The 2016 LTYM Boulder Videos Are Here!

by stephaniesprenger on July 14, 2016

The videos are here! The videos are here! Did you miss our April 30th show at Unity of Boulder? 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.

ELEESE BOHANNON-SCOTT reads at our 2016 DC show, by Julie Lowery Photography

ELEESE BOHANNON-SCOTT reads at our 2016 DC show, by Julie Lowery Photography

This past April, a fantastic group of women shared their humorous, moving, and profound words with a packed house at Unity of Boulder. You can watch the 2016 Boulder show by clicking this playlist.

 

Brianna on stage Photo credit: Tiny Dragon Photography

Brianna on stage
Photo credit: Tiny Dragon Photography

Kayo on stage Photo credit: Tiny Dragon Photography

Kayo on stage
Photo credit: Tiny Dragon Photography

We had a fantastic group of local sponsors this year, and we want to thank and acknowledge them one more time here:

the Joy Collective, the Organic Dish, Memories to Digital, Missy J’s Oh Yes You Candy, ABC Gym for Kids, JJ Wells Clothing, Mountain Kids Gymnastics, Bundle Cloth Diaper Service and Baby Shop, Shredder Urban Ski and Snowboard Park, Postpartum Wellness Center of BoulderBirth Center of Boulder, J Lounge Spa, Tiny Dragon Photography, Brighter Day Floral Design, Ladder Creative, and Swoon Jewelry.

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.

So tonight, put on your PJ’s, pour yourself a cup of tea or glass of wine, and settle in to watch some amazing stories on YouTube!

Cheers!

Stephanie, Ellen, & Katie

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The 2016 Show!

by stephaniesprenger on May 9, 2016

On Saturday, April 30th, the 4th annual Listen To Your Mother Boulder show took place at Unity of Boulder. We are still floating from the incredible experience; there really is nothing like the special brand of magic that belongs to Listen To Your Mother Shows.

The house was packed, the cast all read more beautifully and courageously than ever before, and the audience blew our minds with their enthusiasm, energy, and support. It was an evening that we will all remember forever. We are so grateful to our fantastic photographer and local sponsor Liv of Tiny Dragon Photography. Here are some of the beautiful moments she captured that night.

Our cast before the show. Photo credit: Tiny Dragon Photography

Our cast before the show. Photo credit: Tiny Dragon Photography

 

Our production team: Stephanie, Ellen, & Katie Photo credit: Tiny Dragon Photography

Our production team: Stephanie, Ellen, & Katie
Photo credit: Tiny Dragon Photography

We arrived early and had plenty of time for bonding, focusing, primping, and practicing.

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The cast circles up before the show. Photo credit: Tiny Dragon Photography

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LTYM is truly a bonding experience. Photo credit: Tiny Dragon Photography

We had tons of fun before the show.

The energy was contagious. Photo credit: Tiny Dragon Photography

The energy was contagious.
Photo credit: Tiny Dragon Photography

Hamming it up before showtime. Photo credit: Tiny Dragon Photography

Hamming it up before showtime.
Photo credit: Tiny Dragon Photography

Maybe a little too much fun.

Just go with it. Photo credit; Tiny Dragon Photography

Just go with it.
Photo credit; Tiny Dragon Photography

The show itself went beautifully; the audience (and cast) laughed and cried and cheered on every single person who bravely stood up to read her story. Have we mentioned yet how proud we are of this amazingly talented cast?

Brianna on stage Photo credit: Tiny Dragon Photography

Brianna on stage
Photo credit: Tiny Dragon Photography

Kayo on stage Photo credit: Tiny Dragon Photography

Kayo on stage
Photo credit: Tiny Dragon Photography

We can’t thank our incredible local sponsors enough for making our show possible. Our megaphone level sponsors, The Joy Collective the The Organic Dish were at the show to support us, and we are so grateful both for their attendance that night and their sponsorship this year. And congrats to the winners of our two giveaways, JOY and Organic Dish, Amber and Stefanie! We are honored to have partnered with local businesses that bring so much to the community of Boulder. Our microphone level sponsors, Memories to Digital and Missy J’s were also at the show that evening and we so appreciate their support this year (and we’ve fallen in love with their businesses as well!). We really did have a fantastic group of local sponsors this year:

the Joy Collective, the Organic Dish, Memories to Digital, Missy J’s Oh Yes You Candy, ABC Gym for Kids, JJ Wells Clothing, Mountain Kids Gymnastics, Bundle Cloth Diaper Service and Baby Shop, Shredder Urban Ski and Snowboard Park, Postpartum Wellness Center of BoulderBirth Center of Boulder, J Lounge Spa, Tiny Dragon Photography, Brighter Day Floral Design, Ladder Creative, and Swoon Jewelry.
The videos will be live on the Listen To Your Mother YouTube Channel this summer, so if you missed the show, you’ll have the opportunity to watch it in a few months. We personally cannot wait to relive the magic of our show this year and plan to watch the videos over and over and over . . .

Photo credit: Tiny Dragon Photography

Flower arrangement by Brighter Day Floral Photo credit: Tiny Dragon Photography

Thank you, Boulder, thank you to our local sponsors, and thank you to our radiant cast for making this year’s show such a wonderful experience. We loved every minute.

Stephanie, Ellen, & Katie

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Showtime is Almost Here!

April 27, 2016

With just a few days until show time, the excitement is palpable. This Saturday, April 30th, is the big day! We wanted to remind you one more time that the show starts at 7:00 pm at Unity of Boulder; doors open at 6:30. We’ve been so moved by all your support, sharing, and enthusiasm these past few weeks and months. We want to give back to all our fans, so make sure and take advantage of the special deals and giveaways our amazing local sponsors have generously offered to us! Giveaways and discounts are still happening; here’s  a recap: Enter to win $100 to Joy Collective for a massage or other treatment here. JOY Collective is located in Boulder and they offer a variety of fantastic services; they also cater specifically to mothers and families, and we are beyond proud to have them as a sponsor again this year! You can also enter to win […]

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Celebrating Local Sponsor Missy J’s Snacks & Treats

April 25, 2016

I have a huge sweet tooth problem. I love candy and sweets, particularly chocolate, and I never do well when I try to deprive myself of treats. It’s always such a hard balance between indulging in sweets and trying to stay healthy! Colorado, especially Boulder, is known for being a health-conscious community, and we are lucky to have many healthier options in terms of dining and grocery shopping close by. Our fantastic local sponsor, Missy J’s Snacks & Treats, provides a service that is very much needed in our community: a healthier option for the sweet snacks so many of us crave. Here’s what founder Jodi Feinhor-Dennis has to say about her business: Our mission is to provide “better for you” snacks + treats that, first and foremost taste divine, are free from unhealthy ingredients like white processed sugar, dairy, caffeine, are lower glycemic and non gmo. We pack our treats with love, […]

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Getting Ready for the Show!

April 20, 2016

10 days and counting! Our dress rehearsal on Monday night was nothing short of inspiring. It was such a thrill to get together as a cast, practice in our gorgeous venue, and hear each other’s stories once again. And now we absolutely can’t wait for you to hear them on Saturday, April 30th at Unity of Boulder! We were also grateful to have our fabulous photographer and local sponsor Liv of Tiny Dragon Photography with us on Monday! She took some amazing shots for us! You can see more of Liv’s beautiful work on her website. Here are a few highlights from our dress rehearsal: Our production team– Stephanie, Katie, & Ellen representing in our LTYM shirts! The cast warming up, getting our nerves out, and bonding before the read-through: Our talented cast members at the podium:     We are SO ready for this show! Don’t forget there’s still time to enter our two fantastic […]

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