Passionate About the Community
and the Moms Who Live Here

About Us

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!

San Francisco Moms Blog & Mid Peninsula Moms Blog Executive Team:

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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. Read all of her posts here.

 

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Originally from New Jersey, Rebecca moved to San Francisco in 2008 with her husband to start their married life together. They met at Penn State where Rebecca earned her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Human Resources and Labor Relations. Rebecca worked for two Fortune 500 companies in a variety of HR roles before surprising everyone, including herself, and leaving her job to stay home with her kids. Now, she uses her HR skills in communications, personal development and, of course, conflict resolution to navigate the world of toddlers, stay-at-home moms, preschool, and the playground. Follow her on Facebook and BeckyRebecca.com. View all her posts here.

 

Mercedes, Director of Social Media

Hailing from Texas and the East Coast, Mercedes moved to the Bay Area a few years ago with her husband and two young children. She works part time as a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and in her free time enjoys sports, running, and carting her kids to activities across the Peninsula. She has fallen in love with the weather, wine, and of course, writing. She is excited to join the Mid Peninsula Mom’s Blog team as director of their Social Media. 

 

 


 

Meet our Contributors: 

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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. Read all of her posts here.

 

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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. Read all of her posts here.

 

Christina

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.  Read all of her posts here.

 

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Kimberly

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.

 

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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. Read all her posts here.

 

Kendra

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. Read all of her posts here.

 

Ayelet

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! Read all of her posts here.

Wendi

Wendi is originally from New Jersey but has lived in the Bay Area for over 20 years!  Her career as a nurse allowed her to work in many areas such as the neonatal intensive care unit, pediatric emergency room, and management of a pediatric critical care transport team. She then ventured on to become a mompreneur and founded a company called NewboRN Solutions which offered in-home education and services to new and expecting parents. Following the birth of surprise baby girl #3, Wendi and her husband moved from San Francisco to Menlo Park in August of 2017. After having two babies 14 months apart, Wendi chose to improve her work/life balance and currently works one day a week at a healthcare consulting company in San Francisco. In her free time, she enjoys getting back into an exercise routine, adjusting to life as a mom of three, drinking wine with friends and reading cookbooks/magazines in hoping to find more time to cook healthy and yummy meals that at least one of her children will eat. Read all of her posts here.

 

Sarah

Originally from Ottawa, ON Canada, Sarah moved to Mountain View, CA in 2014 with her husband and two children.  Sarah has a Bachelor of Kinesiology and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree but found her true calling helping parents get their kids to sleep at Helping Babies Sleep.  As a sleep consultant, Sarah empowers parents to teach their babies and toddlers to sleep by educating parents on age-appropriate sleep needs and sleep training options. Sarah hosts the free facebook group “Ask the Baby Sleep Expert with Dr. Sarah Mitchell” answering general questions about sleep.  When she’s not helping babies sleep, picking up from preschool or watching kids on the playground, she enjoys talking to adults, exploring new sights, and seeing live music with friends.  Read all of her posts here.

 

Andrea

Andrea is a Bay Area native who only moved away to attend UC Davis (Go Aggies!) for college where she graduated early with a bachelor degree in science in Human Development. She has worked in public relations and at a startup. She is married and a mom to two amazing girls. Currently, she is an art expert, professional chef, chauffeur, personal shopper, participant of a sleep deprivation study, the list goes on and on (aka a stay at home mom). She is super family oriented, loves finding new dairy free recipes to cook with her oldest daughter and thanks to the Amazon Alexa is usually in the middle of a family dance party. Read all of her posts here

Shannon

Shannon grew up in Menlo Park, traveled the world as a circus acrobat and moved back to the Bay Area to start her family with her husband in 2010. She is a mom of two rambunctious and wonderful boys, Matthew and Jason (JJ), and has been working as a personal trainer all over the peninsula and SF. Shannon is passionate about helping women (especially moms!) regain control of their health and wellness and prioritize their health and happiness! She recently started a remote coaching business to help bring affordable, high-quality fitness, nutrition and wellness coaching to mamas everywhere and create a community of support, motivation, and inspiration (www.savagewellness.org). She is blown away on a daily basis by her incredible clients. She loves french fries, her boys, her booze, her workouts and her nightly ice cream (not necessarily in that order)! Read all of Shannon’s posts here.

Erika

Erika is a transplant from New York City where spent her years in the city working for Ralph Lauren and then in retail marketing. She moved to the Peninsula in 2011 with her husband. They live in Redwood City and have young two children. Erika loves all things New York, fashion and micro fashion, reading, and eating any meal where she only has to cut her own food. Read all of Erika’s posts here.

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