Motherhood ebbs and flows between moments. Some cripple with the enormity of their pain, while others deliver the heart-exploding joy that casts a glow over even the toughest days.
Of course, in between, there are the small moments that knit together the experience, putting together broken hearts and bringing smiles of remembrance and that ever-wonderful moment of “I know that feeling.”
We’d love for you to watch the LTYM Metro Detroit videos — whether you attended the show, missed the show, or have never heard of the show until this moment.
If possible, experience the Listen to Your Mother Metro Detroit show in its entirety, even if it’s playing in the background while you take a walk or paint your living room or rock your newest little one to sleep. There’s something a bit magical about hearing the stories all together, something a bit like the roller coaster of motherhood itself.
Check out our show — we hope you love it as much as we do!
Time slid by too quickly the day of Listen to Your Mother: Metro Detroit.
I wanted to slow the second hand, just a little, too keep the roller coaster of emotions moving with less intensity. Big moments, the ones for which you plan and plan and plan, always speed by before you can inhale.
The morning of the show, I took a second to breathe. I paused, though I was running late, and I let the months of planning wash over me.
To our magnificent cast… You blew us away — the producers/directors, your fellow cast members, the audience — we are all walking around in a different place this week because of your stories. We all have stories, but we applaud your bravery in bringing your words and your hearts to our stage this weekend. You will inspire more people to do the same. More stories will be told because you were each brave enough to walk to that microphone and tell yours.
To our (mostly patient) families… Thank you to our children who scouted venues and made all sorts of unusual locations into opportunities to play with new friends, and thank you our husbands, the men who are often the first audience for our stories, our strongest supporters, and the people who bit their tongues while the three of us tried our hardest to break records for group texting our excitement, to-do lists, and anticipation about Listen to Your Mother: Metro Detroit.
To the Metro Detroit community… We appreciate your presence, your support, and the energy you brought to Saint Andrew’s Hall this weekend. You gave our storytellers a safe place to share their words, and for that, we are so grateful.
Meet Kimberly Morad! 1) What is your favorite location in Michigan? I had never really travelled outside of the popular “Canadian shopping destinations” until I met my husband who is a half-breed (Canadian and American). His family owns a quaint cottage in northern Michigan and we spend a lot of summer weekends there. They have the best ice cream, cheap booze, and the most fabulous mullets you’ll ever see. Did I mention the beach? Absolutely peaceful and gorgeous. 2) Do you have a favorite book, author, or story? What is it? Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: (A Mostly True Memoir) by Jenny Lawson Jenny, also known as The Bloggess in the blogging community, makes me laugh so hard that I will never need to go to the gym to work out my abs again. From her dysfunctional childhood to her personal battle with depression, she has inspired me to try to find the funny in life’s struggles and […]
As part of Henry Ford Health System’s commitment to Listen To Your Mother: Metro Detroit, we are continuing our series highlighting some of their phenomenal physicians. Today we talk with Dr. Monica Lee, Director of Obstetrics for Henry Ford Hospital. 1.What is the most satisfying part of your role as a physician? The ability to provide care to women of all ages, throughout their various phases of life. It is quite rewarding to take care of a patient in her teenage years that matures and goes on to have children of her own. 2. What is the number one thing women should do to protect their health? Protect our cardiovascular health. One in three women have heart disease, the number one killer in the United States. The leading female cardiovascular experts at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York are recommending the following “Top 10 Things Women Need to Do to Protect their Hearts”. 3. What is […]
Meet Ber-Henda Williams! She is doing amazing things with The Power of Girlhood. 1) What is your favorite location in Michigan? Cafe con Leche 2) Do you have a favorite book, author, or story? Khalid Gibran 3) Why did you decide to audition for LTYM: Metro Detroit? I wanted to express myself and share a defining moment in my life and career. 4) Do you have a favorite memory from Saint Andrews Hall? No, I was not a regular. 5) What is the best piece of advice you’ve received from your mother or a mother figure? Just be… Join us on May 4 to hear Ber-Henda’s story, and the stories of the other women in the Listen to Your Mother Metro Detroit inaugural cast. Tickets available now.