Grieving LTYM Hearts: In Memory of Jax Steinberg and J’laine Vest

February 2, 2015

Through the process of our shows, LTYM often becomes a sisterhood of sorts, gleaned from the dedication of all of our hearts, hours and energy in the service of story-sharing. We bear witness, give voice, take big leaps of faith, and bonding often happens naturally as a result. That bonding can lead to meaningful friendships, too. Last week, one of our Nashville 2014 cast members died. Her name was J’laine Vest. She took a serious fall that ended her life way too early and abruptly at age 51 leaving behind three children and her husband, among her extended family and friends. Our Nashville cast has become a tight sisterhood, and was in communication with J’laine’s family when she died. The whole team is heartbroken along with her family and J’laine’s community. Cast member Leisa Hammett wrote a tribute to Jlaine on her blog. From her obituary (not available online): Jacquelaine Denise Robnolt Vest, […]

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On Being Just A Stay At Home Mom

January 27, 2015
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“Are you unemployed… or just a housewife?” It was a question that would have Sabine Brown, a stay at home mom, beating herself up for not being more. Until she comes to the conclusion that — to her kids and to herself — she is just enough. Watch the video below or on the Listen To Your Mother YouTube channel. Your story matters: Auditions are going on now for LTYM 2015!  Find a show near you.

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2015 Listen To Your Mother Auditions – Happening NOW (or soon)

January 20, 2015

All year long we get emails asking How can I participate in LTYM?? The time for auditions has arrived! Below find specific information for auditioning in a city near you. Audition process and requirements vary by city–some have deadlines this week, in the next day or so, and some cities have not yet made their announcements but will soon. In the meantime, here are some helpful links: What is LTYM? Our FAQs 5 Reasons to Write Down Your Stories by founder Ann Imig 5 Reasons to Read Your Stories on Stage by founder Ann Imig Attention All Auditioners: How LTYM casts our shows Albuquerque Anderson Atlanta Austin (submissions due by 2/13) Baltimore Bangor Baton Rouge Boston Boulder Charleston Chicago (submissions due by 1/22) DC Evansville Indianapolis (submissions due by 2/13) Lehigh Valley Little Rock (submissions due by 2/22) Madison Metro Detroit Milwaukee Nashville North Jersey Northern Utah NW Indiana Oklahoma City (submissions due by 2/28) Orange County […]

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Motherhood Comes With A Laundry List of Guilt

January 20, 2015
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In the 2014 LTYM: St. Louis show, Linda reveals how she discovered that the guilt she had about the hard and early years of motherhood with her older daughters turned out to be some of their favorite moments. “My girls found happy memories during a time of adversity. Maybe we were rich.” Watch the video below or on the Listen To Your Mother YouTube Channel. Listen to more LTYM stories as we give motherhood a microphone. Share your story —  audition dates are being announced for the 2015 Listen To Your Mother shows across the country– find an LTYM show near you.

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Checking Your Biological Clock: Is It Time For A Baby Or Do You Just Want To Be A Mom?

January 13, 2015
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In her desire to have a family, Cate was becoming distraught, “Facebook became my nemesis. Every pregnancy or birth announcement became another dash of salt in a very tender wound.” Surprisingly, she discovers that maybe there is a difference between wanting to be a mother and actually having a baby. Watch the video below or on the Listen To Your Mother Show YouTube channel. Listen to more LTYM stories as we give motherhood a microphone. Share your story —  audition dates are being announced for the 2015 Listen To Your Mother shows — find an LTYM show near you.

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