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Local Cause: Just Heart Foundation

by jana on January 29, 2015

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you couldn’t go to work due to a sick child for a couple of days? The stress you feel when your kiddo has the flu or strep or has had a quick surgery can be so overwhelming.

Imagine that fear multiplied by the fact that instead of a few days your displacement from work or “normal life” turns into weeks and months. The stress can take over your life.

The Listen To Your Mother: Atlanta show is proud to announce 
Just Heart Foundation
as our official local cause for the second year. 


In 2009, Faith and Ryan Winters established Just Heart Foundation, a charity in Atlanta, GA that works closely with associates at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to keep families financially solvent during a medical crisis.

Ryan Winters, the President of the Foundation, says, “Working with Children’s Hospital of Atlanta (CHOA) has offered us an opportunity to assist a variety of families. We have given grants for mortgages, utilities, car payments, deductibles, medical bills and even medical equipment. Every family is different. We have helped families at Sibley Heart Center who needed to take off time from work to be with their child and families at Marcus Autism Center to pay for therapy. The common denominator is that families struggle financially when a child is ill or has special needs.”

The charity’s name reflects the basic principles of justice and mercy: assisting responsible people in the spirit of love. In this regard, Just Heart Foundation embraces the “pay it forward” mentality, by requesting that recipients make a pledge to raise funds for the charity after getting back on their feet. This, in turn, allows another family to receive similar assistance in future.

LTYM: Atlanta is so excited to introduce this local cause to our readers, attendees, and supporters. There’s nothing more important when your child is seriously ill or hospitalized for a length of time than knowing the rest of your life (bills, car repairs, house payments) is being taken care of.

You can keep up with Just Heart Foundation on FacebookTwitter, and their website.

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Audition Sign-Ups will CLOSE Thursday night, January 22.

Emails about audition times will be sent over the weekend. 


Your stories are written. Your nerves are steeled. There is no stopping you now.



Jana and I are so thrilled to be on this LTYM journey once again, you guys. We’ve been planning and prepping and AHHHHHH-ing at one another in the middle of hammering out the details.

Our inaugural show was a complete dream come true and we totally believe that lightning really DOES strike twice.

But we need YOU to make it happen.

We know you have a story to tell, one that is just itching to break out and find a new life and a new audience, and we believe Listen To Your Mother is the place for it. Your story matters and we want to hear it.

If that story is a true story about motherhood and clocks in around 5 minutes or less, you might find yourself standing behind that microphone (yes, that exact one up there) this Spring.

Our show will return to The Earl Smith Strand in Marietta, GA on April 25, 2015, but before the show can go on, we need stories for our stage.

Listen To Your Mother: Atlanta auditions will be held on Sunday, February 1st. The audition location and times will be selected/assigned once sign-ups are closed or once we’ve gauged enough responses to decide the most central location to hold them.

Sign-ups are LIVE so get to it! We can’t wait to meet you and see what magic Atlanta has in store for us this season.


Don’t let the spamminess of that link fool you. We are SO, SO excited to have you on this journey with us and we’re thankful and appreciative that you’re trusting us with your stories.


Be sure to like Listen To Your Mother on Facebook and check out last year’s Listen To Your Mother: Atlanta show on YouTube. But fair warning–grab some tissues first.

To keep up with information on LTYM: Atlanta, follow us in all these places:
Jana: Jana’s Thinking PlaceTwitterFacebook
Miranda: Finding WaldenTwitterFacebook

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Get Your Stories Ready, Atlanta!

December 16, 2014

You watched from the sidelines last year, not sure you were up to auditioning for Listen To Your Mother. You’ve heard about it for years and imagined yourself taking part in it — standing on stage with your family and friends in the audience, sharing stories of motherhood from your heart — but just couldn’t bring yourself to do it. Maybe you came to the show and vowed that you were going to do this in 2015. Now’s your chance. We are so thrilled to be bringing back Listen To Your Mother: Atlanta for the 2015 season. Right now we’re working on firming up a date and venue and all the other details that go along with creating such an amazing show! But we can’t have a show without stories. And you. We want it all. Young or old. Male or female. Mom or non-mom. Happy or not-so-happy. Any aspect of motherhood is fair game. If […]

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Atlanta is Kicking Off the 2015 LTYM Season!

November 21, 2014

After a spectacular inaugural Listen To Your Mother show in Atlanta last year, we are thrilled to announce that we will again “give motherhood a microphone” in 2015! Last year we were honored to have 12 outstanding cast members read alongside us (Miranda Wicker and Jana Anthoine) at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre in Marietta. Our readers celebrated lives lost, lessons taught, special moments, and very personal secrets. If you missed the show, you can watch it in its entirety here. ************************* The 2015 Listen To Your Mother Show is set to be the biggest and most awesome ever!  A show that started with one show in Madison, Wisconsin in 2010 will now feature shows in 39 cities across the country. Seriously. I said THIRTY-NINE. It’s more than a show now. It’s a movement. Want to get excited? Take a few minutes to watch the introduction video and see if your city will be […]

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Videos are LIVE!

July 9, 2014

Today has been amazing! It’s been almost like show day all over again! Videos from our show are LIVE on YouTube. You can see all of our show, in order, by clicking right HERE. I promise it will be the best 86 minutes you’ve ever spent on the internet! Again, a huge THANK YOU to our sponsors, LiviRae Lingerie, Firefly Loft, and From The Hip. And one more shout-out to our amazing cause, Just Heart Foundation! Thank you all for making the show at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre amazing! ********************* Big thanks to LTYM video sponsor by T. Rowe Price!  Watch the other 2014 videos on the Listen To Your Mother YouTube channel or choose a playlist by clicking on a city below: Atlanta • Austin • Baltimore • Boston • Boulder • Charleston • Chicago • DC • Denver •Indianapolis • Kansas City •Little Rock • Madison • Metro Detroit • Milwaukee • Nashville • North Jersey • Northern Utah • Northwest Indiana • NYC • Oklahoma City • Plumas County • Portland •Raleigh-Durham • Sacramento • San Francisco • Southeast Texas • Spokane • St. Louis • The OC •Twin Cities by

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