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May 11, 2009

Best Mother's Day yet - + "Moms Do Lunch" tomorrow in NoVa

Filed Under: Northern Virginia | Washington, DC

Hope you all enjoyed a Happy Mother's Day!

This year, with the help of my husband, I took my own sage advice. I slept (after booting my 14-month-old son out of my bed at 7 a.m. and luxuriating in being able to both stretch out and turn over in the bed at will!), didn't get dressed until almost noon, skipped or postponed or delegated the usual Sunday chores, planned zero family fun...and best of all, in the afternoon got help for my stiff neck and knotty shoulders with a massage from Mary at the fabulous Hela Spa. Thumbs up!

While I was there, I got a look at Hela's extensive new Baby Spa Menu. In short, it rocks. Along with several prenatal and postpartum massage and body treatments for mamas, the menu also features creative services for baby showers and gift packages. (I love the Seated Massage, where every gal at your baby shower gets a chair massage, with extra special treatment for the mom-to-be). And infant massage and couples' massage instruction. And express treatments and add-ons to ease some of the the uniquely unpleasant stresses of pregnancy. And Hela is providing free skincare consultation with any other Baby Spa Service, to help expectant moms care for the changes that often come with crazy hormones.

New topic: DCB friend and our official photographer Elizabeth Dranitzke will be at the "Moms Do Lunch" event tomorrow, May 12, at 11 a.m. at Generous George's Positive Pizza in Herndon (2321-C Dulles Station Blvd.). Come with OR without your children. Elizabeth will be on hand doing free portraits of the kids and a drawing for a free portrait session.

The event starts with door prizes and a snack for the kids, followed by a short program on "Estate Planning and Selecting a Guardian for Your Children," led by Carrie Tipton of the Arbor Law Firm, and plenty of time for moms to network.

Posted by Sarah at 10:35 AM.