Did you miss our April 30th show at St. James Hall? Now you can watch our stories on YouTube!

This year, LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER gave motherhood a microphone in 41 cities — over 500 stories told, with thousands of live-listeners in audiences across the U.S. and Canada.

ELEESE BOHANNON-SCOTT reads at our 2016 DC show, by Julie Lowery Photography

ELEESE BOHANNON-SCOTT reads at the 2016 DC show, by Julie Lowery Photography

Here in Vancouver, hundreds of folks gathered at St. James Hall in Kitsilano to listen to a diverse group of Vancouverites sharing their humorous, moving, and profound words. You can watch the 2016 Vancouver show by clicking this playlist.

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Amanda Buck reads in the 2016 LTYM Vancouver show. Photo by eran jayne photography

Heartfelt thanks and enormous gratitude to our 2016 cast and production team, and to our North American sponsors SheKnows #BlogHer16, Luvs, and local sponsors Westside Midwives and Steveston Village Maternity and our photographers, eran jayne photography and Andrea Paterson Photography.

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We also invite you to experience voices from our shows all across North America featuring powerful true stories that capture all facets of contemporary parenting (as well as stories about our own upbringing) including very timely personal narratives given the recent events in Orlando, Baton Rouge, Shaker Heights, and Dallas. On the Listen To Your Mother YouTube channel we feature a variety of playlists by topic, and for 2016 we’ve added two new playlists–one with stories about race, and another with stories from LGBTQ families.

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That’s a Wrap on LTYM Vancouver!

by erans on May 18, 2016

LTYM-5It’s been a couple weeks since the epically amazing production of Listen To Your Mother Vancouver, and our production team has finally had a chance to sit down, catch our breath, run our final numbers and even celebrate a little bit!

We are SO excited to announce that we were able to raise $2186.57 for our beneficiary, the Pacific Post Partum Support Society, based here in Vancouver.  It was so wonderful to have some of the staff and volunteers from the society at our show on April 30th, both in the audience and helping out as volunteers. We were so grateful so have such an amazing partner for this production!

We also couldn’t have pulled it all off without the financial assistance of our two local sponsors, Westside Midwives and Steveston Village Maternity, as well as our national sponsors, BlogHer and Luvs.

LTYM-2And of course, HUGE thank you’s go out to our incredible cast, MC’s and producers – Janice Bannister, Karen Barré, Amanda Buck, Robyn Hardy, Briar Johnston, Erika Mitchell, Pamela Jones, Nancy Painter, Andrea Paterson, Lorraine Pond, Teresa Reid, Eran Sudds, Brooke Takhar, Tina Teeninga, Vanessa Woznow, Mia Zhou. All of these amazing women dedicated such fearless energy and enthusiasm into the production. They made us so proud!

And lastly, a massive thank you to our almost sold-out audience at St. James Hall. With this being the first year for Listen To Your Mother in Vancouver (and Canada!), we know that many of our audience members had no idea what they were in for, but we had such incredibly positive feedback and we know that everyone had an amazing time!

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Cast Spotlight: Eran and Andrea

April 26, 2016

Show day is in less than a week and this is our very last cast spotlight! See everyone on the 30th. Eran Sudds is a photographer, mama, and postpartum depression survivor. She is the founder of and regular contributor for the Good Mother Project, a cozy online community of mamas, that shares the realities of motherhood with honest, bravery and heart. Her writing was recently featured in Elizabeth Gilbert’s new anthology, Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It. She is also a singer, traveler, wine-drinker, and Sound of Music enthusiast, who loves all things French and toddler kitchen dance parties. She resides in Tsawwassen, with her spunky, purple-loving​​ 3-year old son, and a very patient & supportive husband. Andrea Paterson is a stay at home mom who spends her days caring for the orangutan that was swapped for her baby at birth. She has a baby girl on the way and intends to […]

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Cast Spotlight: Nancy, Vanessa, and Pamela

April 18, 2016

Show day is drawing near but we still have time to introduce you to a few more fabulous cast members! Nancy Painter is a Mom and freelance writer from Surrey. Her three children are adults now, but provided considerable content for her writing in their youth. As a young mother, she figured any new year was off to a good start if her kids’ snowsuits were all washed, and considered it a personal victory that all of her children had started school before she turned 30. She and her husband moved their family to BC from Manitoba 22 years ago. Their family has always included cats; Nancy has often said that the kids drove her crazy and the cats kept her sane. Vanessa Woznow is a storyteller from New Westminster, BC. She has a BFA in Creative Writing and a Masters of Arts in Political Science from UBC. She is a host of […]

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Local Sponsor: Westside Midwives

April 13, 2016

We are so grateful to the local sponsors who are helping to make Listen To Your Mother Vancouver a huge success. We couldn’t do it without them! This week we’re featuring Westside Midwives. If you’re pregnant or planning a pregnancy in the Kitsilano area they’re an amazing resource to check out. Keep reading for more information about their practice. Our clinic is located in beautiful Kitsilano on Vancouver’s West Side, a short walk from Jericho Beach and on traditional Musqueam Territory. We offer holistic, individualized, evidence-based care during pregnancy, labour, birth and the first six weeks after your baby is born. We believe that having a baby is a profound and deeply important event. Our goal is to support you in making informed choices that will allow this experience to be positive and empowering. Our model of care enables us to build a personal relationship with you over the course of your pregnancy. We value […]

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