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San Francisco, Sioux Falls & Chicago Get Your Tickets

We just wrapped up a sold out weekend here in Los Angeles.

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I’ll be headed up to San Francisco next week for the first ever Expressing Motherhood in San Fran. Use the code Bogoexmoshow to get 2 tickets for the price of 1. Get your tickets here.

Next week Expressing Motherhood will also be debuting in Sioux Falls for the first time ever. Headed up by Local Producer Megan Pederson. Get your tickets here.

Lastly, we will be back in Chicago in the beginning of November. Get your tickets here.

Don’t miss out on a truly wonderful night out. Take time to hang with your mom friends and turn your phones off for a couple of hours.

Submissions for the first Des Moines, Iowa and South Bay, CA shows are coming up as well.

Meet The First Expressing Motherhood Sioux Falls Cast

Meet the first Expressing Motherhood Sioux Falls, South Dakota cast.

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A huge thank you to all who submitted their stories. Local Producer Megan Pederson and myself are happy to present the cast:

Virginia DeBoer

Brooke Moeckly

Annie Lanning

Kjerstin Smith

Chantel Olson

Loretta Tschetter

Kate Hayes

Raena Rasmussen

Gretchen Gammeter

Rachael Meyerink

Janice Gilbert

Tickets will go on sale in July.

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Submissions Accepted June 1 for Sioux Falls, Boston & San Francisco

Submissions will be accepted on Monday, June 1st for the Sioux Falls, Boston and San Francisco Fall 2015 Expressing Motherhood shows.

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Please see Submissions for information.

We are looking for pieces that, when read aloud, are 5 minutes long.

They need to be your story about motherhood.

You need not be a female or a mother.

Piece can be in the form of a monologue, song, skit or my yet to be had but wanted….dance number.

Local Producer Megan Pederson was featured on KeloLand today talking about how Expressing Motherhood is headed to Sioux Falls for the first time and submissions will be accepted this Monday.

 

Expressing Motherhood Sioux Falls Dates Announced

Expressing Motherhood is happy to announce the dates for the Fall Sioux Falls show.

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Local producer Megan Pederson has locked down the beautiful theater at the Washington Pavillion in the Belbas Theatre.

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Rehearsals will be on the 14th and the showtimes will be on the 15 and 16 of October.

Get to writing Sioux Falls.

Submissions will be accepted June 1st.

For questions please email Megan at siouxfalls(at)expressingmotherhood.com

Megan Pederson

Megan Pederson is a mom to two adorable girls. She is raising her family in Sioux Falls, SD, where she was raised as well. Megan started a children’s clothing and pattern line called Bridget & Lucy. This is her guest post.

My mother is uber creative.  She sewed a lot of her own clothing while growing up.  She made her wedding dress. When we were growing up she would be needlepointing or knitting when we were still or sitting anywhere.  We would occasionally have a quilt that she was hand-quilting on it’s frame near the piano.  She taught quilting at the local quilt store.  She still hand calligraphs their Christmas card and then has it printed. When she has people over the good dishes come out, flowers go on the table, any tea light in a 20 foot area is lit and a homemade meal is served.

Megan and her uber creative, warm, fun mom!

Although this was modeled throughout my entire childhood, I really didn’t show a huge interest – unless you count the stage where I sewed as many headbands as possible and wore them “Rambo style” on my forehead and thought it was a fashion statement.  Lindsay, Expressing Motherhood’s co-creator, had a front seat for that “phase”.  Now – I would still have considered myself a creative person; I danced my entire childhood, I was a dance major my first year in college and graduated with an Art degree (both very practical pursuits by the way;)).  I was not creative in the domestic arts though – which to me means sewing, knitting, cooking and repurposing.

But then I got pregnant with my first and I needed curtains, a crib skirt, changing pad covers and basket liners because I just couldn’t find any I liked.  In stepped mom and her sewing machine.  She sewed as I cut occasionally but mostly watched.  That ignited something and I became a little obsessed.  I wanted to sew.  I searched for patterns, and although I found some to try, I didn’t love any of the lines I could find.  Mom made a skirt for Bridget on a whim that turned into our first design and best selling pattern to date – the Ruffle Joy Skirt.

Megan and Kim’s adorable “Ruffle Joy” skirt.

Another obsession of mine was to have a creative business with my mom.  We had brainstormed before and knew when the idea was right it would just work.  Well, we had our first show at a friends house and nearly sold out.  We started an Etsy account and sold some items.  We started wholesaling our hats to a local children’s boutique and hit the Art Fair circuit in our area.  We hired 4 local seamstresses to sew with us to meet demand.  We were cookin’!  As the business continued to grow we quickly realized we could not wholesale our skirts to the local markets because the prices were too high for the midwest.  What was shocking to mom and I is that we didn’t really hike our prices up, we followed the formula for covering materials cost, adding in time, adding in packaging – really nothing elaborate.  We wanted to keep the business going, but without wholesale contacts on the coasts and not enough time to make those contacts, we looked at pattern publishing.

I could continue with more elaboration on where the business is but it’s slowed a lot.  Mom is traveling a lot and helping my husband and I raise our girls.  My husband and I are building and opening a storage unit facility which is obviously very time intensive.  We still sell our four original patterns and mom has ideas for more, but we’re on hold.  And that’s OK.  My creative fire is still there but muffled slightly for the time being.  And I’m OK with that too.  I make the occasional baby gift, I peruse Raverly and “favorite” all the new patterns out that I must knit, I break out the friendship bracelets with the girls and I do still make jewelry.  My creative life is constantly changing and I’m excited to see where it takes me in the future!