Your local theater, community group, or organization can host YOUR OWN LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER SHOW in 2018 though Miracle or 2 Theatrical Licensing! Find out more here http://miracleor2.com/listen-to-your-mother/
Thinking about my Mother this morning. She was a wise one. She could read a person and their 'story' in 3 seconds flat. She could especially peep a liar, a user..., and a trickster in record time. She would on occasion pull me aside to warn me gently about what she saw to be the motives or intentions of "friends" or others attempting to get close to me. She'd tell me and my Brothers who to watch, to keep an eye on, or who she thought we should steer completely clear of based on her reading of their character and behavior. Many times I took her advice, other times I didn't, and in a few cases, I was too caught up in my feelings for others to see what she had already peeped out from day 1. Whatever the case, she'd never judge my choices, but quietly tell me, "all right, it's up to you who you allow into your life, but just remember what I said and keep your eyes wide open. Don't let nobody use or misuse you, drain your energy, get you off the path God set for you, or drive you crazy while taking your kindness and loving heart for granted". She turned out to be right in 99.99% of cases, and luckily, when she approved of my friends, she embraced them like Family. But when she felt you were a shady or dangerous character, she'd nod to you and give you a side-eyed look that said "I see you, uhn huh, I got my eye on you"--all while handing you a plate of her home cooked food with her petite 5"1' frame but with a force so powerful that you knew she wasn't playing. I miss these things about her, her power of discernment, and her maternal instincts that served as a force field of love and protection around her children and Family. There are so many layers to a Mother's love. Listen to your Mother.
Our LTYM shows are right around the corner! Here's info for the 5/12 Northwest Indiana show! https://www.facebook.com/events/797489173783901/
We are thrilled to announce that joining us for our TransAmerica concert, will be special guest soprano, Breanna Sinclairé, who returns to sing with us after wo...wing audiences during our Duruflé Requiem concert in March. Also joining us will be special guest Vanessa Ford, who will narrate one of the pieces in the concert, “At the Heart." Ms. Ford is an educator and advocate, and a board member for The National Center for Transgender Equality. She has had pieces published in The Washington Post, New York Times, and Newsweek. So thrilled they will be joining us on June 2nd and 3rd!
Hey fellow mamas of soon to be college freshmen - if you're sad, I'm here for you. If you can't wait until they leave the house, but you're still secretly sad, I'm here for you too! Four months for us, and I'm not sure what we're going to do.
Join The Foundation for Black Women's Wellness for a community forum as we engage your voices and ideas to improve the health of all Black mothers and their bab...ies in Dane County.
Your feedback is needed to identify the causes and solutions to low infant birth weight among babies born to Black Mothers (and Fathers) in Dane County, and to inform efforts to be created to change these outcomes.
Currently, babies born to Black mothers in Dane County are two times more likely than whilte babies to be born underweight, a condition that raises their risk of childhood illness and early death. This is unacceptable, and we aim to uncover the reasons, risks, and solutions for preventing this pattern--with your input.
Register today and tell other Black mothers to register too.
Lunch will be provided, several $25 gift card drawings, and a swag bag giveaway to all attendees.
REGISTER AT: https://.savingourbabies.eventbrite.com
For questions, call: (608) 709-8840 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MADE POSSIBLE BY:
The Dane County Health Council
Sheila Quirke has kept her daughter Donna’s story and spirit alive as a writer/speaker and an advocate for families facing childhood cancer. Now she and her son are lobbying congress for pediatric cancer research funding!
It’s the perfect day to share our community’s documentarian of brothers & sisters, Sibling Revelry Project. Check out Elizabeth McGuire’s gorgeous studies of si...blings in all their beautiful and complex forms & combinations. #Repost @siblingrevelryproject
We interrupt this series to celebrate #NationalSiblingDay! On the blog I’m looking back at old photos and reimagining the moments with my brothers as if they were part of my current #siblingrevelryproject.
Read Scott's latest article published in the Washington Post today! @S_Lutostanski
Besides the fact that they got my initial wrong... yay Flying at Night in the news!
We’re happy to share that Mom 2.0 co-founders Laura Mayes & Carrie Pacini are featured in Heifer International's Community Leader Series! Lots of people know ab...out Heifer's amazing animal gifting work, but the tools and resources they provide to help women thrive and grow change communities are powerful as well. Click over for the Q&A, that includes shoutouts to women making a difference in our community, including Jeannine Harvey & Isabel Kallman of Feed our Democracy, Ann Imig Productions, and Brené Brown.