Mix and Match Welcomes You
Hello, people of the world, and welcome to the glorious beginning of our Mix and Match Family blog. We are so excited to start sharing the ups and downs of our unique life with you, and we are hopeful that our story may have a positive impact on you as you are travelling on your own journey through life.
So then, please let me introduce myself.
My name is Jennifer – Jen, if you will – and I am proud to say that I am a wife and a mother and, on most days, a ridiculous language enthusiast. That means I like languages very, very (way too) much. But I digress.
My husband, Humberto, by birth and by right, is Mexican, hailing from a small city in Northern Mexico. I, on the other hand, am staunchly Canadian, with many terribly cold winters of experience under my belt. Through sheer chance, he and I met (twice), grew closer, and did what any sane couple who wants a baby would do: we had one 🙂
And so, out pops little Kiara Valeria (this wasn’t so quick as I made it sound, I assure you), and the journey of our lifetime begins. That was just over a year ago, and the trek into parenthood for us wasn’t easy, as is similar with most first-time parents. Valeria was a feisty baby, but she taught me (drilled into my skull) that there is nothing more important in life than her, and she would be proud to tell you that mommy has finally accepted that fact into her soul.
So now, here we are, with a just-as-feisty toddler, sometimes feeling overwhelmed by the speed of her progress and always feeling overjoyed by it, if not a little bit tired because of it (practically debilitated), and every day with her is a new adventure.
Being a racially-, linguistically-, and culturally-mixed family, our day-to-day experiences can sometimes be funny or frustrating or hilariously entertaining in ways I would never have expected, and we found it only fitting to open our home and our lives to anyone who wants to share our experiences with us. So join us in this silly little thing called life, and we would be happy to show you around.