Hey momma,

Man alive what a few months 2019 has already dealt us. I’m tired. No, exhausted. No, begging for some relief. I live for the days when we have theCityMoms outings – a little time for connection with other moms living motherhood alongside me. I’m so here for the moments when we can glance at each other across the table and nod our heads in fortitude.

I’ve found my ability to self-love is waning. I’m tougher on myself. More expectant to produce in some way whether being hyperfocused on my kids or overcharged at work or dialing it up on the homefront.

My self-care has been replaced by mom guilt.¬†I shouldn’t spend the extra money on a massage when I could save it for our back-to-school clothing budget which will be here before I know it. I *could* do a face mask tonight but instead I probably need to scrub the food from the underside of the table. I don’t need to go for that trail run because the kids could need me.

But the fact is: I matter. My sanity matters. I am more than just a mother, and I need to take care of myself any way I can. When momma isn’t happy, ain’t nobody happy in my house.

It’s with all these thoughts in mind that we announce:

theCityMoms present:


Sponsored by The Beauty Bar of Geist and Carmel

What is this Mommahood event?

It’s an afternoon dedicated to self-care for women, in honor of Mother’s Day. We won’t talk to you about potty training or best stroller recos or common core math – because we believe your self-care is important. You matter. You are worth loving. And we’re going to take care of you. Not you as a mother. Actually you. And from talking with our CityMoms, we know most Mother’s Day celebrations just want to target you for your mom role. But not us:

Because you are more than just mom.

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At theCityMoms we KNOW Mom. She’s an individual. A stunner. A shaker. A doer. The one who sacrifices herself to make sure others are happy. The badass leader of her clan. The one with the thankless tasks and the smiling face even though it’s 2am and she’s changing another bedsheet. Or diaper. And DAMN she deserves some respect. Love. Recognition. Empowerment.

So ahead of this Mother’s Day, we’re gonna spoil her like mad at Mommahood.

What’s the schedule for the day?

Check-in: 1pm

We’ll be treating you to an afternoon of fun at the most gorgeous venue in Indianapolis: Daniel’s Vineyard. This winery is tucked off the main road in McCordsville near the Geist Reservoir and promise you’ll feel like you’ve been whisked away on a mini vacation as soon as you arrive. Light bites and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided free of charge; wine available ala carte.

Mommahood - theCityMoms

Mommahood - theCityMoms

Mommahood - theCityMoms

You’ll be blowing up your Insta feed with these beautiful spots and some even more Insta-worthy pics like these {use #theCityMommahood and we’ll repost ya!}:

Mommahood - theCityMoms

Mommahood - theCityMoms

Keynote address: 1:15-2:15pm

The afternoon begins with keynote speaker Nicole Pence Becker. Her #SkinBabe focus could not be a more perfect fit for Mommahood and we are thrilled to have her speak! Nicole will talk all-things self-care and self-love, have you cheering from your seat, and loving her special guests Brooke Magdzinski – founder/owner/bossbabe of Dottie Couture Boutique! – and friend Mimi, famous from the #SkinBabe #MaskingWithMimi hashtag fun. Here’s what to expect from Nicole:

Visit the Love Loft: 2:15-4pm

Following the keynote, all attendees head to the upstairs ballroom where our Love Loft partners are ready to show-off their best options for self-care – all of them complimentary except where noted! We welcome:

  • Title Sponsor, The Beauty Bar at Geist and Carmel: Hand, shoulder massages, plus Botox and filler consultations with their onsite specialist, Dr. Porto
  • Silver Sponsor, Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana: Aesthetics appointment scheduling for hydrofacials, microblading, hair removal, and more
  • DryBar: Dry hair-styling
  • Waxing the City: Select waxing options such as brows or lip
  • Neat Mobile Nail Studio: nail polish changes – come with bare nails to cut the wait!
  • Merle Norman: Lip bar or other makeup services
  • Honeykissed Spray Tanning: Service TBD
  • Lashes by Matick: Eyelash consultations
  • Massage Heights: Chair massages
  • Penn & Beech Candle Co: Select products available for sale {grab the Penn & Beech original scent candle – it’s my fave!}
  • Yelp Indy: Surprise service coming soon
  • Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana: Stay tuned for surprise service announcement

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Mommahood - theCityMoms

But that’s not all – we’re also thrilled to confirm two pop-up boutiques will be onsite for all your Spring shopping needs:

  • Dottie Couture
  • Sister Bird Boutique

Talk to me about ticketing?

We have two ticket options for #theCityMommahood:

  • VIP {almost sold out!}: Early entry, fabulous swag bag, wine slushie and seating in the first 3 rows for the keynote address
  • General admission

Tickets are here. Are you a member of theCityMoms? Perfect, save even more on your ticket price. Peek our Meetup page for your promo code.

May I bring friends or my own mom?

Absolutely! The more the merrier. Just keep in mind tickets are required {what a great early Mother’s Day gift!}.

Just give me the date/time details straight…

Sure thing. Sunday, May 5, 2019 from 1-4pm at Daniel’s Vineyard.

You mentioned food and drink?

We sure did. We’ll have complimentary flatbread bites and non-alcoholic beverages on-hand for attendees in both the Daniel’s Vineyard tasting room¬†and upstairs in the Love Loft. If you’re craving a glass of vino, that’ll be an out-of-pocket cost for you.

Do I have to be a member of theCityMoms to attend?

Girl, not at all. CityMoms members do save a little $ on ticket prices, but this event is open to any woman. In fact, you don’t even need to be a mom – we’re just calling it Mommahood since well, it’s in our name. But if you like what you’re hearing about this event, then you are invited!

Hopefully this gives you a good feel for Mommahood and why we’re excited to welcome you. But if you have any other questions, I’m always available at info@theCityMoms.org. Now go get your ticket momma – you’re worth it and we’re ready to show you just that.

Jeanine Bobenmoyer headshot - theCityMomsXoxo,