Bloom 2016 :: Event Recap and Raves


Were YOU at Bloom 2016? The entire event was better than we ever imagined, thanks to our generous sponsors, knowledgable speakers, and all the fabulous moms and moms-to-be who came as our guests.

Of course, we could never have held an event of this size without our venue sponsor, Edinburg Regional Medical Center. While the event took place in one of their spacious conference rooms, our expectant mothers were also treated to a tour of The Women’s Corner, ERMC’s recently built, family-focused obstetrics department. Touring such a well-planned and beautifully designed labor & delivery floor put a lot of expectant mothers’ minds at ease.

13139217_1067200260020917_950932437616526720_nWe also had a fun step-and-repeat banner for moms to capture a few fun selfies, delicious brunch from Johnny Carino’s and refreshing mimosas from Holiday Wine & Liquor. If you were there, we hope you also scooped up some of Honey’s Cakes sweet desserts— they were almost too cute to eat. (Almost…)


We had SO MUCH FUN celebrating with each and every one of you. But we weren’t the only ones who spent the morning mingling with new and expectant moms. More than 40 City Moms Blog Network sister sites hosted this very same event, with speakers and sponsors tailored to their area. (Check out #CMBNBloom16 to see photos from moms in other cities!)

One of our favorite parts of Bloom was learning about new local and national brands and sharing them with our RGV moms! Attendees had a chance to personally connect with each of our table sponsors and get a close-up view of all of our swag items that were up for giveaway.

Bloom RGV with the RGV Moms Blog at Edinburg Regional Medical Center


Dr Daniel Lee

Dr. Lee is a board-certified ObGyn. He grew up in Southern California and went to college at University of California Santa Barbara. He then went to medical school at Midwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. He finished a family medicine residency at IMAGE Family Practice in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He and his wife then moved down to Harlingen as he joined on faculty at Valley Baptist Family Practice. During those three years of practice in Harlingen he and his wife fell in love with the Rio Grande Valley. However, he realized in order to be passionate about his work for the rest of his life, he would have to do an ObGyn residency. Graciously, his wife and two children went back and finished another four years of training.

Today Dr. Lee is in practice with Valley Care Clinic Ob/Gyn in Edinburg.  Dr. Lee’s work interests include providing patient/family focused antenatal and birth experiences, minimally invasive gynecology surgery, and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.  He facilitated the inception of midwifery services to his practice last year and they are the only midwives providing hospital deliveries in the Upper Valley.

Jana Hendrick

Dr. Jana G. Hendrick, DC, is a Chiropractor who works with people of all ages and all stages to improve mobility and promote active, healthy lifestyles. She is originally from Glen Rose, Texas. She earned her bachelor of science degree at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. She then traveled to upstate New York to attain her Doctor of Chiropractic degree. While in New York, she performed extra studies focused on the chiropractic care of women in the perinatal stages. She has enjoyed providing these much needed services to the Valley residents since 2006, during which time she became a proud mom of two boys.

Jana currently owns and operates Hendrick Wellness Center, an integrated health center in McAllen, Texas, combining basic family practice services with chiropractic services. The center is designed to serve as a home for basic healthcare needs as well as specialized spinal care. She co-owns the establishment with her husband, Blaine Hendrick, who is a Chiropractor and Family Nurse Practitioner. Since 2006, the pair has been caring for Valley residents and leading them towards healthy active lives.

Catia Holm Confidence Coach

Catia Hernandez Holm is a proud wife and mama. She writes, speaks and thinks about God, the nuances of people, relationships and growth. She is passionate about teaching others how to make the most of TODAY and about working for the greater good. It is her goal to encourage people to not only be their authentic selves, but to then take their authenticity and flourish. She believes folks are WORTHY and DESERVING of the life which they seek and she wants to help them get where they MOST want to go. She walks in the thickness of her purpose when she if lifting others up into theirs.

Catia speaks to different groups about strategies for crafting a fulfilling life, effective communication, increased self-esteem, and ongoing motivation. In addition she is a TV personality on network morning/lifestyle shows and create segments centered on Confidence and well-being.

Check out and join the #confidencerevolution!

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Renee K.
Hi. I’m Renee. Last year, I left my full-time job in New York, moved back home to Texas, bought a house, and popped out my first baby. Luckily, I did this all with my awesome husband and our totally bewildered cat. Now that we’re living in the RGV, I’m getting to know a whole new side of Texas— which I love. I also love my little girl, public libraries, fresh margaritas, adult conversation, and anything funny or satirical. (I used to love sleeping, but I think we all know that’s a lost cause.) When I’m not adjusting to life with a toddler, I'm working from home as a freelance copywriter. Oh, and downing copious amounts of iced coffee.


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