Up Close and Hilariously Personal with a Parenting Blogger – The Salty Mamas

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In this week’s edition of Uncomfortably Close and Hilariously Personal with a Parenting Blogger, we are getting all the salty details from the sweet gals at The Salty Mamas

Let’s get right into our Q and A interview!

Salty Mamas, please describe your fortuitous path to meeting each other and becoming blog besties.

Like all good love stories begin these days, we met online. We were part of a local moms Meetup group, and it was love at first sight.

We began looking for a creative outlet when we finally emerged from the newborn fog of our second kid (Jaymi) and third kid (Christine). We wanted to give other moms chance to experience what we’d found in our mommy group- laughs, advice, and judgment-free support.

How have you grown as bloggers since beginning the arduous blog grind?

When we first started out, we thought blogging was going to be all about swapping parenting tips and jokes with our readers, just like we do with our mom friends in real life. Then we realized there are all these things we’d never heard of- like social media algorithms and GDPR and SEO optimization- and we realized we’d have a long way to go.

It’s actually been pretty fun learning a bunch of new things and trying to figure out how to get our brand of humor and real-talk onto the screens of our readers. Slowly but surely, we’re figuring it out!

Are there bloggers in particular from whom you draw inspiration?

We wish we could be as funny as Becca from WithLoveBecca.com, as put together as Brenda from PaperHeartFamily.com, as real as Caitlin from RealMomRecs.com, or as good at work-life balance as Bridget from ThisMomLife.co.  

But we’ll settle for being as salty as the Pacific ocean instead.

If you each had superpowers, what would you have, and why?

Oh, we’ve had intense conversations about this one. Christine wishes she could pause time, and Jaymi wishes she could never sleep (without getting tired). Basically, we want more hours in the day.

What is the most rewarding part of blogging for you both?

For Jaymi, it’s been connecting with readers. I love when someone reaches out with comments, questions, and feedback. I really love engaging with moms across the country and finding relationships in the anonymous void that is the internet.

What kind of moms need to be reading your stuff, and what should they be drinking while they read it?

Well, clearly, ALL the mamas need to read it. If you’re looking for real-talk, humor, and real-life advice, we’ve got you covered. We are lucky to have a fabulous moms group in real life where we can laugh, swap stories, and talk about anything. Not everyone has that, so we want to bring you that sense of friendship and community in a digital format.

As far as what you should be drinking- we’ll bring our coffee (am), Cherry Coke (midday) and Costco brand sangria (pm). But you do you, boo.

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What is the most hilarious thing that has ever happened to you as a parent?

Once, when Lila was two, we were stargazing. She had on a tutu and fairy wings, with two sweet pigtails. She closed her eyes and whispered, “Mama, I wish I was a star in the sky.” I teared up and wished I could pause time. And I really wish I could have, because then she added, “so I could be far, far away from you.”. Sick burn, Lila May. -Jaymi 

{Editors note: LMAO}

Please share your favorite Salty Mamas article to date – why is it your favorite?

I will always love “No Husband, I did NOT Poop in the Tub.” My husband, however, will not. -Jaymi

How do you balance your work and your home life?

With television time for the five-year-old while the two-year-old is asleep? And a lot of early mornings and late nights.

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If you could tell a parent struggling to find the humor in the absurdity of day to day parenting life, what would it be?

This life and these kids can make you certifiably crazy if you let them. DON’T LET THEM. Find a friend, find a micro-luxury, find a funny article on the internet- do whatever you need to do to keep on this side of sanity.  You can either laugh or cry and mama, we think you should LAUGH.

Thank YOU for making us laugh!

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Comments

  1. Samantha of Mother Haggard says:

    Yesssss, I love The Salty Mamas! So glad you featured them! Besides your blog, of course, they were one of the first mom blogs that I read and thought, “YESSS these are the moms I want to know.” Finding these types of blogs has made blogging so much more enjoyable.

    Keep rocking this series–I’m digging it!

    1. The Salty Mamas – there’s just so much to like! They are funny, helpful, kind, good-looking. Does it get better?

  2. Hillary Hood says:

    Love this interview. So glad you got to interview them!!

    1. Me too! They are so lovely!

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