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Listen To Me: I Have An Announcement! (Then, Listen To Your Mother!)

I am beyond excited to FINALLY be able to talk about this online, after six days of knowing about it.

Six days that seem like six years, that is!

I, along with my friend Tracey of Just Another Mommy Blog, will be bringing the “Listen To Your Mother” show to Chicago in 2012!

What IS the “Listen To Your Mother” show, you ask?

It’s a showcase of local writers who read, for a live audience, one “performance” only, their words about motherhood.

The first show, in Madison, Wisconsin on Mother’s Day in 2010 was conceived (get it?) and produced by Ann Imig, who is now the National Director. This year, the show went national with five cities (Madison, Spokane, Los Angeles, Austin, and NW Indiana–Valparaiso to be exact).

In 2012, there will be shows in TEN cities, and BlogHer is the National Sponsor. I’m so thrilled that our application to bring it to Chicago was accepted, and look forward to leaping out of the box and working on a project like no other I’ve ever had the opportunity to put my hands on. Now the real work begins for Tracey and me!

You’ll be hearing lots more about this: trust me. In the meantime, check out the new-and-improved Listen To Your Mother website, where you can find lots of information about the show (including links to videos of readings from the 2010 and 2011 show).

And now? I’d better go rest up. The show is in less than six months!

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  • Tara R. November 15, 2011, 4:44 pm

    Congratulations! That is fabulous news!

  • Dea November 15, 2011, 4:47 pm


  • kim/reluctant renovator November 15, 2011, 5:04 pm

    great news! I want to audition!

    • Melisa November 15, 2011, 5:17 pm

      I’m glad!

  • Momo Fali November 15, 2011, 5:13 pm

    Yippee!!! I can’t wait!

  • Vanessa November 15, 2011, 5:15 pm

    Wow, so excited. I’ll be auditioning for sure!

    • Melisa November 15, 2011, 5:17 pm

      Awesome, Vanessa! Yay!

  • Paula @ Frosted Fingers November 15, 2011, 5:17 pm


  • Jenn November 15, 2011, 5:18 pm

    That is awesome!! So very exciting!

  • Johanna M. Cook November 15, 2011, 6:32 pm

    What GREAT news!!! So exciting!

  • Brandie November 15, 2011, 6:35 pm

    =) This is so awesome!!

  • Adventures In Babywearing November 15, 2011, 6:36 pm

    I’m so excited. You will do GREAT! Also, it will change your life.


  • Cher November 15, 2011, 8:00 pm

    Congrats! Looking forward to hearing more about it!

  • Lisa November 15, 2011, 8:05 pm


  • Susan November 15, 2011, 10:21 pm

    Yay, Melisa, congratulations. Looking forward to the details.

  • Dwana November 15, 2011, 10:42 pm

    Super news!

  • Valerie L November 15, 2011, 10:49 pm

    That’s awesome Melisa! I’m sure you and Tracey will be terrific!! I can’t wait to see it.

  • Grandma W November 16, 2011, 9:42 am

    What exciting news Congradulations to you and Tracey.

  • Liz November 16, 2011, 5:55 pm

    What a wonderful year you’ve had. All your hard work and dedication to sharing all that is good about Chicago is beginning to pay off. Well deserved congrats to you, my friend!

  • bonnie kenaz-mara November 17, 2011, 8:05 am

    Woo hoo! Very exciting 😉

  • Ann November 21, 2011, 5:23 pm

    I’m so excited too! Even if it took me a while to get over here. Thank you for bringing LTYM to my home-away-from-home!

    • Melisa November 22, 2011, 6:01 am

      Thanks for LETTING ME! )

  • Judy December 3, 2011, 9:04 am

    Hi Melisa,

    I’d like to audition. When might you be sharing more information on the details?



    • Melisa December 3, 2011, 10:10 pm

      Hi Judy! Don’t quote me on this as 100% for sure, but I think we will be announcing a February audition date sometime after the holidays. I will definitely announce it here on Suburban Scrawl, and I’m guessing we’ll have the announcement on the Listen to Your Mother Facebook page, too. I’m glad you want to audition! Stay tuned…