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Listen to your mother! The show comes to Colorado

How are you planning to celebrate yourself around Mother’s Day?

Here’s an idea: attend one of the first-ever Colorado shows — in Denver and in Boulder — for the nationwide phenomenon, Listen To Your Mother performance. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll nod your head in solemn knowing or solidarity. You’re bound to recognize yourself in the stories told.

Included in the Denver cast of twelve are Mile High Mama bloggers Gretchen, Aimee, and Lori. Represent!

Listen To Your Mother: Giving Mother’s Day A Microphone

Zakary Watson, local blogger and Denver show director, is pleased to announce that Listen To Your Mother Show, LLC (LTYM) will debut in the Denver and Boulder areas in 2013. This Mother’s Day series of live readings will be held in 24 cities this year. Zakary has blogged at for the past five years and is currently employed as a Producer for BlogHer Publishing Network.

LTYM features live readings by local writers in celebration of Mother’s Day. Born of the creative work of mothers who publish online, each production is directed, produced, and performed by local communities, for local communities, with 10% of ticket proceeds benefiting a local non-profit cause. Beginning with one show in Madison, Wisconsin in 2010, five different cities hosted LTYM shows in 2011, then 10 in 2012, and a national Mother’s Day movement was born.

Listen To Your Mother Shows in Colorado

  • The Denver performance will take place on May 7 at 7pm at The Elaine Wolf Theatre located at 350 S Dahlia St in Denver.
  • The Boulder performance is on May 12 at 7 pm at The Dairy Center located at 2590 Walnut St in Boulder.
  • Both shows will be filmed and shared on LYTM’s YouTube channel.

Three Mile High Mamas are in the cast of Listen To Your Mother
Gretchen of Lifenut, Aimee of Greeblemonkey, Lori of Lavender Luz

All announcements regarding show details can be found on the Denver Listen to Your Mother page and the Boulder Listen to Your Mother page. Click to see cast lists, cast member spotlights, and to buy tickets.

Why not make it a Moms Night Out? Will Gretchen, Aimee and I see you there? We extend to you our personal invitation to the Denver show.

Now… if only our kids would listen as eagerly as other mothers do!


Lori Holden's book, The Open-Hearted Way to Open AdoptionLori blogs from metro-Denver at and can also be found @LavLuz on Twitter. Her book, The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole, written with her daughter’s birth mom, is now available through your favorite online bookseller. If you know anyone who is parenting via adoption (open, closed, foster, international) or donor conception (sperm, egg, embryo), or is a birth parent, check this book out as a thoughtful Mother’s Day or Father’s Day gift.

Lori Holden
Author: Lori Holden

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  1. OK, love love that I’ll know a few of you who are participating. Sounds awesome and I can’t wait!

    • I hope that a whole lotta Mile High Mama readers are able to attend, like a pre-Mother’s Day meet up 🙂

  2. Congrats, ladies! I won’t be in town then, but I look forward to watching both shows on YouTube! Knock ’em dead!

  3. I didn’t realize Aimee got picked too! Woot, a trifecta of Mile High Mama friends to support! Stellar evening ahead!

  4. I’m taking my mom to see this. Sounds great!

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