Erica Ehm has worn many hats in her illustrious career, including MuchMusic VJ, actor, speaker, playwright, author, journalist, award winning songwriter and last but not least, creator and publisher of YummyMummyClub.ca. It was during her transition from career woman to motherhood that Erica felt the need to create an online community where mothers can connect and find resources on how to manage this new and exciting phase of their lives.
Despite all of Erica’s success, her most important role is being mom to 13-year-old son Josh and 10-year-old daughter Jessie. The family enjoys spending time together, whether it’s watching a movie or going on vacation and judging by the totally awesome family photo, Erica and her kids are having the time of their lives.
How are you planning to spend Mother’s Day? Do you have any Mother’s Day traditions?
Erica: I always get to sleep in, have breakfast in bed and receive flowers from my family on Mother’s Day. The rest of the day is usually spent celebrating with my mother and my mother-in-law.
What are some of your favourite activities to do with your mom?
Jessie: Getting our nails done. Watching Harry Potter cuddled up on the sofa. Going on vacations together.
Josh: Going on vacation and hanging out. Watching movies in the theatre. Late night chats.
Can you share with us what makes your mom so special?
Jessie: My mom is special because she listens to me and she loves me and she helps us to learn to be independent.
Josh: My mom always knows what’s right and what’s wrong. She has good morals. And she makes decisions with us about everything. She’s also very pretty.
What makes you proud to be their mom?
Erica: My kids are sensitive. They are kind to their peers. They take responsibility for their actions. They are grounded and self empowered. They are independent but not too grown up. They’re beautiful inside and out.
If you could give your tween(s) one piece of advice you wish you knew at their age, what would it be?
Erica: Being different is a blessing, not a curse.
Image courtesy of Erica Ehm
About Wendy Morelli
Wendy loves her 2 kids and her iPhone, not necessarily always in that order. She is an app obsessed mom who loves everything tech and is (unfortunately) old enough to remember the brick Motorola cell phone and the Commodore computer. Her love for technology stems back to the 10+ years of working for technology based companies. Wendy's alter ego, "AppHipMom" has been featured in Canadian Family, iVillage, Women in Biz, EverythingMom, BlogHer and Savvy Mom.