Kendra Germenis

Kendra Germenis
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Kendra is new to the mom club as of November 2016 and currently lives by the motto “from selfish to #somom.” She spends a lot of her time reflecting on parenting, learning and having fun while towing along her social little man, Jensen. Kendra is a Marketing Manager by day, focusing in project management and creative services, and runs an art and design shop, Kitsy Co, by night. She loves exploring Austin and the surrounding areas, date nights with her husband, Jeff, visiting with friends and family, travelling, foodie-ing, house remodeling, live music, patios, you name it.

The Newborn Phase: It’s Okay to Not Enjoy Every Moment

“Enjoy those moments. They don’t last forever.” That sentiment is expressed to new moms often. It’s also a comment on a photo my cousin posted about her newborn being in the anti-sleep club, how tough...

Give That Pregnant Lady Some Pregnancy Grace

Oh the joys of pregnancy. Blessing, miracle, pain in the butt. I’ve had “good pregnancies,” and even with that, some days are hard. I know people mean well, sometimes don’t realize what they’re saying...

Austin’s Best Frozen Treats

Heyyyyyyyy Texas summer heat and all my fellow Austinites with a sweet tooth! Austin has plenty of awesome frozen treats to offer. Some of these recommendations are tried and true local favorites. Others are...

Equal Career Partners, Unequal Parenting Responsibilities

In my household my husband and I are equal career contributors. Both of us cover the bills. Both of contribute to savings. Both of us work to play. While our career contributions are about...

We Said “Bye” To The Pacifier, And I’m The One Who Cried

I cried today. I received a text from our daycare provider, and the tears came pouring: “When Jensen went to lay down at naptime he asked for his pacifier, and I told him I didn’t have...

Navigating Friendships and Motherhood

Babies change your life… and friendships. I always thought it was weird growing up when my parents friends were no longer their friends. Looking back, obviously these relationships didn't just change overnight. They changed slowly...

Do Yourself a Favor, Take an Adult Vacation

As I sit on a plane with my husband, sipping coffee, resting our eyes, conversing over random topics like future family vacations, I think to myself, “This feels good. I hope everyone takes adult...

Simple, Easy Trifle Recipe: A Holiday Dessert that Always Delights

My grandma makes this thing called punch cake. It’s basically a variation of a trifle - layered angel food cake, vanilla pudding, bananas, pineapples, strawberries, cool whip, repeat - in a punch bowl. We...

Actual Worries About Baby Number Two

Actual Worries About Baby Number Two When you tell people you’re onto the second kid, common responses seem to linger around money, sleep and gender. While those are real considerations, they’re actually the least of...

Hi, I’m An Average Mom

Hi, I’m An Average Mom Hi, my name is Kendra. I’m a wife, daughter, friend... and an average mom. In the mornings I set an early alarm to wake up and seize the day. By the...

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