Getting to know family with 23andMe

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23andMe Welcome Kit

The Meaning Of The Holidays

They say it’s all in the gene’s. Family that is. Holidays are about the gift of giving but they are also about getting to know your family even better. Throughout the year we all get so busy you don’t have much time between sports, parent teacher conferences, work and home life to get together with your whole extended family. Since my son was born 4 years ago he has been what they say “the glue that binds us all“. With that I realized how important family is.


Over the last year my husbands side of the family had all indulged in doing some type of dna or ancestry kit. One of his aunts is always talking about how she met a long lost cousin or relative. I always see how excited she gets. I had always found it so interesting to hear the percentages of ethnicties they were. I just never took the plunge. All I know is I am part Dominican from my Dad, my mom is half French Canadian and half Black. Nothing ever in between. Now that I am a mom my son carries a whole ton of ethnicities. I was so glad when I was able to have the opportunity to try 23andMeLearning about your heritage and even finding more about yourself.

23andMe Kit

The dna kit comes with the easiest instructions. Easy is my middle name. You first have to fill out your profile based on your barcode which is on your tube. You have the option to answer the health questions. You can even download their app to make things easier. The process takes about six weeks  but the anticipation makes things well worth the wait.

from sending out until you receive.

23andMe online screen shotThen you just pop it in the mail

23andMe Send Off Kit

This holiday season is the best time to give the gift of family with 23andMeIt’s not all about the price tag but the meaning of the gift. Would you want to know more about the family you may have? The holidays is a great time to get them a personalized type of gift.

23andMe Specimen

This holiday season 23andMe has special holiday offers and kits available through Dec 26th.

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Have you tried a DNA kit?

I would love to know your thoughts in the comments.


  1. Kansas Bonanno
    December 6, 2017 / 9:44 AM

    I can’t wait to do this, i’ve been telling my husband for months I wanted to test and find out where i’m from! Its so exciting.

  2. December 6, 2017 / 9:59 AM

    My best friend and my niece have both done this. Their results were amazing! I’d love to do this one day.

  3. December 6, 2017 / 12:08 PM

    I’d be interested in knowing about my family’s heritage. I know people who have done theirs through, but I’d like to try this through 23 and me

  4. December 6, 2017 / 1:34 PM

    I have always wanted to do this. I really would love to know more about me and my heritage. Definitely checking it out.

  5. December 6, 2017 / 1:57 PM

    I’ve always wanted to do this but haven’t yet took the plunge. But I think this New Year we will be taking the DNA kits and seeing where we come from too.

  6. Kristina
    December 7, 2017 / 12:25 AM

    I actually want to do this and would be so excited to hear and see what my results are. I have a friend that did this and she loved it!

  7. December 7, 2017 / 6:56 AM

    oh wow. this is amazing. I have not heard of this, but would be exciting to give a try and see what is discovered.

  8. December 7, 2017 / 8:40 AM

    I am totally intrigued by this. I have always wanted to know more about my ancestry and I think this is an awesome way to get more information.

  9. kimmieklewis
    December 7, 2017 / 10:45 AM

    we did this last year and it was so fun for the whole family. we had a few surprises!

  10. December 7, 2017 / 11:14 AM

    It would be so nice to learn more about your ancestry and where you came from! I think it’s also so much fun! This test is something that I would be more than willing to try.

  11. Serena Lissy
    December 8, 2017 / 1:21 PM

    I have a bunch of friends that have tried this. Love hearing their results they all seemed so surprised.

  12. December 8, 2017 / 1:54 PM

    I have seen ads for this company for a lot of black Friday sales. I am intrigued and may have to check them out.

    • Jalisa
      December 18, 2017 / 9:32 AM

      Oh yes. They’re having a pretty cool sale for the holidays. I’ve seen them in Target too.

  13. December 8, 2017 / 7:15 PM

    I have been wanting to try this out but haven’t gotten around to purchasing it. I would love to take my ancestry a little bit further.

    • Jalisa
      December 18, 2017 / 9:30 AM

      I can’t wait to see my results.

  14. TColeman
    December 10, 2017 / 4:05 PM

    I have always wanted to do something like this. I think it would be so interesting to know!

  15. Krystle Cook
    December 10, 2017 / 4:06 PM

    Learning about where you come from would be so cool. I would definitely give something like this a try.

    • Jalisa
      December 18, 2017 / 9:25 AM

      I can’t wait to get my results. I’m thinking of doing a follow up post of my own.

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