Words of Motherhood: Listen to Your Mother

Listen to your mother, LTYM, Listen to your mother San FranciscoWe each woke up that crisp, sunny morning, quite likely with our first thoughts of our Listen to Your Mother audition that day.

We each carefully chose our clothes, applied our makeup, and mentally ran through our chosen piece time and again.

We drove to the Fort Mason Center to share our words with two women who were truly eager to hear them.

Words of motherhood.

We waited for our turn and we worried.

All of us.

And, one after another, we read.

Each story beautiful in its own unique way, but also much the same.

Words of motherhood.

We all went home and waited.

Many of us spoke with one another about the amazing experience.

We took turns expressing how grateful we were to have had the opportunity to read our words.

We spoke of being honored to attend the LTYM show in May, whether in the audience or as a part of the cast.

And we truly meant it.

I am elated to be one of the lucky ones who were cast for the show.

I am so incredibly honored to be one of those who will stand and read her story.

I will stand and read my words and share my story and I will never forget this feeling of overwhelming joy.

I am so incredibly grateful and excited for this experience and I am sending so much love to those who weren’t cast this time.

I am confident that each of us, those who were cast and those who were not, are grateful for the experience.

For having a welcoming environment in which to share our words.

Words of motherhood.


  1. BringUpBee bringingupbronwyn.com

    Congratulations Nichole, I know how much this means to you.

  2. Kathy

    How exciting .. Congratulations!

  3. Galit Breen theselittlewaves.com

    Congratulations, Nichole! I'm so very happy for you!

  4. wantapeanutblog

    Though I'm certainly disappointed not to have been chosen this year, I'm so happy for you and I know you'll rock it!

  5. SquashedMom

    I had not a single doubt, for even a moment, that you would be cast. Congratulations my friend. It is my only sorrow that we can't beam ourselves across the country to witness each others' shows in person. To see you & Sherri (& all the others) read would have been priceless. If I win the lottery between now & May I'm hiring a private jet!

  6. Cameron camerondgarriepy.com

    Congratulations, Nichole. I so wish I could be there to see you read it.

  7. Alison l MWT mamawantsthis.com

    Congratulations Nichole!

  8. Congrats! I was one of the "ducks" not cast, and thus am a little jealous! I'm sure you will help make the show fantastic. Enjoy! http://Www.getrealmama.blogsot.com

  9. What you get when typing on an iPad too fast, darn auto-correct! Forget the word ducks ;) and you can find my blog at http://www.getrealmama.blogspot, not the link above… I look forward to reading more of your posts!

  10. Congratulations!! I am so happy for you :)

  11. Sherri

    I am so very happy for you, my friend…your piece is amazing!

  12. Joy theparentingmyth.blogspot.com

    Really looking forwrad to sharing the stage with you! Gulp.

  13. Peggy

    Congratulations! I have no doubt that your piece was beautiful.

  14. anymommy anymommyoutthere.com

    Wish I could come! So happy for you and the San Fran show!

  15. julie gardner juliecgardner.com

    All good things coming your way…I can feel it.

    And so much joy to you, my friend.

  16. mosey (kim) moseyalong.blogspot.com

    We are honored and excited too, and hope that we will give you and the other 11 a worthy platorm for a most worthy topic. So glad to have you on board, Nichole. cheers, kim

  17. Kir

    That was beautiful….and you know how thrilled I am for you…THRILLED!!! Go …tell your beautiful story my friend. Xo

  18. twertman

    I am so incredibly proud of you and will do my best to come see you read your beautiful piece live and in person!

  19. Elizabeth mommonsense.com

    How WONDERFUL! I'm so very happy for you!

  20. Ann listentoyourmothershow.com

    Thrilled for you!! Another beautiful LTYM post, and I thank you so much.

  21. Jessica fourplusanangel.com

    So many congratulations to you. xo

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