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The stories behind our stories #PicturedNotPictured #LTYM

December 13, 2016

In preparation for our 2017 season, we’ve asked our local directors and producers to pick a favorite photo and tell us what’s not pictured–the story behind the story if you will. We’ll share these #PicturedNotPictured micro stories over the coming months to give you behind-the-scenes glance of the Listen To Your Mother experience. Feel free to play along with your own #LTYM #PicturedNotPictured moments.   Telling my story of motherhood at the LTYM event last year prepared the way for new meaning in my life.  I had given up on creativity, my youth had fled.  Chasing acting work down had become pure drudgery and seldom successful. I settled into retirement numb to joy and self-expression. The response to sharing my story surprised me. Many people told me they were touched by it.  Someone in the audience expressed an interest in an expansion of it.  The spark was ignited and I’ve been writing and […]

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Super early bird pricing for SheKnows #BlogHer17! Hear from a first-timer why you should go.

December 6, 2016

Last summer LTYM Madison alum De’Kendrea Stamps attended SheKnows #BlogHer16 as a social media conference first-timer. De’Kendrea is not a blogger, nor a social media professional. In fact, her professional expertise is in nonprofit and transportation management. Yet, De’Kendrea’s empowering experience illustrates how attending a BlogHer conference can inspire “a-ha” moments that changes lives. De’Kendrea Stamps and LTYM Founder Ann Imig at #BlogHer16 closing party Attending BlogHer for the first time was an amazing experience. It was great to see so many strong and bold women choosing to live their best lives out loud. I have always been a fan of storytelling and this conference fulfilled that core interest while also giving me a view of the value of our stories from a business/marketing standpoint. One particular story I haven’t seen told much is the battle that many women face with endometriosis, myself included. However, during the BlogHer Expo there was a full […]

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Being Thankful For What’s Right In Front Of You

November 22, 2016

A visit to Alcatraz brought on an all too familiar feeling to Sally Koering Zimney as she compared the prison island to parenthood. She recalled last Thanksgiving with family when she presented a brilliant idea for all of the kids to share what they were thankful for — expecting a proud parenting moment — only to be disappointed by her daughter’s answer. “I mean, she was supposed to say something meaningful, something reflective, something I could post on Facebook, for God’s sake!” Upon reflection, Sally realizes that her daughter was actually reminding her to stop training her eyes on a horizon that she might never reach, and instead be thankful for what is right here, right now. “Can we embrace this island we’re living on? Love its shores and spectacular views, love the sometimes brutal landscape of the island’s ups and downs, the way the storms come through and then settle to quiet.” Watch Sally’s hilarious and touching video […]

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A Thanksgiving of Generations In One Simple Dish

November 17, 2016

Generation after generation, the women in Lisa Martin’s family move away from their mothers. Today she finds herself in the middle — having moved away from her own mom while her daughter begins to move away from her. The Thanksgiving holiday holds special meaning to the family, near and far. “When you’re growing up in a family of little means, Thanksgiving is better than Christmas because there’s no pressure to give the perfect gift.” The women in her family bond over a treasured recipe for homemade stuffing, and so much more. Watch Lisa’s video from LTYM: Baltimore 2016 below or on the Listen To Your Mother YouTube Channel. Join us in our Grand Finale Season for 2017! Find a show near you. Watch more LTYM stories on the Listen To Your Mother YouTube Channel.  

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Join LTYM This Saturday at Madison Women’s Expo!

November 16, 2016

Grab your people and head to the Alliant Center this weekend for LTYM live-storytelling this Saturday November 19th at 11 am on the DreamBank stage! Enjoy funny and moving true stories from Erin Clune, Beverly Davis, Cate Guggino, Jane Wright Jones, Jessie Loeb, Jolieth McIntosh, De’Kendrea Stamps, and LTYM Founder Ann Imig. Then “explore, engage and experience” Madison Women’s Expo’s treats, shopping, speakers, entertainment all weekend long. Find discounted expo tickets here. Hope you can join us!

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