“What’s in a name?” {Blog Edition}

A post about how we named our blog has been 8 months (yup, that long) in the making. We brainstormed and asked others with blogs for advice. To some it might be evident and to others it might not. We are sure the people searching for recipes for their family (yes, this does happen), are surprised to find an adoption blog with zero recipes.

When brainstorming names for our website and blog, we decided to keep the name somewhat generic, so we could keep up with it post baby. Maybe in the future we will have recipes and product reviews, but for now, it’s to chronicle our adoption process. We’ve learned to never say never, and we are sure as our family grows, so will this space.

Chris and I both like to cook and bake. Chris enjoys more of the cooking, and Jessica enjoys more of the baking. While Chris is more of the everyday chef, we both enjoy trying out new recipes together. So, in our brainstorming for naming the blog, food was practically in every idea. “One Scoop Short” was a leading contender with an ice cream theme. Sweet tea also was present in many of the suggestions. We love sweet tea.

Ultimately, we went with “Recipe For Family”. We’ve all heard, “Families come in all shapes and sizes.” And, it’s true! Some families have step parents and step siblings and others have two moms or two dads. Heck, Jessica has 3 grandmas! And you know what? It’s awesome. Families are formed in a variety of ways. Each one is special. Just like the best recipes, families are never made two ways twice. Hence the blog name. We all have a family recipe that is unique.

Adoption adds another flavor to our family recipe. Our future children will have birth families, which will not only include a mom and dad, but grandmas and grandpas, aunts and uncles, cousins, and possibly even siblings. Those relationships…those flavors and spices are important to us as are our parents, siblings, and other family members. Our recipe for a family might be different, but it doesn’t make it any less amazing. We look forward to seeing how our recipe will come together in its own unique way.

What does your family recipe look like?



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