Listen to Your Mother 2016 Videos are LIVE!

by leighann on July 17, 2016

LTYM Austin 2016 Stephanie Noll

Photo credit: Casey Chapman Ross Photography

This year, LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER gave motherhood a microphone in 41 cities — over 500 stories told, with thousands of live-listeners in audiences across the U.S. and Canada.

Kristin and I, along with LTYM directors and producers across the country, are thrilled to invite you to experience our extraordinary season featuring powerful voices that capture all facets of contemporary parenting (as well as stories about our own upbringing) including very timely personal narratives given the recent events in Orlando, Baton Rouge, Shaker Heights, and Dallas. On the Listen To Your Mother YouTube channel we feature a variety of playlists by topic, and for 2016 we’ve added two new playlists–one with stories about race, and another with stories from LGBTQ families.

LTYM Austin 2016 Rose Horng

Photo credit: Casey Chapman Ross Photography

You can listen to each and every story from the 2016 season. To watch the stories as they appeared live on stage, click on a city playlist below:

AlbuquerqueAtlantaAustinBaltimoreBaton RougeBirminghamBostonBoulderBurbankCharlestonChicagoDCEvansvilleKansas CityLa CrosseLehigh ValleyLincolnLittle RockMadisonMetro DetroitMilwaukeeNashvilleNew OrleansNorth JerseyNorthern UtahNYCOklahoma CityPittsburghPortlandProvidenceRaleigh DurhamRochester, San AntonioSan FranciscoSeattleSoutheast TexasSouthwest MichiganSpokaneSt. LouisTwin Cities, and Vancouver.

Don’t miss our 2016 Director/Producer playlist2016 featured videos, and 2016 humor videos we’ve selected for your listening and viewing enjoyment!

We’d like to say a big thank you to our National Media Sponsor BlogHer — We’ll see you at our co-hosted Open Mic event at BlogHer in Los Angeles August 4-6th. And if you haven’t already, buy your #BlogHer16 conference pass now with this LTYM discount code!

Listen To Your Mother brought so many people together this past spring on local stages before live audiences, and now–with our video release–we invite the global audience to come closer; to listen, learn, laugh, cry, and maybe even find hope anew. Together.

LTYM Austin 2016

Photo credit: Casey Chapman Ross Photography

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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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May 4, 2016

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. 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 […]

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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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