When I tell the LTYM origin story, it starts with #BlogHer09 and the powerful experience I had meeting my blogger friends, merging my online life with my real life. At that conference I listened to bloggers read their writing at a podium, before their peers, as part of the Community Keynote (now “Voices of The Year”). The very first seed for LTYM took root.

When that seed sprouted in 2010 with the first LTYM show in Madison, and the request from bloggers came pouring in to host their own LTYM show, I set my sights on a national roll-out. I knew immediately who I planned to turn to as our very first national sponsor–BlogHer.

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From that first phone call with BlogHer co-founder Elisa Camahort Page in 2010, BlogHer jumped on board with LTYM and has fostered our growth as our national media sponsor ever since. Not only have they helped amplify & underwrite the project, but they’ve also collaborated with LTYM to host an Open Mic event every year at BlogHer to make room for as many voices at BlogHer conference microphones as possible.

This year, SheKnows Media and BlogHer takes our LTYM partnership one step further, by providing more real-life opportunities for online content creators to gather in real life, share ideas, socialize, and warm-up for #BlogHer15 Experts Among Us this July in NYC (where LTYM will once again co-host the Open Mic event).

Hop over to BlogHer to read all about their amazing plans for meet-ups in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, New York, & San Francisco in conjunction with our LTYM shows in those same cities. Meet the Experts Among Us and join us this July at #BlogHer15 in NYC!

Thank you BlogHer for investing in community, providing us “in real life” experiences for us to collaborate, learn, and celebrate the Experts Among Us.  Everyone has a story, and everyone is an expert at something–being exquisitely and uniquely YOU.

 

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Keeping It Real For The Pregnant First Time Mom

by Stephanie P. on March 18, 2015

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Sarah thinks it’s time for some real honesty and shares her unsolicited — and unfiltered — advice to pregnant first time moms. “Stop obsessing so much over labor. Pooping on the table will be the least of your worries. Besides, pooping after labor is way scarier.”

Watch the video below or on the Listen To Your Mother YouTube Channel.

Auditions are still happening for our NW Indiana and Anderson shows! Tickets are on sale now for most of LTYM’s 2015 cities- find a show near you.

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Announcing LTYM’s 2015 Non-Profit Causes!

March 11, 2015

LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER aims to support motherhood creatively through artistic expression as well as financially–through contributions to non-profit organizations supporting families in need. To date, LTYM has raised over $50,000 for local causes! We expect to raise over $25,000 for 2015 as we are thrilled to donate a portion (10% minimum) of our ticket proceeds from each show, fund-raise day of show, and build-awareness through our social media efforts for the causes pictured below. A huge thank you goes to Kasey for creating this wonderful collage of our 2015 causes! The Listen To Your Mother 2015 season kicks off next month! Find out more information about your local show and how to buy tickets by clicking your city link below!! 2015 brings live LTYM shows to 39 cities: Albuquerque, Anderson, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Bangor, Baton Rouge, Boston, Boulder, Charleston, Chicago, DC, Evansville, Indianapolis, Lehigh Valley, Little Rock, Madison, Metro Detroit, Milwaukee, Nashville, North Jersey, Northern Utah, NW Indiana, NYC, Oklahoma City, Orange County, Pittsburgh, Plumas County, […]

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The Motherhood Handbook Failed To Mention A Few Things

March 4, 2015
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Adrienne discovers that there’s a whole lot she didn’t expect when she became a mom, like being able to go to the bathroom by herself — or just being herself — again. But while the motherhood handbook leaves out many things, we learn that it’s so very worth it. “Motherhood tears us open and allows us to feel more deeply than we ever had before.” Watch the video below or on the Listen To Your Mother YouTube channel. Auditions are happening now for many LTYM 2015 shows! Find a show near you.

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When Being A Mom Is All You Do

February 25, 2015
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Debbie Slaughter has been a mom for over twenty years and was actually asked “Is that all you do?” She had a hard time finding a way to sum up in words all that she does. Debbie shared a bit of her story in last year’s LTYM: Southeast Texas show, “There are many moments that stand out in my 21 years of being a mom — sweet moments of mommy bliss and sorry moments of mommy losing her mind.” Watch the video below or on the Listen To Your Mother YouTube Channel. Auditions are still going on for many LTYM 2015 shows! Find a show near you.

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