Bump, Baby & Beyond {Recap + Giveaway!}

Please Note :: We must start by giving our sincerest of thank yous to each and every sponsor who made this event such a wonderful success!  Thank you to our helpful co-hosts from The Bump and City Moms Blog Network, to our gracious title sponsors at Urgent Care for Kids, to The Motherhood Center for opening up their space and their resources, to our fabulous sponsors from Happy Family, The Little Crane, The Little Gym, Little Darling Stork, Sassy Storks, and Sweet Peak Storks, to Corner Bakery Cafe for providing the incredible food, and last – but certainly not least – to Momma’s Gonna SNAP for all of the gorgeous pictures seen below!

Just a few weeks ago, we teamed up with The Bump and our parent site City Moms Blog Network for what turned out to be an amazing national event.  Sister sites from all across the country came together for their very own versions of Bump, Baby, & Beyond, but we all had one thing in common – we catered our events specifically to new and expecting mom!

Here in Houston, The Motherhood Center made such an ideal location for this unique event with their comfortable space, in-house massage therapists {how GREAT were those chair massages?}, and fabulous resources too.  We are so thankful to them for opening their doors and hosting 60+ new and expecting moms, plus almost all of the HMB team, and our amazing array of sponsors for this fun and informative event.  They offer it all at the Motherhood Center — prenatal classes, yoga, doulas, lactation consulting, sleep consulting, and so much more.  If you are a new and/or expecting mom in the greater Houston area, then this is a gem you do NOT want to miss!

Another local business that all of you new and expecting moms will definitely want to take note of is our title sponsor Urgent Care for Kids!  It is no secret that kiddos often get sick outside of the typical 9-5 that most pediatrician’s offices are open, so it is incredibly comforting to know that Urgent Care for Kids is there to provide top-notch care for our kiddos on the evenings and weekends too.  Everything about them {from their toy filled waiting rooms to their kind and patient staff} is geared specifically to our children, and we love that they work WITH our pediatricians to provide the absolute best care for our little bundles of joy from even the earliest days of life!

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Some of our favorite sponsors ever were also there with precious displays, ready to help these new and expecting mommies.  Little Darling Stork Co., Sassy Storks, and Sweet Pea Storks teamed up to show these expecting mommies just how they can help announce the new baby’s arrival which their most precious yard decorations.  The Little Crane Smocked Shoppe was there taking orders and making sure that these new babes and kiddos are well-dressed and looking a-dor-a-ble.  Happy Family brought a display of all of their organic superfoods and had delicious mocktails {made with caramel apple pouches – yum!} available for the attendees. And finally, our long-term sponsor The Little Gym was there talking to moms about the wide range of programs they have to offer, plus the various benefits of these programs and classes for the wee ones.

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After some time spent mingling with all of these great businesses and noshing on the delicious spread from Corner Bakery Cafe {sandwiches, veggies, fruits, and of course – dessert!}, our moms took a much needed seat to listen to our panel of experts take questions from the audience.  Within about a 45-minute time span, our panel answered questions on airborne illnesses to breastfeeding to labor and more!  Thankfully, we had an incredible line-up, including a lead care provider from Urgent Care for Kids, a labor doula and lactation consultant, plus Gabriela Gerhart – the owner of the Motherhood Center herself.  Kudos to those of you in attendance who asked some great questions – we hope we got them all answered for you!

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Attendees once again blew us away with their generous contributions for our charity of choice for this event, Ronald McDonald House of Houston. We delivered boxes and boxes of donated goods to RMHH the following week.  Thank you to all who brought in much needed items off their wish list in time for the holidays!

Momma’s Gonna SNAP was there once again, capturing the event and all the special moments on camera for us.  We adore Amanda and her work, and we’re extremely fortunate to have her as one of our long term partners.  Plus, we can’t help but think that she would make the PERFECT maternity and/or newborn photographer for all of these new and expecting moms too!

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It took FIVE members of our HMB team and well over one hour to set up and display all of the giveaways for the night.  It was truly amazing!  Lucky winners took home a car seat from Mountain Buggy, a stroller from Baby Jogger, a rockaRoo from 4moms, a high chair from OXO Tot, a Baby Carrier We from Baby Bjorn, a diaper pail from Ubbi, a nursing pillow & cover from Boppy, and a Baby Snug from Mama’s & Papa’s.  It didn’t stop there as many others walked away as winners also winning a gift box from Preggonista, a Baby Essentials Bundle from Earth Mama Angel Baby, a diaper bag from PacaPod, an organic crib mattress from Naturalmat, a giveaway bundle from Sarahjanes Oilcloth, a humidifier from Duux, a baby carrier from Beco, a $50 gift certificate from Kid to Kid Houston Galleria, and a tablewear set from Re-Play.  In addition, we sent moms home with a canvas from Canvas Kudos, a Bundleme Lite from JJ Cole, {2} silhouettes from Heart Paper Scissors, a Babywarma and Aquanappy set from Konfidence, a swaddle blanket from Lambie & Me, a custom room design from Havenly, a humidifier from Crane, a blanket from Babee Covee, and an eDesign Board from Dear Owen & Co.  We were so thrilled to pamper a few lucky moms with a $50 gift certificate to Massage Heights, a $250 gift certificate to Deer Lake Lodge, a mini facial package from Dr. Shel, a blowout from The Dry Bar, and a gift package from Doonya.  The gift baskets didn’t stop there though – we also had some exciting bundles from Itsy Bitsy BoutiqueHappy FamilyMAM, and Bumkins too!  Oh, and one lucky mom won a night of in-home newborn care from the Motherhood Center. How awesome is that?

Along with help from our co-hosts at The Bump and City Moms Blog Network, we worked hard to stuff the swag bags with goodies geared specifically towards new and expecting moms!  And the value of the swag bag ended up being over $175 — that’s over SEVEN times the price of the ticket alone!  Want to see what all was in it?  Here goes…

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a precious pair of shoes from pediped
a full-sized bag of cookies from Happy Family
a bottle & pacifier from MAM
a utensil set from Re-Play
diaper rash cream from Dr. Smith’s
a pouch from Love Child Organics
a stroller hook from Diono
a $10 store credit to Dear Owen & Co.
a sticker from Sticky Bellies
nursing pads from Evenflo
a bib from Bumkins
an On-The-Go Travel Spoon OXO Tot
a certificate for a 4-in-1 blanket from Babee Covee
diapers & wipes from The Honest Co.
a free elevation from Massage Heights.
a free class from Doonya
a certificate from Dr. Shel
a pouch from Plum Organics
a bag of Pretzel Crisps
a bar from KIND Snacks

We LOVED sharing all of these goodies with the moms in attendance at our event, but we want to keep the fun going — so we have a giveaway for YOU!  One lucky new, expecting, or soon-be-mom will win the FULL Bump, Baby, & Beyond swag bag with all of the goodies listed above!

Because this swag bag is overflowing with goodies {some of which are edible!}, you must be available for local pick-up in and around central Houston.  So if that’s YOU, enter below and share this post with all of your friends so that they can have an opportunity to win too!!  {Pssst…you will get extra entries if you do!}

Winner :: Penny B.

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Tiffanie, originally from East Texas, has called Houston home for over 10 years now. She and her husband met during undergraduate studies at Stephen F. Austin State University. They have one son, Preston {Jan 2011}, who was born with a very rare congenital heart condition and underwent a very successful open heart surgery at Houston's own Texas Children's Hospital when he was just two days old. In October 2013, Tiffanie welcomed a daughter, Hadley, into this world. She adores seeing life and this great city through the eyes of her children. She is a practicing physician assistant, passionate about Endocrinology and diabetes. Committed to connecting moms and families to all the fabulousness of this great city, Tiffanie started serving as our Sponsorship Coordinator in January 2014. Her days are now filled to the brim with taking care of her family, her patients, fielding sales calls, and scheduling sponsored posts. Her favorite pasttimes include drinking a full-bodied glass of red, retail therapy, a nice long run, and being near a beach - water soothes her.


  1. I have a wee one joining us in december and love to see all the new little things for kids that have come around in the last few years – and the new shoes would be so great!


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