Listen to Your Mother – video release!!!

So while I’m frantically revising picture book manuscripts to take to Highlights Summer Camp


Fake picture of me….



The Real Me

 Listen To Your Mother released the 2016 videos from shows in 41 cities. As promised, here’s my piece in the San Francisco Show! It was a privilege and an honor to be on stage with such amazing women. Cheers!

19 thoughts on “Listen to Your Mother – video release!!!

  1. Margarita says:

    Beautiful, Jilanne. I don’t know how you held it together.

    I’m lucky that my mother is still around. Earlier this year, she wanted to make her will and include bequests. When she asked me what I wanted, I told her she has no possession that is meaningful enough for me to covet. Each time we speak, I always tell her I love her. I know she loves me, too. That’s enough. xoxoM

    • Jilanne Hoffmann says:

      Thanks, FF! I’m still working on the divinity. It’s got to melt in your mouth. Mine sort of sits there, waiting for something to happen. But I think I’m getting closer. 😀

  2. Letizia says:

    So beautiful and you told it so well!
    (I had to use the link you gave in your tweet as the video clip here didn’t include your reading- or perhaps that was just an issue on my computer).
    And why had I imagined you as a brunette?

    • Jilanne Hoffmann says:

      Thank you, Letizia! I’m not sure why the link didn’t work here. I’ll test it out when I log out of wordpress.

      It’s funny that others have imagined me as a brunette, too. I’m still trying to figure out what that means. 😀

  3. ThisKidReviewsBooks says:

    You did a great job up there. You did a good job of finding a way of saying the beginning at the end, but with a completely different meaning.
    (Oh, and for the record, I imagined you as a brunette as well – I don’t really know why…) 😉

  4. Kate Johnston says:

    How did you do that without breaking down? What a story–my heart went out to you again and again and again. I am in the middle of handling my mother’s estate, and I think about her jewelry now that I’ve watched your video. She had quite a lot of it, but only a few special pieces. I couldn’t begin to tell you if any are family heirlooms, but she probably knew every single story attached to each one. I guess moms are like that. I’m sorry you had to endure that, but I love your ultimate outlook. Send me some of that divinity! 🙂

    • Jilanne Hoffmann says:

      Thank you, Kate. It’s tough, isn’t it? I do think moms keep track of the stories behind gifts. Maybe dads, too. I do think it was a happy ending for my mom. And I will send you some divinity as soon as I get it right!

  5. robert okaji says:

    Oh, Jilanne, this was heartrending! Because I enjoy cooking, I have my Mom’s bowls. I see them daily, use them often. And while I don’t bake her cookies, I’ve managed to recreate her fried noodle dish. Mmmm. Now I’m getting hungry. I’m sure they’d go well with some divinity. 🙂

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