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LTYM Metro Detroit and Catching Fireflies

by angela on April 16, 2015

Listen To Your Mother Metro Detroit
We’re so exited to be able to offer another opportunity to purchase a Catching Fireflies ticket package! With a little over a week left until the show, now’s the time to grab your tickets. We love having the chance to connect our audience with local businesses we love, and Catching Fireflies is definitely one of those places.

Our newest sponsor is a place we want everyone to get to know: Catching Fireflies, a whimsical gift gallery in Rochester.  The store’s name was inspired by artists and “that nostalgic feeling you get inside when you think back to those carefree days as a child… it’s finding delight in the simple pleasures that you encounter everyday… it inspires you to create joy in your life and in others.”  Don’t you want to get to know them better?

The store is full of color and art and happiness.  It’s the perfect place to find hostess gifts, funny magnets, creative gifts for all ages — and Mother’s Day gifts. Catching Fireflies makes you happy, from their products to the careful way they wrap your purchasesthe store is filled with little treasures, and it’s cozy and welcoming — even if you’re shopping with young and curious children.

(what we said about them before)

Seriously, there couldn’t be a better time to shop at Catching Fireflies. Spring has finally arrived in Metro Detroit, and it’s at a great downtown Rochester location for an afternoon of shopping and snacking.

If you’re already a Catching Fireflies fan and this will be your first time at a Listen To Your Mother show, we can’t wait to see you there!

We are excited to offer a ticket package that includes two tickets to the Listen To Your Mother Metro Detroit show and a $50 gift certificate to catching fireflies.  The ticket package which is valued at almost $100 is available right now for only $60.  You get two tickets to the show AND a gift certificate to the store that has been voted Best Gift Shop for eight years in a row by HOUR Detroit Magazine.

**Update** This package has been purchased! Thank you for your support, and we will see you at the show.**

This package is a first come, first serve basis.  If you are interested in purchasing this ticket package, send an email to

Listen To Your Mother Metro Detroit takes place on Sunday, April 26th at 3 p.m. (doors open at 2 p.m.) at Saint Andrew’s Hall in Detroit.  Ten percent of ticket proceeds go to Cass Community Social Services.

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Meet the cast – Liz Eller

by angela on April 15, 2015

Listen To Your Mother Metro Detroit

1. Who is your favorite TV mom and why? 

Probably Reba. She a little hot headed and has that southern sass, but she’s always there for her family, no matter how dysfunctional they may be. She knows exactly what to say and loves them all no matter what.

2. Do you have a favorite quotation, book, author, or artist? Who or what is it?

My favorite book is A Tree Grows In Brooklyn and my favorite quote is, “Being FEARLESS isn’t being 100% Not FEARFUL, it’s being terrified but you jump anyway…” – Taylor Swift

3. What is your favorite room in your house and why?

Hands down, my kitchen. I adore cooking and baking. I love going in and whipping up an entire meal whether for myself or my family, and when I bake I’m always making 7 or 8 dozen cookies at a time to give to friends and family.

4. What is your favorite location in Michigan?

I haven’t travelled a lot within Michigan, so I’m not super familiar with all the beauty it has to offer. Though honestly, my favorite Michigan place is probably my mom’s house. It’s home and it’s full of great memories, my mom’s wit and my little brother’s sass. What more could a girl want?

5. What is the best piece of advice you’ve received from your mother or a mother figure?

My mom has given me so much great advice throughout my life. Some of the recurring themes have been to let go of the little things and just enjoy life, and to take chances. ​


Liz Eller is currently a senior at Central Michigan University, studying Event Management and Marketing. She also works in the Admissions Office at CMU and is a Program Coordinator for the CMU Leadership Institute. In her free time Liz enjoys writing fictions stories and songs. She also authors a blog about mental health struggles in teens and young adults. She’s so excited to be a part of LTYM 2015, and even more excited that she gets to do it with her mom. ​

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Euro-Peds helps kids move

April 14, 2015

Storytelling is brave. Storytellers get on stage and tell people about their struggles, their fears, their triumphs, their vulnerabilites. The stories are relatable, insipring, uplifting, emotional and important. Their stories inspire and encourage compassion and empathy and love. Stories aren’t just on a stage. Stories and storytelling are everywhere. The entreprenuer who risks their life savings to go after a dream. The artist who has to create to feel alive. The teacher who stays late to help the kid who needs that extra something. The special needs parent who fights for their child every second of every day. Listen To Your Mother is about providing a stage for people to share their stories about motherhood. It is also about finding and telling the stories in their community. The sponsors of this year’s Metro Detroit show have so many stories. Last week, we got to meet brave special needs families at Euro-Peds, a local sponsor of Listen To Your Mother Metro […]

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Meet the cast – Chitra Raman

April 13, 2015

1. Who is your favorite TV mom and why? Estelle Getty who plays the endearingly cantankerous uber-Mom Sophia in “The Golden Girls.” Her hilariously acerbic relationship with her daughter and daughter’s roommates is an absolute delight. 2. Do you have a favorite quotation, book, author, or artist? Who or what is it? Favorite quotation: “Do not use a hammer to remove a fly from a friend’s forehead” — Chinese proverb Favorite book:  An Anthropologist on Mars by Oliver Sacks Favorite Author: ( this is hard, I have so many) Dame Daphne Sheldrick — Love, Life and Elephants Favorite Artist:  My mother, followed closely by surrealist painter Jacek Yerka 3. What is your favorite room in your house and why? My favorite room is my bedroom. My small computer desk is right by a window, which looks out to one of the two splendid maple trees in my front yard. Behind the desk is a […]

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Meet the cast – Marlowe B’sheart

April 10, 2015

1. Who is your favorite TV mom and why? Nancy Botwin, from Weeds. Watching her I realize that since I am not using my kids as drug couriers or running from my drug kingpin husband and having my kids assume fake identities, I am clearly rocking this motherhood thing. 2. Do you have a favorite quotation, book, author, or artist? Who or what is it? — Too many to sift through…  I will go with, “Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.”  No idea to whom to attribute it… a mom friend from a moms’ network gave it to me. (What do you think, readers? We’ve seen it attributed to both John Lennon and Paolo Coelho!) 3. What is your favorite room in your house and why? I *want* to say the kitchen because we all eat together and have Shabbat there, or the family room where […]

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