Category Archives: ExMo Meetups

ExMo MeetUp: Book Discussion With Author Elizabeth Esther

Join Expressing Motherhood for a book discussion with SoCal mom and author Elizabeth Esther. We will discuss her book, “Girl at the End of the World.”

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We’ll meet at Mama’s Secret Bakery & Cafe in Hollywood at 10AM on October 14th. A breakfast just for ExMo has been arranged, lots of choices and coffee, these guys know how to treat a bunch of mamas.

An intimate morning with the author. Even if you don’t anyone else coming, come!

We just had our ExMo MeetUp at the Assembly Salon in Beverly Hills and it was beyond fun. It’s always nice to get out and meet other people, share laughs and did I mention get out.

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The craziest place for me, is spending too much time alone in my head.

Here is some info on her book. Get yourself a ticket HERE.

Buy the book and we will see you on October 14th!

ExMo MeetUp: Moms Interested in Film AKA MIF’s

We have a few ExMo MeetUps coming up.

A book.

A run.

And in between those let’s meet up for Mexican and talk about films you have made or are interested in making.

Join Expressing Motherhood for a chance to talk to other moms in LA who make videos or films. Maybe you came here to be the next Steven Spielberg and suddenly you find yourself valeting your minivan thinking WTF happened?

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Saturday June 14th

6:00PM

Casita Del Campo in SilverLake

Please RSVP to Lindsay

lindsay@expressingmotherhood.com

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ExMo MeetUp: “The Shelter of Each Other”

 

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In the last two years I haven’t been as happy as when I housed my family under my roof.

I mean a lot of my family.

We had just moved into a new home 8 weeks prior, I had a 9 month old, a 2 year-old and a 5 year-old and I had recently put on an Expressing Motherhood show. We were commuting our oldest 2 hours a day to finish out his school year at his old school.

I was overweight and incredibly stressed and when all of the sudden my mom’s visit turned into my aunt, my cousin’s, my other uncle and his kids I was thrilled.

Most of us just slept here. Some on our floor. You are probably thinking, sure that’s what you people from Iowa do. But my family from Iowa all come from gorgeous homes that we would be ridiculously un-affordable here in LA and my aunt from Virginia comes from a great place as well.

So there we were all 13 of us in our new home.

And the harmony that ensued was at once familiar with the ease it brought and bittersweet as I knew it would be brief.

While one of us cooked the other was in charge of the babies. The young cousins played with each other and after the kids went to bed we all stayed up talking and laughing too late each night.

Every night we sat on our new porch and I wished, quietly, that every night could be that way. Yet since that week it has been mostly under-used.

We lived in an ever increasing isolating world.

I remember when I was in my early 20’s I wanted to make a short documentary about the busboys I worked with. These jovial Latinos who would live 8 to a 2 bedroom apartment while I was renting a huge house in the hills with 4 other guys who had gone to college with me and we couldn’t stop fighting over who got the biggest room. I would title it “Space.” Steal my idea, it’s OK. I’m too busy 😉

People always say, oh “I’m a loser I moved back” to where ever it was he/she was from. In America there is a stigma about that.

But I have always seen the beauty as I grew up in a nomadic lifestyle. I envied community and longed for it.

Ironically I’m raising my kids in Los Angeles, a very transient city. A move to a suburb a few years ago has made old feelings of not having roots raise it’s head and I have stumbled over and over.

I recently sat in a private school I was touring and glanced at a book called “The Shelter of Each Other” by Mary Pipher. 

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I ordered it off Amazon and am quite moved and taken aback by it.

Expressing Motherhood would like to host an ExMo Meet Up on Tuesday June 3rd at Mama’s Secret Bakery in Hollywood, 9:30AM, $15 ticket. I’ll post an Eventbrite so you can let me know if you’ll be making it or not.

We hope you’ll join us there.

 

ExMo Meet Up: The Rose Run Race in LA

For the first time since she has started her race, producing partner Jessica Cribbs will be in Los Angeles for the Rose Run this Summer, June 28th!

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She will hop in her minivan the next day for her annual pilgrimage out to Michigan to head up the race there.

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Please join me in an ExMo MeetUp and support Jessica and run or walk. Money is raised towards breast cancer, in honor of Jessica’s mom, Rose, who lost her battle in 2009.

More Info Here, Registration Open Soon

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Mom’s In Motion Los Angeles and A Runner’s Circle in Los Feliz, will be hosting a group of Rose Runners in Griffith Park for the 6th year in a row! You can sign up online to join them or sign up the morning of the run.

Griffith Park @ A Runner’s Circle
3216 Los Feliz Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90039
7am       $20

ExMo Meet Up – Dinner Next Saturday

Come join me for an ExMo Meet Up next Saturday, April 12th, 6:15 at Rosa Mexicano for some Mexican food and conversation.

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I reserved a table for 6, we will all split the bill equally and have a good time.

Just let me know you are coming by reserving your spot here on Eventbrite.

ExMo alum Alana Hampton recently launched her own line called Frisky Fish LA and everyone who attends will go home with some of her new line. All of Frisky Fish essentials are made with the finest quality therapeutic grade essential oils and contain a touch of coconut oil to make them safe to apply to the skin.

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Looking forward to hanging with you!

ExMo News

Right now there is not another show planned just quite yet.

I have been enjoying some time with my kids, well, really my hair has been falling out trying to keep it all together and I’m reminded how much I love this show so I will plan another one sooner rather then later.

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Our first ExMo Meet Up was a big success. We really had a fun evening watching the documentary “Lost In Living” and having a Q&A with the director Mary Trunk. Mary said we were her liveliest bunch ever, imagine that!

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I will plan another ExMo Meet Up soon.

I’m also thrilled to let you know I’m helping Mommy Tonk produce a ONE NIGHT only night of comedy with these ladies in May.

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Get ready to buy your ticket. Tickets will run out the door.

Details to come very soon, ie in the net 24 hours.

Lastly, don’t forget we have fabulous Expressing Motherhood shirts for sale. They make a great mother’s day gift.

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We have some in maternity sizes.

Thank you for your continued support in Expressing Motherhood.

And to all of you creative moms out there I hope you keep writing and consider submitting.

Future ExMo Meet Ups

We are receiving a lot of great interest in our ExMo meetups.

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If you have a great idea, want to offer up your business or home for the next meet up email us at la@expressingmotherhood.com

We are looking for fun ideas and excuses to get like minded, creative moms together.

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If you are a business, perhaps you just want to get people to you space. Contact us!

Our screening this Sunday still has tickets available and don’t forget our book club discussion coming up in Hollywood at 9:30AM on April 1st to discuss “The Big Disconnect.”

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Sunday Night’s Screening Just Got Even More Fun

Our screening of Mary Trunk’s “Lost In Living” is this Sunday.

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For just $8 you’ll get food sponsored by Daphne’s Greek Cuisine, appetizers from Pretzel Crisps, the film, a chance to ask the director a question or two, wine and a gift from Smora.

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And you’ll get to see MommyTonk perform two new songs of theirs!

Enter under this sign, The Lillian.
Enter under this sign, The Lillian.

Buy your ticket here.