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HUNCHED OVER breakfast at his kitchen table, Joe Kindred shouts over to his three-year-old son, Luca, who is crumpled up and not quite awake on the couch, to ask if he wants some eggs. Poached egg and avocado on toast Katy Kindred, Joe’s wife, is the one cooking this morning, as she usually does when the couple is at home.

Never mind that Joe and Katy Kindred are the owners of Kindred Restaurant in Davidson, the restaurant they opened around the corner from their house in February 2015 to high expectations, and that has shattered those expectations ever since.

Avocado and egg hair treatment Never mind they serve a lunch dish of an avocado-and-egg sandwich that people rave about. Avocado and egg sandwich recipes Never mind they led their restaurant to a spot in the top 10 of Bon Appétit’s hot new restaurants list, and Joe was named a semifinalist for a James Beard Award for best chef. Avocado and egg breakfast recipes The kids know about the restaurant, sure, but to Luca, his five-year-old sister, Alba, and eight-month-old brother, Graydon, they’re just mom and dad. Avocado egg yolk honey hair mask And no, they don’t want any eggs.

Joe and Katy try to spend as much time with their kids as possible before they go to work at 2 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Baked avocado with egg in the middle To be the mom and dad they want to be, they’ve had to redefine what it means to be a parent in the restaurant business.

Today, a Friday, Alba sits in the playroom on a small wooden stool. Avocado and egg sandwich healthy A large tablet is on the table in front of her, and Katy points to sentences on the screen. Salad with avocado and egg Joe is with Luca at music lessons, baby Graydon in tow. Avocado and egg calories School started in the Kindred household at 9 a.m., and will continue until 11 a.m.

“The restaurant business is kind of a counterculture anyway,” Katy says of their decision to homeschool their children. Egg in avocado recipe pinterest Neither parent has the option of working days. Egg and avocado toast If the kids went to school each morning, “When would we see our kids?” Katy asks.

Katy sits on the floor next to Alba, who is practicing reading words such as “owl” and “cow.” Every so often, Alba gets to pick something out of the “go-go bucket,” filled with slips of paper with energy-burning tasks written on them. Egg and avocado for breakfast Katy came up with the idea for the bucket when she realized her oldest needed breaks in order to focus. Avocado deviled eggs recipe paleo Alba reaches her hand into the bucket and grabs a piece of paper that tells her to have a dance party. Avocado and egg salad recipe For five minutes, Katy and Alba hop and twirl around the kitchen to Disney music.

When Joe, Luca, and Graydon get back from Luca’s music lessons, school is over for the day, and it’s time for a quick round of tee ball. Avocado and egg microwave Joe dons a glove, ready to catch the line drives his daughter, wearing a pink dress with a tulle skirt, drills from the tee down the driveway.

Alba joins the rest of the family heading out the door, and a little after 11, Joe and Katy get their only quiet time of the day. Avocado and egg hair mask They drop the kids off at Kid Watch at the Lake Norman YMCA, where exercising parents can leave their kids under adult supervision. Avocado and egg diet Katy puts on headphones for a run, and Joe pops his on and makes his way to the weight room. Poached egg and avocado At noon, the headphones come off, and workout music is replaced by the sounds of Alba and Luca sucking on their takeaway lollipops as they head to the minivan.

Katy and Alba run to Target for a Halloween costume, while Joe, Luca, and Graydon make a Jimmy John’s run. Baked avocado egg microwave The family will meet for lunch at a park. Avocado and egg breakfast ideas Luca, a little hungry and a little more tired, starts to throw a minor tantrum over wanting more chips.

“It’s tough, man,” Joe says. Avocado and egg salad sandwich “How we parent him now shapes the man he’ll grow up to be.” They want him to be comfortable showing his emotions, but they want to teach him how to control them. Avocado and egg treatment for the hair Scolding in this household is never a scolding, rather a reminder that although they’re young, the Kindred kids have a choice in what kind of people they become.

It’s almost 2 p.m. Avocado egg and olive oil hair mask now, and Luca cries when he learns it’s time to leave the park. Avocado and egg for breakfast It’s too close to dinner service at the restaurant, and the boys are too tired to be up much longer. Avocado and egg salad The family heads home. Avocado and egg for skin Joe and Katy shower and get dressed for work, Joe in his Kindred chef’s shirt and Katy in skinny jeans cuffed at the ankle, a tunic, and bright pink flats. Avocado and egg weight loss The kids’ nanny, Nicole, shows up as the boys go down for their nap. Egg and avocado bake recipe Alba, wearing her princess Halloween gown, asks her mom to come home early tonight.

Joe promises to bring home a cinnamon roll if Alba’s good, and whispers that maybe they’ll light a fire in the backyard fire pit, surrounded by fabric chairs, including one printed with pictures of cars and another with the princesses from Frozen.

Both Kindreds arrive at their restaurant just before 2:30, first answering emails and staff questions and overseeing their restaurant family at the place they’ve built. Avocado and fried egg At 4:30, they gather the family to go over the evening routine—that night’s dishes and how the staff can make the choice to be the best restaurant in town. Baked avocado w egg At 5:30, Katy lingers out front to call and check in on the kids. Bacon egg and avocado The boys just woke up from their nap, their nanny says, and before things get too busy, Katy orders a pizza to be delivered to their house at 7:30.

Three hundred and eighteen diners and more than 150 servings of the restaurant’s famous milk bread later, Katy walks in the door to make dinner for herself and Joe while Joe wraps up at Kindred. Avocado and poached egg The kids are still up, watching TV in bed, waiting for them.

They’ve had another successful Friday night at one of Charlotte’s most popular restaurants, and, more importantly, another successful day as mom and dad. Avocado and egg baked in oven They’ve done it all—at least, all they ever wanted to do.

Kristen Wile is senior editor of this magazine. Is avocado and egg good for your hair Reach her at or on Twitter: @kristenwile. Egg and avocado breakfast Edit Module Show Tags