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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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Two More Sleeps!

April 29, 2016

Show day is nearly here! Last night, Tracey and I finished our final run-through of the script, stuffed programs, and went over our final to-do list for LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER CHICAGO 2016. This season, our fifth, has flown by for us. It seems unreal that in 48 hours we’ll take the stage at the Athenaeum Theatre, but oh boy, we will! Also a little unreal: we already know that Sunday’s audience is our biggest to date (we’re so excited!). One of the things we loved about the Athenaeum when we first saw it was that, after coming from a venue that was much smaller, we knew we’d have room to grow our audience. That has happened. A HUGE crowd will hear thirteen motherhood stories on Sunday, but we still have room for you. And you. And her. And him. And them. Oh, and them as well. If you HAVE NOT BOUGHT your […]

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Local Sponsor Spotlight: Northwestern Medicine Prentice Women’s Hospital

April 28, 2016

We’ve said it over and over again, and we will continue to say it (sorry, not sorry!): Tracey and I could not produce this show without the support of local sponsors. We’ve worked with quite a few local businesses in our five (FIVE!) seasons, and it’s truly been a pleasure, working with them hand in hand to get our show to the stage. We’re beyond lucky to work with Northwestern Medicine Prentice Women’s Hospital, a returning local Megaphone sponsor for 2016! Prentice Women’s Hospital is a state-of-the-art hospital dedicated to providing top-notch care for Chicagoland women in all stages of life. In other words, while they excel at pregnancy and newborn care, that’s only part of what they do! Here’s more: fertility and reproductive medicine, pelvic health, gynecologic oncology and minimally invasive gynecologic techniques to treat uterine fibroids and endometriosis, just to rattle off a few other categories they cover. Prentice exists “to […]

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