Watch! The 2015 Videos are Up!

by Kelli on July 10, 2015

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For those who didn’t make it to our sold out 2015 Portland Listen To Your Mother Show, fear not. The videos have arrived. You can see the entire Portland show right here, right now. And you’ll want to check out the 450+ stories from the 38 other cities’ shows! You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll want to call your mom. And you won’t want to stop watching.

Or visit each story one at a time, like nibbling bites from the leftover birthday cake that’s in your fridge. You’ll find they’re simply delicious, and completely calorie-free (we know, we checked).

Christi Krug reading “How To Sweep”

Gypsy Martin reading “Please Don’t Feed The Baby”

Mary Mandeville reading “Zex”

Carisa Miller reading “Push and Pull”

Noelle Guest reading “42/60″

Nicole Rardin reading “The Secret Balance”

Susan Domagalski Fleming reading “Beautiful Things”

Kelli Martinelli reading “Stay”

Michelle Borum reading “Growing Up, Looking In”

Kathryn Leehane reading “Motherhood Is Disgusting”

Susan Vaughan Moshofsky reading “Bringing Him Home”

Kylie Menagh-Johnson reading “One Afternoon in December”

Michelle Porter reading “The High Cost of Sleeping In”

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The Photos Are Here!

by Kelli on May 21, 2015

Listen To Your Mother, Portland sold out the house at The Alberta Rose Theatre! Here’s a re-cap of that juicy, magical night, through the artful and talented lens of our photographer, Johann Leiter.

Our venue, two years now. We love it here. Also it smells of freshly baked savory pies.


In the green room with storyteller, Christi Krug and storyteller/director, Carisa Miller.




For the audience.


Kelli bought her copy of LTYM the book from our on-site booksellers.


THESE GUYS! Our local sponsors: Women’s Healthcare Associates, Crafty Wonderland, Radio Room, Folly, Paleo Sweet Cheeks, and Johann Leiter.


In the green room with Michelle Borum, laughing out the butterflies.


Storyteller, Michelle Porter, getting lip-prepped.


Kelli’s giddy over sweets from  Paleo Sweet Cheeks.



Mothers are pretty great at sitting and listening.



Mic check. Dance like oompa loompas. Just for a sec.


Ellen made us do it. Again.


Lurking in front of someone’s beautiful driveway. Thank you neighbor!


The 2015 cast of Listen To Your Mother, Portland!


Leanne Goolsby, LTYM Portland 2014 storyteller joined the audience!


Deb Stone of the 2014 cast came, too! Storytellers are like snowballs. We just gather and gather. Unstoppable.



The midwives of Women’s Healthcare Associates came!


And then we began.


Christi Krug shares her story about nobody in particular.


Gypsy Martin squeezing an imaginary breast.


Mary Mandeville shares a game we wish wasn’t real.


Carisa pushes out her story and pulls at every mama heart.


Noelle Guest compromises. And wins.


Nicole Rardin wows the crowd with her bravery.


Susan Domagalski Fleming says, “Redddddddd.”


Kelli tries to breathe, even when it smells of yoga farts.


Michelle Borum advocates for her mother, and women and children everywhere, with her gut-wrenching honesty of domestic violence.


In case you hadn’t yet discovered, Kathryn Leehane reminds us that motherhood is disgusting.


Susan Moshovsky brings him home.


Kylie Menagh-Johnson advocates for our children, because little white lies aren’t helping anyone.


Michelle Porter relives a morning you’ll be grateful wasn’t yours.



Thank you for another amazing show, Portland! See you in 2016!


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Listen To Your Mother:Portland Overcomes Presidential Motorcade

May 8, 2015

  The night before our show, the cast exchanged messages, posted news links on traffic alerts, made plans to leave for the theatre hours ahead of schedule if necessary and joked about how cool it would be for President Obama to swing by. We knew he wouldn’t, couldn’t come and grumbled about the potential gridlocking effects of his visiting Portland on our big day. But secretly, we were happy to have traffic to worry about. Instead of getting our nerves up about being on stage, we focused on getting there. And we did. Get there. Because the 2015 cast of Listen To Your Mother:Portland is a fierce group of  determined storytellers, and also a force of traffic-analyzing best-bridge-choosing, long-way-around warriors. Portland, you’re beautiful. Thank you, THANK YOU for last night.  For your warm reception and loving embrace. Family, friends, strangers (no more), we adore you. We shared, we listened, we grew. Together. Kelli […]

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It’s Showtime, Portland!

May 4, 2015

Three, two, one….the second annual Listen To Your Mother:Portland show is THIS Thursday, Thursday, Thursday! (<–To be read in the voice of a monster truck show announcer.) Tickets were going fast, now they’re going faster-get them here. Haven’t yet made up your mind to join us? We’re happy to help you decide… 1) If you think it would be cool to experience every possible human emotion within a 90 minute time frame, our show is the place for you. 2) If you are a mother, have a mother, want to be a mother, know a mother or have never even heard of a mother, our show is the place for you. 3) If you go over to the LTYM homepage and see the gorgeous photos and commentary on all the shows around the country that have already taken their turns on stage these last two weeks,  and you think to yourself, ‘That’s INCREDIBLE,’ our […]

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Celebrate Mother’s Day at Radio Room!

April 30, 2015

I’m a mom, which makes me qualified to say this: MOMS LOVE GOOD FOOD. Fact. Given the logic that moms do indeed love good food, I want to strongly suggest that you make plans to take that dear, sweet woman who gave you life and puts up with your backtalk out to the best brunch in all of the (Port)land. Where is this magical brunchery? Why, it’s just a happy skip away from The Alberta Rose Theatre (where you’ll be watching the 2nd annual Listen To Your Mother show on May 7th), at Radio Room. Need some belly convincing? I’m just gonna leave this right here … Radio Room is back for a second year as a local sponsor for the Portland Listen To Your Mother show. I think this means they like us. Which is great, because we totally like them. Great food from sun up to sun down. A staff that […]

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