Category: Listen to Your Mother

Blade First

Today, the ax came at me blade first. So instead of trying to find words when I know I have none, I’m sharing Amy’s. Hers is one of the Listen To Your Mother: Kansas City videos that I most identified with, and I’ve been hearing it in my head all day. Even though my kids […]

LTYM 2014 Videos are Live!

The day is finally here! The 2014 Listen to Your Mother season is up on YouTube! One of my greatest regrets is that I can’t personally attend every single Listen to Your Mother show. It’s impossible logistically, as there were shows in 32 cities this season, many of them on the same day and at […]

Push: My 2014 LTYM:KC Recap

Our Listen to Your Mother: Kansas City show happened more than a week ago, but I’m still processing. In reality, I’ve been processing since the submissions started to hit our inbox, back when the roads were covered with ice and May 3 seemed like a lifetime away. When those stories started coming in, I waited […]

Observations From the Road

I’ve never minded taking road trips alone. I like being able to control the music without complaint, the fact that no one makes fun of me when I stop too often to pee and that if I want to, I can ride in complete silence with only the steady blur of the center line to […]


I freaked out a few people when I posted to Facebook this morning that our Listen To Your Mother: Kansas City show is less than two weeks away. One week, five days to be exact. When we first started thinking about this show, before Christmas last year, it seemed to me like we had so […]

The Other Side of Five Bucks

My grandma was always stuffing money in my pocket. Not big bills—she didn’t have those, or she’d have given those, too—but ones or a five or, if the calendar was just right, a ten. Before I had kids she was direct; she’d say ‘get me my purse, hatza’ and when I’d change the subject and […]

The Listen to Your Mother Show 2014 Announcement

It’s been just about six months since I walked up to a podium at Unity Temple on the Plaza and read a deeply personal piece about being my mother’s daughter. Six months can be gone in the blink of an eye or it can drag on like a stifling summer without air conditioning. It’s been […]

Listen to Your Mother: Laura Seymour

It’s been far too many Mondays since I posted a Listen to Your Mother video. Chalk it up to crazy schedules, not feeling great or just plain running out of time, but I feel remiss for not being more diligent. I really do want to share every last one of the readings from the 2013 […]

Listen to Your Mother Monday: Rochelle Fritsch

Today I want you all to meet Rochelle Fritch. Not because she’s sweet, witty, insightful and an accomplished writer. Not because she delivered a beautifully nuanced piece when she read for Listen to Your Mother. I want you meet Rochelle because not two weeks ago this woman got me on the dance floor. Me, the […]

Listen to Your Mother Monday: Sarah Guthrie

There are a million little moments that come together to make a production like Listen to Your Mother happen. Each cast, in each city, is comprised of unique women with different experiences, different outlooks on life and different life experiences. Sitting on the stage that light last May, I was overcome with how our stories […]

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I am a freelance writer, ghost author, editor and content strategist. I am a mother to three extraordinarily ordinary kids, the daughter of a genuinely good man, and an aspiring yogi, creative non-fiction and memoir addict, wanna-be world traveler, and work in progress. This is my personal blog.
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