There’s nothing better than spending time with people who “get” you. Flaws and all. Women who make you laugh until you snort. And let you vent when you just need to get it out.

I’m so honored to have these kinds of friends, old AND new.

The women involved in Listen to Your Mother Providence may be “new” people in my life, but the connection we’ve made as part of this national reading series that takes place on May 4 feels like we’ve been friends for a long time.

Listen to Your Mother Providence takes place May 4 at 2 p.m. at the Providence Public Library.

I’m honored and humbled to be part of the inaugural Listen to Your Mother Providence show, an event taking place in 24 cities across the country that gives Mother’s Day a microphone. These women are so talented. So creative. And one of my sayings (especially since becoming a mother) is: “Girls may compete with one another, but women EMPOWER one another”. As far as this cast is concerned, it couldn’t be more true! This “empowerment” is clearly shown by the women behind the local show. Women I’m so grateful to have in my life, LTYM Providence co-producers and co-directors, moms and bloggers, Carla Molina Martins and Laura Rossi Totten,

I invite you to read my latest Ask Mom column to learn more about Listen to Your Mother, which takes place Saturday, May 4 at 2 p.m. at the historical Providence Public Library Auditorium. Tickets are still available and all the links are available here: Ask Mom

Join us in celebrating Mother’s Day a little early, in a new and “empowering” way!