The Angelas are ready for LTYM Metro Detroit 2016!
The Listen to Your Mother Show is coming to Metro Detroit for our third season, and we can’t wait to give motherhood a voice and a stage this May.
Unsure about what LTYM is? We’d love if you took a few minutes to watch this:
Stay tuned, Metro Detroit! We’ll be sharing more about the show, our charitable cause, and the many ways you can be a part of LTYM this year, from sitting in our amazon audience to auditioning — yes, you!
2015 welcomed over 400 new videos to the Listen to Your Mother channel. Get cozy on your couch or start walking with your headphones, because once you begin listening to these amazing stories you won’t want to stop.
Start with the Metro Detroit show — of course! — but don’t miss the other cities’ storytellers. One of the true gifts of LTYM is the universal emotions threaded through the individual stories. You never know where you’ll find the video that resonates with you the most. To make your trip down the rabbit hole a little simpler, you can search by name or topic to get started on your Listen to Your Mother journey.
Thank you again to all of the LTYM Metro Detroit 2015 Sponsors! Our show couldn’t go on without your support, and we are so grateful for the connection between storytelling and the Metro Detroit community.
The morning of the show, we drove together, as we did so frequently this season: car rides where we planned and dissected and let the conversation shift between Listen To Your Mother and the rest of our lives. The lines separating LTYM from “the rest of our lives” aren’t so clear anymore, and I love that. Before making our way to Saint Andrew’s, we stopped at the amazing Avalon Bakery. (Lots of A’s this year — Angelas, Andrew’s, Avalon.) They provided lunch for our cast the day of the show, including a vegan chocolate cake they personalized with a megaphone for us. Basking in the sunlight for our few last quiet moments before the rush of show day, we drank coffee. We made last minute phone calls and texts to make sure all of our kids and husbands — six kids between the two of us, but we each only have one husband […]
Listen To Your Mother Metro Detroit 2015 was a huge success. Thirteen courageous readers took the stage to share their stories of motherhood. The audience of nearly 400 people in Saint Andrews Hall listened and cheered, laughed and cried, and had “Me Too” moments. “Me Too” moments are when someone connects with a story and understands because they have a similar story, because they know what it’s like. These “Me Too” moments are what Listen To Your Mother is all about. The show is about connecting people through stories, helping people feel less alone and encouraging empathy and compassion. After the show there were hugs and high-fives and flowers and lots of connections. It was a celebration of being real and being authentic, and being brave enough to tell the stories and connect with others and to feel it all. None of this would have been possible without sponsors that supported this kind […]
Ten years. Ryan and I lived in our Royal Oak home for ten years before selling it. We purchased it before babies, before our wedding, before our engagement, back when we were able to spend late nights at restaurants and bars and lingering evenings drinking coffee on Main Street. Slowly, we made the walls our own with coats upon coats of red paint in the dining room, and our words painting our family’s story onto the walls. We brought our babies home to that house: Abbey to a purple nursery we painstakingly matched to my favorite stripe in her crib bedding, Dylan to a room he only deigned to sleep in for hours at a time. We finally stopped trying when he began climbing out of his crib and wandering to one of our rooms in the quiet hours between midnight and please-sleep-anywhere-just-sleep. Selling it was harder than I expected. Not logistically — […]