Welcome to #LTYM Austin!

Meet the cast!


by kristin on April 28, 2017

Listen to Your Mother Austin - Sponsor Spotlight


We would like to thank our creative and media partners who help us capture all the special moments of the Listen to Your Mother Austin show as well as help us promote and share updates about the show.

Listen to Your Mother Austin - Sponsor Spotlight

Elizabeth McGuire is a writer, photographer and mother of three. Her work captures the small moments that tell the big stories of life.

Liz helps businesses, non-profits and families tell their stories through compelling words and images. Her work has appeared in print, online and on stage.

A few highlights:
* Profiles of local leaders for Leadership Austin and Austin Parks Foundation.
* Unique and playful photography for Girls Will Be and Fine & Folded.
* Featured photo in The Sun magazine.
* Day in the Life sessions, which capture the beauty and humor of everyday family life.
* The Sibling Revelry Project on Instagram.
* Co-producer of Austin’s Listen to Your Mother Show.
* Personal essays on Huffington Post, Scary Mommy and BlogHer’s Voices of the Year Anthology.

Liz is a 5th-generation Texan who loves boots but somehow doesn’t eat barbecue. She and her family live in Austin.

Thank you, Liz, for capturing the moments of our dress rehearsal and Listen to Your Mother show with your beautiful photos.

For ongoing photography fun visit her two Instagram feeds:
@ewmcguire and @siblingrevelryproject.

Twitter: /ewmcguire
Facebook: /ewm.creative/


Listen to Your Mother Austin - Sponsor SpotlightAHD Multimedia provides comprehensive creative and strategic online marketing support for businesses and non-profit entities of various sizes and needs. Capable of serving as your own off-site marketing department, or serving as an extension of your own in-house team, AHD can help you reach your audience with their specialties: video production, design & photography, social media strategy, branding and communications counsel.

We thank AHD Multimedia for capturing the performances of the Listen to Your Mother show cast on video so that they can hold on to memories of this special day forever.

Facebook: /ahdmultimedia
Twitter: /AHDMM

Listen to Your Mother - Sponsor SpotlightLivemom.com was launched in 2007 as a resource website for Austin-area moms. With weekly event postings, special features, city guides, spotlights and more, LiveMom is your link to all that’s happening in Austin, Texas.https://www.instagram.com/livemomaustin/

Don’t miss their monthly features! Austin Theatre Mama, Austin Music Mama, Austin Reading Mama, Austin Foodie Mama and Austin Travel Mama will give you the details on must-do events, book recommendations from local authors, places to travel to, plays to catch and places to eat with or without your kids in tow.

LiveMom puts a spotlight on the coolest-sounding events going on in our town, and you’ll also find a comprehensive list of storytimes, activities, library events and more in What’s Up Weekly.

Facebook: /LiveMom/
Twitter: /livemom
Instagram: /livemomaustin/


Listen to Your Mother Austin - Sponsor Spotlight

Carol Ramsey is the founder and fearless leader of Austin Storytelling. She started telling true, personal stories on accident when she joined a Toastmaster’s group and didn’t get a manual. Since then, she has performed a story just about any place that will let her including: The Moth StorySlam (Houston, Chicago and London), Testify, The Story Department, The Living Room, Listen To Your Mother, No Shame, Austin Writer’s Roulette, The Mission, One Page Salon, Writing On Air and ATX Tonight.

If you have a question for Carol or Austin Storytelling, email her at carol@austinstorytelling.com.

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Listen to Your Mother Austin Local Sponsors


We said “thank you” earlier this week to our Megaphone sponsors, Maudies Tex-Mex and Special Addition Maternity & Nursing Boutique. We would also like to thank our Podium sponsors for their support; the Listen to Your Mother Austin show would not be possible without you.

Listen to Your Mother Austin - Local Sponsor Spotlight

Theresa Bastian, Let’s Move Austin.com

Theresa Bastian owns an intentionally small real estate brokerage where every agent adores providing a high level of personal attention to his or her clients. With over 15 years of experience in real estate sales and brokerage management, she is truly able to find unique solutions to any real estate situation. Her ability to assist divorcing couples untangle their real estate holdings has been recognized by Texas Realtor Magazine. Theresa’s extensive volunteer work with the PTAs at Kiker, Gorzycki and Bowie earned her a slot as a finalist in Austin’s Platinum-50 Top Realtors award program, which recognizes sales volume and community service, two years in a row. She serves as the vice-chair for the Policy and Governance committee at the Austin Board of Realtors. A mom of two teenagers, she is also the creator of Single Mom Rising Austin, a new Facebook group dedicated to creating community among those of us who give 100% to everyone else.

On a personal note, even before I met Theresa several years ago, I knew of her by amazing reputation in our community. She is dedicated to the local schools and Austin as a whole and is known for her incredible attention to detail and getting things done.  Not to mention the fact that she’s kind, fun and an all around good person.  We’re so grateful to have Teresa and Let’s Move Austin as a supporter of our show.

Twitter: /TexTheres
Facebook: /LetsMoveAustinRE


Listen to Your Mother Austin - Local Sponsors

BookPeople has been the leading independent bookstore in Texas since 1970. Located in the heart of downtown, BookPeople has been voted best bookstore in Austin for over 15 years. BookPeople was voted Bookstore of the Year by Publisher’s Weekly in 2005. With visits from some of the most interesting and important authors of the past 43 years, as well as by Former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, BookPeople is the destination bookstore in Texas.

Thank you, Book People, for supporting our Listen to Your Mother Austin show and for supporting our voracious reading habits. It’s stores like Book People that make Austin such a special place to call home.

603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
Twitter: /BookPeople
Facebook: /bookpeople
Instagram: /bookpeople



Listen to Your Mother Austin - Local Sponsors

Located in Austin, 3 Train Pizzeria serves pizza the way you remember it from your last trip to New York City.

John Dellamarco started making pizzas when he was a kid, growing up in New York. Now that he’s an adopted Texan, he tosses his mouth-watering disks of sauce- and cheese-covered dough in a pizzeria in west central Austin. Listen to Your Mother Producer, Kristin Shaw and her husband loved the pizza at 3 Train so much that they bought the restaurant!

The pies are made from top-quality ingredients, and the dough and the sauce are handmade, every single day. Got a craving for a margherita pizza? We’ve got it. Need a barbecue chicken pie RIGHT NOW? Call us. We’ll have it ready. And don’t forget our freshly-cut salads, cold beers, and delicious cheesecake, if you have any room left in your stomach.

Thank you, 3 Train Pizzeria, (and Kristin) for generously providing your delicious pizzas and salads for our Listen to Your Mother table read!

Whether you want dine in, take out, delivery or catering, 3 Train Pizzeria should be your destination for true New York style pizza.

3 Train Pizzeria
8127 Mesa Drive, Austin TX 78759

Twitter: /3trainpizza
Facebook: /3trainpizzeria
Instagram: /3trainpizza


Listen to Your Mother Austin - Local Sponsors

The connotations of meeting at a neighborhood bar have been converted to redefine a gathering place that offers something that is considered a commodity in our society…peace and quiet. This bar is serving meditation because the benefits of learning how to clear your mind can change your life.

Meditation Bar provides classes that are consistent in quality, independent in belief and serious about helping people exercise their minds.

Our heartfelt thanks to Meditation Bar for once again sharing their space with us for our cast table read. We can’t imagine a more serene and peaceful environment to begin the journey of our show.

Twitter: /barmeditation
Facebook: /meditatebar
Instagram: /meditation_bar


Listen to Your Mother Austin - Local SponsorsTerra Toys has been a local Austin Toy shop for over a quarter of a century! They carry classic, fun and beautiful toys from around the world. They are a 12,000 square foot wonderland of stuffed animals, books, costumes, doll house furniture, dolls, Playmobil, fun instruments, cars & trucks, board games, puzzles, kites, baby toys, clothes, hair accessories, art supplies, candy, seasonal treats and more.  Seriously, they had so many stuffed animals that I found EIGHT different styles of stuffed owls alone.  Amazing.

Listen to Your Mother Austin Local Sponsors

Thank you, Terra Toys for donating the great prize pack for our giveaway during the show on April 29th.

2438 W. Anderson Lane

Twitter: /TerraToys
Facebook: /terratoys
Instagram: /terratoys


We love supporting locally owned businesses like our sponsors and appreciate that they also value supporting local events such as the Listen to Your Mother show.


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Our Listen to Your Mother Austin 2017 Cause – SafePlace

April 25, 2017

  Every year, Listen To Your Mother gives back to the communities that host shows by donating to a local non-profit. This year, 30 cities across the country are donating 10% of their shows’ proceeds to various causes, and Austin is proud to be supporting SafePlace, a program of SAFE (Stop Abuse For Everyone) for the second year. As you can tell by the photo below, I’m a huge fan of SafePlace. We donate all of our gently used clothes, toys, books and housewares there. The kids even get excited about clearing out their unused toys when they know how much joy it will bring to another child.  Click here to see the wishlist of the most needed items at SafePlace and the Austin Children’s Shelter. The SAFE Alliance utilizes the SafePlace campus to provide housing, healing, and support for individuals and families affected by domestic violence, and sexual assault and exploitation through prevention […]

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LOCAL SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Special Addition Maternity and Nursing Boutique

April 24, 2017

As a locally-produced event, Listen to Your Mother Austin’s local sponsors are truly key in helping us make our show a success. This year Special Addition Maternity and Nursing Boutique is joining us for the fourth year in a row as a local sponsor.  Special Addition is a true local business, run by husband and wife team Herb and Mur Anne Lawson and we’re thrilled to have them as part of the Listen to Your Mother show in our final year. Special Addition opened in 1994, and has become Austin’s go-to shop for maternity, nursing, and baby gear. Their 3,000 square foot space on Burnet Road holds nursery furniture, maternity apparel and gear  and almost any nursing and pumping product you can think of. Several of the store’s employees are trained in childbirth education, experienced in bra fittings, and are Certified Breastfeeding Educators, not to mention warm, welcoming, and extremely helpful. Along with their vast […]

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April 19, 2017

As a locally-produced event, it’s truly the Listen to Your Mother Austin local sponsors that make our show possible. We’re thrilled to announce Maudie’s Tex-Mex as a sponsor of this year’s Listen to Your Mother – Austin “Grand Finale” show. Maudie’s Café, originally owned by Maudie Wilson Hamilton, has been a tradition in Austin since the early 50’s, serving delicious food that faithful customers are happily willing to wait in line for. (*Read all the way to the end to see how you can skip the lines!) In 1992, fate brought Maudie and Joe Draker together, as he had recently moved back to Austin and met Maudie while inquiring about renting the house next door to hers. As luck would have it, as he was leaving, Maudie’s daughter, Bennie shouted, “Hey, you wouldn’t wanna buy a cafe, would ya?” And that’s how Joe Draker came to be the owner of Maudie’s Cafe on […]

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