We are thrilled to be planning our fifth annual BLOOM – a national event for new and expecting moms! This event is geared towards moms who are currently expecting a baby, had a baby within the last year, or are planning on growing their family soon.

Check out last year’s BLOOM– see what all the fuss is about! Know that we are working our booties off to make this year bigger and better and more bountiful than ever!

Mark your calendar for April 30 from 6:30 – 9 pm at Rivermont Collegiate.  Our VIP Iris ticket holders have early access to the event at 6.

At this exclusive night out:

  • ask questions of our panels of experts
  • try out the newest must-have baby products
  • learn tips and tricks from other moms
  • glean a wealth of knowledge from healthcare professionals
  • experience the offerings of many locally owned businesses
  • enjoy food and drinks
  • get swag galore
  • enter to win spectacular giveaways
  • revel in a fabulous evening with friends!
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Presented by Quad City Moms Blog, Ideal Health and Wellness , Rivermont Collegiate, City Moms Blog Network and Hosted by our Sister Sites

Are you a business that is interested in being involved in this event? Please contact Jessica at [email protected] to learn more about our opportunities for involvement.

Please note: this page will be continuously updated as more sponsors or information is added so be sure to check back often!

Who: All Quad Cities moms (you do not have to be expecting to attend!). While this event is geared towards moms who are currently expecting a baby, had a baby within the last year, foster moms of infants, or are planning on growing their family soon through birth or adoption, all moms are welcome!

What: Bloom is a national event for new and expecting moms hosted by City Moms Collective and our sister sites, which will be taking place in more than 50 cities across the country during the months of April and May. Last year, there were 53 host cities and over 5000 moms in attendance! We expect this year to be even bigger and better than ever!

Why: Whether you’re expecting for the first or third time, have a newborn at home, or are working your way through the toddler years and thinking of expanding your family in the future, this event is for you.

Come enjoy an evening of delicious food, educational components, giveaways and swag, and connecting moms and families to local relevant resources!

When: Thursday, April 30, 2020 from 6:30pm-9:00pm

Where: Rivermont Collegiate
1821 Sunset Dr, Bettendorf, IA 52722

Ticket Prices: 

  • General Admission Tulip Ticket: $22
  • General Admission Iris Ticket: $33
    • Add On Violet Pre-Natal Experience: $12
    • Add On Crocus Post-Natal Experience: $12                           
      • Join Adrienne Anderson, certified pre and post-natal corrective exercise specialist, for session on postpartum rehabilitation. No matter what your birth experience was, your body deserves an opportunity to reconnect in body, brain, and breath.  
    • Add On Peony Pregnancy Pictures: $12
      • Pose with that rock star belly in front of an adorable backdrop with Elaine, a new mom herself, of Giraffe Photography. Her skills are a head above the rest and will make you feel comfortable and beautiful as you bloom into motherhood. You’ll receive her professionally edited digital images after the event.

—-These are add on experiences and must be purchased in addition to either general admission ticket.—-

Our Tulip Tickets include the following:

  • Access to the event at 6:30 and our many sponsors and breakout sessions 
  • Light food, drinks, and desserts 
  • A swag bag loaded with goodies
  • THREE (3) raffle tickets to use on giveaways of your choice

Our Iris Ticket includes the following:

  • Tulip Ticket PLUS
  • Early access to our event 6-6:30 for Iris Ticketholders only
  • Amazing extra, higher value swag items in the Iris Swag Bag
  • TEN (10) raffle tickets to use on giveaways of your choice

*Please Note: This event is geared towards new and expecting moms. Children OVER 12 months old will not be permitted and due to space constraints children UNDER 12 months old must be worn in a carrier or held, as there is no room for strollers at this event. 

Our Co-Host

ideal health and wellness

Women’s Fertility

Pregnancy is an exciting time for women! Whether you are currently pregnant or trying to get pregnant, Dr. Katy Frega has additional education and training focused on fertility and prenatal care. This is an especially rewarding part of her practice.

For those desiring to become pregnant, Dr. Frega can do a lot to assist in order to get your body ready for pregnancy. She is here to help: from making sure you’re healthy enough to carry a pregnancy, to taking the right prenatal vitamins for you, to supporting your body and mind as you journey through your pregnancy. Dr. Frega desires to work with you for amazing outcomes!

Natural Medicine

Natural medicine gives patients a more personalized experience. As a Natural Medicine Doctor (ND), Dr. Frega is focused on establishing a true partnership with her patients, one that encourages patients to take an active role in their health. Dr. Frega will use a variety of tools to help restore your health.  Beginning with the focus on your nutrition and lifestyle. From there, as your body leads, Dr. Frega will follow a “least force intervention” approach, which could include treatments such as acupuncture, homeopathy, and/or supplement . The human body has an amazing ability to heal itself, and it’s her job to support you in that process.

Ideal Health and Wellness is the only integrative health center of its kind in the Quad Cities. At Ideal Health and Wellness, patients receive a truly integrative and holistic approach to health with multiple practitioners from different specialties working together to provide you with the best care.  

Their team of nurse practitioners and the only board certified naturopathic doctor in the Quad Cities work hand in hand to provide you and your family a personalized experience that encourages you to take an active role in your own health!  Blending care across professions and focusing on the whole person provides patients with the best healthcare has to offer. 

From preconception to adulthood, family practice encompasses it all; making them a one stop shop for you and your family!  At Ideal Health and Wellness, they are here to support you and your family’s health care needs.   


Our Host Facility


We are so thankful to Rivermont Collegiate for being our host sponsor this year! Rivermont Collegiate is a preschool – high school graduation private school where all grades are located on one vibrant community in Bettendorf, Iowa. At Rivermont, on their breathtaking campus, they celebrate students’ unique gifts and inspire them to reach their potential. They work diligently to ensure all students achieve success while maintaining personal balance. Students laugh, play, and find joy within a culture of excellence, achieved through cultivating curiosity, taking chances, risking failure, and maintaining the highest standards, all in an environment of support and encouragement. The unique Rivermont experience has proven itself, even among the nation’s top independent schools. In fact, several independent sources have named Rivermont the number one college prep school in Iowa. 

Presenting Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors


We are delighted to welcome professionals and experts to lead breakout sessions throughout the evening. Regardless of what stage of motherhood you’re in, there’s always something to ask or something new to learn. We encourage and welcome all questions during these sessions. Thank you to our presenters below!

{Come and check back often as our panelist sponsors list will continue to grow!}

Table Sponsors

We are passionate about connecting moms to fabulous local resources and great businesses and products that we personally love. We hope that you will take the time to visit with each of these sponsors; from newborn and birth photography to local baby goods to tips for breastfeeding success, our partners are really looking forward to meeting and mingling with you all at this event! 

{stay tuned as this list continues to grow!}

Giveaway Sponsors

Giveaway Sponsors

Who doesn’t love to win amazing prizes? We have a fabulous lineup of giveaways thanks to our amazing giveaway sponsors whose logos are below. Each General Admission Bloom ticket comes with 3 raffle tickets for you to use on giveaways of your choice, while our VIP Swag Bag tickets come with 10 raffle tickets. 

Giveaways will look a little different than in years past. You’ll put your name in the giveaways you want to win the most! If you want to put all your eggs in one basket, be our guest! Spread out your chances… it’s up to you! It also means you could win more than one prize! You’ll write your name and phone number on your ticket and your phone number will be how we contact by text you if you win. Be sure to include your phone number so we can text you at the event. 

Want to increase your chance to win? We are partnering again with Hiney Heroes.  For each pack of diapers you bring, you will receive FIVE additional raffle tickets, with a max of 20 tickets per person. The more you donate, the better your chances of winning– it’s that simple! We hope you will participate in this important initiative of giving back to moms and families in our community for a chance to win one of these prizes.

{We have tons of these in the works! }

Food Sponsors

Food Sponsors

Our Nosh Station will be full of sweet and salty treats to satisfy those cravings you may be having! You’ll be sure to find something you love!

Swag Sponsors

Swag Sponsors

Every guest at our Bloom event will walk away with an adorable swag bag STUFFED to the brim thanks to some amazing sponsors. {More details coming soon}

You may find yourself with armloads of goodies that overflow out of your bag. I apologize in advance. 

VIP Swag Sponsors

VIP Swag Sponsors

Guests will have the opportunity to choose a VIP Swag Bag ticket option to this event. This ticket option includes some extra special swag items that are pretty fabulous as well as TEN raffle tickets (compared to the three that come with our general admission tickets) to use on the giveaways of your choice! {More information coming soon}


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