Coffee with the YummyMummyClubby
Before anyone jumps to any conclusions about there being a “Baby604” I must clearly state, I am not a “mummy” nor do I plan to be at any point in the foreseeable future. However, there are a ton of yummy mummies in Vancouver and they came out for a Tweetup at Calhoun’s this week with Erica Ehm.
Erica, a pioneer of the music television days, is now the CEO of YummyMummyClub.ca – a gathering place online and social networking resource for mothers across the country.
A superwoman who fits into her size 6 jeans three weeks after giving birth (by scheduled C-section of course)? A sexy mama who shops for groceries in heels, closing deals on her cell phone while waggling finger puppets to stimulate her baby’s growing cerebellum? Give me a break! Yummy is a state of mind.
A true Yummy Mummy struggles to find the impossible balance between the single sexpot she used to be, the woman she’s become, the professional she works hard to be, the wife she aspires to be and the mother she has to be. Basically, she’s confused and exhausted. Forget CEO. THIS is the toughest job in the world. Why didn’t anyone warn us? Can you relate? Then Welcome to the Yummy Mummy Club.
I stopped by the Tweetup at the request of my friend Rachael (who truly is a yummy mummy) and to meet Erica, who is also one of my Twitter contacts. I ended up meeting several interesting, inspiring, and enterprising mothers as well.
Feedback I heard from the ladies was that it was so nice to have a meetup mid-day and one that was also kid-friendly. I had a nice time meeting the mummies and learning more about networks and businesses online that go beyond blogs and tech.
Erica also informed us of DolphinSecure, a system for secure web browsing if you have kids in the house that use the family computer. This was information I could pass on to my sister since she is a mother of five with three computer savvy-kids in elementary school.
Rachael took some video of the meetup (above) and you can read her recap over on her blog. Check out the YummyMummyClub and I have a feeling they might be doing more tweetups in the future.
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The Strawberry Hill theatre in Surrey used to have special film screenings for mothers so they could bring their kids. I thought that was kind of cool, since nobody had to worry about crying babies in the theaters, and got them out of the house.
You are way beyond awesome Rebecca!!!!
Good looking site, and, like green social networks, it’s becoming a very busy category. I know more than one PR person who specializes in moms as a target audience.
As a childless male, I do occasionally despair of the pedestal that motherhood enjoys in our culture at the moment, from celebrity mothers on down. The web copy for this site is a good example: is the most common job in human history really also the “toughest job in the world”?
Rebecca, could you send me the pic of me and my baby? I think he looks too cute in his Ramones shirt.:)
It was great to see you again, and it was nice to meet some more of the twitter moms.
Soooooo bitter that I missed it. I was carless and there was no way I could make it to the coffee AND get back intime to pick up kid #1…the joys of parenting..suckage on social networking
And Darren…go ask you mom.
It may not be ‘the toughest’ but with todays world that screams mixed messages to women…career! home! Family! Job! ….it CAN be tough….mix in lack of daycare resources, costs, space, health, safety, and so on….lots of things to deal with.
@crunchy Oh no! Hopefully next time you guys can arrange a carpool or something
That looks like a great time!
And Gwen, your little guy does look adorable. I love the expression on his face. 🙂
You are right. Being a Mommy is not a job, it’s a blessing.
Hey! That looks like fun! Going to check out the website now!
Hi Rebecca, it was great meeting you in person! Thanks for helping us capture our day – I still have “baby brain” and totally forgot to get any pics in that day. Nice writeup and awesome pics!
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