Ready, set, go Listen to Your Mother!

by takeylabenton on November 14, 2015

There is a little a crispness in the air. Greens are making the transition to golds, tangerines, scarlets and coppers. Children and parents are settling into their school year routines and we’re getting ready to help you all Listen to Your Mother!

Ann, Darcy and I are gearing up to deliver another amazing Listen to Your Mother show for 2016. We are excited to introduce you to new faces, new cities and new local causes. Can you believe we’ve been doing this for 7 years now? We couldn’t have done any of this with out any of you. Thank you!

If you’re like me and can’t wait to start listening, check out the cities that will be joining in for 2016.

Dream big with Listen to Your Mother and American Family Dream Bank.

Or you could just take a look back and get inspired to share your own story with us all for 2016…

Madison Youth Choir

Wait, you still haven’t picked up the book. Well, what are you waiting for?

photo by Anna Palmer of Jennifer Lee Photography

photo by Anna Palmer of Jennifer Lee Photography

No matter how you get started, as long as you start off with Listen to Your Mother you’ll be ready to roll with us in 2016.

Follow us on Facebook or Twitter and be sure to check back soon for more announcements and updates.

See ya’ll soon!

-Takeyla, Darcy and Ann

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2015VideosDid you miss our Mother’s Day show? Have no fear, the videos are here!

You can now watch videos from the 6th annual Madison show here, then skip hop and jump around by city, reader name, keyword, or topic to peruse nearly 1500 stories of motherhood from 5 years of LTYM shows.

Our LTYM shows wouldn’t be possible without the love and support of our national sponsors, SheKnows Media #BlogHer15 and Luvs. Our local sponsors, the The Century HousePasqual’s CantinaDragonfly Hot YogaBrava MagazineThe Purple GooseBlack Belt AmericaHappy BambinoHalf-Pint Resale, & Lakeside Press allow us to give Motherhood A Microphone in Madison year after year.


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