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Fort McMurray Funnies – Introducing Comedian Erica Moeskau…

By on October 15, 2020 0 668 Views

Laughter is the best medicine! Health professionals stand by this statement, and research has shown endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain. Science also shows that laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems. So, there’s all the technical proof!

And with that, and because, well, 2020, YMM Parent has asked local comedian, mother of two-year-old, Jackson, and mom-to-be of baby number two in January 2021, Erica Moeskau to help us boost up our endorphins and belt out some belly laughs.


Introducing Comedian Erica Moeskau…


I consider my style of cleaning as very Canadian. That means I don’t actually clean, I just wait for people to come over, and then I apologize for the mess.


I have put on a little weight. People don’t really like it when I make jokes about my weight but sometimes, they aren’t jokes, they are just facts. For example, it is a fact that last year I bought a Santa Suit that was too small.What’s your body type? Fatter than Santa!”


We recently got married. I love my ring. It’s an estate piece. That’s a fancy way of saying second hand. I joke with my husband: “Hunny, it’s just like you! Somebody didn’t want this?”


We are pregnant again with our second child. People keep asking: “Are you excited?” For which part? The evacuation? If that wasn’t a trigger word enough.


“No, are you excited to meet them?” Me: “I don’t know. I don’t know what they are like yet.” My dogs are a good example of this. They are so cute and I love them. But they are jerks! They eat poop!


Do you know how much it sucks as a dog mom to have to say: “Oh no! Don’t let him kiss you… he eats poop.” They do it and I have no idea why. I have read that some vets think it’s a way to stop heartburn. Gross, right? I mean, unless it works because this pregnancy heartburn is killing me.


*Disclaimer: I have at no time ever considered eating dog poop, BUT I have to tell my pregnancy jokes while I can.


Erica Moeskau with her husband Scott Malchuk and son, Jackson, on the couple’s wedding day. Supplied photo

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YMM Parent Team is a collaboration of authors and contributors from in and around Fort McMurray.