Recap | Bloom: An Event for New & Expecting Moms

A giant thank you to our community partners for their sponsorship of this event. Bloom would not have been possible without their support. It was an amazing experience to link arms with them in this celebration of motherhood!

On Saturday, May 13th we hosted our first Bloom: An event for new & expecting moms. We are so thankful to the moms, dads, friends, and family who attended for a morning of education & fun!

Sometimes pictures tell the story so much better than words. A HUGE thank you to Trista Klein Photography for capturing the morning for us!

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The Tables

We are so fortunate to have these organizations as resources in our community. They were all on hand to share valuable information with our guests. Thank you for sharing your time with us!

Festival Foods | Lauren, one of Festival’s dietitians, offered mom-approved snack options!

Costco Grand Chute | Jama & Carrie offered a sampling of great Costco products and provided an overview of how a membership can benefit a growing family!

Kindercare Kimberly | Questions about childcare? Annette, Center Director, had the answers! Annette also provided a wealth of information as a member of our expert panel.

Beautycounter | A company founded by a mom whose mission is to get safe health and beauty products into the hands of consumers. Elizabeth Strick educated attendees more about this mission.

thirty-one by Jena Nichol | Organization tips and tricks!

 MOPS | Mothers of Preschoolers provided additional information about how this organization can enrich your life.

Mom2Mom Oshkosh | Founder, Ashlee Rahmlow, was on hand not only as a table representative, but also as a member of our expert panel. She is a true advocate of mental health issues affecting mothers.

The Experts

We were beyond fortunate to have such a talented and esteemed group of experts. They fielded questions regarding childcare, mental health, pediatric food allergies & asthma, breastfeeding, and pediatric nutrition. 

A sincere thank you to:

Annette Peters | Center Director at Kindercare Kimberly

Ashlee Rahmlow, MSW/LCSW | Founder, Mom2Mom Oshkosh

Becky Buelow, MD | Pediatric Allergy & Asthma, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Dawn Barker, RN, IBCLC | Lactation Consultant, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Gina Schwebke, RD, CD | Pediatric Dietitian, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

The Free Stuff!

The support we received from local and national partners was outstanding. Each attendee left with a bag filled with goodies valued at nearly $50! Thank you to all of our friends who helped fill the bags & to those that enabled us to raffle off several amazing giveaways! 



This event was made possible with the help of all of the above partners. A special thank you to our title sponsor, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Can’t wait to see you at our next event!

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Ruth was born in Green Bay and lived in the area until venturing off to UW Madison for college.  Her education led her to a life in retail.  Retail took her to Milwaukee, Charlotte, NC, and, eventually, back to Green Bay.  In 2014 she decided to pause her career to help her husband build his CPA firm.  Ruth & Chris reside in De Pere with their four children, Smith, Tess, Burke, & Jack.  As great as Green Bay summers are, Fall is Ruth’s favorite.  She loves the colors, crisp air, and, of course, football.  Ruth enjoys hanging out with the fam, reading up on the latest fashion, & savoring a nice glass of cabernet.