Erica Ehm Exposed!

Mar
12
2012

The Original Baby Soiree

Mixing Business with Pleasure

by: Erica Ehm

Yesterday I decided to bite the bullet and have a booth at The Original Baby Soiree. If you have ever tried to promote your business at a trade show, you understand that to say it's hard work is an understatement. The days are long, there is a ton of standing, you usually lose your voice from all the chatting—plus it's a day away from your family.

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Feb
25
2012

My Yummy Winterlude Vacation

It Was All About the Food in Ottawa

by: Erica Ehm

For the third year my family and a group of other YMC staff, members and their families met in Ottawa for a long weekend of Winterlude fun. It turned out, due to surprisingly warm weather, this year it was all about food and less about outdoor activities for the Ehm clan - which suited us just fine.

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Feb
03
2012

I Threw A Party With Heart

Changing Moms' Lives in a Heartbeat

by: Erica Ehm

I'm sitting at the bar of the ski hill while my kids are in their snowboarding lessons. I'm doing carpool for my daughter's ballet class. I'm waiting for my son to finish Kung Fu. Sitting, waiting, driving. I'm sendentary while making sure my kids are active.

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It started when Aunt Flow came to town. Then I was visited by a lady in a flowing red dress. I was riding a huge crimson wave. The problem was that Aunt Flow didn't leave (if you get my drift) and I ended up fainting in the middle of the night and being rushed to the hospital in an ambulance!

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Jan
05
2012

To Dye or Not To Dye

Three Hours I'll Never Get Back

by: Erica Ehm

I knew it was "time" when my husband casually mentioned that I "may" want to visit the hairdresser. Every 2.5 months I get that rather unflattering skunk-like growth around my part that screams "Dye me!" What it's also whispering is "Time is passing," "You're starting to look your age" and "It's not time to go natural."

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Dec
18
2011

I Need Your Help

Spill It Please

by: Erica Ehm

So, the new YMC site has been live for a week now. Fingers crossed that you're having a blast bouncing around discovering new blogs, articles, tips, tv and contests we've been working so hard on for you! All of the amazing YMC staffers who worked tirelessly for the last year to put this together for you are getting to know their families again, making appointments to colour their hair and other assorted important tasks we've all had to put on hold.

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Dec
11
2011

Welcome to the New YMC

Where Moms Can Spill It

by: Erica Ehm

Almost a year ago we sent out a survey inviting YMC readers to dish on the good, bad, and the ugly on our site. We were inundated with brutally honest feedback on what you loved and loathed about YMC. What followed was some serious brainstorming, lots of coffee, meetings, and a plan!

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Nov
30
2011

Best Massage Ever

Trigger Point Therapy

by: Erica Ehm

It's been almost two months since I've committed to taking care of myself. I signed up at The Motion Room for a weekly training session and haven't missed a workout yet. I'm already feeling better.

What I didn't realize when I started training with The Motion Room is they have two secret weapons.

The first one's name is Bee and she has given me the best massage. Ever. In my life. On this planet. No exaggeration.

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Nov
23
2011

When I used to work at MuchMusic, we were a tight little team. Most of us were fresh out of school - naive, passionate and driven. We spent hours creating leading edge television which resonated with a whole generation of music lovers. Some of us left early on, others jumped midstream and there are still a couple who are still there.

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Nov
21
2011

How To Connect With Bloggers

Personalized Promotion From McCafé

by: Erica Ehm

For five years I've been on the receiving end of packages showing up at my front door with products PR companies want me to review. Occasionally some of these parcels are filled with products I need, which is always fun. Once PR reps from Olay saw me tweeting about moisturizer and sent me a few relevant products which I used and reviewed.

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Nov
20
2011

How to Connect with Bloggers

Personalized Promotion from McCafe

by: Erica Ehm

For five years I've been on the receiving end of packages showing up at my front door with products PR companies want me to review. Occasionally some of these parcels are filled with products I need, which is always fun. Once PR reps from Olay saw me tweeting about moisturizer and sent me a few relevant products which I used and reviewed.

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Nov
09
2011

Five Charities That Matter To Me

Making Giving a Better Part of Your Holidays

by: Erica Ehm

What do the holidays mean to you? Unfortunately, one of the first things that comes to my mind is wasting hard earned cash in the over-consumption of cheap plastic stuff you don't need. It seems like there is so much pressure to give gifts, we end up buying "something good enough" just so you can cross names off your list.

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Nov
03
2011

How to Get First Class Service

Michael Fazio's Insider Tips

by: Erica Ehm

You never know when you're going to meet someone interesting. The other night, I found myself chatting with Michael Fazio, a New Yorker famous for servicing the stars.

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Nov
01
2011

My Workout Has Begun

No More Excuses

by: Erica Ehm

I guess it takes a bit of a health scare to make me start taking care of myself. Actually, it was a combination of getting less than glowing heart stress test plus an invitation from my sister.

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Oct
23
2011

Date Night With Sting

You Can Have One Too

by: Erica Ehm

R-O-O-O-X-A-N-N-E
YOU DON'T WANNA PUT OUT THE RED LIGHT...
THOSE DAYS ARE OVER
YOU DON'T HAVE TO SELL YOUR BODY TO THE NIGHT

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Oct
18
2011

Top 20 Medicine Cabinet Must Haves

Do You Have These Products In Yours?

by: Erica Ehm

This weekend was my time to clean out all our medicine cabinets and drawers. Admit it - how many expired bottles of medicine and creams are fermenting on your shelves?

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Oct
16
2011

Seven years ago my daughter was diagnosed with severe nut allergies. Since then, I've been trying to find a replacement for my beloved peanut butter for breakfast. I've tried this french toast recipe which my kids have every morning, and this healthy chocolate breakfast spread.

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Oct
03
2011

Room For Thought Winners

Presenting Their Lifelong Dreams to the World

by: Erica Ehm

As YMC continues to grow, I expect the number of opportunities to connect and empower other amazing people will also grow. I'm motivated by watching individuals who have a dream make it happen. I'm drawn to programs which help individuals with big dreams realize their potential.

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