That’s a wrap for 2015, NW Indiana!

by Lovelyn on May 15, 2015

What a magical night last Friday was as 11 ladies took Memorial Opera House stage to tell their hilarious, heart-breaking and heart-warming stories about motherhood. We had some share about being a mom and others about their own moms, stories of birth and of adoption, there were stories of pain and of hope. I’m so grateful to each reader for being willing to stand in front of hundreds of people and give their motherhood stories a microphone.

LTYM 2015 preshow cast

This summer, the 11 stories shared in NWI will join the readers in all other 38 cities across the country in releasing their stories worldwide as every video will be uploaded to our LTYM YouTube channel! I’ll let you know here when the videos are available or you can follow along on our national Listen To Your Mother Facebook page!

ltym 2015 podium collage

Thank you to each and every audience member that made this night so special. We could hear you laughing, crying & gasping with us. We saw your head nodding and your leaning over to whisper to a loved one when something really resonated with you. We felt your love as you held space with our stories. Thank you.

ltym 2015 iimm audience collage

“I brought my two sisters with… we laughed, we cried, we reminisced. Thanks for bringing something worthwhile to the community.” – Deanna Gallardo, NWI audience member

Thank you again to our NW Indiana local sponsors. I’ve often heard that it couldn’t happen without the sponsors, but I know that to really be true now. Their generous support of this show and how wonderful each of them has been to work with is amazing! Thank you, Ideas In Motion MediaBeth Fletcher Photography, BoyConn Printing, Crusader Homes, Von Tobel Lumber & Hardware, Boulder Bay Realty, WildFlour, Meridian Title, Sugarfield Flowers, Mirabel EssentialsRegional Plumbing & Highway 61 films! When you find the need for one of their services, I do hope you’ll try them out and thank them for helping give motherhood a microphone in our community with Listen To Your Mother! 

Thank you, NW Indiana for celebrating motherhood with this wonderful 5th annual Listen To Your Mother show!

photo credits:

first photo and bottom right of second collage: Beth Fletcher Photography

all others: Ideas In Motion Media


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Beth Fletcher Photography has been our official NW Indiana Listen To Your Mother show photographer and local sponsor since the show’s beginning 5 years ago. I’m so grateful for her support of the storytelling that happens each year on Memorial Opera House’s stage and that she even shared one of her own sacred motherhood stories in 2012 about finding beauty in life after the loss of her precious twin boys.


Beth describes photography as good for her soul. It celebrates love, heals pain and magnifies beauty. Her awe and respect for the art of photography began as a child and continues today.

Beth uses only natural light to photograph her subjects – expecting mothers, newborns, children, families and high school seniors. It is her goal to reveal the beauty that exists in each of them. The key to accomplishing this is by making her clients feel comfortable and natural, most often in a natural setting.


She has a beautiful special happening right now especially for moms. Mommy + Me sessions are on sale right now in honor of Mother’s Day! These unique sessions are simple, pressure-free sessions where loving, playing and being a Mama are encouraged. Each session is quiet and calm, and right now these sessions are on sale through Saturday, May 9, 2015. Sale price: $300 for 45 minutes. Clients receive 25 digital images and the rights to print + an 8×6 soft cover book of the images from the session. (regular price $350.00) These sessions take place in Chesterton, Monday-Thursday. Late morning hours preferred. Contact:


Beth also offers a workshop that teaches you how to use your fancy DSLR. Think your images are dull and uncreative? Not anymore! You’ll learn all about shutter speed, ISO and aperture in a way that’s easy to understand. She covers perspective, composition and how to win over your subject. (plus so much more!)
Her workshops are super intense, but so fun. I’ve personally taken the workshop and could not recommend it more!

Her May and July workshops are on sale of $425! That’s $75.00 off!

May 23 + 24 10a-2p
July 25 + 26 10a-2p

This special pricing is good through Mother’s Day! Four attendees per workshop & a 50 mm lens is required. Contact: to reserve your spot! 

Thank you, Beth, for supporting Giving Motherhood a Microphone in NW Indiana! 

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May 5, 2015

  Here is your first peek at our beautiful Listen To Your Mother: NW Indiana 2015 cast! These ladies will share some of their journeys and we will all laugh and cry together as we celebrate the beauty, the beast & the barely-rested that is motherhood! We’re giving motherhood a microphone and I hope you’ll be there to enjoy it with us! Learn more about the cast members on the bio page & grab your tickets for Friday HERE! Photos by Beth Fletcher Photography   by

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first rehearsal & hearing each other!

April 25, 2015

The cast of our NWIndiana show recently met for the first time to get to know each other and rehearse with a run through of all the readings. I always love this special time as everyone meets, we hear the flow of the show & we listen to each person’s story about motherhood in their voice.  We gathered in local sponsor Beth Fletcher Photography‘s gorgeous downtown studio and talked about our lives, the nerves about LTYM & spoke our motherhood stories aloud.   Our experiences are each so unique, yet so similar, too. We find ourselves nodding along with the stories recalling a time when we felt just the same or our eyes welling up with tears imagining an aspect of motherhood that we haven’t experienced, but can feel the emotion from someone else’s experience. I hope you’ll be nodding along, welling up a bit & definitely sharing a laugh with us on May […]

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local sponsor spotlight: Ideas In Motion Media

April 21, 2015

Ideas In Motion Media is the parent company of,, & and is committed to spreading good news within our region. They join our NW Indiana Listen To Your Mother show as a 5 time megaphone local sponsor! Their support of and belief in this idea of giving motherhood a microphone is so encouraging and we are grateful! is their newest project and is such a wonderful resource! All the best news stories, upcoming events, summer camps, volunteer opportunities, & places to be are just a click away! Here are a few of my favorite features: NWI Life In The Spotlight which highlights people around our community that go the extra mile to make NWI a better place to live. 10 fun things to do this weekend in NWI which is updated weekly and full of the region’s happenings! 365 things to do in NWI This incredibly fun list is currently […]

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