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When I started my family, I honestly gave no thought to what type of family I would have. It wasn’t as important to me as having a happy, healthy family. And within a little more than four years time, we went from a two-person family to a six-person family. Are we ever busy! But we never realized that we are actually a non-traditional family, and for a few reasons: 1, we’re a mixed-race family, with Rudy being Hispanic (Mexican) and me being Caucasian (Swedish, to be specific); 2, we have four kids, as opposed to the average of two, and; 3, we had our kids consecutively, with very little space between each child.
According to many, these facts would make our family life a difficult one, because we don’t fit into the mold of the classic American family, but to me? I think it makes our life a far more interesting one, a wholesome one; full of fun, laughter, love, and of course, we’re breaking the mold without blinking an eye!
We play hard and love harder, and I adore the camaraderie between the girls. Don’t get me wrong, they do fight, all the time, but in between their childhood spats they are helping each other solve problems, building imaginary fortresses, and giggling like the world isn’t out to get them. It’s great to watch, and even greater to know that we’re teaching them how to have fun in the face of adversity.
Because as much as you can’t tell they are half-Mexican, they have all the best qualities from both Rudy and I. They have our drive and determination, inquisitiveness and imagination, and our compassion and desire to help others.
When we come together to celebrate our daily successes, both big and small, we break out our stash of Honey Maid Graham Crackers, Teddy Grahams, and Grahamfuls. These wholesome snacks are a perfect complement to a good day and each girl has favorite, of course, Afton favoring the Grahamfuls, Delaney the Graham Crackers, and Vivienne the Teddy Grahams.
And Charli? She loves them all equally, duh. In her mouth, now.
Everyday wholesome snacks for an every wholesome family!
With Afton in Kindergarten, Delaney in Pre-K, and Vivienne in Preschool, our days are full of crazy fun as the kids navigate their way through learning, and teaching everyone along the way what it means to be a child with manners and discipline, because although we may technically be a non-traditional family, we keep it traditional with how we raise them. It’s who we are, and who we want to be. No matter how things change, what makes us wholesome never will. We’re awesome.
Come be awesomely wholesome with us!