And since 2007, fans have followed her educational adventures.
She's taught us how to do yoga:
And how to carve a pumpkin:
How to expertly preserve a collection of George Stroumboulopoulos merchandise:
And while some have been happy to admire Mamma from afar - following her sassy Tweets, her "Mamma's Musings" videos, her every appearance on Kids' Canada -- what about the CBC Kids, young and old, who've dreamed of having a surrogate Mamma of their own? A Mamma Yamma to love and to hold and to take shopping at the Dufferin Mall:
Some have surely gone the DIY route. Maybe they've checked out Mamma Yamma's Kensington Market 'hood, picked up a sweet potato from a grocer's stall and glued on some googly eyes.
But the result never looks nearly as good in a polka-dot dress - and within a week, those imitation Mammas are fit for the juicer:
The CBC shop has answered those poor, Mamma-less children. A plush and huggable Mamma Yamma puppet is now on sale.
And we think her take-home doppelganger is a good looking likeness of the woman herself.