Join Us at The Dairy Center for the Arts on 5/9/15 at 4 & 7 PM!

The Dairy Center for the Arts
To purchase tickets, click here
$14 in advance/ $17 on the day of the show
General Admission
PG-13

 

DSC_6355Carrie Howell is an elementary school teacher turned active stay at high-country-home mom.  She embraces every second of the energy, excitement, insanity, sleeplessness, rewards, and love of life with her four beautiful children.  Her perspective on life and motherhood changed forever when she lost her second son, Bryce David, unexpectedly in October of 2010.  Her journey through grief has challenged her to accept her new normal.  As she continues to move through her grief to gratitude journey, she has felt empowered by her son to support others and advocate for parents and their children.  She is a member on the advisory board of the Grief Support Network in Boulder, where she is committed to giving input for services that will provide guidance to other bereaved parents and family members.  Carrie feels especially passionate about helping siblings through their grief since witnessing her oldest son experience his own grief after losing his little brother. 

Carrie grew up on a horse farm in New Jersey and since she was a tiny tot, has immersed herself in nature, where she feels true inner peace.  She enjoys leisurely family walks, photography, hiking, yoga, and horseback riding.  She also finds joy in dancing to live music with her wonderful and supportive husband, whenever possible.

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Tracy Ross lives in Nederland with her husband, three children, and “chiyote,” a New Mexican rescue dog named Fern. She (Tracy, not Fern) won the coveted National Magazine Award for best essay in 2009, and later turned the essay into a critically lauded memoir called The Source of All Things. She now freelances full time, penning deeply reported features, profiles, essays, and issue-based stories for Outside, Backpacker, Bicycling, SKI, Skiing and other publications. When she isn’t writing, she’s spending too much time at high altitudes, in the sun, pursuing her favorite sports — all forms of skiing, plus cycling, duckying, paddle-boarding, hiking, and — very, very occasionally, when there is no other option — tennis.

Moore, Pam2Pam Moore Listen To Your Mother Boulder Co-Producer– Pam is a writer, occupational therapist, runner, and mom to two girls. A regular contributor to Colorado Runner Magazine, her writing has also appeared on websites including The Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, In The Powder Room, and Mamalode. One of her short stories was short listed in the Mash Stories competition, and one of her essays was selected for the anthology The HerStories Project: Women Explore the Joy, Pain, and Power of Female Friendship. She has completed two ironman triathlons and six marathons, but considers parenting to be her greatest feat of endurance to date. Pam blogs about running, mothering, and life with her husband, two kids, and six backyard chickens on her blog Whatevs…   She’d love to connect with you on Twitter and Facebook.

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Stephanie Sprenger is a writer, editor, music therapist, and mother of two little girls. She blogs about the imperfect reality of motherhood at Mommy, for Real,  and her work has been published on the Huffington Post, Mamalode, Brain, Child, and In the Powder Room, among other places. She was proud to be named one of BlogHer’s 2014 Voices of the Year. As co-editor of The HerStories Project, she has published two books, with a third one—Mothering Through the Darkness: Women Open Up About the Postpartum Experience—to be released next fall by She Writes Press. She can usually be found behind her guitar, in front of her computer, or underneath a pile of laundry. She loves coffee, reading, yoga, and the Oxford comma, and her long-term goals include taming her neuroses and crafting the perfect witty bio. Find her on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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Dana Talusani spent her early, formative years in the frozen tundra of North Dakota. Convinced that she would die of boredom, she learned to cultivate an active imagination and scribble words down on paper. After graduating from CU-Boulder, she taught high-school English, a career she loved but abandoned for marriage, motherhood, the excitement of wiping rear ends and limitless loads of laundry. She also had a brief stint as a personal chef, until she realized that people who live in Boulder County don’t actually consume food. Today, she writes and blogs at TheKitchWitch.com. Her work has appeared on Today.com, CNN.com, Scary Mommy, and the Huffington Post, among others. She is currently working on her first novel, a memoir about the interconnectedness of food, family, memory and love.

 

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Joelle Wisler is a writer and mother living in the mountains who loves quiet Saturday mornings and other mythical things like personal space and time to think. She named her blog Running From Mountain Lions so that if she ever meets up with a big cat, at least she can go down in a blaze of irony. Her writing has been flung haphazardly about the internet, writing regularly for Scary Mommy and The Huffington Post. She made The Today Show’s List of Funniest Parents on Facebook and contributed to the anthology; Scary Mommy’s Guide To Surviving The Holidays. She is writing a YA book about a tree that falls in love with a little girl and wrecks some havoc. Find her on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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Spotlight on Local Sponsor: Joel Peterson Photography

April 6, 2015

For the second year in a row, we are thrilled to call Joel Peterson Photography the official photographer of Listen To Your Mother: Boulder. We originally found him through the 100 Bellies in 100 Days Project, in which he captures the beauty and the stories behind 100 pregnant bellies. Who better to capture Boulder’s stories of motherhood than Joel? We love working with Joel Peterson… He is professional, personable, and his work is beautiful. Don’t just take our word for it… Have a look at some of the gorgeous photos he took at our 2014 show. Here are a few words from Joel… Joel Peterson Photography offers top quality photography for your family, focusing on your needs and desires, and capturing the love and bonds that make your family truly unique. Providing you with photographs that will be cherished in the present, and will be forever treasured, family heirlooms.         […]

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Tickets!

April 1, 2015

We are so excited to announce tickets are on sale NOW! You can purchase them here We hope you will join us at The Dairy Center for the Arts on Saturday, May 9th Shows are at 4pm and 7pm Tickets are $14 in advance and $17 on the day of the show. 10% of the proceeds will benefit EFAA Seating is General Admission The show is PG-13 You may purchase tickets online or over the phone through The Dairy Center Box Office by

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Cast Spotlight; Christine Kahane, Heather Lofquist, and Elyana Funk

March 27, 2015

Christine Kahane moved back to Colorado in 2014 after spending three years in Tanzania. She owned her own business in Dar es Salaam building brand strategies and business plans for Tanzanian companies. When she landed back in the States, words failed her; she literally could not talk about what she had experienced. So she began writing it down. She kept writing and now is in edits with her forthcoming memoir: Mama Lulu. Today’s piece is excerpted from the book. Christine is an operatic lyric soprano, and mother to a six month old Yorkie named Miss Petunia Belle. They have recently moved to Lafayette, where, alongside her writing, Christine is building brand identities for a few clients in the area. Among her passions is a world that works for all. To that end, she completed a rigorous facilitator training last fall for Awake At Work: a mindfulness program for corporations that launched online with […]

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