kendraleisher

kendraleisher
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Kendra is an East Coast transplant who has happily forgotten winter after calling Scottsdale home for the past 7 years. Mom of 3.5 year old Tessa and 1 year old Luke, Kendra recently bid farewell to the corporate world to start her own HR Consulting business. After attending Bucknell University in PA, she enjoyed young adulthood in the Washington, DC area where she met her husband Greg and followed him west as they began married life. Their family enjoys travel, sports, Target, and spending time with friends. When the kids are asleep, Kendra loves to plan the next trip or holiday, check her Fantasy Football stats, and is an unapologetic junkie of The Bachelor and Real Housewives franchises (all of which go best with wine).
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On Father’s Day: Thanks for the Things the Cards Just Don’t Say

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Dear Husband (and so many amazing partners out there), We’re not in the stage of grand gestures, extravagant gifts, or even meals out as a family (if either of us wants to relax for more...

The Most Used Parenting Cliché

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It’s got to be the most used parenting cliché we hear: The days are long but the years are short. Usually this adage is spoken by other parents, and most people I know – in any stage...

Why Every Mom Needs a 5-Year Plan

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I had a hard time turning 35. I’d never cared much about ages, and always try to celebrate each year as a gift. So this feeling of unease got me thinking, and soon I...

Moms’ Night Out Favorites for fun in Scottsdale

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If you’re like me, a night out with my girls is EVERYTHING. I’m so lucky to have a group of fellow mom friends nearby to text from time to time to plan our next...

Two Great Tips for Transitioning to Two

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The arrival of your first child is a huge deal. You do all the reading and the research and the shopping and the decorating and the sanitizing and all the things to prepare. Then...

A More Practical Prenatal Workout

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We all know it’s important to exercise throughout your pregnancy. Of course, experts say not to go out there and try a new hardcore workout while pregnant, but it’s healthy and encouraged to keep...

Farewell, Dear Breast Pump

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I wrote this “letter” to my breast pump the week after I officially retired from pumping last summer. It’s been a while since then, but I recently revisited the draft and wondered if others...

Moms for Hire: Tips for Re-Entering the Workforce

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Is this the year you’ve decided to get back into the traditional workforce? I’ve worked in Human Resources for 15 years, so I’ve been on the recruiter and hiring manager side of this equation...

My New Favorite Thanksgiving Tradition: Outsourcing It!

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I grew up having pretty traditional family Thanksgiving. Visitors from out-of-town, a huge turkey and all the trimmings, what seemed like as many pies as people. My mom prepared for days, no, WEEKS, for...