{You’re Invited} Bloom 2021 :: A Virtual Event for New and Expecting Moms

We are grateful to our sponsors who are helping make this event possible.

Bloom 2021
Pensacola Mom Collective is thrilled to announce that we, along with our Title Sponsor, Studer Children’s Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart, will host “Bloom 2021” on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, from 7-9pm.

Buy Your Bloom Ticket HERE

We are linking arms with the City Mom Collective {our parent site} as well as 50 other Sister Sites across the nation to celebrate moms and growing families. This virtual event is geared towards moms, dads, and grandparents who are planning to grow their family, are currently expecting, in their first year of motherhood, or fostering/adopting little ones (ages 0-2 years). This event is meant to support, celebrate, and even spoil you!

How Our Virtual Event Works

Bloom will be hosted online through the Pensacola Mom Collective Facebook platform and will introduce attendees to resources, brands, and businesses that are passionate about parenthood and supporting growing families.

Attendees will hear from a panel of experts and have access to valuable information and excellent resources related to parenting from birth through the first two years. In addition, VIP ticket holders will receive an adorable canvas tote filled with LOTS of great swag, and there will be opportunities during the event for some amazing giveaways.

All Bloom attendees will receive access to our Bloom Facebook Group where the virtual event will take place.

Join the Bloom Facebook Group Here

*A Facebook account will be required to participate in the main portion of this event, as a private Facebook Group will be the primary hub for registrant details on everything that takes place.


  • Regular tickets to attend the stream – plus an entry for amazing giveaways – are only $5
  • You can upgrade to a VIP ticket to receive a premium swag bag with bonus goodies AND double the chance to win Bloom giveaways for just $25
  • Not into swag and giveaways? Join in the fun for FREE with Access Only

Register / Purchase Tickets Here

Pensacola Mom Collective’s mission is to educate, encourage, and empower families throughout the lifelong journey of parenthood and we couldn’t be more excited to host an event focused on the important and exciting early years!


We will be interviewing local physicians, specialists, and experts to cover topics ranging from pregnancy and childbirth to children’s health, early learning, estate planning, and more!

And to kick off our virtual event, local mom and business owner, Emily Ley, will share some opening remarks and encouraging words on motherhood.

Check out this amazing line-up of speakers!

Samantha Johnson, MDBloom 2021 is an OB/GYN with Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart. Dr. Johnson has a special interest in providing individualized, holistic medicine. For pregnancy and postpartum care, she approaches every pregnancy based on each woman’s individual needs.



Bloom 2021Amber Price, CNM is a certified nurse-midwife with Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart. Ms. Price is board-certified in midwifery by the American Midwifery Certification Board. She provides personalized, compassionate prenatal and follow-up care to women desiring a natural, low-intervention birth experience. She has more than 13 years of labor-and-delivery experience.


Bloom 2021Lucy Scheller is the lead lactation consultant and childbirth educator with the Ascension Sacred Heart Maternity and Women’s Center. Ascension Sacred Heart in Pensacola is designated as Baby-Friendly by Baby-Friendly USA, a global program that was launched by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund. Ascension Sacred Heart offers monthly breastfeeding classes, specially trained staff to help during your hospital stay, plus a “Warm Line” and office consults after your little one is born.

Bloom 2021Dr. William Schwartz, Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart, is board certified in Ob/Gyn and maternal fetal medicine. He has special medical interests in treating chronic hypertension and unborn babies that are small for their gestational age. Dr. Schwartz is a firm believer in educating his patients so they know what is going on at all times during the treatment process.


Bloom 2021Dr. Allie Simmons is a board-certified pediatric dentist in Pensacola Florida. She started her dental practice, Pensacola Kids Dentistry, in 2014 where she practices with her husband Neil. When not at work, she is a mom to three little girls and loves living at the beach, cooking healthy delicious foods, and hosting The Happy Mom Podcast.


Bloom 2021

Ashley Henderson’s (Select Physical Therapy) passion for pelvic floor began with her own dysfunctions and need for pelvic PT after the traumatic delivery of her first child. She since recognized the lack of awareness and education and has made it part of her mission to educate her patients on identifying pelvic floor dysfunctions. Her goal is to make pelvic floor therapy the gold standard in rehabilitation following childbirth/pregnancy.

Bloom 2021Dr. Brady Antonio (Pensacola Pediatrics) earned her medical degree from Florida State University and completed her residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida with majors in Food Science and Human Nutrition. Her special interests include nutrition, newborn care, and breastfeeding.


Bloom 2021Amy Piedmont is an attorney with Litvak Beasley Wilson and Ball, LLP whose practice focuses on all aspects of estate planning. During her time as an attorney, Amy has worked full time, obtained an LLM online graduating with high honors, had four children, moved six times, passed four bar exams; all while being a military wife. She has gained first-hand knowledge of the perils of failing to properly plan for one’s incapacitation or death and the toll it takes on families and businesses.

Bloom 2021Shannon Nickinson leads the research, content creation, and program development efforts for the Studer Community Institute’s early brain development division. She works to create programs that meet parents where there are with respect and build their skills to be better first teachers.




We are grateful to our sponsors who are helping make this event possible.

{Please check here often as we will be continuously updating it as more sponsors or information is added!}

Title Sponsor

Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart

Premium Sponsor

KIA Autosport Pensacola

Presenting Sponsors

Rachael Johnson of the Mark Lee Team / Levin Rinke Realty

Pensacola Kids Dentistry

Select Physical Therapy

Supporting Sponsors

Florida Association for Infant Mental Health

Litvak, Beasley, Wilson & Ball, LLP

Pensacola Pediatrics

Bloom 2021


Basics Gift Set from Tubby Todd

Tubby Todd is all about good, clean fun for the whole family. Created with sensitive-skinned babies in mind, each product works hard to nourish, hydrate, and gently soothe skin from head to toe.

Autographed copy of “Grace Not Perfection” by Emily Ley

This book gives women tangible ways to simplify their lives to give space to what matters most.

Weighted blanket from Baloo Living

The Baloo weighted blanket molds to your body like a gentle hug. These blankets don’t trap heat and are cool enough to use year-round in all climates (sized for adults).

Bloom 2021Stick Vacuum with 3-in-1 from Black + Decker

Black+Decker’s ultra-lightweight Stick Vacuum with 3-in-1 versatility is perfect for quickly cleaning everyday messes on multiple surfaces. Tackle hardwood floors with agile swivel steering, messes as they happen with the removable hand vacuum and conquer stairs with the handheld plus floor head. This powerful, efficient and affordable vacuum is ideal for anyone and everyone including first time homeowners, pet owners, college students and as a second vacuum in the home for fast and convenient clean-up.

$100 gift card to Tieks

The most versatile flats in the world. Made of the finest Italian leather and designed to fold and fit in a purse. Wearable all day, every day.

Evenflo Feeding Balance + Wide Neck BPA-Free Infant Feeding & Soothing Gift SetBloom 2021

Evenflo Feeding is a parent-led organization on a mission to ensure better care for every baby by providing families with quality, innovative products, at a price that does not break the bank. We are here to make feeding available and accessible to all, regardless of wealth or status or community, because we are…Every Baby’s Advocate & Every Parent’s Ally™.

Evenflo Advanced Double Electric Breast Pump Bloom 2021

Evenflo Feeding is a parent-led organization on a mission to ensure better care for every baby by providing families with quality, innovative products, at a price that does not break the bank. We are here to make feeding available and accessible to all, regardless of wealth or status or community, because we are…Every Baby’s Advocate & Every Parent’s Ally™.

FREE pair of Pediped® Originals Bloom 2021

Pediped® Footwear was founded in 2005 by Angela and Brian Edgeworth in their quest for the perfect soft-soled shoe for their first daughter. Exceptional quality, unsurpassed comfort, and distinctive styling have made the award-winning company the fastest-growing children’s footwear brand in the United States. pediped® Footwear has been awarded the American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Acceptance for the promotion of healthy foot development.

Lulla Owl from Lulla Doll Bloom 2021

The Lulla Owl is a soother and sleep companion for the smallest babies and also great on the go. Lulla Owl is inspired by scientific research and based on the design of the Lulla doll, which is multi-awarded and loved by parents and children all over the world. It imitates closeness to a caregiver with its soft feel and 24-hour soothing sounds of real-life breathing and heartbeat, offering continuous comfort and support. Soft, small, and lightweight, the Lulla Owl has no plush filling, making it an even safer option for hospitals and the most sensitive babies. The Lulla Owl has a Velcro strap that can be safely attached to a crib, bed or stroller.

Gift Package of Assorted Items from GoSili Bloom 2021

Traverse City-based GoSili was founded in 2006 by Stacey Feeley and Giuliana Schwab with the mission of Waste Less! GoSili designs and manufactures silicone tableware products for the whole family. The excessive use and waste of disposable paper and plastic inspired the GoSili founders to create a modern line incorporating all the practical benefits that silicone has to offer.

FREE Jar of Loloma 100% Pure Organic Virgin Coconut Oil MoisturizerBloom 2021

Whilst we are giving so much to our little munchkins, mamas also deserve the love and care (but, it’s great for babies, too!). It is derived from a specific breed of coconuts –  Fijian Talls specific only to Fiji. Coconuts are sourced from remote islands which supports livelihoods for suppliers, farmers, and communities. The product is completely chemical-free.

Cocoon Swaddle from ergoPouch Bloom 2021

Melbourne, Australia-based ergoPouch was founded in 2009 by Alina Sack. As a mother, Sack drew on her own personal experiences of sleep deprivation to come up with innovative products designed to help babies and kids get a better night’s sleep. The award-winning ergoPouch collection includes premium quality baby swaddles, sleeping bags, sleep suits and pajamas available from birth to 6 years of age sizing. All ergoPouch products are made with natural fibers including Organic Cotton and Bamboo. ergoPouch products offer great functionality and versatility with swaddles that can easily transition to a sleeping bag and sleep suits that convert from bags to suits with legs for easy use from bassinet to stroller.

The Wrap from Solly Baby

Created by mama of four, Elle Rowley, no detail has been overlooked. The high-quality knit fabric is custom-made and dyed and boasts just the right amount of natural stretch. The Wrap is incredibly lightweight and breathable, allowing for comfortable babywearing in any climate year-round. And the even distribution of baby’s weight across the wearer’s upper body makes it comfortable to wear baby for hours on end.

$100 Gift Card from Mary Ruth’s Organics

We will be giving away TWO $100 gift cards from Mary Ruth’s Organics. Mary Ruth’s Organics makes the best supplements for your health by creating products with non-GMO, plant-based, vegan ingredients, with the fewest number of allergens as possible. We do our best to find only the highest quality ingredients and to formulate good-tasting products that assist in maintaining your health and aid your body on your way to wellness!

FREE Bamboo Pajamas from Dillon Joy

Buttery soft; simple clothing that is durable, stretchy, & cute at any age.

Starter Kit from SpoonfulONE (valued at $99)

Begin your baby’s daily food allergen introduction with the SpoonfulONE Starter Kit. Includes 70 days’ worth of SpoonfulONE products.

Munchkin Giveaway (valued at $142)

This set includes a Nursery & Toy Sterilizer Bag, a Bath Beats Gift Set, and a Nibbles & Giggles Gift Set. Also check out the parenting podcast StrollerCoaster, created by Munchkin, which is a smart, fun, must-listen podcast for parents of kids of all ages.

Graco Modes Element Travel SystemBloom 2021
HALO BassiNest Swivel Sleeper

Bloom 2021Swag Sponsors

Evenflo Feeding



Little Poppy Co.

Tubby Todd

Simplified® by Emily Ley


Smarty Pants


Escape Wellness Spa

Noodle & Boo

Minds on Music

Mixon Magic Performing Arts

Summit Med Spa

West Florida Public Libraries

The Cradle Coach

And more amazing items from our Sponsors

including diapers, wipes, pacifiers, candles, sleep sacks, and MORE!

Are you a business that is interested in being involved with Bloom: An Event for New and Expecting Moms?  

Even if you aren’t specifically in the mom or baby business but are in support of all things family and parenthood this is a perfect opportunity to participate and market your business. You can donate something with your logo, or add a sticker with your logo to something tangible. We have seen businesses put their logo/sticker on items such as lip balm, lotion, diaper cream, pacifiers, boxes of diapers, bottles, and much more. This is an opportunity to be creative! 

Paper items — such as coupons, marketing info, gift cards — must be attached to a tangible, non-paper item.

Please contact us at [email protected] to learn more about our opportunities.


Cancellation/Refund Policy – ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS. NO RAINCHECKS. This event is being hosted in a virtual environment due to COVID-19. We will not be able to reschedule, and we will NOT offer refunds. Your access to the private event group will be valid for one full month following the event, so you can revisit all event content. Pensacola Mom Collective will not be held liable for any comments, etc. shared in this virtual space that are from attendees and/or sponsors. Additionally, everyone that purchases a ticket will be subscribed to our email list (if they have not been already) in order to provide the most timely and up-to-date event info.


Each winner will be chosen randomly and announced in the giveaway thread in the private Facebook event group. Each winner will also be emailed at the email address provided during registration. Giveaways are open to adults ages 18+ only and not sponsored or endorsed by Facebook.

Giveaway Terms and Conditions:

Pensacola Mom Collective will not be shipping any swag or giveaway items. Pick-up will be coordinated with each winner at the conclusion of the event.

Any giveaway associated with this event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, or any other social media. For any questions contact: [email protected]

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The Navy brought Jen and her family to Pensacola in 2018 following a 3-year tour in Belgium. Born and raised in the Midwest, Jen’s career path took her to Washington, D.C., after college, where she lived until she married her husband, Tim, in 2007. Balancing family and career against the backdrop of military life has made her appreciate the importance of friendships, connections, and finding your “mom tribe” wherever “home” may be. While living in Belgium, Jen took on her most challenging role to date, that of a stay-at-home-mom to her two sons, Timothy and Charlie. In this position, she has been forced to face her fear of cooking, has learned that you never “catch up” on laundry and that she continuously works longer hours for less pay! Fueled by coffee, Pure Barre, and dry shampoo, she feels like she’s “winging it” when it comes to motherhood most of the time, but couldn’t imagine a more rewarding journey. She continues to learn from her kids every day.


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