Our voices as one…

by chelleymartinka on July 25, 2016

The world is in turmoil, and we need unity. We need peace. We need love, connectedness and we need to listen.

We all have a story. We all have a voice. And we are so blessed to have heard these voices in our 2016 Providence Listen to Your Mother Show.

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Take a bow, 2016

by chelleymartinka on May 16, 2016

And then it was over…

LTYM PVD 2016, close the curtain

Coming in like a lamb and out like a lion, our beautiful Listen to Your Mother 2016 Providence cast blew the house down! Realizing perfection can save your life, MS mamas are strong, adoption has many faces, kids say the damndest things, mother-in-laws pull at our heart strings, strength comes from within, no one dictates our children but them… those babies, who also are the experts on our best parenting, all gave us stories, a voice, a mic to our motherhood.

LTYM PVD 2016, close the curtain

Not only do we want to thank our warrior cast for their stories, but for the audience who shared them with us. Soon the videos will be live (and we will, of course, share them with you!), and after we basked in the limelight and consumed some cake, we went back to those stories of motherhood and wrote new chapters, kissed away new tears, laughed new joys, and made new memories. We learned together, and are bonded forever.

LTYM PVD 2016, close the curtain

To the close of our season, we take a bow, close the curtain, and are thankful for another beautiful year of stories.

LTYM PVD 2016, close the curtain

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Cast Spotlight: Lauren Jordan

April 22, 2016

Mom, wife, fundraiser, aspiring writer and co-director of LTYM Providence, Lauren comes to Listen to Your Mother as a speaker again this year with a piece that is bound to resonate with us all. Come hear her LIVE on April 28th! by

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Cast Spotlight: Chelley Martinka

April 21, 2016

Philadelphia-native-turned New Englander, Chelley is mom to Adelaide Eileen and Camille Thea, and wife of almost 7 years to Dave. Her blog, A is For Adelaide, began as a place for parents of children with special needs, specifically dwarfism, to come and learn- and has evolved into so much more. As an advocate for dwarfism awareness, the disability community, women’s rights, race and gender equality, as well as birth education, pregnancy, breastfeeding, baby wearing, cloth diapering… and red wine, Chelley never runs out of things to write! Speaking of running… She loves to run and bike for charity, writes for love, and strives to share information relatable to many people on all walks of life. Finally feeling just where she’s supposed to be, come hear her share a bit about her story of motherhood next week! Tickets available HERE! by

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Cast Spotlight: Daphnee Rentfrow

April 20, 2016

Daphnee Rentfrow was raised in many far-flung places, including Italy, Spain, Idaho, France, Guam, and California. Before the age of 22 she had traveled to South Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Estonia, Uzbekistan, and Russia (where she lived for 5 months as a student in St. Petersburg). She eventually ¬†made her way to the Ocean State for graduate school at Brown University, met a guy, got a job, got more jobs, bought a house, got married, had three kids, and suddenly found herself a 20+ year resident of Rhode Island, with no plans to leave.¬† Thanks to her hard-working, supportive, and very patient husband, she was able to choose to stay home with their children, which makes her very happy. Formerly, Daphnee taught literature and media studies at several universities, wrote academic articles, and was also an academic library consultant, all jobs that she misses very much (especially on those days when her children […]

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