Join Us at the Riverview Theatre on May 4th at 7PM!

Meet the cast!
Tickets on sale now! 

Oh Twin Cities friends, you are in for SUCH a treat!

We are thrilled to announce that the emcee for this year’s show is none other than Sally Koering Zimney, who read the show-stopping closing act in our 2016 show, “I’m Thankful for Tacos.”

Join us on May 4th at the beautiful and historic Riverview Theatre and you, too, can hug Sally like this after the show.

Just kidding about that—but this beautiful moment of Sally after the show captures the heart and essence of what it feels like to be at a Listen to Your Mother show. It’s hard to explain, but this image comes pretty close!

Sally at LTYM

Sally’s short bio reads:

Sally is an award-winning speaker, presentation coach and consultant, and host of This Moved Me, a podcast about the art of public speaking. She believes a good talk can move the world – even a 5-minute one! Her first paying acting gig was as host on a low-budget cable TV show many years ago – thankfully there was no YouTube cause she’s learned a lot since then. She’s spoken in front of thousands of people, coached hundreds of talks with the mantra that the imperfect, human selves we are trying to hide are the very thing we need to share. You can listen to the show and find out more about Sally at

And her LTYM piece, I’m Grateful for Tacos is so beloved and close to our hearts.

And not just because we love tacos, but because she grabbed onto such a relatable part of motherhood with heart, humor, and transparency.

Click the video below to watch Sally’s story.

Sally Zimney LTYM

A bit more info about Sally to get you super ready to meet her at the Riverview on May 4th …

Sally ZimneySally Koering Zimney is an award-winning speaker, presentation coach and host of This Moved Me, a podcast about the art of public speaking. After learning the craft of persuasive speaking from some of the best coaches in the country, Sally spent over a decade at a nationally recog- nized organization where she spoke in front of thousands of people and coached 100+ talks each year. Now Sally lives out her mission to create talks that move the world by sharing her weekly podcast, This Moved Me (highlighted in iTunes’ New & Noteworthy), and interviewing some of the foremost and moving speakers in the world – sharing insights and inspiration so that we, too, can move our audiences.

Through her work as a presentation coach and consultant, Sally provides group and organiza- tional training, and personalized presentation and speaker development/coaching. She has had the privilege of working with a wonderful array of clients – from corporations like Nickelodeon – to entrepreneurs and artists – to small and large nonprofits – to CEO’s, pastors and leaders who all aim to make an indelible impact with the precious connection between audience and speaker. For more information and expert speaking advice, go to

We are so thrilled to welcome Sally back to the LTYM stage! 

Will we see you there? Click here to join us for the 5th annual Listen to Your Mother Show in the Twin Cities!

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We can hardly believe it, but our Twin Cities Listen to Your Mother show is exactly one month away from today!

We’re busily ironing out the details behind the scenes and we’re spending just as much time reveling in just how breath taking this year’s show is turning out to be. If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, don’t wait! Get your tickets right here.

Today, we’re excited to celebrate our one month pre-show date by introducing you to the 6 amazing small businesses who are our local sponsors in the Twin Cities. We only invite businesses to work with us who we already respect and adore, so we mean it when we say:

Here are 6 Twin Cities businesses we love to patron and know that you will, too!

Willy, Melanie & John

Melanie and John Willy, Edina Realty

MELANIE AND JOHN understand there is a difference between PROVIDING A SERVICE and DELIVERING SERVICE. In the real estate industry, there are HUGE differences in the quality of professional service between agents and brokers. We simply offer more marketing and exposure of your home, a constant stream of current market information and communication, leading edge technologies, a more complete buyer representation plan = an overall SUPERIOR buying or selling experience for our clients. Contact the Willys today. 

P.S. The Willys sold my (Galit’s) home in 11 days! 11!

Ann Marie Photography

Ann Marie Photography

ANN is a natural light photographer looking to capture authentic raw emotion in her images. She wants to tell your story through your time together. She hopes these images will be treasured for a lifetime. It would be her pleasure to work with you to capture your story. Contact Ann today.

P.S. Ann’s photography is featured in an ISD 196 school and every single piece is show-stoppingly breathtaking! As in, people are known to just stop and stare—Ann’s work is that stunning!


Keep In Touch Massage Therapy of Eagan 

KELLY AND JASON learned how to run a small massage business, then became interested in running a larger practice and knew about Keep In Touch. They acquired Keep In Touch of Eagan in April 2008, and the rest is history. They are devoted to bringing the many benefits of therapeutic and relaxation massage to everyone, and say, “We love what we do, and it shows!” Contact Kelly and Jason to book your massage today.

P.S. Keep In Touch of Eagan does offer gift cards—these are absolutely perfect for Mother’s Day! #hinthint

Red Balloon Bookshop

Red Balloon Bookshop

RED BALLOON BOOKSHOP has been connecting children, teens, and adults in the Twin Cities area with great books and great authors for 30 years. Carol Erdahl and Michele Cromer-Poire opened Red Balloon Bookshop in 1984, just four doors to the east of our current location. When they were looking for a name, someone suggested “Red Balloon,” and the imaginative story with the flying balloon had just the right appeal. By 1989, the business had expanded and needed a new space, so Carol & Michele created a new building and moved the bookshop to its current location. Thanks to a series of very fortunate events, Holly Weinkauf became the new owner of Red Balloon in August  2011 when Carol and Michele retired. Red Balloon continues to inspire children and adults with a great selection of books, toys, and gifts, through author and illustrator events, and by offering a fun and exciting place to connect with other readers and book-lovers. Because of their love of reading and fun, Red Balloon Bookshop is dedicated to serving our community with books, gifts and events that inspire, inform and entertain, helping children of all ages  – and adults! – live imaginative and rich lives. Contact Red Balloon Bookshop today.

P.S. Red Balloon is not only the perfect place to find a gift for the reader in your life (one more #hinthint), but their story times and author events are truly not to be missed. Make sure to check them out!


Minnesota Lice Lady

MINNESOTA LICE LADY provides all natural, chemical and pesticide-free services in their peaceful Edina salon or the comfort of your home. With complete lice removal, experience matters. Their technicians have a combined experience of 33+ years and they have over 25,000 satisfied clients! As the head lice removal experts, they take over the responsibility with an UNMATCHED NATIONWIDE 60 day guarantee ALWAYS FREE with a paid treatment and paid follow-up. With professional grade tools and proven scientific techniques they eradicate your infestation in one treatment. You don’t do anything. There are never any required daily combings. And there are never any required product purchases. The Minnesota Lice Lady has a 100% success rate in eradicating lice infestations on clients who receive a full treatment and follow-up. Contact the Minnesota Lice Lady today.

P.S. All we have to say is: HIGHLY RECOMMEND and would never handle lice ANY other way. #thatisall

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Twin Spirits Distillery

TWIN SPIRITS DISTILLERY is the passion project of Michelle Winchester, whose curiosity for flavor and spirit of adventure found a home in the distilling community of the Twin Cities.  Michelle is the first one-woman owned distillery in Minnesota and she is excited to make NE Minneapolis her distilling oasis. Michelle started this project in 2014 and has spent two years getting the distillery up and running. From purchasing and renovating a 1920’s property in NE Minneapolis that will serve as the distillery and cocktail room, with an additional building that will house a warehouse and possible event space. Michelle loves the barn look of the building and plans on extensive green spaces to continue the look of a farm. Twin Spirits is meant to invoke the idea of the many dualities in life. We look forward to sharing Twin Spirits with you in the future. Contact Michelle today.

P.S. Twin Spirits Distillery has a brand new cocktail room—and it was standing room only upon opening! See you there?!

We’re so grateful to each and every one of these Twin Cities businesses for supporting women, stories, and us and invite you to make them your go-to’s as well!

P.S. Our show is May 4th. Be sure to get your tickets before we sell out!

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