San Francisco Moms Blog is part of the well known City Moms Blog Network! Our mission is to connect San Francisco area moms by providing honest parenting information, creative ideas, philanthropy, and fun local event details. Everything is written by San Francisco area moms for San Francisco area moms! We are passionate about moms, our local communities, and everything San Francisco!
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, 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 Site Manager:
Rebecca lives in San Francisco with her husband and two children. 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 Twitter @rlang165 and BeckyRebecca.com.
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 a girl born 18 months apart, in 2012 and 2014, 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 33 year-old 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.
Elaine is a native San Franciscan. She is a licensed aesthetician, works at Pacific Plastic Surgery Group, and is CEO of her own business, Ravish By London Riley. When she isn’t designing skin care products, applying Xtreme Eyelash Extensions, and making people beautiful, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, Ed, and their two daughters ages 4 and 14.
Nicole is a San Francisco native who grew up in the Noe Valley neighborhood before majoring in Sociology at San Jose State University. In her third year, she realized her love of children as her true calling and earned a Early Childhood Education Teaching Certificate. She taught Preschool along the Peninsula for 10 years before a rare medical condition left her unable to continue her career. Now a single mom to the apple of her eye, Joey James keeps her busy. When Nicole is not playing, teaching, and snuggling with Joey James, she enjoys stroller walks around the Bay Area, music, San Francisco Giants Baseball, and ice cubes floating in her Chardonnay.
Ashley and her husband, Steve, were born and raised in San Carlos and are now raising their 8-month old son, Crosby there as well! After attending Sonoma State University, graduating with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Special Education, Ashley started working full time as an Assistant Director and Preschool Teacher at Kindercourt School. Working is even more fun now that she gets to bring Crosby along, since he is in the Infant/Toddler program at Kindercourt. When not teaching Ashley loves weekend getaways, exploring new things to do on weekend with her family and nights out with her husband and girlfriends!
Sysamone is a single mother of two.She came here for college 13+ years ago and fell in love with the SF Bay Area. Sysamone has a B.A. in Human Development/Psychology & a Master’s of Science degree in Health Care Administration. Sysamone currently runs a tech startup called FilmHero. Her web platform supports Independent filmmakers with building a target niche audience, funding, distribution and screening tour support for their films. She enjoys working with films that spark much needed dialogue & a call to action for social impact. She is also an organizer for various women in tech events and pushes out events for other women led companies thru her Women Supporting Women meetup group. When she is not working, she spends time playing baseball mom & exploring with her 2 tiny humans. She loves cooking homemade authentic Laotian food and most importantly sipping on red wine, lots of it!
Jeanne is a married, full-time working mom with an MBA in Marketing. Jeanne and her husband Daniel live with their one-year-old daughter Ilse in San Francisco. Jeanne works in sales for a large hotel chain in the city and loves that her career enables her to promote the city and the restaurants she loves. When Jeanne is not working or chasing Ilse, she loves to watch baseball, cook, and enjoy the occasional glass of Chopin vodka on the rocks.
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. She blogs at PrescribingYoga.com.
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.
Diana is a psychotherapist in private practice who works with adolescents and adults in the Union Square/Financial District of San Francisco. Diana currently sees clients who are struggling with career changes, life transitions, unhappy relationships, disordered eating, depression and anxiety. Diana started her professional career as a prosecutor at the District Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, New York. Timed with her move cross-country, she pursued a masters in social work at UCLA where she concentrated on mental health training. Diana is currently working towards licensure. New to San Francisco, Diana is constantly searching for a hill-free walking route to her office. Often, she ends up in an Uber. Follow her at dianagarbertherapist.com
Jennifer is Student Midwife who runs Little Ones Welcome, a holistic practice where she integrates Western and Eastern perspectives on Fertility and Pediatric health. She offers services in Acupuncture, Elimination Communication, and Post-Partum Preparedness. Jenn lives in San Francisco with her Husband Oliver, Son Eli, and Dog Franklin. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, walking, gardening, or just listening to the ocean waves. Jenn especially loves traveling, enjoying a good meal, and just chillin’ with her boys !
Sarah is a kindergarten teacher, with a specialist degree in Children’s Developmental Psychology, and a budding writer. You can catch Sarah around San Francisco teaching music classes, working on her EdTech startup, sipping coffee, going for jogs along a sunny street, or monkeying around at a playground with her daughter. You can follow more of Sarah’s education and mom-life on her blog, Miss Sarah’s Scribbles.