Thank you for a great show, Austin!

by kristin on May 25, 2016

Austin, we did it!


…and just like that, we see our 6th season in Austin in the rear-view mirror, and we’re heading toward summer (yay! noooo!). We are extremely proud of our cast, these brave men and women who got up on stage at the AT&T Center and shared their truth. As we do, we laughed, we cried, we nodded our heads in solidarity. Every single story made an impact, and it was our honor to host it.

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To our 2016 cast, we love you. Thank you for everything. You have done something really special, and we can’t wait to see the videos on YouTube this summer.

To our inspiring and amazing National Director Ann Imig and the Listen to Your Mother national team, thank you for your continued support as Austin proudly carries on this annual tradition.

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To our generous and kind sponsors, your support means the world to us:

Smith Wealth Advisors

Meditation Bar

JKB Realty Group

Special Addition Maternity & Nursing Boutique

Live Mom

Free Fun in Austin

Austin Storytelling

We were so fortunate to have our favorite photographer and videographer, Casey Chapman- Ross and AHD Multimedia, to capture our show on film. Thank you for your time, your talent, and for the amazing moments you captured.

Our Listen to Your Mother Austin alumni continues to support us by promoting the show, volunteering their time, and showing their support in the audience. It has meant a lot to us to see your faces in the audience; you keep believing with us.

Thank you to the wonderful staff at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center for hosting our event and being so wonderful to us for all six years in Austin.

Our 2016 charitable cause, SafePlace, povides safety for individuals and families affected by domestic violence, and sexual assault and exploitation through campus based prevention and intervention services. It was our honor and pleasure to donate 10% of our ticket sales to support them.

See you in 2017!


Kristin and Leigh Ann



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We want to welcome a first-year Megaphone sponsor to the Austin team: Smith Wealth Advisors! Our local sponsors are celebrated and loved by our whole team; they are critical to our success.

I met Coach Ron Smith when he coached my son’s baseball team a few seasons ago, and his family and mine are now intertwined. He has launched his own business after two decades as a financial advisor with a large firm, and he is already doing great things.

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Smith Wealth Advisors was established as a platform for providing every one of their clients with the kind of personal service one expects from a large wealth management firm. For over 20 years, Ron  has advised clients on every aspect of their financial management with the goal of guiding them towards achieving their financial goals and ultimately, living the future they intended.

Ron will only agree to work with a couple if both partners are involved; he believes in a transparent relationship that will benefit the whole family. “Too many financial advisors address only the husband in a meeting, and I believe in ensuring wives have a voice as well,” he says.

His personal approach offers his clients the same advantages of working with a large firm but with the kind of personal attention, customized individual business, and institutional service most expect.

Please support Smith Wealth Advisors at their Twitter page and Facebook page.

Smith Wealth Advisors
2901 Bee Caves Road, Suite H
Austin, TX  78746



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LOCAL SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: Special Addition Maternity and Nursing Boutique

April 19, 2016

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! 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 […]

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Announcing the 2016 Listen to Your Mother Austin cast!

March 11, 2016

  After 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. by

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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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