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To Be Or Not To Be… The Perfect Mom

by Stephanie on February 4, 2016

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“Oh, I want my kids to listen to their mother — not necessarily always act like their mother.” Marlowe B’sheart read in Metro Detroit’s 2015 show and declared how she was determined to be the perfect mom. She read all the parenting books,”How To Honor Loss In Your Adopted Child’s Landscape While Doing Vision Therapy Exercises In Spanish? I read that one twice.”  She was so certain that she had it all figured out and left no room for error. “Every day was a test that I could not afford to fail.”

But what happens when you have a child that doesn’t have the luxury of choosing perfectionism? What does ‘perfect’ even mean — and is it always best? Marlowe shares the invaluable lessons that her children ultimately taught her.

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

We want to hear YOUR story! Auditions are happening now/soon in our 41 cities for 2016!

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“Ms. Marge Did Not Play.”

by Stephanie on February 2, 2016

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“I called my mother ‘Marge’ once and she told me either call me Mom or DON’T CALL ME AT ALL!” Denise Whitney’s mother Ms. Marjorie J. Brooks was a fierce matriarch and fashionista. You’ll learn nothing could slow Ms. Marge down, as Denise shares hilarious examples of her exemplary mother’s antics, even after her death. “Miss Marjorie J. Brooks paid for — in advance mind you — her physical body send off with two limos, a police escort, and a fashionable gold and bronze casket.” Through a Medium, Philicia continues to communicate with her mother. “She is still telling me what to do, and I’m still listening.”

Watch the video from LTYM: Lehigh Valley 2015 below or on the Listen To Your Mother YouTube Channel.

We want to hear YOUR story! Auditions are happening now/soon in our 41 cities for 2016!

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On Owning Your Motherhood Journey

January 28, 2016

“I had you before I had a driver’s license.” Through a series of letters to her son, Philicia shares the sweet, tough, & triumphant moments from her motherhood journey that began in her teens. “I had you before I had dreams. I had you before I had me.” Instead of crumbling under the weight of youth and being a single mom, Philicia listened to her mother’s call to get up and keep moving. Her inspiring story gives hope to claim the path you’re on, and don’t look back. Watch the video from LTYM: Charleston 2015 below or on the Listen To Your Mother YouTube Channel. We want to hear YOUR story! Auditions are happening now/soon in our 41 cities for 2016!

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Mom’s Last Wishes Are For You To Know You Are Loved

January 26, 2016

After losing her mother unexpectedly, Lee felt like she was trying to speak to her — through a lightning bug. “A person we love dies and all of a sudden we start seeing ladybugs everywhere, or that person’s favorite flower suddenly makes an appearance in the garden.” These things can make you feel better when you lose a loved one… anything to make you feel like they’re still there. “We believe that even though we didn’t get a chance to say goodbye, they’re coming back to us in some small tangible way so that their death wasn’t really a goodbye.” Through a letter found after the funeral, but at just the right time, Lee’s mother did have a beautiful and comforting message for her family. Watch the video from LTYM: Austin 2015 below or on the Listen To Your Mother YouTube Channel. We want to hear YOUR story! Auditions are happening now/soon in our 41 cities for 2016!

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This Is What It Means To Be A Mother

January 21, 2016

As a child given up for adoption, Tanya Bloch felt rejected, unwanted, and unloved when she thought of the word Mother — until she became one.  “I had to explore this word Mother — what it means to me, what it will mean for my daughter.” What does it really mean to be a mother? At LTYM: San Francisco‘s 2015 show, Tanya shared how she defines motherhood through sacrifice and facing her own history to make a path for new life. “If we do not confront our pasts, if we do not heal old wounds, and if we do not learn, we are incapable of growing.” Watch the video below or on the Listen To Your Mother YouTube Channel. We want to hear YOUR story! Auditions are happening now/soon in our 41 cities for 2016!

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