Category Archives: storytelling

Refilling My Cup

As we get closer to Milwaukee’s second annual Listen To Your Mother Show, I am being deliberate about filling my cup. As a co-director and co-producer, my job is to ensure that the show goes smoothly.  Our fearless national director, … Continue reading

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Star of the Week: Munch

Two weeks ago Munch was the star of the week of her kindergarten class. She enjoyed her morning in the spotlight. We prepared for this week a month in advance.  I got to sit back and watch her in her … Continue reading

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Me too moments – the magic of LTYM

I am so excited to be working with the lovely Alexandra Rosas again as we launch the second annual Listen To Your Mother show in Milwaukee on April 27, 2014.  It was truly a life changing experience last year; it … Continue reading

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Stretching Beyond My Comfort Zone

During #ppdchat on Monday, I saw a tweet from the lovely Lauren Hale that really stuck with me.  “PPD is such a thief, isn’t it?” It really struck a chord with me.  I felt like my postpartum depression and my … Continue reading

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The Unlikely Roommate

My favorite memory of my final summer of college is the introduction to a friend’s mom.  She had no idea that I was living with eight boys that summer.  When one of our other friends (roommates) cheerfully explained that I was … Continue reading

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Search for community

The entire Listen To Your Mother experience has made me realize that I hunger for connection.  I decided to make conversation and get to know some of the moms whose daughters also attend Munch’s dance studio.  I needed to break … Continue reading

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Dare Update #BlogHer 13

I took a huge leap out of my comfort zone, and I attended my first blogging conference.  In typical Jen fashion, I went all out to the largest blogging conference, BlogHer.  This conference inspired, motivated and challenged me.  I went … Continue reading

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Daring Greatly – LTYM reading on YouTube

The anticipation is finally over.  I am so proud of our amazing cast.  I had the honor of reading along these amazing women and one young man for Milwaukee’s inaugural Listen To Your Mother show.  It is like giving birth … Continue reading

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Memories Captured: My Munchkin

My sweet Munch, You are now officially a kindergartener.  Your favorite colors are still pink and purple.  You love Barbies and Star Wars equally.  You prefer dresses over pants and shorts.  Your passion is dance.  Since your recital a few weeks … Continue reading

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Daring Greatly: LTYM update

Three weeks ago, I told this story in front of my friends, my family and complete strangers at Listen To Your Mother Show Milwaukee.  It was so scary to step out there and own my truth.  I also helped to … Continue reading

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