The 2014 Listen To Your Mother Videos Are Here!

by Stephanie P. on August 5, 2014

Watch the LTYM: Spokane show on our YouTube channel.

Thanks to LTYM’s video sponsor by T. Rowe Price, we have added 400 new videos from the 2014 shows!! Check out EVERYBODY FREAKS OUT– their funny children’s-style book for parents–only five bucks and 100% proceeds benefit Junior Achievement USA.

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Time of our lives

by Elise on May 14, 2014

You aren’t supposed to start at the end, but it’s hard not to start there when the end looks like this.


A standing ovation for Spokane’s incredible 2014 Listen To Your Mother cast.  I wanted to kiss every single person in the audience in that moment and grab their cheeks and give them big sloppy, crying hugs, because it felt like Elise and I had said: “Look at them, aren’t they beautiful?  Aren’t their stories unique and universal and important?  Don’t you feel changed?  Will you be able to look at any one tomorrow and not wonder about their story? Their struggles? Their triumphs?”

And they stood up and replied – yes, they are … and no, we won’t.

Producing LTYM is a privilege start to finish, from audition day, through all the headaches and details and planning, to show day, but the real privilege is watching that arc of electric connection form between the cast and the audience on show day. It’s seeing them finally get it, what it feels like to be heard in this new way.  We try to tell them what it will be like and they don’t understand until they are standing there under the lights and it happens.


We’ve yet to see anyone not shine their brightest ever and read their best ever and have their best timing ever. It’s pure magic.

Thank you to our amazing cast for letting us witness their moment yet again.  Thank you to our local sponsors, Bella Cova, Overbluff Cellars, Farm Girl Fit, Little Nutmeg Productions, and Community College of Spokane’s Parent Education Program – LTYM Spokane could not exist without you.  Thank you to Ben Fowler, our videographer, Amalia Fisch, our photographer, Phaedra Jarrett, our stage manager, and Tony, Davis, and Michael at the Bing Crosby Theater.  Thank you to national sponsor Chevrolet and national media sponsor BlogHer.

Thank you to our volunteers (Amy, Kristina, Amy, Deena, Becky, Lisa, Jeni, Jennifer, Brittany) – you rock and we couldn’t handle the pre-show stress without you!

Thank you to every single person who came to the show and listened to our stories.



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April 10, 2014

Farmgirlfit is a fantastic gym which provides daily group workouts designed specifically for women. Workouts are run and attended by amazing women who support each other’s goals,  push you to exceed what you thought were your limits and strive for personal excellence without comparing yourself to anyone else.  Each of these traits is shared with Listen To Your Mother – we are a perfect pair!  So when FGF came on board as a LTYM sponsor this year I was over the moon. When I had gastric bypass surgery in November of 2012 I was more than 100 pounds overweight.  After recovering I knew I needed to exercise, and I knew that exercise needed to include strength training.  I started running and, after recommendations from several people I finally, trepidatiously, decided to try a class at Farmgirlfit. And… It was awesome in the most literal sense of the word.  I am stronger, leaner, and feel better […]

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Bella Cova

March 28, 2014

I kept on hearing about this “new place for families with young children” which seemed to have everything – an amazing store showcasing local and regional baby goods, a place to grab a snack during the morning or a drink and a snack as the day wore on, a coffee bar,  yoga, cloth diapering and lactation classes and more!  All that AND you could – ney, you were encouraged-  to come hang out with your children, chat with other parents and escape the confines of your house which, as we in Spokane know, can start to feel pretty darn confining come March. When I finally stepped in to Bella Cova I was thrilled to see that it lives up to it’s hype.  The space is lovely – large, open, calm and welcoming, even to sticky little hands. As if having a locally owned and operated shop like Bella Cova isn’t great enough, they have been […]

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Meet the 2014 Spokane LTYM Cast

March 24, 2014

The 2014 Spokane LTYM show is teeming with talent.  Check our our cast below and mark your calendar to come hear them tell their stories on May 11! Briana Loveall is a recent EWU college graduate, new wife to lucky husband Zach, and not so new mommy to daughter Madison, age 4. She now uses her Creative Writing degree to fuel her blog which dives into the complex relationships of husband and wife, mother and daughter, and cat and dog. Briana has been published in Northwest Boulevards Literary Magazine and continues to pursue writing. In the minimal amounts of free time that mommy-hood grants her, Briana dirt-bikes, skis, camps and builds tent forts in her living room.   Erin Davis is a mother of three sons, a wife of one husband, and a grader of many essays.  Originally from Orange County, CA Erin has lived in Spokane for nine years.  When her oldest […]

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