Did you miss our show in honor of Mother’s Day at the BJCC? Now you can watch our stories on YouTube!

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.

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(c) 2016 Brittany Louise Photography

If you weren’t among the folks gathered to listen to a diverse group of Birmingham storytellers sharing their humorous, moving, and profound words, you can watch the 2016 Birmingham show by clicking this playlist

With heartfelt thanks and enormous gratitude to our 2016 cast and production team, and to our North American sponsors SheKnows #BlogHer16, Luvs, and local sponsors Action Martial Arts, Alabama Speed Club, BirminghamMommy.com, Bridal Bliss, Byte Size Inc., Homewood Toy & Hobby, O’Carr’s RestaurantSouth Shades Crest Animal Clinic and photographer Brittany Louise Photography and videographer Video Visions, Inc.

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(c) 2016 Brittany Louise Photography

Listen To Your Mother Birmingham 2016 is also proud to support Oasis Counseling for Women & Children with a 10% donation of our ticket sales.

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(c) 2016 Brittany Louise Photography

We also invite you to experience voices from our shows all across North America featuring powerful true stories 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.

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Hey Magic City: That’s a wrap!

by Jennifer on May 29, 2016

You never really know if you’re prepared for something like this.

Months of hard work: finding the venue and the cast, rehearsals, working with our local sponsors, printing the programs and more. It all leads up to an hour and a half on the stage, under the spotlight, with an audience waiting for 13 people to speak their honest truths about motherhood. But there’s no amount of preparation that tells you how it’s actually going to go.

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Photo credit (c) 2016 Brittany Louise Photography

And this year? There is only one word to describe the way the LTYM Birmingham 2016 show went: extraordinary. Our cast of 13 men and women were flawless, telling stories of heartfelt sincerity, gut-busting laughter, and poignant sadness.

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Photo credit (c) 2016 Brittany Louise Photography

After our show we were able to donate 10% of our gross ticket sales to our wonderful partners at Oasis Counseling for Women & Children in downtown Birmingham.

Our producers Meagan and Jennifer handing over the check to the staff at Oasis.

Our producers Meagan and Jennifer handing over the check to the staff at Oasis Counseling.

If you missed our show, Birmingham, don’t fret: you can catch the videos on YouTube this summer.

And there’s always next year.

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Sponsor Post: Birmingham Mommy

May 10, 2016

Before 2008 if you were a mom in the Birmingham area, you had to search through a variety of resources to find local parenting information. In 2008, Birminghammommy.com made life a whole lot simpler for parents in central Alabama. Angie Cleland provided an invaluable resource to moms when she and her partners started the parenting website that provides parents with local events and information for their city. Listen to Your Mother Birmingham was honored to partner with Birmingham Mommy and truly appreciated their support for the first LTYM show in the Magic City. The website has a wide range of topics and resources from shopping to events to helpful gadgets for new moms. One of the most favorite links on the website is the local consignment sales. New moms flock to the calendar link and appreciate being able to see all of the regional sales listed in one location on the web. Birmingham […]

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CAST SPOTLIGHT: Kelly Yaun

April 26, 2016

Kelly Yaun is wife to Ryan and mama to Knox, Mary Frances, Leo, Flinn, and Hollis. In between the craziness, she works from home as a small business owner. Kelly enjoys family vacations, live music, and quality time with her family. Before her experience with “Listen to Your Mother”, Kelly’s writing has stayed within the comfortable confines of her journals and personal Facebook page. What is your favorite quote?  “Just do the next right thing, one thing at a time. That’ll take you all the way home.” -Glennon Melton If you have a Saturday all to yourself, how do you spend it?  I would spend the day with my very favorite things- watching some classic movies like the Ocean’s series or the Bourne series, eating some delicious Italian takeout and a pint of Ben and Jerry’s “that’s my jam”, and playing on Facebook and YouTube with no interruptions. I’d also do my best to […]

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CAST SPOTLIGHT: John Paul Taylor

April 24, 2016

John Paul Taylor is an Emmy-nominated poet from the Emmy award-winning documentary Mr. Dial Has Something To Say. He is the co-founder and director of Real Life Poets, a 501-(c)3 non-profit community service organization focusing on mentoring young adults, and encouraging good communication and oratorical skills using spoken word poetry and the arts. John Paul believes everyone has a voice and everyone deserves to be heard. What is your favorite quote? “You don’t have to do what ever body else is doing. Follow your own path, John Paul.”-Sarah Taylor (my mom!) If you have a Saturday alone to yourself, how do you spend it? If I had a free Saturday I would simply sleep. Since becoming a parent I have found that sleep is a very precious resource and rare. What is one of the craziest things your parents ever said to you? I will never forget my father saying to me, well […]

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