{Re-Cap}: ICMB’s “Baby Talk”

We had an amazing time at our first “Baby Talk” Moms Morning Out last weekend! It was so wonderful to spend a morning relaxing and hearing from some of our area’s premier experts on all things parenting-related! Special thanks to our Co-Host, The Family Dental Center, for helping us put on this fun and informative event!

check-inThe Venue

We absolutely loved the space The Coralville Marriott provided for this event! It was absolutely gorgeous, the set-up was perfect, and their event staff was simply amazing. They provided everything we needed in a timely manner and ensured the success of the event by making sure everything went smoothly.  We definitely recommend The Marriott for your next event, large or small!

family dentalOur Co-Host

The Family Dental Center provides dental services for the entire family, from toddler through adulthood. We loved having Dr. Hanneman as part of our expert panel and having him available to answer all of our questions, especially about teething!  It was great to have some of their staff on hand as well to answer questions and visit with guests at their table! A big thanks to The Family Dental Center for providing us with awesome swag bags as well!

The Experts

The panel of experts did an amazing job informing us, calming our concerns, and making us laugh! We loved the valuable information they provided and hope you all had a chance to have your questions answered, either during the Q & A time or afterwards at their tables. If you’d like to know more about the individual experts, be sure to check out their biographies!

  • expertsObstetrics and Gynecology: Holly Bolger, D.O.
  • High-risk Obstetrics and Gynecology: Andrea Greiner, M.D.
  • Pediatrics: Rami Boutros, M.D.
  • Neonatology:  Jon Klein, M.D.
  • Midwifery: Lynne Himmelreich, CNM, MPH, FACNM
  • Dentistry: Chad Hanneman, D.D.S.
  • Pre-Natal and Pediatric Chiropractic: Ron Robinson, D.C.
  • Pediatric Psychology: Tammy Wilgenbusch, Ph.D.



The Food and Drinks

Special thanks to Waterstreet Coffee Bar for bringing their delicious coffee and AMAZING muffins and biscotti! The refreshments were definitely a hit and we’re ready to go back for more! If you haven’t been to Waterstreet yet, be sure to put it on your list! Located in Iowa River Landing, they offer delicious coffee, great food (definitely try the pretzels), and beer/wine!


The Vendors & Informational Booths

babytalkvendorsWe may be biased, but we have to say, these vendors were amazing!  So organized, such beautifully set-up tables, and so helpful to our guests!  A special thanks to the following businesses and organizations for being a part of our vendor shopping/browsing experience:

A special thanks to Massage Heights at Iowa River Landing for providing amazing chair massages for all of our guests!

babytalkraffle1The Giveaways!

As always, our raffle prizes were a popular table, but this time we had so many, we had to have two tables!  We want to give a huge shout out to the following businesses (both local and national) for donating to our raffle prizes:

The Swag!

And, what’s a party without a goodie bag, right?  Everyone went home from “Baby Talk” with an adorable reusable bag from The Family Dental Center, filled with goodies and coupons from our amazing swag sponsors.  A huge shout out to the following businesses who contributed something to the bags:

The Guests!!

As always, we want to save the very best for last, and that would be YOU!  Thank you to ALL of you moms who came out and spent the morning with us!  It was so great to see familiar faces, and it was equally great to see some brand new faces, too!  We are so grateful to each and every one of you for supporting us, for supporting the Iowa City Moms Blog, and for taking that (sometimes scary) leap to go out and meet new friends and form a community of moms that we need so badly!  Thank you all for coming, and we can’t wait to see you again soon!


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At Iowa City Moms Blog we’re a group of local moms who are passionate about connecting other moms to one another and to our community! Whether you’re an experienced mom, a newbie, expecting, or aspiring to be a mom someday, this blog is for you! Join us as we navigate this journey that is motherhood in the Iowa City area!


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