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Heads Up, Chicago! Let’s Write!

December 13, 2016

It’s almost time, Chicago! Consider this your “one month warning” post… We will be accepting submissions to consider for our SIXTH ANNUAL AND GRAND FINALE Chicago show—which will be held on Sunday May 7, 2017 at the Athenaeum Theatre—starting Friday, January 13th. We wanted to give you some time to get your true stories of motherhood on paper or into the computer! Let’s get writing (or editing), shall we? Are you sitting there thinking you could never write your story because you’re not a writer, or thinking you could never get up on a stage and tell your story because you’re not a professional speaker? Are you thinking you or your story isn’t good enough? Stop it. We’re here to tell you otherwise. This is not a show for professional speakers/writers (though we welcome all levels of experience). LTYM is about Motherhood and Motherhood is for EVERYONE. Your voice and story may be […]

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Get Ready, Chicago…Presenting Our Grand Finale Season!

October 6, 2016

Listen To Your Mother, this amazing movement that has been “giving motherhood a microphone” since that very first show in Madison, Wisconsin back in 2010, is taking its final bow during the 2017 season (Chicago’s sixth!). All of us who have been involved in producing local shows–as well as our Leadership Team–are so very proud of what we’ve achieved, and we’re ready to celebrate all of it as we bring motherhood stories to our local stages one final time. You can read the official announcement here. In the coming months you’ll be learning more about how you can get involved. Tracey and I will be accepting written submissions for our 2017 show in the second half of January 2017, and we’ll also be letting you know how to buy tickets to celebrate in person with us at our home venue, the beautiful Athenaeum Theatre in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago. As always, a […]

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The 2016 Listen To Your Mother Chicago Videos Are Live!

July 15, 2016

They’re here! They’re here! It always feels like a holiday when the new LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER videos are released for all to enjoy. After the triumph of a fantastic season—and 2016 was indeed fantastic, giving motherhood a microphone in 41 cities, resulting in more than 500 new stories to add to our collection—we all wait on the edge of our seats for the day when we can share the stories with the world. Now YOU can check out the stories from the Chicago show and our 40 sister cities on YouTube, at your leisure! We recommend that you watch the Chicago show (and any other city) in “playlist order”, which is how the stories were presented live on May 1. Our whole show can be viewed like that HERE, and here are the links to the individual stories: Kathy Sidney Melisa Francie Beth Megan Bonnie Tracey Mollie Andrea Nina Rachel Pete Don’t […]

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In the Blink of an Eye…

May 4, 2016

Well, THAT was quick. The fifth annual LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER CHICAGO show is in the rear view mirror now and I honestly don’t know how that happened. I mean, I KNOW how it happened, but whoooooosh! (All photos in this post were taken by our Smiley Dream Girl and Official Photographer, Brandi of Balee Images. She created our headshots and captured all of the lovely moments along the way on our journey to stage. She is adored by all of us.) There are many great things about producing LTYM shows, but the fact that each year is unique (the show AND the behind-the-scenes elements) is one of the best. As Tracey and I have gained experience–lots of it!–creating each of our shows from the ground up, we have gotten good at analyzing what we need to do differently and which areas need improvement via more attention on our part. I already know […]

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Our 5th Annual Conversation Post

April 30, 2016

T. Our baby is 5! M: Pretty soon I’ll be following the school bus to kindergarten! I’d say the same about you but you’d have a pretty short commute because you homeschool. T. I will be following our baby to the kitchen table to glue feathers and work with geometric blocks and stuff. M: Wait, can a show GO to kindergarten? Huh. ANYWAY, this is our fifth season. Best season yet! T. Dude. Don’t let the other seasons hear you saying that! M: Oops, right. But what I MEAN IS, we really know what we’re doing this year, compared to year one. Just like with the kids. All the ones up to now were experimental. AMIRITE? T: Um… suuuuure. (the good parent over here). M; ANYWAY, I’m really really excited about Sunday. I can’t believe it’s here already!!!! T: It DID seem to fly super fast this year, didn’t it? The cast is […]

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