Downtown LA Show

The next Expressing Motherhood show will take place in DowntownLA better known as DTLA.


My good friend Agnete Oernsholt has created a new design for some cute new shirts, just a few I’ll have made up.

This is Expressing Motherhood’s 8th season!

The show is half-way SOLD OUT. Buy your ticket here.

The house will open at 7PM and the show starts at 7:30PM. Yes, there will be alcohol for sale, which you can drink in the theatre.

There are lots surrounding the theatre that are around $9 to park. The best one seems to the Medallion parking lot on the corner of Main and 3rd. Looking forward to it.

Books & Shows With ExMo Alum Around LA

While I am pouring over submissions and planning the next show check out some events that ExMo alum here in Los Angeles are up to.

Loretta Fox will be sharing one of her stories with fellow ExMo alum Larry Dean Harris’ show Strong Words. The show will be held in SilverLake on February 28th, an all female cast. Details on the flier.

STRONG WORDS 27 poster


In March ExMo alum Elizabeth Aquino will be hosting another Books & Bakes, a literary food salon.

“Are you a lover of literature but stuck in a book group that never really discusses the book? Are you a lover of food but want to cut through the pretension of the foodie world? Do you revel in devouring both beautiful fiction and food, especially when they intersect? Are you looking for unique gift for your loved ones or  yourself? Come join a community of like-minded sounds and share your love of literature and food at my second Books & Bakes literally and food salon.  Salon size is limited to 10 so RSVP early.

$75 per person includes facilitated discussion about The Debt to Pleasure, related food and alcohol.

Email Elizabeth Aquino at elosophie (at) for more information and to RSVP.

Books and Bakes March


Lastly, if you like women who drink and swear please join Mommy Tonk at  private home on the East side April 19th at 4PM. Food and alcohol provided and a show! $40, get your friends and come get rowdy.

Tickets can be purchased here. ALL proceeds go towards Temple Israel of Hollywood.



Submissions Will Be Accepted Monday February 16th

Submissions for the next Expressing Motherhood will be accepted soon, Monday February 16th.


I am looking for pieces about motherhood, when read aloud, that are 5 minutes long.

The show will be one night only downtown at The Downtown Independent.


Looking forward to your submission.

Also, between now and February 28th if you tag a photo with #expressingmotherhood you’ll enter yourself into a pot of possibly winning 3 dozen cupcakes from Serendipity Cupcakes and an ExMo t-shirt.

Owner Kristy, one of her cupcakes and one funny urban cowboy known as Jack Black.

Kristy Woelfel, owner of Serendipty Cupcakes, delivered cupcakes to the wonderful pediatric unit at Hungtington Hospital who recently took care of my son. She was so kind and loves what she does so I talked to her about doing a giveaway. She was up for it.

I am contributing over at Mom.Me and my new piece is up on, wait for it, my hair.


It sounds ridiculous, it is. Read it if you want to ignore the world’s problems for a few minutes.

Tally Abecassis’ New Postcast: First Day Back (Is AWESOME)

Montreal filmmaker and mom Tally Abecassis recently emailed me to tell me about her new podcast called First Day Back.


It’s about getting back to her filmmaking career after taking 6 years off to be with her kids. It’s an audio documentary that will follow her story.


She’ll be bringing her microphone into her home, her kids’ daycare, work meetings and including all of it.

It’s incredibly well done. I highly recommend listening to it.

She’s conflicted about going back as her mom, who passed away from cancer 7 years ago, was  a doting stay at home mom and Tally feels conflicted about wanting to return to work.

She’s smart, likeable and utterly identifiable for me.

She’ll be posting every few weeks. You can find her on Facebook and Twitter (@TallyAbecassis)

Find Me On Mom.Me Now

I am excited to be writing for Mom.Me these days. I often vacillate about what I should share on this site as I like it to remain my tabula rasa to some extent.


BUT I obviously have let a lot hang out, especially if you hop on over to the video section.

At the beginning of the year I wrote about something I have never shared before and has taken me years to figure out and talk about. Getting or rather, trying to get, a family member into rehab and mental illness. You can read about it here over on Mom.Me.


I’m happy have another space to let my freak flag fly. Because in doing so the world continues to feel less freaky.


Information on The Next Show: Downtown LA

Expressing Motherhood is headed to the  historic Downtown Independent Theatre for our next show.


The show will be April 22nd, one night only, at 7:30PM.

Tickets on sale soon.

The modern theatre seats 236, wine, beer, candy & popcorn are sold inside. Nearby lots surround the theatre where parking can be found. The venue is located on Second and Main St, right near where skid row meets Little Tokyo.


Submissions for this show will be accepted February 16th, again one day only.


Looking forward to being in yet another location in Los Angeles.  As ExMo has since it’s origins in ’08 diversity of stories is being sought so please help spread the word about the show.


Thank you,




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