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by deborah on January 8, 2015

Last year, LTYM North Jersey was a fantastic success! We donated 10% of our ticket sales to NCJW/Essex County, sold out at SOPAC, promoted local businesses, and celebrated motherhood in the most funny, heart-felt, thought-provoking way. We’re already on track to produce an amazing show in 2015! But we decided that if were going to live up to the success of last year’s show, Sandy and I had better get some help.

It is with MUCH excitement that we announce the super talented BROOKE LEFFERTS to the Listen To Your Mother North Jersey production team!! 

Brooke Lefferts at SOPACBrooke Lefferts is a former TV news producer turned writer and editor, news editor for U.S. and World pages and She is a regular contributor to NBC’s and has contributed for Glamour,, Huffington Post, and Salon (just to name a few). She also publishes delicious insights into family life and pop culture on her blog,

You also may remember Brooke’s piece in last year’s show,

We know that Brooke’s professionalism, experience and dedication to Listen To Your Mother will help us produce a wonderful show this year. WELCOME TO THE TEAM, BROOKE!!

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Listen To Your Mother North Jersey is Back!

by deborah on December 11, 2014

Remember when we had that show?? And it blew EVERYONE away?!? Remember taking a trip with our cast while still sitting in your seat?? Man, we have been counting down the days until we could do it all over again! Of course, we expect that the Listen To Your Mother North Jersey 2015 show will be a completely different experience because we’ll be casting new readers with their own stories about motherhood, but it won’t be any less moving, poignant, impactful, thought-provoking, entertaining, and all the words you can imagine that describe the kind of adventure that is Listen To Your Mother.

You want to relive it, don’t you? You need something to tide you over until the next show. Because we love you, click HERE for the video compilation of the North Jersey cast of Listen To Your Mother 2014!

Photo credit: Joy Yagid

Photo credit: Joy Yagid

Did you watch? Inspiring, aren’t they? You have a story you’d like to share, don’t you? Well, do we have news for you!


Thursday, February 19th 5PM-9PM

Saturday, February 21st 10AM-6PM

You will have 5 minutes to share an original piece with us about motherhood. Whether you are a mother, want to be a mother, or have a mother, we want to hear your stories!

To reserve an audition slot, send an email to with the following information:

  • Write AUDITION in the subject line
  • Full name
  • Email address AND phone number where we can reach you
  • Whether or not you have any preferences for dates/times. We can’t guarantee that we will be able to accommodate you, but we will certainly make an effort.

Watch this space for more SUPER exciting announcements about our production team, sponsors, our LTYM 2014 cast, audition tips, and MORE!

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The 2014 Listen To Your Mother Videos Are Here!

August 6, 2014

Watch the 2014 LTYM: North Jersey show on our YouTube channel. Thanks to LTYM’s video sponsor by T. Rowe Price, we have added 400 new videos from the 2014 shows!! Check out EVERYBODY FREAKS OUT– their funny children’s-style book for parents–only five bucks and 100% proceeds benefit Junior Achievement USA. by

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Thanks to Our Sponsors!

May 14, 2014

Photo credit: Joy Yagid Photography Holy Cow! We put on a show, and it was nothing less than sensational. We’re going to tell you all about it and post photos and such, but before we do, we need to extend sincere thanks to some fantastic people and sponsors who helped us bring Listen To Your Mother North Jersey to us. These first-year sponsors are of particular note because they had no idea how what a triumph our inaugural event would be. They wanted to help us achieve our mission to give motherhood a microphone, and they absolutely did just that. We are grateful for their support. If you happen to be in the market for any of their services or products, we hope you’ll let them know that you appreciated their participation in Listen To Your Mother North Jersey 2014.   Megaphone Sponsors: Midtown Direct Rep SOPAC Microphone Sponsors: Colormatics Joy Yagid Photography […]

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Meet Our Sign Language Interpreter: Lydia Callis

May 9, 2014

Counting the hours at this point to our inaugural Listen To Your Mother show here in North Jersey, and we are all giddy with nervous anticipation tempered only by the confidence that our show is going to PG-13 ALERT: KICK ASS! You’ve met our cast now, but we didn’t want to dim the lights and raise the curtain until we introduced one more member of our production. We’re pretty jazzed about the celebrity who will help us bring our stories to life. LYDIA CALLIS is a sign language interpreter, community educator and advocate for equal access. Lydia gained national attention for her interpreting work alongside Mayor Bloomberg and New York City officials during Hurricane Sandy. She works to raise awareness regarding social issues, and is actively involved in public policy reform. Lydia is motivated by connecting people, preserving Deaf culture and empowering individuals to pursue their dreams without limitation. You know you’ve hit ultimate […]

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