The reason we are parents.

Oh. My. Kids. I don’t think you can ever describe parenthood until you are there, knee-deep in the mess of it and just trying to thrive survive each day. You want to do the best for these tiny humans, but even when you’re doing parenthood right, it often feels like you are falling short. Or even failing altogether. This stuff is hard and real and beautiful.

Our family is created through adoption. Let’s add some complexity to that…inter-racial adoption. We are always learning and sitting with our feelings in this family. Our babies are still young, so while the physical demands are many, the emotional demands are still minimal-ish. But, it doesn’t stop us from trying to prepare ourselves, teach ourselves and be ready for each age and stage that our littles will pass through. Come along and learn with us as we navigate the challenges from parenthood to race to adoption to everything in between. I guarantee it will be an adventure.

Food my Toddler Wants for Breakfast

Because why wouldn’t you want to eat whip cream on a spoon for breakfast.

  1. Whip cream on a spoon. (Truth: I laugh…and then I say no because that is not a breakfast food. Then she asks again and I sweetly repeat no because that is not a breakfast food. Then she asks again and I still sweetly repeat no because that is not a breakfast food. Finally at some point she is melting down over the lack of me listening to her demands of whip cream on a spoon for breakfast and somewhere along the lines I not-so-nicely repeat no because that is not a breakfast food.)
  2. Ten pieces of popcorn in a pink bowl. (Ummmmm, yep you can totally have that because it is one of your healthier breakfast requests.)
  3. Only vitamins. (This wouldn’t be the end of the world if she would also eat the non-gummy vitamins…but, toddler. I have a love/ hate relationship with gummy vitamins.)
  4. Cookies. (I have found some alphabet cookies from IKEA called KEX that I most definitely call “cookies”. They are shaped like alphabet letters and taste like graham crackers. Cookies for breakfast while learning alphabet letters and sounds = Parenting win.)
  5. An entire can of black olives. (What’s the deal with toddlers and black olives? Thank you dear Costco for stocking Lindsay Natural Black Olives in a 6-pack.)