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Rose Marie B.: 2017 LTYM OKC Cast Member

by marif on April 25, 2017

meet rose marieRose Marie B. lives in Oklahoma City and she’s a self-appointed cheerleader for the great state of Oklahoma. She and her husband enjoy supporting local artists, restaurants and events and discovering the latest happenings via Rose’s love affair with Twitter. She’s a big fan of the Thunder, a ZooFriends member and obsessive sunset iphotographer. She loves birds, butterflies and elephants and secretly hopes she’s the reason Oklahoma City’s nickname became “The Big Friendly.”

Q: How did you learn about Listen To Your Mother?
A: The Oklahoma Women Bloggers

Q: What was your reaction to getting cast in the show?
A: I hate to admit it, but I was unsure if my story was compelling enough to make the cut. I was delighted and honored to be chosen.

Q: What are three words that describe you?
A: Curious, Resilient, Playful

Q: Tell us two fun facts about you?
A: I can make a super cool raindrop sound with my mouth and I wanted to be a jockey or a zookeeper when I grew up.

Q: What was your favorite vacation as a kid?
A: A 30 day loop of the western United States. Grand Canyon, San Francisco, Mormon Tabernacle, Disneyland, Las Vegas, Pike’s Peak—those days are some of my best memories. I just recently discovered that it was a trip that my Mother planned for her kids, not my more outgoing adventurous Dad, like I had always assumed.

Q: What are some of your favorite moments of motherhood?
A: Skydiving with my son as a surprise gift for his high school graduation and coaching my daughter twice, when she delivered her children. I was a proud member of a birth team that also included her stepmom and mother-in-law.

 

Don’t miss this year’s Listen To Your Mother OKC show! We’ll be at the OKC Zoo Education Center Auditorum on Sunday, April 30 at 3pm sharing stories of motherhood once again. Tickets are on sale now!

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meet Jennifer Poynter-ThompsonJennifer Poynter-Thompson is the mother of 4 beautiful children, Adrienne, 19, Madeline, 14, Blaine, 4, and Lachlan, 2. She is an Associate Professor of English at OSU-OKC and has been a teacher since she turned 18, beginning with a pre-school class and then higher education. When she grows up, she wants to be a world class photographer, landscape architect, and grandmother always surrounded by her grand babies. One day, she wants to live on the beach, to hear the sound the waves make every single night.

Q: How did you learn about LTYM?
A:
NPR

Q: What was your reaction to getting cast in the show this year?
A: I love that the universe proved my old adage again, No doesn’t always mean no. Sometimes it simply means later!

Q: Three words that describe you?
A:
mermaid, creative, bookandbirdlover

Q: What does motherhood mean to you?  
A: That I never can find two socks that match.

Q: Tell us 2 fun facts about yourself.  
A: I like to eat dinner for breakfast and breakfast for dinner. I have to go out and look at the starts every night before bed. It grounds me and prepares me for the next day.

Q: What do you collect?
A: I love to wear hats year round. I probably have a collection of 100 or more.

Q: What’s your favorite thing you’ve ever written?
A: There is a poem I wrote recently about my daughter going to college called “Fifth Season, End of Summer.”  It is my favorite right now because it is the most recent.

Q: What do you wish most for your children?
A:  Joy. Happiness is temporary, but joy is eternal.

 

Don’t miss this year’s Listen To Your Mother OKC show! We’ll be at the OKC Zoo Education Center Auditorum on Sunday, April 30 at 3pm sharing stories of motherhood once again. Tickets are on sale now!

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Welcome Back, Vilona Michael Marketing

April 22, 2017

It’s almost showtime—well, truthfully, for the last month prior to bringing our cast in front of the audience, it feels like almost showtime!—and the time is flying ever faster this year. Maybe it’s because it’s our last year to share Listen To Your Mother with Oklahoma City? Definitely it’s because we get to work with the inspiring people who share their stories, our incredible local cause and our wonderful returning local sponsors. We couldn’t do it without our sponsors! We are thankful to be carrying on the tradition of Listen To Your Mother for a fifth year, but we know our show wouldn’t be possible without the amazing LTYM family that has grown since the show first came to OKC in 2013. It’s through the support of local businesses that we are able to showcase local voices sharing their personal stories. We are thankful to welcome back sponsors who believe in this show […]

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Jan Morrill: 2017 LTYM OKC Cast Member

April 19, 2017

Jan Morrill’s debut novel, The Red Kimono, (University of Arkansas Press, 2013) was selected Historical Novel Society’s Editor’s Choice and an Arkansas Gem by the Arkansas State Library. Other books include Life: Haiku by Haiku and Creative Characterization. Her award-winning stories have been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul and other anthologies. While working on her sequel, Jan enjoys speaking and giving workshops. (www.janmorrill.com.) Q: How did you learn about LTYM? A: I was in the cast last year. Originally found information on Facebook. Q: Reaction to getting cast in the show this year? A: I was thrilled to learn I’d be a member of the cast of the final LTYM! Q: What are three words that describe you> A: Work in progress… Q: What does motherhood mean to you? A: Motherhood is finding the very fine line between holding on and letting go. Q: What is the craziest thing you remember saying […]

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Dani Stone: 2017 LTYM OKC Cast Member

April 17, 2017

Dani Stone is a three-time published author, book hoarder, mother of two, and sugar cookie addict from the great flat state of Kansas. Dani enjoys bonding with her Kindle, burrito bowls from Chipotle (yes, she knows the guacamole is extra, thank you) and working with her colleagues at Lee Media Group. When she’s not writing for work or world peace, she’s embarrassing her husband and two children by sharing their personal lives on social media. Q: How did you learn about LTYM? A: Previous cast member – 2013 (Kansas City) 2015 (OKC) Q: Reaction to getting cast in the show this year? A: Excited. LTYM has a special place in my heart. In 2013, the show gave me a platform to talk about my daughter’s rare brain disorder, Vein of Galen Malformation (VOGM). Q: What are three words that describe you? A: Witty, Verbose, Hungry Q: What is one of the craziest thing […]

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