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.

I Love My Austin Public Library

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At the age of 31 do you want to know what my new favorite hobby is? Reading. Or maybe I should say new favorite *old* hobby because at one point in my life I was...

You’re Doing Parenting All Wrong

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Welcome to parenting, where you’re given no guide to navigate yet still manage to do it all wrong. If you grew up in a perfectly parented home, hopefully you can pass along the goodness. If...

I Choose My Career AND Being a Great Mom

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I could go round and round on the career and motherhood debate. Is it worth leaning into my career and pursuing career growth while I have young children? Or am I missing the opportunity to...

Namastayinbed – A Practical Guide to Self-Care

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If you’re new to self-care, meaning you’ve somehow managed to miss the 183,739 posts and articles telling you ways to practice self-care, welcome. Self-care is this added thing we’re supposed to put on our...

Dear Friends, BRB…….

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Dear friends, Oh hey, it’s me. Remember? That girl who used to at one point like to have a good time. Who showed up to dinners and girls nights and shamelessly could handle a bottle of...

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

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“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

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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

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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...