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Local sponsor spotlight: Madeloni Photography

May 6, 2014

Today, we’re talking with Marita Madeloni, of Madeloni Photogrpahy, official photographer of Listen to your Mother, Sacramento 2014. We were drawn to Marita for not only her gorgeous images, but also for her eye for capturing the smallest details of the LTYM experience. How long have you been a photographer? What kind of photographer are you? I’ve been a photographer since high school but I’ve been professional since 2007. I’m not sure what kind of photographer I consider myself but I definitely love the individual portrait; really getting someone’s personality to shine.  I also really enjoy food photography.  I photograph a lot of weddings and it is really a privilege to be able to capture such important moments in a couple’s journey together, sounds cheezy but it’s kind of true. Short answer, I’m a portrait, wedding and food photographer! What inspired you to become a photographer? And does anything inspire you on a […]

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Spotlight: Stacy Robinson

May 5, 2014

Today, we’re thrilled to introduce you to the lovely Stacy Robinson. She brings a smile that lights the room and a beautiful perspective to the LTYM Sacramento cast. We’re truly blessed to know her. Where did you live between the ages of 9 and 12? Tell us a bit about it.  I spent all of my school-age years in little slice of heaven known as “Bianchi Estates,” a semi-rural community on the edges of Roseville, CA. No sidewalks, no streetlights, just a handful of houses and acres and acres of fields and trees and animals. We neighborhood kids grew up like a pack of Lost Boys, seeking out adventures with the confidence and security that we were safe and watched out for by all. I have been doubly blessed to return to this place, to bring up my own two “Lost Boys” in the same amazing home I was raised in. Though in […]

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Spotlight: Dawn Dais

May 2, 2014

Today, we’re thrilled to introduce you to cast member and author Dawn Dais, whose sense of humor won us over from the very beginning. And while she’s quick with a joke, we’re pretty sure she’s not kidding about what’s on the top of her nightstand. Because motherhood. Describe your best experience in a foreign country.  Three girlfriends and I went to Cuba. With no Spanish skills between us and no detailed map in our possession we decided to rent a car and drive across the country. This is the best experience I’ve had in a foreign country mostly because it so easily could have become the worst experience I’ve had. In fact, there were quite a few moments along the way when it seemed like it was going to go that way. Adventures! What was the best vacation you have ever had? One year I decide I wanted to do a Habitat for […]

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Spotlight: Toni Tiedemann

April 30, 2014

Today, we’re shining the LTYM Sacramento spotlight on the dynamic Toni Tiedemann. We had to giggle when we learned which song immediately puts her in a good mood… Where did you live between the ages of 9 and 12? Tell us a bit about it. My childhood years were spent in a small town called Paw Paw Michigan, with its farms and factories,  dime store, and drug store; very Cohen Brothers, I think—a bit Fargo but farther east. Even at age 12 I was planning my escape. I owe this to my grandmother who was born and raised in Chicago. Every chance she got she took me to the nearest big city, Kalamazoo. It wasn’t much by Chicago standards, but it beat the heck out of Paw Paw. I remember going to the symphony, the theater, the natural history museum and oh, every Elvis movie ever made. In her own words; “I just […]

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Spotlight: Wendy Hauteman

April 28, 2014

In the LTYM, Sacramento spotlight today, we have have the beautiful Wendy Hauteman. We think we may need to chat with her about the whole vegetable thing below… Describe your favorite grandparent.  My favorite grandparent was Ida Mae Rulfs! She was an out-spoken, larger than life, amazing woman who was the definition of the word “character.” Unlike most women of her day, she always worked outside of the home and had many careers in her lifetime, which I admired so much as a young girl. She and my grandfather grew up very poor in the Depression, and though later in life they had great wealth – they always lived very conservatively. My Grandmother took this to an extreme – and was always buying sundry items on sale, and stocking them in her basement “for a rainy day.” We didn’t realize the magnitude of the “rainy day fund” until she passed away – and […]

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