BLOOM :: Third Annual Event Recap With Duluth Moms Blog


We were thrilled to have had the opportunity to bring our fantastic Bloom event back to Duluth for the third year! A huge thank you to our title sponsors, Clyde Iron Works for hosting this event, and St. Luke’s for supporting us as always! 

We partnered with City Moms Blog Network and 50 of our other sister sites to bring this event to Duluth with an estimated attendance of over 6,000+ moms across the US!

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Fostering Community:: 3rd Annual Bloom

Things that we can take for granted like socks, underwear, and even cleaning supplies are really hard to come by for women who are restarting their life after escaping domestic abuse. Bloom guests were encouraged to bring donations for Safe Haven right here in Duluth. A Brand New Mother’s Day event was hosted with local moms, and Safe Haven was able to send the women home with some great essentials to help with the transition out of the shelters and into their new homes. Thank you for your generous donations! 

Cravings Bar Sponsors :: 3rd Annual Bloom

Julie, the Two Harbors Baker, showed off her gorgeous and tasty treats for all of the Bloom attendees. The shortbread sugar cookies were to die for; they melted in your mouth. 

After tallying results from one of our daily Mom Poll questions, Duluth Moms Blog was able to provide a variety of munchies to help satisfy all cravings. We were shocked to see how fast the Goldfish were gobbled up. Check out our weekday Mom Polls on the Duluth Moms Blog Facebook page.

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Decor Sponsor :: 3rd Annual Bloom

Once again, we fully trusted our friends at Northland Special Events, Superior Blooms, and Duluth Balloon Co. to create a beautiful and welcoming space for our guests! Mariah and her team are so talented, and did not disappoint! Utilizing the creative minds behind all three of these local businesses was the perfect combination for Bloom.

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Giveaway Sponsors :: 3rd Annual Bloom 

What’s a Duluth Moms Blog event without giveaways? Thank you to our giveaway sponsors, we had over 15 giveaways representing local and national brands!

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Table Sponsors :: 3rd Annual Bloom

We had over 40 local table sponsors present at Bloom, each excited to share their resources and spoil our local moms! Every single vendor brought their A-game with their displays, staff, and special giveaways. Because of the high volume of table sponsors, products and photos, we dedicated a whole sponsor-specific album on our Facebook page. Flip through it to see all of the amazing local businesses that helped make Bloom great. 

Swag Sponsors :: 3rd Annual Bloom 

Every mama received a Duluth Moms and City Moms Blog Network sponsored reusable tote filled with some fun swag items from local and national businesses! Thank you swag sponsors! 

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VIP Experience and Swag Sponsors :: 3rd Annual Bloom 

Every VIP Guest received a Duluth Moms and City Moms Blog Network sponsored reusable tote filled with some extra fun swag items from local and national businesses! 

VIP mamas were spoiled with make and take succulents by Superior Blooms, make-overs by UpNorth Allure, and special appetizers and treats from Duluth Moms Blog and Two Harbors Baker


Photography Sponsor :: 3rd Annual Bloom 

Pink Moon Birth Photography celebrates the transformative, powerful beauty of motherhood in raw, emotive imagery, be it maternity, labor and delivery, or postpartum documentation. We are so thankful for Rachel’s talents, both as a photographer and a Duluth Moms Blog Contributing Writer! 

The images we received from Bloom were perfect; they really captured the event in its entirety. 

Panel Speakers :: 3rd Annual Bloom 

Duluth moms had the opportunity to ask their questions concerning pediatric dentistry, pregnancy, breastfeeding, pediatrics etc. before Bloom. Our panel of health experts each took turns answering the questions during the panel discussion at Bloom. We were thrilled that even new dads jumped in on the conversations around mental health, delivery, and breastfeeding support! Thank you to our panelists from St. Luke’s and Eversmiles

Emily Johnson, PT, DPT COMT, graduated from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and the College of St. Scholastica in 2010 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy. She attained her Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist designation for the spine and extremities through the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine in 2013 and 2014. She specializes in treating men and women with pelvic floor dysfunctions.

Amanda St. Aubin, CNM, joined St. Luke’s Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates as a Certified Nurse Midwife in 2017. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing, Nurse Midwife, from the University of California, San Francisco. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Nursing from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth. Prior to joining St. Luke’s, she was the supervisory Certified Nurse Midwife at Northern Navajo Medical Center in Shiprock, New Mexico. She is board certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board.

Dr. Addie Vittorio is a family practice physician at St. Luke’s Mount Royal Medical Clinic. Dr. Vittorio received her medical degree from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and completed her family medicine residency through the Duluth Family Medicine Residency Program. She is board certified in family medicine. Dr. Vittorio’s clinical interests and areas of expertise are in women’s health, geriatric medicine, family medicine, procedural family medicine, pediatrics, nutrition and medical education.

Dr. Allison Robinson originally from Poughkeepsie, NY, finished her undergraduate work at Colgate University in Hamilton, NY and received her degree in Dentistry from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. She is excited to work with Dr. Mark Bruzek, Dr. John Conry, and Dr. Abby Johnson to offer a pediatric dental philosophy that puts their young patients’ needs above all other concerns. Dr. Allison is a board certified pediatric dentist at Eversmiles Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Allison moved to Duluth 2016 with her husband, Travis, and their four children. In the summers she enjoys swimming in local lakes while in the winter you can find her skiing, either downhill or cross country. She enjoys NPR, crafts, festivals and yoga. Dr. Robinson is excited to become more active in the Twin Ports community.

Exclusive Experiences :: 3rd Annual Bloom 

Bloom Exclusive Merchandise

Duluth Screen Printing was back once again making all that highly-sought after Duluth Moms Blog merchandise in-person! We apologize for any disappointment as guests learned that the sea foam-colored apparel was on back-order, but we hope to offer that design in the near future. 

“Tell Her” – An interactive experience to share encouragement and document women lifting each other up.

Michael Rai was at Bloom leading a one-of-a-kind activity for moms! She brought her beautifully-styled backdrop with help from Arrowleaf and Arnica

The activity featured a “Take-a-note, leave-a-note” format where women wrote a note sharing some encouragement, advice, or truth that they have learned about life as a woman, pregnancy, birth, or postpartum. Guests were encouraged to think of the kind words someone shared with them in times of hardship, the bit of advice that got them through the long labor or sleepless nights or that hard hitting or hilarious truth that they still hold on to. #TellHer19 
Then, the women chose a note to read, they made their way to the stool and backdrop, and took a moment to read their note and soak in the moment while Michaela captured the joy of sharing life experience with the women surrounding them.
These candid photos will be shared on the Bloom event page and on the Duluth Mom’s Blog as a blog post, soon! 
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Volunteers :: 3rd Annual Bloom 

A huge thank you to all of the volunteers and DMB team members who helped make Bloom possible again this year! We had help with set up, help with filling swag bags, registration support when all the mamas arrived at Bloom, and also during clean up after a wonderful event!  

If you are interested in joining our volunteer events team, please inquire at [email protected].

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Andrea Jang
A lake girl at heart, Andrea is thrilled to be a Duluthian! She lives in the Hillside with her husband, daughter (plus two angel babies that are with them in spirit), and two rescue pups. As a bi-racial and multicultural family, they have hopes and dreams of visiting her husband’s family in South Korea someday soon. Tiny joys that make her heart happy include: doodling, searching for sea glass, coffee with friends, fiber art, plants, a good vintage thrift find, music and great food & drinks. She also finds purpose in serving on the Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Justice (DEIJ) committee at her daughter’s school, and also on City Mom Collective’s Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) committee. You will find her building community, connections and friendships in the northland as the owner of Duluth Mom. She invites you to visit her on Instagram or on LinkedIn.