Mid-Peninsula Moms Blog is a locally focused parenting website written BY Mid-Peninsula moms, FOR Mid-Peninsula moms.
Mid-Peninsula Moms Blog is part of the well known City Moms Blog Network and an extension of our San Francisco Moms Blog site! Our mission is to connect local moms by providing honest parenting information, creative ideas, philanthropy, and family-fun event details. Everything is written by Mid-Peninsula moms for Mid-Peninsula moms! We are passionate about moms and our local community!
Meet Our Founder:
Kelly migrated to San Francisco in 2009 after living in Chicago, Florida, and growing up in Texas. She is happy now to call the Bay Area her home. She is a licensed Physician Assistant and previously worked in OBGYN and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. With the support of her husband and college sweetheart, Rob, she took a break from medicine to do something more creative! In addition to running San Francisco Moms Blog and Mid-Peninsula Moms Blog, Kelly is mommy to Mr. Gavin and Mr. Byron. She is happy to be the princess of the house! When she is not working or chasing her boys, she loves cooking, college football, and spending time and traveling with her family.
Meet our Contributors:
Robin is a Bay Area native who spent eight years on the East Coast (college, journalism school and work) before returning to California with her husband Basil in 2007. She’s the mom of a boy and two girls born in 2012, 2014, and 2017 and works as a freelance journalist when the kids allow. Exercise is her highly valued “me time,” and in early 2016 she became a Bar Method instructor in Palo Alto.
Meredith is a transplant to the Bay Area, and has fallen in love with the weather, gorgeous scenery, and plethora of kid-friendly parks and activities. A wife and mother of two, she also works part-time as a Child and Adolescent psychiatrist. She hails from Texas, where she attended the University of Texas and will always bleed orange. She then moved to Washington DC for medical school, where she fell in love with her husband, a fellow student, and has now been happily married for 6 years. She and her husband moved to Cincinnati, Ohio for Residency where they started their family, and then recently relocated to the Bay Area last year. Meredith has chosen to devote more time at home now that she has two young kids, and has been enjoying the balance of working and full time parenting. In her limited free time, she enjoys reading, running, playing old lady soccer, watching college sports, and more recently wine tasting.
Christina lives in Menlo Park with her husband and their two sons, Jackson (JJ) and Maddox (Max). In addition to being a mom, she works as a primary care physician in Palo Alto and has a special interest in prevention and nutrition. She is originally from the DC area, went to Philadelphia for medical school, and then moved to San Francisco where she met her husband. She loves yoga and is always trying to do more of it. She also loves running, reading, cooking, coffee and wine.
Originally from New York, Kimberly moved to the Bay Area in 2014 after a five-year hiatus in beautiful Madison, WI. Immediately charmed by the sunshine and foothills, she’s amazed how quickly the left coast became the right one. Kimberly and her husband have two creative and spirited daughters ages 2.5 and 5 years. With the help of their trusty trailer, they enjoy a family bike almost every weekend. Kimberly graduated from the University of Notre Dame (Go Irish!) and has worked as a playwright, literary coordinator, technical writer, and educator. This fall, she’s thrilled to be back in class teaching drama at PVTC. When Kimberly and her family aren’t picnicking, hiking (oh-so-slowly), or on a plane to far-flung family, they’re usually at home singing, dancing, painting, or playing soccer – often simultaneously.
Lorrie lives in Cupertino with her husband, two small children, crazy dog, and obese cat. Originally from the Chicago area, Lorrie headed west in 2010, and hasn’t looked back. She loves exploring the Bay Area, and finds that even after six years, there is always something new to discover. Lorrie is a licensed and practicing attorney in both Illinois and California. She is proud to represent employees in all manner of work-related disputes, and partners closely as Of Counsel with Caffarelli & Assoc. Ltd., a Chicago-based firm. When she is not working or chasing her kids around, Lorrie likes to tinker with home improvement projects, walk around on sidewalks and trails, zone out on the internet, and “Netflix and chill.” She also likes to run, and aspires to one day make it to a yoga class.
Kendra is a Bay Area native who spent many years on the East Coast and Mid West (high school and college) before returning to California with her husband, Stew, in 2012. She’s a full-time pharmaceutical sales rep and a happy mom of a girl and boy born in 2012 and 2014. In a past life, she was both a health coach and Power Yoga and Pilates instructor. Now she spends her free time squeezing in a workout, chasing her kids and enjoying her husband’s barbecue with a glass of wine.
Ayelet is a Bay Area native, singer, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and parent educator. She founded and runs the website www.strengthinwords.com, a set of resources for families and educators of infants and toddlers of all developmental levels. She became a mom while living abroad and has carved out a niche for herself in the spaces that join us – those universalities that connect us as parents, using music, research & evidence-based developmental information, and simple activities to help families connect and support their young children. She has an infant and toddler of her own and tries her best to practice what she preaches each day!