Let’s face it – motherhood is not easy. For the first four months of my daughter’s birth, I felt like I was on a runaway train and it was only going to lead to disaster. Now that my daughter is on the cusp of turning 3 years old (!), I don’t know if I would say it’s gotten easier. I would say, I am more prepared for the role of motherhood and I have realized, yes, my life is never going to be the same and thank goodness for that because I am a mother to my daughter who doesn’t sleep all the hours I would love her to so I worry if she’s getting enough sleep, who loves to dance and jump, who grabs my hand when she wants to hold it, who nuzzles next to me and tells me to listen to her heartbeat – I told her that’s how I first heard her – when I went to the doctor’s to confirm my pregnancy and I knew I was going to become a mom for real. I wouldn’t trade these past three years for any of my pre-motherhood years because I have never felt so much love for someone. (My husband knows this and understands.)

When I first heard about Geffen Playhouse’s upcoming production of In Mother Words, I said – that show I must see – even if that means spending some time away from my daughter. (Yes, yes, me time is incredibly important and like most moms, I hardly get much Me Time.) In Mother Words is written by many of the leading American playwrights of our generation who are either mothers or write about their experiences with their mothers and acted by mothers, including Jane Kaczmarek, of T.V.’s Malcolm In The Middle. Playwrights include: Pulitzer Award winner Beth Henley, Peabody Award winner Theresa Rebeck and two-time Steinberg/ATCA New Play award finalist Michele Lowe. In Mother Words is directed by Lisa Peterson. (My friend was directed in a show by Lisa Peterson and only has wonderful words for her as a director and my friend is tough on her directors.)

I am so excited that the Geffen Playhouse has graciously offered 2 giveaway tickets to see In Mother Words. You may pick any performance from February 15 to February 22nd. Please enter by making a comment. You may enter one more time by checking out the Geffen Playhouse’s website: http://geffenplayhouse.com and posting an additional comment.

The giveaway ends on midnight, February 10th and Mishy will draw out the name of the lucky winner.

If, like me, you are extremely excited about the show and would rather purchase tickets to get the best seats possible, the Geffen Playhouse has offered readers of my blog – Traveling Natural Momma an opportunity to see In Mother Words for the special rate of $40 (regularly priced tickets for this week are $57).  This offer is valid for performances from February 15 to February 22, based upon availability. Simply use the code TNM40MOM online at www.geffenplayhouse.com or when calling the box office at 310-208-5454.

Please don’t wait for this chance to laugh, cry, experience the joys, terrors, and heart opening moments of being a mother all over again.

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UPDATE: Congratulations, Lesa! You’ve won the tickets!