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Sponsor Spotlight: Tom Dolan Swim School

by Kate on March 20, 2017

This year, LTYM DC is beyond thrilled to have the support of U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist, Tom Dolan and the Tom Dolan Swim School.

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Providing a state of the art purpose-built swim school facility and system that teaches swimmers — from 3 months all the way up to adults — solid fundamentals that are essential for water-safety, recreational and competitive swimming.

The Tom Dolan Swim School’s main goal, as highlighted in the tag line ‘Swim Thru Life’, is to provide their customers with water-safety education, self-esteem and confidence in the water — safety skills and life lessons that will stay with your kids forever.

It is never too late for you or your children to learn the essential life skill of swimming. Being safe and confident in the water is an important skill for everyone! Here are some of their most popular offerings:

Weekday Morning Waterbabies Classes:

Waterbabies I

– For babies age 3 months to 1 ½ years old
– No assessment required
– Classes taught by teacher and parents/caregivers
– No lesson fees until baby is 6 months old

Waterbabies II

– Monday and Tuesday 9:30am-10am
– Fridays 11am- 11:30am
– Teacher led class for babies and their parents or caregivers
– For babies age 1 ½ to 2 ½ years old
– No assessment required

Spring Break Swim Camp:

– The Spring Break Camp is made up of one 30-minute lesson each day of the week (Monday thru Friday) between 1pm and 3pm.
– Dates: April 10 – April 14

Summer Swim Camp:

– 8 weeks of summer camps with classes offered between the hours of 1pm and 3pm
– Camp runs for 1 week (Monday through Friday) and is made up of one 30-minute lesson each day of the week

Tom Dolan’s swim school isn’t just a school, it’s a community of families. Providing children with an opportunity to learn water-safety is a priority for all parents, and we couldn’t be happier to have the Tom Dolan Swim School as a sponsor for our 2017 show.

Have you purchased your tickets to the show yet? Space is limited so don’t wait! Click HERE for full details.

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Meet the Cast: Alison Rascher

by Kate on March 16, 2017

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Alison Rascher heads a multi-generational household which includes 3 boys, a father-in-law, a husband and a dog (who’s also sorta a boy now). As the wife of a college baseball coach, she’s happy to say she finally understands the drop third strike rule and aspires to have a dugout phone in her kitchen, if that means she can reach her husband more easily. Alison likes to write reflections on motherhood, intergenerational exploits, and the world of boys at Ears Like an Elephant

Want to hear more? Here is a little Q&A:

LTYM: How did you discover LTYM?

Alison: An old college friend, and fellow coach’s wife was in the LTYM St. Louis cast a few years ago and encouraged me to give it a try – or two!

LTYM: What is the craziest thing you remember saying to your children?

Alison: I told my kids I was a Jedi for years and had a pink light saber but I had to give it up when I met their father, because Jedi can’t marry.

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LTYM: What is the craziest thing you remember your mom saying to you?

Alison: Watching Friday Night Videos years and years ago, Bruce Springsteen’s Dancing in the Dark came on and my mom stood up, started dancing and said, “I love his hip action!”

LTYM: What is one of your favorite things you’ve ever written?

Alison: I used to keep a daily journal in high school, assigned by my most favorite English teacher. It was the first 10 minutes of each class and he would collect them and write back, if a response seemed necessary.  As I had him as a teacher for 3 years, that journal chronicled my mother’s illness, my feelings and a lot of validation that a teenager needs.  It’s a huge treasure.

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LTYM: When did you first start thinking about your mother as an individual person and not just “mom”?

Alison: I think after I became a mother in my 30s and began juggling the roles of woman, wife, and mother, I started I thinking about how my mom did it herself.

LTYM: What do you wish most for your children?

Alison: I want them to believe in themselves and their ability to overcome any obstacle.  To dig deep and find inner strength and resolve but also to get rid of the overwhelming worry that I’ve struggled with and embrace each day as a gift.

Alison and Dog

Thanks Alison!

Check back next week for another DC cast member spotlight…

Have you purchased your tickets to the show yet? Space is limited so don’t wait! Click HERE for full details.

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Meet the DC Cast: Hannah Grieco

March 9, 2017

Hannah Grieco is a mom and teacher in Arlington, Virginia. Mental health advocacy has become a personal mission, as her family has struggled with and pushed through significant challenges in the past few years. She is extremely grateful for this opportunity to share one moment on that journey. Want to hear more? Here is a little Q&A: LTYM: Who IS Hannah? Hannah: A person, a mother, a wife. A daughter, a teacher, a runner, a fighter. Now more than ever, a fighter. But in quieter, more secret ways than I used to be. I am learning to be a listener, and a student. I am learning what it means to be in my fourth decade of life, on a path I never expected to set foot on, and to embrace that push into what scares me. LTYM: How did you discover LTYM? Hannah: A friend sent me the link, and she wrote, “You […]

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Introducing the 2017 Listen to Your Mother DC Cast!

February 27, 2017

Please join us in congratulating the 2017 Listen to Your Mother DC cast! Jennifer Andos Ejima Baker-Morales Lou-Ann Wattley Belk Stephanie Dulli (director) Hannah Grieco Jessica Haney Taylor Harris Kate Coveny Hood (producer) Lottie Joiner LaPonda Kersey-Salisbury Rachel Nusbaum Nina Parrish Alison Rascher Cast bios will be available soon.  We hope you can join us May 7th at 2 p.m. at the Spectrum Theatre in Rosslyn, VA. Tickets are available now! BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW! by

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Schedule your 2017 LTYM DC Audition Today!

January 10, 2017

DC’s finale Listen to Your Mother Show will take place on Sunday, May 7, 2:00-3:30 p.m. And starting today, we are officially scheduling auditions! You can find all details here: First the logistics. Auditions will be held in Reston, VA and Washington, DC on two separate dates: February 12 Appointments run from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods Plaza, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA 20191; 703-476-4500. February 19 Appointments run from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the office of our amazing cause, My Sister’s Place, 1436 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009. (This is a private office so please do not call for directions or location information. E-mail all questions to listentoyourmotherdc@gmail.com.) To secure your spot, send an e-mail to listentoyourmotherdc@gmail.com with your preferred date and time of day. We will do our our best to accommodate your preferences, but will be operating on a “first […]

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