The videos are here, Little Rock!

by Sarabeth Jones on July 13, 2015

LTYM cast show night-1

The 2015 Listen To Your Mother: Little Rock show was simply amazing. If you didn’t make it, great news! You can watch all the videos here! If you were there – great news for you too! You can revisit your favorites and share them with your friends.

Telling our own stories and hearing each other’s is one of the most powerful things we can do. Stories help us feel less alone, discover new truths, and find common ground. Clear out some time to watch the whole playlist below; if a story strikes a chord with you, be sure to pass it along to others who would enjoy it too. And plan right now to join us at Listen To Your Mother next spring, either as a storyteller or an appreciative listener. You’ll be so glad you did!

Celeste Patrice reading “I AM Carolyn Payne’s Daughter”

Jennifer Cobb Pyron reading “My Mother, My Mirror”

Kris Redenius reading “Salute to Military Mamas”

Martha Lauster reading “Your Face Will Freeze Like That”

Deanna Smith reading “The Land of Misplaced Memories”

Anthony K. Valley reading “Stork”

Kimberly Mitchell reading “There Goes Your Boyfriend”

Jessi Duncan reading “Sunrise”

Lakey Goff Sanford reading “Morning Star”

Crady Schneider reading “Two Mothers”

Teriney Tobler reading “The Unofficial Eulogy of Monta Jean Jack Smith”

Matthew Reed reading “She Will Put Chaos Into Fourteen Bullet Points”

Elizabeth Harrell reading “The Nickname”

 

Want more? There are hundreds of stories from 38 cities on the LTYM YouTube channel – enjoy!

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Thank you, Little Rock, for a fantastic show!

by Sarabeth Jones on May 20, 2015

It’s hard to wrap up the magical experience of a Listen To Your Mother show; the best I can say is that everything was just as it should be: a darkened room, stage lit, anticipation in the air.

Sarabeth Jones and Kerri Case welcome the crowd.

Sarabeth Jones and Kerri Case welcome the crowd.

Ready for the show to start!

Ready for the show to start!

And then, the stories started.

Jen Pyron tells of rescuing, and being rescued by, her mother.

Jen Pyron tells of rescuing, and being rescued by, her mother.

Anthony K. Valley talks about his mother's unique approach to teaching him about the birds and the bees...

Anthony K. Valley talks about his mother’s unique approach to teaching him about the birds and the bees…

Matthew Reed's ode to his mother and her lists.

Matthew Reed’s ode to his mother and her lists.

Jessi Duncan's incredible story of love and loss.

Jessi Duncan’s incredible story of love and loss.

We laughed, we cried. We were triumphant. We listened to each other, and were all the better for it. Here in Little Rock, Listen To Your Mother worked its way into our hearts once again.

An incredible Little Rock cast.

An incredible Little Rock cast.

 

 

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Meet the Little Rock cast: Anthony K. Valley

May 4, 2015

It’s time to meet the cast of Listen To Your Mother: Little Rock, who will be sharing their stories on Thursday, May 7, at 7:00 pm at Ron Robinson Theater. Have you gotten your tickets yet? Click here to buy – you don’t want to miss this! Anthony K. Valley (also called Valley or AK) has a mom, but is in fact not a mom. To make up for that shortcoming, he is the husband to Stacey (LTYM LR ’14 alumna), the father to four daughters, and is disliked by the family dog (female). During the day, AK works with the customer experience methodology as a database professional in Enterprise Marketing at Windstream. Happiness is his livelihood. What’s the secret to AK’s success? He accepts that he’s a broken man fully redeemed by Jesus. In response to this love, AK serves Christ imperfectly everyday. AK helps our homeless neighbors, mentors at-risk students, and often takes missions trips. AK serves as an […]

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Meet the Little Rock cast: Teriney Tobler

May 1, 2015

It’s time to meet the cast of Listen To Your Mother: Little Rock, who will be sharing their stories on Thursday, May 7, at 7:00 pm at Ron Robinson Theater. Have you gotten your tickets yet? Click here to buy – you don’t want to miss this! Teriney Tobler is a mother to four wild and crazy kids and wife to one Joe. Originally from Arizona, she has lived in Arkansas for the almost ten years. She loves the warmth of summer and the cool taste of Coke Zero. She spends her days teaching her kids, working for Arkansas Virtual Academy and cooking and sewing for others. Her goal this year is to learn to say, “no” more often. Although she will probably end up saying, “sure, absolutely, no problem.” Teriney’s tribute to her mother will leave you laughing – and feeling like you’ve met a new best friend. We can’t wait for you to hear it!  by

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Meet the Little Rock cast: Deanna Smith

April 30, 2015

It’s time to meet the cast of Listen To Your Mother: Little Rock, who will be sharing their stories on Thursday, May 7, at 7:00 pm at Ron Robinson Theater. Have you gotten your tickets yet? Click here to buy – you don’t want to miss this! Deanna Smith is a slightly sassy mother of five kids, ranging in age from twenty-one to two. Although she has Bachelor’s degrees in both Spanish and Professional & Technical Writing, she currently only uses them to sing along with Dora the Explorer and compulsively correct the grammar of others while she stays home with her two youngest children. Deanna has discovered that attention deficit disorder can be a fun, meandering journey of creativity, but she has also learned that depression flat out stinks. She firmly believes you can never have too much of a good thing—especially if either of those things are naps or chocolate. by

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