27Jun

6 Degrees of Separation: Women’s Prison Association/Orange is the New Black Twitter Party

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I'm hosting a twitter party for one my clients, She Speaks, next week and it's a VERY special one for me. Why? Six degrees of separation. You see, three years ago, I produced my first Listen to Your Mother Show in NYC. Alysia Reiner was in the cast.  Alysia joined the cast of my favorite show, Orange is the New Black. Alysia invited me to an event to benefit he Women's Prison Association (WPA)  this past year and I met their team. I  produced LYTM again and we chose WPA as our chosen charity. As a member of the Netstream #StreamTeam, I have interviewed Read More

13Apr

Blog Hopping: Why I Write

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I have always loved to write. I thrived in Honors English Classes in high school, writing short stories and poetry and was on the editorial team of the school newspaper. I went on to major in Journalism in college and spent some time in the CNN newsroom before moving to NYC to work in television programming and production. Eventually, I ended up working in publishing where my writing skills really came into play. But it wasn't until I started blogging that I truly captured my journalistic spirit, returning to my roots in writing. From travel to culture Read More

05May

Giveaway: Listen to Your Mother on Mother’s Day in NYC

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  What are you doing on Mother's Day?  I have a brilliant idea for you. Spend the morning and early afternoon with your family. Make the day about them and you and celebrate being together.  At 4pm tell them you are taking a few hours to yourself.  You will be doing something for YOU. As part of your celebration, it's important for you to nourish your soul with a certain something that isn't necessarily meant for kids under the age of 12, hence you need to go alone, or with your mother, your sisters, your aunts, your girlfriends  That certain Read More

02Apr

The Listen To Your Mother Reading Series on May 12th in NYC

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On Sunday, May 12 at 5pm at Peter Norton Symphony Space on New York’s Upper West Side, the Listen To Your Mother Reading Series will give “Mother’s Day a Microphone” as the city and an inspirational group of women and men come together to celebrate motherhood and parenting in a meaningful new way. Included in the cast of the New York City show are former Editor in Chief of Redbook Magazine Stacy Morrison (now Editor in Chief of BlogHer.com), comedian Jaime Fernandez, New York City creative writing teacher Susan Buttenwieser, social justice attorney and Read More

11Mar

Everything Has Its Reason, Everything Has its Time

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  Yesterday was the first rehearsal of the show I'm producing this spring, Listen to Your Mother NYC 2013. I've written about how life-changing and rewarding the LTYM experience has been for me.  I've written about it again and again and again and again and again.  This is my second production of the show. Sitting in a room full of nearly 20 successful, influential and creative people is such a thrill for me, particularly after working in Publishing/TV for the last 18 years which are very different lines of work. The funny thing is Read More

14Jan

Writers and Performers: Listen to Your Mother NYC auditions

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As you know from reading this blog, I am associated with a show called Listen to Your Mother and I'm excited to announce that auditions are coming soon! LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER is a national series of live readings by local writers in celebration of Mother’s Day. This year Listen to Your Mother will be presented in 24 cities nationwide.  If you want to get a sense of what last year’s show looked like, you can watch our videos here:LTYM-NYC Videos. We are seeking New York City-area writers and/or performers to read their original essays on any aspect Read More

18Nov

Didn’t I Tell You to Listen to Your Mother?

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  It's hard to believe that just about a year ago, Listen to Your Mother entered my life. It was so life changing and magnetic that I wrote about it again and again and again and again and again. In one post, I wrote: I enjoyed every waking minute of it and nourished the experience.  Words can not even express how grateful I was to be a part of it.  I kept thinking that the chance of ever working on a NYC stage production again in my lifetime was slim, so I’d better make the most of it.  And I did. I also wrote: So, would I do it Read More

14Aug

My Small Role in Listen to Your Mother’s Open Mic at BlogHer

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This past spring, I had the joy of being involved in the NYC production of Listen to Your Mother.  The experience has changed my life in more ways than I describe.  Now being involved in a REAL off-Broadway show is just ONE small example of how it changed in life as I'm on the crew of The Best of Everything coming to the Here Arts Center this October.  This never would have happened to me had it not been for LTYM and meeting some very special people involved with the show.  A long time theater goer, more avid than you would ever realize, LTYM has allowed Read More

09May

LTYM NYC 2012: All This and So Much More

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It's been two days since Listen to Your Mother hit the NYC stage.  After weeks and weeks of working on the show's logistics, from finding a non-profit to support... to helping to cast the show to finding rehearsal space... to securing sponsorships... to scouting a location for the cast party, I put my heart and soul into bringing this show to life. I enjoyed every waking minute of it and nourished the experience.  Words can not even express how grateful I was to be a part of it.  I kept thinking that the chance of ever working on a NYC stage production Read More

24Apr

Simplify Your Life with Fresh Direct and a Giveaway ($50 gift card)

Fresh Direct

One of the best parts of Associate Producing the upcoming NYC show Listen to Your Mother is finding out about companies and brands that I need to know about to simplify my life. As a working mom, I am always seeking a way to ease the demands of everyday life...and save money. So, when Fresh Direct agreed to become a major sponsor for Listen To Your Mother, I listened when the crew began calculating how much they had collectively spent using this delivery service. They are such big fans that the total was more than $20,000. Seriously, my ears and eyes Read More