Join Us May 7th at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center – 7 PM!

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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 third year in a row as a local sponsor!

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Special Addition is a true local business, run by husband and wife team Herb and Mur Anne Lawson. I met the Lawsons years ago, in my past life as a credit union employee, and I enjoyed getting to know them and their business during my years there. When I became pregnant with my twins, I found that among the other mothers of multiples, Special Addition was the most recommended shop for all things maternity and nursing.

Special Addition opened in 1994, and has become Austin’s go-to shop for maternity, nursing, and baby gear. Their 3000 square foot space on Burnet Road holds nursery furniture, maternity apparel and gear (I would not have survived my twin pregnancy without my maternity support belt), 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 inventory of maternity, nursing, and baby gear, Special Addition also offers a multitude of classes, from breastfeeding to baby sign language.

Upon discharge from the hospital after delivering my twins, Special Addition was my first stop, picking up my hospital grade pump rental so I could pump for my girls while they stayed in the NICU. Once the twins came home, we returned to the store for an appointment with one of their knowledgeable lactation consultants, with whom I credit saving my life as far as breastfeeding those girls went.

Throughout the years Special Addition has remained a true family-owned and operated business, encouraging and promoting community in the journey of motherhood. We are proud to have them back as a local sponsor for Listen to Your Mother Austin.

Find Special Addition on Facebookvisit their website, or stop into their store!

Special Addition
7301 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78757

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logo-2After hearing about 45 auditions over the course of three days, we are excited to announce the cast of the 2016 Listen to Your Mother Austin show!

Jamie Evans

Rose Horng

Susanne Kerns

Henry Kivett

Jeff Knight

Jenni Lafferty

Nancy Malcolm

Courtney Moore

Stephanie Noll

Lori Reeves

Kathryn Whitaker

Producers Kristin Shaw and Leigh Ann Torres will also read.

Congratulations to all of the 2016 cast members, and a huge thank you to everyone who came out and shared your stories with us. We were truly honored to hear each and every one.

We hope to see you on Saturday, May 7, at 7 pm for this amazing show! Tickets will go on sale in the coming weeks.

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Announcing our 2016 cause: SafePlace!

February 29, 2016

Every year, Listen To Your Mother gives back to the communities that host shows by donating to a local non-profit. This year, 45 cities across the country are announcing local non-profits they will support, and Austin is proud to announce that the organization we will support in 2016 is SafePlace!   The SafePlace campus provides safety for individuals and families affected by sexual and domestic violence; helps victims in their healing so they can move beyond being defined by the crimes committed against them, and become Survivors; promotes safe and healthy relationships for the prevention of sexual and domestic violence; and works with others to create change in attitudes, behaviors and policies that perpetuate the acceptance of, and impact our understanding and responses to, sexual and domestic violence. Co-producer Kristin Shaw is a domestic abuse survivor, and SafePlace is an organization close to her heart. Listen To Your Mother Austin’s goal is to […]

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LTYM Austin announces show date & location!

February 15, 2016

As we head swiftly into the 2016 show season, Kristin and I are thrilled to announce that we will be bringing Listen to Your Mother back to the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center for the sixth year in a row! The Austin show will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2016, at 7 p.m. in the conference center’s amphitheater. The team at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center has been so good to us, and we’ve built such a great relationship with them throughout the years. The 300-seat amphitheater is a warm and inviting venue that is the perfect host for the intimate stories that will be told on its stage. It’s where Kristin and I first took the stage as cast members in 2012 and 2013, respectively, and it’s where we are proud to showcase a new group of readers year after year. So mark your calendars, and we’ll see you […]

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Austin Submissions Now Open for 2016!

January 1, 2016

AUSTIN! We’re ready for your stories. We know that you’re still recovering from the holiday season and making your resolutions. Here’s one for your resolution list: submit your story! Leigh Ann and I are ready to begin the process for the SIXTH ANNUAL Listen To Your Mother in Austin! Today is the day we start taking submissions and start reading your stories. Submit your piece to us here through Submittable, but make sure to keep reading for more details! What story? Maybe it’s the one in your head right now. Maybe it’s a story of being a mom, not being a mom, having a mom, losing a mom, finding a mom, or becoming a mom or a parent–the true story that only you can tell. The main theme of your piece must have something to do with motherhood, but you do not have to be a mother (or a professional writer!) to submit an […]

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