Kendra Germenis

Kendra Germenis
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Kendra joined the mom club in 2016, followed by the #boymom club in Summer 2019. Kendra loves to write, and for AMB, enjoys sharing her new parent experiences, tips, and general love of Austin. For her, life is a balance of spending quality time with her family, pursuing her program management career, and still soaking up life and adventures. She also freelances through her art and design shop, Kitsy Co. Assorted loves: art, date nights, culture, road trips, Bravo, breweries, chocolate, house remodeling, sunshine, live music and patios.

Austin’s Best Frozen Treats

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Practical Kids Birthday Gifts That Really Are GREAT!

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Practical Kids Birthday Gifts That Really Are GREAT! If you’re like me, you can’t just pick a birthday gift for a party. You hate to show up with something you just grabbed spontaneously that could...

Greetings from Terrible Twos, aka the Glass Case of Emotions

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Greetings from Terrible Twos, aka the Glass Case of Emotions It’s here. Terrible twos. I’m not even sure they should be named terrible twos, though. Maybe it’s a terrible stage for the parent. But the kid?...