{BLOOM Pensacola} – Event Recap


Our team at Military Moms Blog literally spans the globe – from Alaska to Italy to Japan … and everywhere in between! So it was super exciting that we were able to host our first-ever event in Pensacola, Florida, on Saturday, May 4th. 

BLOOM Pensacola – An Event for New and Expecting Moms was held in the Greenhut Auditorium at Sacred Heart Hospital and was a BLAST to say the least! It was so much fun watching everyone connect and enjoy themselves. We had a great time socializing, hearing from our panel of experts, indulging in a delicious brunch, and seeing the wide variety of goods and services our vendors brought to the event. Thank you to every mama who came out to support local businesses, and thank you to our local businesses for coming out to support moms. We appreciate all of you!



It was an absolute pleasure to work with our Title Sponsor, Sacred Heart Hospital. If you are fortunate enough to be stationed in Pensacola, then you know how much this city loves and supports military families, and Sacred Heart is no exception. Not only did they provide a wonderful venue and delicious food for our event, they had staff on hand to answer questions and participate in our panel of experts. 

Put simply, this event would not have been possible without the sponsorship of Sacred Heart. On behalf of our entire team around the globe and the 50 beautiful moms in attendance at our BLOOM event in Pensacola, THANK YOU!


Luz from Lyfe Photography graciously donated her time and captured our entire event. Sometimes the best part of an event is being able to look back on it later. The photos taken by Luz capture the spirit of community, the camaraderie, and the beauty of moms coming together to learn and grow with each other.

We are so thankful for our amazing partnership with Lyfe Photography!  


Attendees had a chance to visit each table and spend time with each of these amazing Bloom partners during our event we handpicked for our event. Each business offers something wonderful for local moms or moms-to-be, and we are pleased to have partnered with each business! 

Calla Lily Lane

Mama + Babe Co.

Pensacola Kids Dentistry

Fleet & Family Support Services

Belly to Cradle

Select Physical Therapy

Head Partners

Once Upon a Child

Motherhood Maternity

Fit for Birth and Beyond

It Works!


We were pleased to partner with Sacred Heart, Belly to Cradle, Select Physical Therapy and Pensacola Kids’ Dentistry to bring you a panel of experts. They shared so much valuable information with attendees. Each panel guest brought a different perspective to the conversation, and we are grateful for their candor about prenatal care, birth options, and the postpartum period.

Thank you William R. Lile, Jr., DO, Teresa Mahaffey, MD, Amber Roman, ICCE, ICD, Kendal Vaughn, RN, IBCLC, Amanda Papizzo, and Dr. Allison Simmons, D.D.S.

We loved listening to you share your knowledge with our mamas!


We had over  25 AMAZING giveaways {valued at over $1,000} from both local and national companies. Some very lucky attendees went home with awesome gifts!

Our sincere thanks to:

Emily Ley

Jackson’s Steakhouse

Momma Bakes Cakes

The Poppy Stock


Baby Tula

Pure Barre

Disko Lemonade

Little Spoon

Tuesday Bluesday

Sky Zone

The Fish House

Mama Miller Sews

True Tot Tower

Lillie & Pine

Pensacola Kids Dentistry

Kendra Scott

Baby Jack and Company

Anna Whibbs Theriault


We partnered with some amazing companies who spoiled our attendees with over $100 in products, including Halo sleep sacks provided by Sacred Heart! 

Bloom Pensacola swag bags

 Little Spoon

Body Boost

Truly FITT


Sacred Heart Hospital

Lyfe Photography

Baby Tula

Crooked Creek Farm Country Store

The Little Gym of Pensacola

USO of Northwest Florida

Kookie Kraze

Tuesday Bluesday



As a way of giving back to our community, we collected items for the Ronald McDonald House generously contributed by our BLOOM attendees. The Ronald McDonald House supports families of children who are seeking critical care. Between a place to stay, something to eat, and so much more, the Ronald McDonald House is a crucial element to successful pediatric care in Northwest Florida and nationwide. 

Bloom Pensacola!

We hope to make Bloom Pensacola an annual event and look forward to doing events in other cities around the U.S. as well. 

Thank you again to our partners, the Bloom attendees and all of our followers for supporting Military Moms Blog!


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Jen currently resides in Pensacola, Florida with her Navy husband and two sons. Having spent the last three years in Belgium experiencing European life, she is adjusting the heat and humidity of living in the Florida Panhandle. When she’s not at the soccer field cheering on her boys or taking a Pure Barre class, you’ll find Jen curled up with a good book or planning her family’s next travel adventure. Born and raised in the Midwest, Florida has now become “home” – at least that’s what her driver’s license says!