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You’re Invited! {Bloom, an Event for New and Expecting Moms}

Bloom- Event for New and Expecting Moms- Corpus Christi Moms Blog Title Sponsors

Corpus Christi Moms Blog, in partnership with our parent site City Moms Blog Network, is thrilled to announce Bloom :: An Event for New & Expecting Moms!  

Title sponsored by CHRISTUS Spohn Healthcare System, this special event will be held:

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

>> Purchase Your Tickets HERE <<

Whether you’re expecting your first {or third!} child, have a newborn, or are thinking it’s time to expand the family, join us for an amazing evening as we celebrate all things motherhood!  

{Please be sure to read through the entire event post for full details prior to purchasing tickets, and then join our Facebook Event Page for sneak peeks and need to know information as the event approaches!}

Co-Title Sponsor

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We are over the moon to partner with CHRISTUS Spohn Healthcare System, our co-title sponsor for this oh-so-special event!  The CHRISTUS Spohn team is incredibly passionate about caring for moms and helping them raise healthy babies and children. We are so very fortunate to have them at Bloom to provide new and expectant moms with support, encouragement, and answers.

Venue Sponsor

Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

Bloom would not be possible without our gracious hosts at Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History!  If you’re unfamiliar with all that their center holds, we strongly encourage you to connect with them as you enter into motherhood.  They offer a variety of kid and family friendly programs including Little Learners. And we cannot wait for you to see their beautiful Science Center!

Expert Panel

Becoming a mom is exciting, but there are questions to ask and there is much to learn. Starting promptly at 7pm, we are thrilled to feature a panel of experts on all things motherhood! We encourage and welcome you to learn more about our panelists and their areas of expertise!

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Dr. Kathleen M. Bailey, M.D.

Dr. Kathleen Bailey- CHRISTUS Spohn- Board Certified OB Gyn- Corpus Christi
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Kathleen M. Bailey, M.D. was raised in Corpus Christi and graduated from Carroll High School. She earned a B.A. in Science from Austin College and her medical degree from the University of Texas at Houston Medical School. Her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology was done at Hermann Hospital in Houston. After completion of her residency, Dr. Bailey joined OB/GYN Associates in October of 2004. She has been board certified since 2007. Dr. Bailey enjoys practicing both obstetrics and gynecology, with strong laparoscopy experience. Outside of practice, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, outdoor activities and exercising.

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Lauren Ranly Duke

Lauren Ranly Duke- Senior Trust Officer- American Bank- Corpus Christi
Senior Trust Officer

Lauren Ranly Duke is a native of Corpus Christi and mom to one son. She has more than 15 years of experience in wealth planning services and personal trust and asset administration.  She practiced law for eight years specializing in wills, trust and probate.  As part of the American Bank family, Lauren is committed to providing a level of caring and personal service that exceeds customer expectations.

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Dr. Heriberto D. Ramos, OD, PA

Heriberto D. Ramos- Therapeutic Optometrist- Complete Family Eye Care
Board Certified Therapeutic Optometrist and Glaucoma Specialist

Dr. Heriberto Ramos, OD, PA is a native of Corpus Christi and toddler dad, earned his Doctor of Optometry from the University of Houston and his Bachelor of Science in BioMedical Science from Texas A&M University- College Station. He was one of the first optometrists in Corpus Christi to earn certification with the American Board of Optometry. He is licensed to practice therapeutic optometry and certified as an Optometric Glaucoma Specialist.

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Dr. Marilyn Brodeur, DDS

Marilyn Brodeur- Infant Dental Center Corpus Christi
Infant Dental Surgeon

Dr. Marilyn Brodeur, DDS graduated from University of Maryland Baltimore, College of Dental Surgery in 2010. She did an additional year of training as a hospital-based dentist at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

She started Infant Dental Center in 2014. The majority of her patients are babies under 3 months old with difficulty feeding due to tongue and lip ties. She is a member of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine and The Academy of Laser Dentistry.
She settled in Corpus Christi 4 years ago with her husband. They have a rambunctious 4 year old and a petite 1 year old who thinks she as big as everyone else. It’s likely you’ll run into her at the Aquarium or Bob Hall Pier.

Dr. Sabeen Rani, MD

Dr. Sabeen Rani- Rani Pediatrics Corpus Christi
Board Certified Pediatrician

Dr. Sabeen Rani, MD is a Board Certified general pediatrician. She was born in a small village in Pakistan, but moved to South Texas when she was 8 years old. She speaks 3 languages fluently and is becoming fluent in a fourth (Spanish). Dr. Rani graduated from Alice High School. She completed her undergraduate degree at UT-Austin’s Plan II Honors program in only 3 years. Her medical training includes UT-Southwestern Medical School in Dallas and then returning to her South Texas roots in the Pediatric residency program at Driscoll Children’s Hospital. Dr. Rani has been practicing in the area for the last 5 years, and has just opened her own clinic this year, Rani Pediatrics. Dr. Rani is married and has two step-daughters in college (Harvard and Dartmouth). Her Care Philosophy integrates the necessity of a sound body in order to develop a sound mind.

Table Sponsors

At Bloom, you can shop, mix, and mingle with all of the amazing experts and representatives detailed above, as well as the organizations listed below. From pediatrics to financial planning, apparel to photography, we are thrilled to introduce you to these brands and provide you the opportunity to find out why they are some of our favorite resources for new and expecting moms!

Our friends at Driscoll Children’s Hospital will have a lactation specialist on hand to help you out and answer questions. Little Paper Crown and LulaRoe-Amanda Kerns will be ready to help you find everything precious you need for mom and baby! Amanda Gerber will provide information about doTERRA Essential oils to keep you and baby happy and healthy. And we cannot wait for you to get to know the oh so talented Portraits and Events by Lindsey Baker!

Event Sponsors

Bring your camera phone and document this fun event!  {And when you do, be sure to tag your posts and pictures and follow along using #CCMBbloom + #CCMBbloom17! However, please know the incredibly talented Bumble-B Photography will be helping capture the evening too.

Beautiful floral centerpieces will be provided by our friends at Castro’s Flower Shop. Afterall, what would an event called Bloom be without beautiful flowers?

We’ll even have tasty sweets from Short Cakes and delicious fruit juice from The Vine Juice Company! Both these businesses are fairly new and we can’t wait to introduce you to them!

Swag Sponsors

Bloom VIP ticket holders will receive a reusable tote packed with swag from some of our favorite brands for mom and baby!  

And as an extra special treat, Portraits and Events by Lindsey Baker will be offering mini maternity sessions at the event, giving moms a special image to take home!

{Please note that we work hard to ensure our bags are full of actual product and items of value. We hope you love them as much as we do.}


Giveaway Sponsors

Who doesn’t love prizes? All event attendees will be entered to win giveaways from these great brands!

Ticket Information

Tickets to Bloom will be available until they sell out. However, they are very limited in quantity to maximize the ability of attendees to shop, mix, mingle, and learn.

Moms, dads, and grandparents are all welcome!  VIP ticket holders will also leave with a reusable tote packed full of amazing swag and have access to a Portraits and Events by Lindsey Baker‘s mini maternity photo shoot.

{Please Note :: Newborns in carriers or slings are welcome. However, due to the set up of our space, strollers and children over the age of 1 will not be permitted.}

General Admission :: $12

event admission
eats & drinks
Q&A with our panel of experts
chance to win giveaways

Swag and Giveaway Admission :: $20

event admission
eats & drinks
Q&A with our panel of experts
chance to win giveaways

>> Purchase Your Tickets HERE <<

:: Disclaimer :: ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL.  Tickets are non-refundable and there will be no rain checks offered, as this event will happen rain or shine.  With plenty of advance notice, we will attempt to connect you with another family who is interested in purchasing your tickets should the need arise. Additionally, anyone who elects to purchase an entry ticket will be automatically subscribed to our email list {if they have not been already} in order to provide the most timely and up to date event information subject to our Privacy and Opt-Out Policy. By purchasing this ticket and participating in the Event, you understand that your photo and/or that of your minor child may be taken and your participation serves as your express permission for Corpus Christi Moms Blog, any of the participating sponsors on the day of the Event and their respective affiliates to use such photo(s) on their respective professional websites, in promotional materials, and/or on their social media platform for marketing purposes only without further approval, compensation or notice.

We can’t wait to see you at Bloom!

Interested in getting YOUR business or brand’s name alongside all of the amazing sponsors you’ve seen above?  Please contact us at info {at} corpuschristimomsblog {dot} com for options on this and future events!

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