Sunday, September 20, 2009

The power of a Tweet..part 2.

Cont. from Part 1: So what is the Yummy Mummy Club?
Founded by celeb mom Erica Ehm, The Yummy Mummy Club is the go-to place for moms with an edge.

At Yummy Mummy Club, we're women first, moms second. The vibe is guilt-free, real and relevant. Yummy is a state of mind, we are MILF's, Modern Inspired Life makers, and freakin' multi tasking babes!

That is one definition of the YMC, and Erica, being locked and loaded into whatever is hot and happening in this world, has immersed and embraced Twitter in order to connect with the women who read her amazing online magazine. You see, at the core of it, Twitter is all about the conversation, and with it you can talk to friends and build relationships all over the country, the world even.

So as it happens, I saw a Tweet one day that Erica was planning to come to Vancouver for business and I sent her a message right away..... Would she have time to meet? Could we do dinner?

The answer was yes, and yes, and so the second Vancouver Yummy Mummy Club tweetup was born. We put out a call to our local gals and between us all, we managed to nail down a time and a place to meet! The photos below document the night!

Conversation was sassy, thoughtful, hilarious, inspiring, supportive and filled with laughter. There was a great deal of admiration for each other and it felt in real life like the village that Erica had created online. A safe place to express ourselves. We shared stories and experiences and easily found common ground. All the chicks that follow Erica really are Freaking multi-tasking babes and I was so impressed with everyone, new and old friends alike.

Sunita and Sharylin

Lorie, Raj, and part of Alana's eye.

Catherine and I.
My sister and I doing our self portrait, this always happens when we get together, we can't help it. By the way, she's a scientist, how Yummy is that?

Catherine, Kathleen, Erica

Catherine is so funny, and she blogs for Erica's website, you may recall my blog post last spring that included Catherine, we did the Walk for Kids together and got our picture taken with local hockey hero Trevor Linden while wearing our Yummy Mummy shirts.
We did it for Erica. I know, it was very selfless of us. ;)

Kathleen and I went on a run with Erica downtown on the Monday morning after the dinner (in-between Erica's appointments), I hadn't planned on going but I just somehow invited myself along on the run at dinner the night before. I was a little worried to join in on the run actually, knowing these girls do marathons, and that I hate running. (I get so bored so easily) I was worried I wouldn't be able to keep up so we made a plan that if I needed to exit, I just would do so, and they would carry on.

But you know something? When you have good company, a run is actually quite enjoyable. I managed to make it the whole way and didn't even turn purple or faint.
So I leave you with this, a snap from our Tweetup with Erica Ehm. Thanks Erica for giving us a reason to have a Mom's night out. I really had a blast!

Yummy Mummies.
Left to right top row (links to twitter profiles): Gwendolyn ,
Alana (not on twitter yet), Kathleen , Rachael , Lorie , Raj
Left to right bottom row (links): Tracy , Catherine , Erica,
Sunita (not on Twitter yet), and Sharylin

On our way out, I had to get one last shot, the lovely Erica Ehm and I
being all sassy and yummy!

Before I sign off, I am going to divert traffic here to say that my League of Rock bandmate, a drummer who's name is Nando, is a nice, talented guy, and at rehearsals last Sunday, when he found out I was going for a run with Erica Ehm the next day he actually got up out of his chair with excitement and asked: YOU are going running with Erica EHM!? THE Erica Ehm? Man I LOVED her!
It's as if he was transported back in time and he saw her right in front of him, LOL it was very funny and cool to see how much of an impact she still has after all these years.
She really was a voice of our generation, someone we all looked up to for being uber cool and having her finger on the pulse of everything.

Flash forward to today and I think it is safe to say that thousands of Yummy Mummies across Canada (and around the world) who read her online magazine to find out what is happening with happening Moms today, would all say the same thing, that some things never change.
Rach xo~


sharon said...

What an awesome night! Even though I was 1000's of miles away, I was with you in spirit :)

bernthis said...

you know what I love about you? You're always out there meeting people, working on your craft, building relationships with wonderful people. It's so amazing