Friends, I need a little help today. I am doing something kind of crazy. Next month I am planning to audition for the Denver Listen To Your Mother show. Check out their website for more information (and y’all should consider auditioning in your respective cities, yourselves!) but basically it is a stage show where writers read their work. One need not be a mother to perform, but the essays are all about motherhood; funny, poignant, anything goes.

Given that the Circle of Moms Top 25 Funny Moms contest nearly killed me, it seems a little counterintuitive that I am setting myself up for a likely  potential rejection in real life. But, I am nothing if not self-deprecating and masochistic.

The problem is, as your classic indecisive, neurotic, over-thinker, I cannot for the life of me figure out which piece I should use for my audition.Should it be funny? Brutally honest? Sweet and touching? I haven’t the vaguest idea.

Here’s where you come in: I have narrowed it down to five posts that I think have the most to offer this specific program. If you find yourself with some time to peruse my selections and vote for your favorite, I would be so very grateful.

If you have been with me for awhile and have a different piece in mind that I didn’t suggest, by all means throw it out there! If you have any general feedback to offer, like, maybe you shouldn’t talk about poop, lay it on me!

Thanks so much- here are my Top 5- a sampling of different themes and tones. Please let me know which post you think would be the best audition choice. Leave your opinions in the comment box, on Mommy, for real’s FB page, or shoot me an email.

The Guilt, the Crippling Mommy Guilt!

Is There Anybody Out There? (needs to be reworked a bit and cut down in length)

Izzy’s Restaurant

May Your Days Be Merry and Lubricated

A Nursing Piece- A Hybrid of The Demise of the Fist Pump and Weaning: A Bittersweet Ending


Speaking of the contest that nearly killed me, it ends tomorrow! If you could be so kind...

Speaking of the contest that nearly killed me, it ends tomorrow! If you could be so kind…

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