On and on and on

If we’re friends on Facebook, I’m sorry (#notsorry) for flooding your stream with Listen to your Mother updates, links, videos and endlessly gushing.

Because this show? Oh, my friends…you can’t know the power of LTYM unless you attend a show.

And each year, that gets easier to do. What began as a one-city show has now exploded across the nation and 32 cities are bringing the show to the stage during the 2014 season.

And behind each of those cities are women who, like me, simply must bring the show to the stage … women who have witnessed a shift in each member of the audience as they welcomed the cast into their heart… as the words take shape in their head… me too.

Me too.

I shared this video with my friend Laura on Facebook the other day…

And her response? Me too..

I want to be that mom


Looking through the LTYM YouTube archives leaves me in absolute awe. So many stories. So many threads of motherhood that connect us all.

The yearning for a baby…

The absolute adoration for the tiny miracles with which we’ve been graced…

The learning to let go… a little at a time…

And the desperation to just get groceries and maintain our sanity, already…

From now until the curtain goes down on the final show of the season, you’ll find me gushing to anyone who will listen.

I am truly eternally grateful for being a part of the magic of LTYM.

Thank you for creating this platform for our stories, Ann. And thank you to my co-producer/co-director, Margaret, for all the things.

If you’re in the Sacramento area, please join us on May 10th at either 2pm or 6pm. Listen to your Mother, Sacramento tickets are available here. (You can also view the entire LTYM Sacramento 2013 show here.)

If you live in another part of the country, here’s a map with a complete list of cities that are hosting LTYM this year.


  1. Kir thekircorner.com

    Every time I try to come up with words for how I felt about being able to be part of LTYM, I find tears stinging my eyes. I don’t have words for how my life changed that Spring or how much I wish that everyone I know could given themselves a place to be able to talk about being a mom, having a mom, looking at moms in a new and beautiful light.

    I never expected that you’d use a video of me to help you talk about LTYM but now I just want to hug you, to look into your eyes and say, “I am so grateful to be a mom alongside you my friend”

    BREAK a LEG, THE SHOW MUST GO ON and GOOD LUCK mixed with happy, teary CONGRATULATIONS as you bring mothering into the spotlight this weekend.

    much , much love. xo

  2. Sherri oldtweener.com

    Kir made me cry…and you made me cry to include me in this post, and I cannot WAIT to experience the beauty of LTYM by your side again.

  3. Tonya lettersforlucas.com

    Yes, LTYM is magical and so very special and it is hard to describe unless you’ve been there, but that is motherhood and women and friendship and love, isn’t it?

    Thank you for including me in this post and for selecting me as part of the cast last year. It is one of my greatest joys. To share those words, on that stage at that time with you supporting me and encouraging me every step of the way.

    Best of luck to your 2014 cast and you and Margaret and may you have another terrific show! I know you will.


  4. alexandra gooddayregularpeople.com

    Beautiful. We can carry this forever.. it is a shining moment for so many of us and I am so grateful to Ann for what this has done to and in my life. Gloriously swept to a different path.

  5. Ann annsrants.com

    You and Margaret make an incredible team. LTYM is lucky to be in such capable and loving hands!!! THANK YOU. xoxox

  6. Debbie a-million-skies.com

    Our show is coming up this Sunday (LTYM-Southeast Texas) and I’m so honored to be a cast member! I want to cry every time I think of my fellow castmates and their amazing stories.

    This is a great post!

  7. Colleen thequeencolleen.com

    Best of luck to you and the rest of the Sacramento cast! KNOCK ‘EM DEAD!

  8. Jessica fourplusanangel.com

    The last few years I’ve seen the LTYM mentions over and over and now I am part of them and oh my gosh is the gushing necessary. This experience has been life changing. I can’t imagine not being part of this. xo

  9. julie gardner juliecgardner.com

    I cannot wait to see the video of your reading this year.
    I’ve watched your others, with tears in my eyes and love in my heart.

    I hope the show was just what you needed.

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