dream team; Lucy (12), Quinn (10) and Hazel (6). Jamie is the Events Director for Kansas City Mom Collective and loves creating fun and exciting ways to gather as a community, especially if a theme is involved! Jamie loves a good coffee shop, is a self-diagnosed Fall-aholic, is a Peloton newbie, is a proud member of “The Read That Society” (a book club full of close friends that just celebrated its 13th anniversary), is an internet-ordained minister, she loves blasting Paul McCartney out of the minivan windows and is a sucker for a good home decor store.