Welcome to #LTYM Raleigh-Durham!

Meet the cast!

Ashley Lloyd, DDS, Local Sponsor

April 27, 2017

Motherhood being its own full-time job, we here at Listen to Your Mother: Raleigh-Durham love having entrepreneurial mamas as sponsors. Dr. Ashely Lloyd is one of those mamas and one of those sponsors. Dr. Lloyd has been a sponsor for Listen to Your Mother: Raleigh-Durham from the first year. She was working with her patients in an office on Glenwood Avenue, but it wasn’t her own place. That was all about to change. Dr. Lloyd was on her way to open her own practice. In 2013, Dr. Lloyd opened the doors of her own office on St. Mary’s Street and has been perfecting the balance of work and family ever since. She is near Cameron Village, Five Points, convenient to downtown Raleigh, and to Hillsborough Street. In 2016, her practice was named Best Dental Office by the Raleigh Downtowner Awards. I can’t say that I was surprised. As an integral part of her […]

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Meet Jess Rotenberg!

April 26, 2017

One of the tasks we have to do to produce Listen to Your Mother:Raleigh-Durham is obtain sponsorships. It isn’t my favorite part because I suck at selling.  However, in 2013 I reached out to a local photographer named Jess Rotenberg, and she agreed to photograph the first show.  She has documented the show beautifully for 4 years and become a great friend along the way to me, Marty and many cast members.  This year, she steps out from behind the camera and steps onto the stage. Meet Jess!   Jess came to the area for college, met a guy after graduation and they never stopped hanging out. She’s made Raleigh her home for more than 10 years. She describes her family: My husband, Eric, and I have two boys, ages 4 and 3. Our weekly routine revolves around Sundays on sundaes, mud puddles, and reminding the boys to wear pants when they leave […]

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Susan Boylston LuLaRoe, Local Sponsor

April 25, 2017

Here at Listen to Your Mother: Raleigh-Durham, we are encouraging people to tell their stories. We believe that the community created in storytelling is a powerful bond that is only found in the bridges we build through listening. I can’t imagine a more fitting sponsor than Susan Boylston LulaRoe. LulaRoe is a company that encourages people to write their own stories by finding a way to make “work” work for their families. Susan has done just that and more. LulaRoe isn’t just Susan’s business. Susan’s husband, Brooks, has joined her making this a family business. The next chapter of this story is one that they are writing together. Like Listen to Your Mother, LulaRoe finds a lot of its fans online. Susan discovered the clothes through an Instagram friend who was wearing a super cute pencil skirt. One call with DeAnne Stidham, the founder of the company, and Susan was hooked. And why wouldn’t […]

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Meet Danielle Gardner!

April 24, 2017

Danielle is another friend of the show-turned-cast member.  Last year, she was a sponsor and decided that this year, she had a story of her own to tell. Meet Danielle! A NC native, Danielle came to Raleigh for college at NC State and grad school at Campbell University and made it her home, living there with her husband and children: I’m married to Robert Gardner from Salisbury, NC. My daughters Nadia & Elise are twins who are 7 and in the first grade. Danielle works as a stylist for Stella & Dot and as a yoga instructor and when not working, her hobbies include practicing yoga, running, decorating and fashion. We have co-producer Marty to thank for Danielle’s involvement with the show: My dear friend, Marty Long’s son Colin went to preschool with both of my daughters, Nadia & Elise Danielle is new to writing and the stage. She says, “I never thought […]

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Meet Liz Brignac!

April 14, 2017

When Liz auditioned, she had us on the floor, crying with laughter.  OK, maybe not on the floor, but we were guffawing loudly (we were in a library after all. Shhhhh!). That laughter has continued at every read-through, and we cannot wait for you to hear her piece. Meet Liz! Liz has lived in the area for longer than 10 years thanks to graduate school and employment opportunities. She currently lives in Cary with her family: I am married to a person who is funny, kind, smart, and insightful — and a warrior against oppression disguised as a mild-mannered attorney. I learn from him and about him every day. I have two kids. One has a huge heart, funny and introspective, kind to animals and unusually appreciative of the great gift of friendship. He asks great questions and loves to make people laugh.The other is the most wonderful — event. An infectious laugh […]

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