A Mother’s Letter To Her Kids In The Event of Her Untimely Death

November 8, 2016

We can’t even begin to choose a favorite nugget of wisdom from Kayo Takahata’s letter to her kids, in the event of her untimely death — she offers up tender and hilarious words of advice… just in case she dies without being able to say goodbye. “Life really is short. So don’t worry about stuff — especially what other people think.” Watch Kayo’s video from LTYM: Boulder 2016 below or on the Listen To Your Mother YouTube Channel.

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The Truth Behind What Makes A Good Mother

November 1, 2016

“I don’t think anything reveals the truth so powerfully as motherhood.” Abra Mims uncovers the reality of what it really takes to be a good mom — and the important life lessons her own mother taught through love and connection. “I’m on my ninth year of motherhood and if there’s anything I’ve learned, it’s that I only thought I appreciated my mother.” Watch Abra’s video below from LTYM: Boston 2016 or on the Listen To Your Mother YouTube Channel. The 2017 LTYM season has begun! Check out our incredible 33-city line up! Audition and show information coming soon…

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Announcing our 2017 Grand Finale 32-City Line Up!

October 6, 2016

JOIN US IN 32 CITIES THIS SPRING!!! Atlanta Co-Director/Producers: Jana Anthoine & Miranda Wicker Austin Co-Producers: Kristin V. Shaw & Leigh Ann Torres, Assistant: Susanne Kerns Baltimore Co-Producers: Arlene Jackson & Taya Dunn Johnson Baton Rouge Director: Meghan Matt, Assistant: Whitney Andrus Boston Co-Director/Producer: Divya Kumar, Assistants Abra Mims, Rachel Hess Boulder Co-Producers:  Ellen Nordberg & Stephanie Sprenger Burbank Co-Director/Producers: Taia Perry & Suzanne Weerts Charleston Director/Producers: Becca Finley, Anna Hartman,  Assistants: Jennifer Buddin, Meredith Betzhold Chicago Co-Director/Producers: Tracey Becker & Melisa Wells DC Director: Stephanie Stearns Dulli, Producer: Kate Coveny Hood Kansas City Director: Greta Funk & Producer: Kathleen Fisher La Crosse Co-Director/Producers: Jess Witkins, Beth Erickson, & Molly Hilligoss Lehigh Valley Co-Director/Producers: Kristina Grum & Kirsten Piccini Madison Director/Producer: Ann Imig, Co-Producer: Takeyla Benton Metro Detroit Co-Director/Producers: Angela Amman & Angela Youngblood Milwaukee Co-Director/Producers: Rochelle Fritsch, Jen Gaskell & Alexandra Rosas North Jersey Co-Director/Producers: Sandy Rustin Fleischer, Deborah Goldstein, & Brooke Lefferts Northern […]

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Listen To Your Mother 2017: Our Grand Finale Season

August 30, 2016

In 2010 Listen To Your Mother put forth a mission: The mission of each LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER production is to take the audience on a well-crafted journey that celebrates and validates mothering through giving voice to motherhood–in all of its complexity, diversity, and humor–in the form of original readings performed live on-stage by their authors. To date LTYM local director/producers have hosted over 150 live shows in 54 cities. LTYM hosts 2000 videos from those shows on our YouTube channel, which features a wide array of powerful voices capturing all facets of contemporary parenting as well as stories about our own upbringing.   LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER aims to support motherhood creatively through artistic expression, and also financially–through contributions to non-profit organizations supporting families in need. Each LTYM show donates a minimum of 10% of ticket proceeds to a local cause, as well as providing the cause awareness/fund-raising opportunities. To date Listen […]

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Newbies rocked the Open Mic at #BlogHer16

August 9, 2016

Listen To Your Mother co-hosted our 7th annual blogging Open Mic at #BlogHer16! Word-lovers filled the room and threw their name in for a random chance to read at the microphone. We heard more readers than ever before, and a large proportion of writers new to the blogging and/or BlogHer scene. We also heard from blogging veterans excited for a chance to share their work before a warm and receptive live audience.   Huge appreciation to everyone who came; to all who threw their name in the hat, and especially to our generous listeners–the warm and welcoming audience. Special thanks to all of our courageous readers: Julie Anderson of Feminine Collective Amy Arndt of The Amy Situation Joy Bennett Marla Carlton of Feminine Collective Lauren Carlisle of The Olive Shoe Dottie Camak Suebob Davis of Suebob’s Red Stapler Aida Davis Michelle Dowell-Vest Allie Heemstra of Allie Illuminated Elise Cohen Ho of Ask Dr. […]

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