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Our First “Talk Back”

Expressing Motherhood will host it’s first ever “Talk Back” after our Mother’s Day performance.

Right after the show we will invite members of the audience to ask our cast questions.

Feel free to stay and find out more about the moms who have just bared their soul to you.   Most of the cast met yesterday for a lovely brunch and here is a photo of them. Get your ticket now!

ExMo Brunch 2013

Our Show Has Been Cast; Tickets Now On Sale

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The Lillian Theatre:1076 Lillian Way, Hollywood, 90038

Performances: May 10th @ 8PM, 11th @8PM &12th @ 7:00PM.
May 17th@ 8PM, 18th @ 8PM & 19th  7:00PM.

 We are opening on May 10th at 8PM with a special Ladies Night Out. For $25 you will receive a free glass of wine and everyone will be going home with a goody bag. Grab a friend and get your Mother’s Day weekend started off right.

Expressing Motherhood is pleased to introduce our cast for our Mother’s Day Run:

Joya Weinroth

 Bethany Winters

 Elizabeth Jayne Liu

 Beth Littleford

 Gayle Kolodny Cole

 Shannon Noel Webb

 Stacie Burrows

 Nora E. Plesent

Lisa Natale

 Krista Knott

 Abby Kohl

 Shannon Bradley-Colleary

 Laura Diamond

 We are opening on May 10th at 8PM with a special Ladies Night Out. For $25 you will receive a free glass of wine and everyone will be going home with a goody bag. Grab a friend and get your Mother’s Day weekend started off right.


 

 

 

A great present for you and a friend.

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**The discount will be in effect until February 6th.

 

A Sound Bath

Expressing Motherhood decided to ring in the New Year by literally ringing it in. We had Jamie Bechtold, a local LA woman, who conducts private and public sound baths come over to my home and play for a group of us.

Beautiful Jamie Bechtold.
Beautiful Jamie Bechtold.

 

Jamie brings her own gongs and bowls. She set up in my living room.
Jamie brings her own gongs and bowls. She set up in my living room.

I met Jamie a long time ago when we worked at the same restaurant in West Hollywood.

We held our event on a Saturday morning, which is a tricky time for a lot of moms but we did it anyway. Asking a bunch of moms to come over at 9:30AM and lie on your living room floor and just relax is just not what we moms are used to doing in the AM.

I’ll admit I had a hard time stopping my mind but I felt pretty good afterwards. Like Jamie said sometimes it’s good to let your mind just run through everything it needs to.

Nobody there had participated in a sound bath before but I know that I will be trying it out again. As Shannon Noel Webb said as she walked into my house with her fabulous PJ pants and UGGS, “You have to love LA. A sound bath with a bunch of moms on a Saturday morning!” We laughed.

Shannon Noel Webb. At sound baths you can show up in your pjs and bring pillows.
Shannon Noel Webb. At sound baths you can show up in your pjs and bring pillows.

It was great to get together. Part of my goal, less time online and more time in front of faces.

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Some food was served, well catered, from the delicious Heirloom LA and goodie bags were graciously donated by fellow sponsors for the event.

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Organic lip balms from Eco Assist. I spoke to the owner, Sara Rampersaud and she said,

“Eco Assist is a small apothecary that specializes in handcrafted, organic body care & DIY products. Our company was built on a simple philosophy: What goes on us gets in us, and what gets in us matters. Like apothecaries of old, Eco Assist handcrafts all of its products in small batches, using only the finest in organic and truly natural ingredients.

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As a mom of two I am in a constant state of trying to strike a balance between work-time, family-time and the oh-so-elusive ‘me-time’. After years of juggling these three things I’ve come to accept that ‘balance’ isn’t a destination, it’s a journey. If I allow myself to put the most important things first (namely, my kids), somehow I find time to do the rest…although, I must admit that I’ve had my fair share of late-night work sessions following afternoons of playing in the park!”

I found another mom, Lori Hays, who donated amazing candles made from wine glasses.

Napa Uncorked Candles
Napa Uncorked Candles

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Lori said “I have an 11 year old son and a 9 year old daughter.  We moved to Northern California this summer and I started making candles in November.  My brother suggested that I make wine candles since I live so close to Napa and local wineries.

Once I put the kids to bed I start melting the wax and putting it all together.”

Lori has generously set up a discount for Expressing Motherhood readers. Just use the code 01012013. The candles can be found on Napauncorkedcandles or Etsy.

Lori Hays
Lori Hays

Thoughts on the show from our performers

Being a part of Expressing Motherhood guarantees ones thing.

You’ll be tired by the end of it.

What we hope it brings of course is a sense of some fulfillment and a feeling that you have put yourself outside of your comfort zone and liked it.

You can read how performer Shannon Noel Webb feels here.

Or read about performer Elizabeth Aquino’s thoughts here.

Krista Knott also weighs in over here.

As for myself.

I always am so relieved when the show comes around. Finally, people sharing things that are rarely, if ever expressed out loud. It feels as if it’s a very brief moment where a collective sigh is heard and felt. Ah. I’m not crazy.

Or rather, I’m not the only one who feels crazy.

Thank you for being a part of this show.

I told my husband the other night, I feel as if I have fulfilled my little girl dreams.

I’m satisfied by what the show brings. There is a struggle with wanting to be with the show more and more but when my two little ones called out mom and sat on either hip this morning I felt lucky to be able to spend the day with them. I’ve had two weeks to “play.”

The show has become a channel for my worries, loneliness, anxiety and hope.

I’m glad I can focus on my kids now as their screaming tells me I have not been.

But I already am thinking of the next show in giddy anticipation.