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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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Announcing LTYM:NWI 2015 cast & ticket sales!

April 1, 2015

Announcing the 2015 Listen To Your Mother: NW Indiana cast: Rebecca Bailey Tomi Brzycki Mary Lu Cowley Jenifer Crane Montia Gardner Alice Harrington Terri Linden Kristin Mantta Amparo de la Peña Tina Porter director/producer Lovelyn Palm will also read •••••••• You can soon learn more about them in the bio section, but for now, please join me in congratulating and welcoming them! These motherhood stories will make you laugh and cry in the very best ways. Grab your moms, sisters, aunts, cousins and friends and get your tickets to the show now! Join us Friday, May 8th at 7pm at Memorial Opera House in Valparaiso as we give motherhood a microphone! TICKETS ON SALE HERE! by

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Audition weekend!

March 21, 2015

Auditions are in full swing for the NW Indiana show. I scheduled a little break between people so I could organize myself & grab some lunch from our audition site host, Uptown Cafe. It is such an privilege to hear each of these stories about motherhood and it just never gets old.  Each of them deserves a microphone to amplify their amazing, brave, hysterical, heart-breaking, beautiful stories about this thing we are all linked by–motherhood. That always makes the selection of cast process difficult to imagine. How will I whittle all these stories down to just 10 to take the audience on a journey? Yet, when I sit and spread all the stories out on the floor in the wee hours of the morning, suddenly they begin to pick each other.  This story needs that one to follow it and that story has to be told in front of this one. As difficult as it […]

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LTYM: NW Indiana 2015 AUDITIONS announced!

February 13, 2015

Calling all humorous, heart-felt, heart-breaking, humiliating & hysterical stories about being a mom, having a mom, not having a mom, wanting to be a mom –every variation, as long as motherhood is the central theme. You don’t have to be a mom to participate! LTYM: NW Indiana announces call for auditions for our 5th annual Listen To Your Mother Show! When: (Please schedule an audition via email) Friday, March 20, 2pm-8pm or Saturday, March 21 9am-2pm Where: Uptown Cafe 1400 E. Lincolnway Valparaiso, IN To schedule an audition: email include your name & preferred audition time audition pieces should not exceed 5 minutes when read aloud 10-12 storytellers will be selected to read their stories live on Friday, May 8th, 2015 at 7pm at Memorial Opera House, Valparaiso **** Please time yourself reading aloud before auditioning to make sure your piece does not exceed 5 minutes. Please read right from your paper and don’t memorize your piece. We read directly from the page on show […]

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It’s time for our 5th season of LTYM: NWIndiana!

December 3, 2014

The national team for Listen to Your Mother has announced this year’s locations and it is our biggest season yet! There are 29 new cities around the country & 10 returning cities–NW Indiana is one of them!  I’m thrilled to bring the show back for our 5th season! Mark your calendars for the evening of Friday, May 8th, begin writing your stories & encouraging your friends to do the same, watch this site for details about auditions, and click on the picture below to check out the awesome video introducing our 2015 season! I hope you’ll join us as we give motherhood a microphone again in NW Indiana! Subscribe to our monthly national newsletter for updates on auditions, ticket sales & book news and follow along at the LTYM Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  What a season this will be! by

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