When You Have Become Outnumbered: Going From Two Kids To Three

February 11, 2015
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In LTYM: Portland‘s 2014 show Meghan Yow shared her humorous take on how being a mom to a third kid is a lot different than mothering the kids before him. “It’s not that I don’t want to capture all of his sweet moments — I really, really do. It’s just that it’s so much harder. Where is my phone? Does the two-year-old have it?” Watch the video below or on the Listen To Your Mother YouTube channel. Auditions are happening for LTYM 2015 and tickets will be on sale soon! Find a show near you.

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Attention All Auditioners: How LTYM Casts Our Shows

February 5, 2015

IMPORTANT! LTYM casts based on how stories fit together, not on how much we love your (or any) individual piece. Think of a playlist or a quilt; it comes together because of how the pieces compliment one another, not based on the awesomeness of one singular piece. Your story may find itself into this year’s playlist. It may not. Your story is awesome because it is YOUR unique story, regardless of whether or not it’s right for this show, this year. Thank you. We are honored you’ve chosen to share your story with us. We can’t wait to listen.  

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The Universal Color Of Motherhood

February 4, 2015
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In the 2014 LTYM :Twin Cities show, Nina shared about her choice to move to this country fifteen years ago. That choice made her children a minority even though — despite his brown skin — her son thinks he is white. “This country does not come with a parenting guidebook. But it does come with something even better — Google.  But there are questions that are not as easily answered. Decisions about giving up my culture and my upbringing for a different one for my children. And there is no Google for that.” Watch the video below or on the Listen To Your Mother Show YouTube channel. Listen To Your Mother auditions are happening now! Find a show near you.

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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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