Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Listen To Your Mother 2016--It's Still Awesome

This year has been weird. I'm working a lot. Like so much my head is spinning. It's good, I'm adjusting to some of it. I love that I have several different jobs. Tim and I have talked about him doing more around the house. We've come up with a plan for the older kids to help out with the chores too.  I'm sort of getting into a groove, I think.

But my groove doesn't have a lot of time to make dinners, work out, do laundry, watch TV (gulp, never thought I would not have time to watch TV!) or feel very organized. I was starting to get worried that my groove didn't have space or time for Listen To Your Mother. I thought maybe I wouldn't be able to give it as much attention because well, you know time. I thought I would care less, feel less. 

BUT I WAS WRONG! I definitely don't have the time I want to devote to parts of planning it, but the caring and the feeling? Oh I have time for that. 

This past Sunday, we met with almost the whole cast for the first time. We had a table read (doesn't that sound so L.A.?).  

Not to sound corny or like lyrics to an ancient Madonna song but it felt like the very first time, again. Because here's the what, everyone's story is different and sharing stories is energizing and electrifying.

I love getting the room together and watching the cast read their stories for the first time and cry and laugh and connect. It's kind of magic.  
Angela and I are at the head of the table,
you know producing and stuff. 

I'm so proud to be a part of a show that creates a space for people to share their stories. A space for people to inspire each other, comfort each other and support each other. A space where I get to work with my friends and highlight all their amazing talents (like my buddy Liane Maxwell who took these amazing photos and head shots of our cast).

Women and mothers and storytelling and being creative and brave and...ahhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!

Even though I am working more than ever in my life and I haven't figured out how to juggle work and deadlines and teenagers and practices and kindergarten projects and date nights with my husband (HA! yeah right!) and my dog guilt and returning emails and well, everything and still get more than three hours of sleep at night, I feel more energized than I have in a long time.

This is fun! 

What am I doing? Table surfing, duh.
Click here to buy tickets to the show on May 1 at 3 p.m. at St. Andrews Hall in Detroit.

Click here to buy a ticket package from one of our ahhhhhhmazing sponsors Hansons Running Shop.

Click here to read about how awesome St. Andrews Hall is.

Click here to learn more about Listen To Your Mother.

Watch a highlight video from the Listen To Your Mother show last year:

LTYM 2015 from Jumping With My Fingers Crossed on Vimeo.

A couple weeks ago,  some of the Listen To Your Mother cast members from our 2014 and 2015 show got together and had brunch. It was so awesome to see everyone. They had some advice for our new cast and I thought it would be fun to share it here:

Welcome To the LTYM Family 2016.... from Jumping With My Fingers Crossed on Vimeo.

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