Hey! It’s Kanesha


Hey folks!


I’m an only child, gen-xer and married to the sweetest man ever (and he happens to be a twin). I love being a mom, having a thriving career, dabbling in domesticity, and living life to the fullest.  We live in the country suburbs (yes, that’s what this former urban hipster is calling it) with our two children – who happen to be eight years apart. Yes – same marriage!

In the past…

Because hubby and I work over full-time and often travel for work – at the same time, we delayed having our second child for a bit (see above) waiting for the “right time”. Silly – yes!

As many dual-career families know, you are often too busy to spend quality time with your spouse, you eat food and don’t really have meals, your calendar is your best friend and you’re just on that hamster wheel non-stop!

And then there’s that parenting guilt… You have guilt about leaving your kids in before/after-school care all the time, you don’t send home-baked goods for class parties, you’re not the “room-mom” for the class, and you can’t remember if you’re coming or going. Not many parents get real and talk about it, but the unsaid guilt is there.

Now…

Hubby and I gave up that guilt and imported my mother-in-law.

She now lives with us. Yes, in the same house. No, I’m not insane – all the time.

Not only did we join the land of the multigenerational living, we also added the interracial dynamic to mix (oh and internet dating). Yeah, we’ve got a lot going on.

I’m an over-organizer, hubby is over-analytical and my mother-in-law is…well keep checking-in with  it’s a full nest.

You’ll hear about our adventures, triumphs and breakdowns. It’ll be unedited family fun!

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A few other informational tidbits about Kanesha:

  • long-time educator
  • life coach in training (via Martha Beck)
  • workshop developer and facilitator ( family dynamics, mindful leadership, work/life balance & career launching for millennials)
  • crazy crafter
  • wannabe foodie
  • lover of GNO (girls’ night out)

Other places to find me:

Working Mother

Follow:

@itsafullnest

@kaneshabaynard

 

Want to know more?

Check out Kanesha’s personal and professional coaching website - www.boldlivingtoday.com.

 


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15 Responses to Hey! It’s Kanesha

  1. rashanah baldwin

    Kanesha – I love every bit of it .I wonder if adult hood will afford me the same opportunities of having a great family, career and much more. Side note I wonder if adulthood will teach me to like children and actually over look my dysfunctional family instead of running away from them or shutting them out??? Or even change my TUDE toward silly people.

    I will continue to follow your blog (you’ve been a great inspiration since TR).

    Rashanah

  2. I love your open commitment to ADAPTIVE LIVING and not making assumptions on how everything is suppose to be done.

    Good luck with the Blog.

  3. You are sounding great and looking great – my “Aquarian Sistu!” So nice to hear from you.

    Multi-generational is what the boomer generation did under duress, since they had so little money and no credit.

    I like your idea which – that being multi-generational is a mutual choice.

    Laura and I walked to the TR auditorium together long enough for me to ask how Syndney was doing and she said just fine.

    Meanwhile, we are doing fine. Regards to your hubby!

    Take good care,

    Carrie

    • We are happy and grateful that our situation was not prompted by duress, but we are also very supportive of those families who choose the multigenerational living arrangement due to those circumstances. We are hoping this (it’s a full nest) is a place to build community for all kinds of multigenerational set-ups.

  4. Kanesha, I am currently going through some soul searching to determine if this type of move is right for me. My husband’s mother could possibly be moving in with us. She is over an hour away, and has been on her own for the last two years and doesn’t like living alone. Somedays I think it will work, other days I’m not so sure. Finding your blog has come at the most opportune time!

    Be well ~Andrea~

    • Welcome to our community, Andrea.
      It’s good to talk to others about multigenerational living.
      I think for me, the biggest challenge has been communication styles.
      I think setting up some ground rules about communication and decision making is the step in the right direction.

  5. Ezequiel Guidroz

    Super-Duper site! I am loving it!! Will come back again – taking you feeds also, Thanks.

  6. I love hearing about other multigenerational living situations! I didn’t even think to call it that until I read your blog (thanks for commenting on mine!) I’ve always referred to it as three generation living. I guess multigenerational is a thing now?

    Nice to hear from someone else that has done this by choice, and really enjoys it!

    Ashley

  7. Great site Kanesha. Thanks for creating a space to discuss this issue and showcase your perspective of multi-generational living.
    Hope to read more,
    Char
    The Epic Adventures of a Modern Mom
    http://1epicmom.com

  8. Is funny and scary at the same time, how you left a comment on my blog, and now I’m here! I’m living with my mother-in-law, is gonna be 1 year this September, and we are happier than ever! My biggest daughter is 10, my smallest sun is almost 3 :) .
    Didn’t read your blog yet, but I’m here and I saw Andrea’s comment above (I know her virtually from a year now) and I know something’s going on :) . Coincidences, synchronicity, I can’t wait to see what it is! Hugs,
    Camelia

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