Lights, camera, action! This past Sunday, on Mother’s Day, I had the supreme pleasure of joining 11 other women on stage at the local production of Listen to Your Mother, a show that allows mothers to share essays on moments of motherhood (I spoke about our issues with infertility before our kiddos were born).
Our local Spokane, Washington, USA, show was brought about by two very special people, Stacey Conner (producer/director) and Elise Raimi (producer). Their hard work and shared belief that this was something important, made it happen. They were sooooo right on the money!
It was a wonderful way to spend Mother’s Day. I felt loved, empowered and pretty. What more could a girl ask?
Funny, due to pre-show gussy-ing up, rehearsals, showtime and post show margaritas, I didn’t spend much of the day with my kids. But I sure felt honored to be their mom, mostly by the moments of reflection the show allowed and the gift of hearing the inspiring and at times, all-too familiar stories of other women. I laughed, I sobbed and I can’t wait to do it again next year, in any capacity!
The “symbol” of Listen to Your Mother Show, LLC, is a red megaphone.
Some promotional materials also feature a retro microphone. I chose the cookie designs by channeling those items, and the red roses we all hope will delicately shower upon us when we engage in something that might – even remotely – require “jazz hands.” I worked from clip art this time, printing and laminating the megaphone and microphone images.
From there, I traced around the images on the cookie cutouts with a paring knife before baking to create an outline for decorating the baked cookie.
I made these cookies to celebrate the women who stepped into the spotlight – blinding as it was – to share a little of their souls (and sometimes their funny bones) with the rest of us! Congratulations and cheers to you all!