Tahllee Baynard ’97 & Kanesha Lee Baynard ’94

As a dual-career family with a second child on the way, Tahllee Baynard ’97 and Kanesha Lee Baynard ’94 made a decision in 2007 to incorporate Tahllee’s mother into their household. “We just jumped in feet first and everybody’s still alive and it’s 2011,” Kanesha reports.

alum-baynardThe Layfayette, Colo., family is now the subject of Kanesha’s blog, www.itsafullnest.com, and her related Working Mother magazine blog. Her blogging has attracted national attention and she has been a guest on WVON 1690-AM Chicago and the syndicated Mom Talk Radio with Maria Bailey.

Both Kanesha and Tahllee hold advanced degrees and enjoy their work, so work-life balance is important. Kanesha is a former teacher who now directs field experiences, school, and university partnerships in the School of Education at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Tahllee is an award-winning research scientist at Lockheed Martin where he works on the design and evaluation of optical sensors for defense application. Their children are Bella, 12, and Kingston, 4.

The couple remained committed to Cornell—Kanesha is a member of the Alumni Board and she and Tahllee have recruited five students to the Hilltop.