Back In The Snarky Groove: Not Your Typical Mommy Blog
I started throwing words out on the interwebs for all to read in 2001. You know, when a gallon of gas was $1.50 and Silly Billy was president. Also that year, Wikipedia first burst on line, Apple released the first iPod and those asshat terrorists flew planes into The World Trade Center. Back then, it was mostly a whole ‘lotta verbal assaults on my family. (my family is driving me crazy!) Snarky commentary on the state of my life.
And it was beautiful.
My first post talked about my shitty ex-husband, how my four kids drive Grandpa and I crazy, and the
stress joys of raising our grandson Ethan. Snarky, beautiful and if I say so myself, quite successful. Before I knew what a ‘Facebook follower‘ was and what Twitter fans‘ were, I had them! Ok, so they followed me mostly to see what craziness was going on up in our crib so their’s seemed more tolerable, but still. I was rockin’ the blogasphere before it was a ‘thing’.
In late 2011, I officially became Grandma Juice. The toned down, less snarky version of Bad Mother. And, while this new version has worked for me fairly well, she doesn’t quite fit me like the soft, well worn, favorite pair of jeans I love to live in. I’m not so cozy in this new skin you see. So, I’m taking it off.
And, this makes me happy. Snarky is good.
I’m NOT A Mommy Blog
I feel awesome cutting lose of the binds that tied me, silenced my voice. I know, all you ‘blogging communities’ who try to shove me in the ‘mommy blog box‘ don’t like it. And let’s be honest, you’ve been trying to fit my snarky circle in that square box for awhile now and it’s not working anyways, right? So, no more pretending. I’m not a ‘mommy blogger’ dude. It’s totally cool. The PR peeps I work with love me just the way I am. I do fine winging it on my own. You’re off the hook making Grandma Juice just another mommy blog. I’m not! I’m Grandma Juice! But, Not THAT kind Of Grandma! I’m the very cool, young, always, hip, snarky Grandma Juice! I’m not rocking the blue hair and support hose kind of Grandma, silly!
After my last post proclaiming I was in a funk and once again dissin’ on my daughter’s antics driving me crazy; the outpouring of support I received from you, my FULL OF THE AWESOME, readers set me straight! You shared your stories in the comments about your own kids driving you batshit crazy. And the emails… oh, those beautiful emails encouraging me to keep sharing our crazy over here in the House Of Juice in the snarky way you’ve missed, well, it opened my eyes and tickled my feelers! Your stories made me laugh, they made me cry, and they sparked an idea in the back of my very tiny head.
Return to the snarky Grandma Juice we all love you asked. And, I’m answering with a humongous YES! And, the sooner the better!
I was reminded of the immense power we have. You and me together my loves! Blogging has turned from a “hobby” into something that means something. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: our words have power. The power to connect, the power to unify, the power to change.
Let’s walk this snarky, fun filled journey that is Grandma Juice together! Let’s rock the ‘non mommy blog’! Not saying there’s anything wrong with the mommy blog, just saying it’s not Grandma Juice. I’m not a perfect, cloth-diapering, crunchy gal. I make mistakes, I sometimes burn dinner. And ya know what? My laundry isn’t always washed, folded and put away!! My bathrooms are always clean however ‘cuz living with a little boy is well, eeeww….
Grandma Juice is a 40 year old, rockin’, keepin’ it real, snarky talking, Las Vegas living kind of gal. I promise to still bring you awesome recipes, a few product reviews, and some super duper giveaways.
With snarky, twisted, colorful language. Because YOU said it was perfect. Just how it should be!
Let’s DO this BIG!