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April 15: The Mother of All Baby Showers to bring education and celebration to the New Jersey area’s expectant and new familie

Posted by: NJ Kids Contributors - April 04, 2016

Featuring Parent Hacks author Asha Dornfest, award winning blogger and podcaster

Asha Dornfest, award winning blogger, podcaster, author of Parent Hacks and mother of two will be featured at “The Mother of All Baby Showers,” on Friday, April 15 at 5:30pm for VIPs and 6:00pm for regular attendees at Home & Kidz in Paramus. Presented by Hackensack University Medical Center, the second annual adults-only event will bring together the expertise of local and national companies and will offer expectant and new parents an experience unlike any other.

“HackensackUMC has always been committed to not only treating – but to educating - our patients and community,” said Jeffrey R. Boscamp, M.D., vice president and chief academic officer, HackensackUMC, Marvin I. Gottlieb, MD chair in pediatrics, physician-in-chief, the Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital. “Through events such as this, our team is further able to connect to the community in an interactive way that encourages patient involvement.”

“We are happy to partner with The Mother of All Baby Showers to present a unique experience for all parents and parents-to-be,” said Manuel Alvarez, M.D., chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at HackensackUMC. “In addition to introducing parents to products and services, the shower will also host an array of educational seminars featuring our world-class team members. The dynamic and well-rounded program will offer relevant information from subject matter experts, giving attendees the opportunity to ask questions and learn more.”

The Mother of All Baby Showers is a true one-stop shopping experience for gathering useful information and resources, meeting other parents and parents-to-be, celebrating parenthood and getting pampering and gifted in the process. All of the hand-picked local and national brands represented at the event fit in perfectly as many were created by parents for parents. They have built success by listening to and educating parents, without passing judgment, and helping to instill confidence in their customers.

"I am proud to be partnering with HackensackUMC, Asha Dornfest, Baby K’tan, and many other companies," said Amy Lundy, creator of The Mother of All Baby Showers. “Our event provides something for everyone whether you’re planning for a pregnancy, have a baby or getting ready to send your child to preschool. The experience combines the advice from a fierce and fabulous mom and author coupled with HackensackUMC, the number one hospital in New Jersey according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2015-16 Best Hospital rankings, and brilliant products and services for pregnancy, parenting and growing families.

The event offers a huge opportunity for parents to prepare for the arrival of a new baby by learning some of the parenting basics and researching the many choices they will encounter as consumers. Educational sessions will cover topics related to obstetrics and pediatrics, safety, nursery design, baby gear, education and what to expect (and not to) from infancy through the toddler years. The Try It Before You Buy It area gives attendees the chance to interact with more than 50 maternity, juvenile and family-focused national and local companies. The evening offers tasty treats from local businesses, mini spa treatments, The Mother of All Swag Bags and giveaways valued at over $20,000.

The Mother of All Baby Showers is expected to attract more than 1000 attendees and will feature more than 50 companies, including Diono, Chicco, Jane USA, Doona, Cord Blood Registry, Mead Johnson Nutrition, Happy Family and many more.

"We figure parenting out as we go along. I wish I'd known this as an expectant parent, and I'm thrilled to be able to share that message (and a few clever parent hacks) at The Mother of All Baby Showers," said Asha Dornfest, author of Parent Hacks. 

Tickets for the event are $10 for pre-registered regular attendees and $60 for VIP admission. VIP admission is limited to 200 people and includes a Baby K’tan SmartGear Diaper Bag, one week of unlimited Kidville-Ridgewood classes, early admission to the event at 5:30 p.m., and a special swag bag. Attendees can register by visiting www.themotherofallbabyshowers.com.  

For more information or to schedule an interview with Asha Dornfest, please contact Amy Lundy at (954) 579-5945 or amy@smallfrysociety.com.

About The Mother of All Baby Showers

The Mother of All Baby Showers (MOABS) is an annual adults-only one-of-a-kind experience for pregnancy, parenting and growing families to engage with organizations and companies that offer the best products, services, and expert advice for their families. We have carefully selected unique partners who we know will benefit from the tremendous promotional opportunities and who will offer the most value to our attendees. The founder, social planner and mother behind the event is Amy Lundy, a Florida native, event producer and marketing executive.

2016 marks the second year of the annual event taking place in New Jersey. The first event took place in November 2012 in Tampa, Florida. The event has expanded into new markets, including South Florida, Orlando, Maryland and Virginia. The celebratory and educational event marks one of the most special times in expectant and new parents' lives in a very big way. For more information, please visit www.themotherofallbabyshowers.com.

About Asha Dornfest

Asha Dornfest is the blogger behind ParentHacks.com. Parent Hacks was named one of Real Simple's three choices for "best parenting and family blog," a Daily Beast "Beast Best" award winner, and a three-time recipient of Babble's "#1 Most Useful" Top Mom Blog honor. Asha's work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Parents magazine, the Huffington Post and elsewhere. She is also the co-author of Minimalist Parenting and the co-host of the Edit Your Life podcast, and she travels the country as a speaker and advocate. Asha lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and two children.

About Hackensack University Medical Center

HackensackUMC, a 775- bed nonprofit teaching and research hospital located in Bergen County, NJ, is the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in the state. Founded in 1888 as the county’s first hospital, it is the flagship hospital of Hackensack University Health.

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Posted by: NJ Kids Contributors| April 04, 2016
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