Tell Your Story

I’m giving away holiday cards from Minted and I want to give them to you! Yes, you!

The details are here. 

We walk entwined. He talks, I listen.

He lilts about the tallest of climbing walls, the most delicious of goldfish crackers, and the girl with the prettiest of curls.

He talks about fires and how big they can get and about fire-people and how brave they must be.

He weaves his likes and his wants and his fears in one tight braid.

This is his story, he tells it with ease.

Me, Tracy of Sellabit Mum, Heather of The Extraordinary Ordinary, and Vikki of Up Popped A Fox. AKA: New friends, weaving stories.

We sit in a small booth, all elbows and knees and laughter. Ohmygoodness, the laughter.

Silverware clangs, high heeled boots click, and the most decadent of desserts are served.

We look into each other’s eyes, and see our stories begin to braid within them.

We’re all meant to do this, tell these stories of ours.

The light and the funny and the hard and the sad and every single strand in between – they’re all meant to be told, and heard.

Ann Imig knew this with every fiber of her being.

And wrapped inside all of that Knowing and Feeling and Being, she created Listen to Your Mother, where stories of motherhood born through blogging, were given a voice on stage.

I’m beyond thrilled and humbled and honored to announce that Tracy, Heather, Vikki, and I are co-bringing Listen to Your Mother to the Twin Cities this spring.

Since we got the okay from Ann, that she trusts us with her baby, beautiful things began to happen.

We met, we laughed, dialogue was started, and continued, our stories began threading in the space between us.

We hope you trust us with your story, because wow, do we ever want to hear it.

We’ll share more about the show as the details unfold. But for right now, we’re celebrating.

We’re celebrating the stories that are right on the cusp of being told.

{Go for it.}

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Alison and I are thrilled that Memories Captured is here again! 

This month, one lucky linker will win a Traffic Boosting Report from The Strategic Mama!

The report is a useful tool if you want to optimize your blog and monetize it. It will include a site evaluation and recommendations on how to optimize your site for search engines, using keyword research, Google Analytics, and Webmaster Tools.

Our linky will be open November 12-16, the badge is in my sidebar, and you can find out more about Memories Captured here.

With that, let the linking and the swooning begin!

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  1. You and your words! Love them all and love to you.

    That last picture makes me laugh so hard – what is happening?!

  2. So very heartbursting proud of you, my friend.

    xoxo

  3. Galit, that is awesome and also just perfect for the four of you. All this goodness in one spot? Yup, that’s exactly it.
    I can’t wait to hear more of the project.

    Meanwhile I am sorely lacking inspiration to write myself, but I am enjoying reading your goodness very much :)

  4. Congratulations!! I can’t imagine a better group of women to take that on. Beautiful words here, as always.

  5. Aw. I love you. Love that last picture. Also, why do I look like an Amazonian woman? lol

  6. This post makes me so happy. Thank you.
    xoxo

  7. Speechless.

    xo

    CONGRATS TO YOU ALL! (How I wish I could drive up and BE THERE.)

  8. Oh, how I wish the Twin Cities were closer! Love the power of this project!

  9. Susan @learndhappiness says:

    Of course Ann trusts you four with LTYM! I can’t think of a better group of women for the job.

  10. Galit, words cannot even express how excited I am for you ladies. I know you will put on an amazing show, and I can’t wait to see it!

  11. Congratulations! What a great adventure you are going to have!

  12. I love this team so much. Thank you all for making this happen–and this post grabbed my heart and squeezed it. In a good way.

  13. How exciting – congratulations, Galit!

  14. I am SO excited for you. And what a great team!

    I wish I could be part of this.

  15. YOU ALL ARE GONNA BRING THE AWESOME!
    what an amazing group of women—I’m in awe of you and wish I could attend your show. Can’t wait for us all to be able to see the videos of all the shows (I’m waaaaaaaay ahead of myself!).

    xoxoxoxo

  16. Oh, my gosh. Tears in my eyes as I think about the blessings you are bringing to so many moms through this project! It is a fantabulous idea!

  17. If there is any way I can be there….. Well, highly unlikely as I’ll probably be either at or prepping for our NYC LTYM show while yours is going on, but a girl can dream, can’t she? I was so thrilled when I saw all your names on the list as the Twin Cities team – and so envious that my 4 favorite people in Minnesota were going to get to hang out together on a regular basis. Why, oh why have they not yet invented an instant transport device? Hugs and kisses and huge congrats! It’s going to be a brilliant show and you’re going to have a great time putting it on! xoxoxo

  18. Congratulations! You are so perfect for this!

  19. this is gorgeous. thanks for sharing your words. it is going to be incredible for all of us!

  20. So incredible- so excited for you!

    Steph

  21. You are going to put on an amazing show! I would love to audition … one day. The closest show to me is Chicago, and people say, “Go!!” but I don’t know if it’s in the cards :)

    Perhaps I should think about hosting a Michigan one ;)

  22. Holy cool! And @ErinMargolin et al have it going on in KC! Fantastic! I am so proud of you all! I should not be amazed by all the great things you do. But I am. Is that weird? I’m thrilled for you. Beyond. Mazel tov. To all of you.

  23. You are a fantastic team. You’re going to have the best time putting this amazing thing together, and it’ll show in the final product. Can’t wait!

  24. Congratulations!! I am so excited that you guys will be co-hosting the event!!

    Best of luck.

  25. I have the same exact picture of the mittens slated for Wednesday :)
    Have I told you that I am so proud of you xo

  26. I so wish I was in the Twin Cities area this event sounds like such fun. Congratulations on it and I hope it’s a big success.

  27. Congratulations! Sounds like a very exciting project!

  28. I am beyond excited for you ladies. LTYM Twin Cities is going to be amazing. Makes me wish that I lived closer. I can’t wait to hear more about this.

  29. Okay, The only problem is Minneapolis is about a $250 plane flight and another $250 hotel room away. Still, I’m ready to pack my bags. God speed to you all and enjoy the journey to production.

  30. So thrilled for you! Congrats!!!

  31. Wonderful wonderful project you are having there and you are weaving memories together. Best of luck! :D

  32. I am so proud of you and over the moon excited for the LTYM show to have you! And what an amazing group of blogging women in those pictures! So excited for all of you. I know it’s going to be amazing. xoxo

  33. Oh, what wonderful, happy news!

    Before I started blogging, I really worried about future generations — it just seemed that storytelling was becoming a thing of the past. It’s stuff like LTYM that make me hopeful that great storytelling will always be rewarded.

  34. THIS. Is the culmination of your heart and words and how amazing they are and I am SO, SO excited for all of you ladies. I wish I could be there to smile and laugh and cry with you all, my friends. Congratulations, sweet Galit! xoxoxoxo

  35. What amazing news and a wonderful uplifting project! Congratulations!

  36. What a fab group of women to take on this wonderful, heart-warming, all-around fabulous project. So happy for you~ and I adore what you wrote about braiding stories together. Positively lovely~ just like you!

    Enjoy this exciting journey, I’m excited to read about it as it unfolds!!

  37. I’m celebrating with you. So excited about all these LTYM teams out there this year, even if I can’t take part.

  38. So exciting! Congratulations! an’t wait to learn more and hear these amazing stories. I can’t think of a better person to help tell them.

  39. Oh congratulations. Enjoy the unfolding of this new adventure, new story.

  40. Yay!!

  41. So very cool! I would love it if there was a LTYM near me… I see the South is not at all represented! :-)

  42. so excited and happy for you! Yes, I agree that we are meant to tell out stories and you, my friend are the perfect facilitator for this. Just perfect! xo

  43. I’m so excited to at least watch LTYM in KC this spring. I think it’s going to be amazing.

  44. What an awesome project to be a part of. Love your photos, and the comments of the people that were in the picture made me laugh.
    xo

  45. Yay, yay, yay!! How freakin’ awesome! I’m so happy for you.

  46. That is so wonderful!

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