Passionate About the San Francisco-area
and the Moms Who Live Here

About Us

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, opportunities for philanthropy, and fun local events. Everything is written by San Francisco moms for San Francisco moms. We are passionate about supporting parents, our local communities, and everything San Francisco! Read even more about what we do here.

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. View all her posts here.


becky-new-headshotsRebecca, Managing Editor

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 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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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. View all her posts here.




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. View all her posts here.



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! View all her posts here.


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. View all of her posts here.




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 personal and professional life transitions, 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. Follow her at View all her posts here.



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 ! View all her posts here.


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. View all her posts here


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Inger is a former environmental attorney, full-time mom, and freelance writer who writes mostly narrative-style pieces and personal essays on travel and family life in San Francisco and places beyond. Born and raised in the Philadelphia-area, and holding both a U.S. and Swedish passport, Inger has lived in her dream city, San Francisco, since 2008. She has two daughters, born in 2006 and 2007, who are currently students at Commodore Sloat School. Inger is an active volunteer at her daughters’ school and has also served on the board of the Randall Museum Friends for many years. Inger finds spiritual inspiration in yoga and the great outdoors, and counts Swedish summers, Italian reds, and impromptu 80’s dance-parties among her favorite things. She is also fairly obsessed with her Ragdoll cat, Charlie. Inger‘s published writing and blog can be found on her website at View all her posts here.


Amy is a vice president of technology by trade and a writer by
nature. Wife to a dashing web designer, mother to a beautiful,
thoughtful daughter, adorable, slightly less civilized son, and a
Yorkshire Terrier who came first and is still waiting for the non-
furry babies to leave. As a work-from-home mom, she believes
work/life balance is not a concept but a daily (sometimes
exhausting) goal. Born in New Jersey, she spent most of her adult
life in New York City (her first love) and moved to London where
she started her family (in nappies before diapers) and then to San Francisco where she added to it. She is always in search of a community that fosters her belief that sameness is boring, money is only a means to see the world and there are no rules we should impose on one another in this life other then Be Kind. She loves her family, lives to travel, and firmly believes that a homemade meal, a handmade cocktail and an episode of the Bachelor (a day late because she doesn’t own a tv) can cure almost anything. View all of her posts here.



Kate grew up in sunny San Diego and is a beach girl at heart. She moved to the Bay Area to attend Cal (Go Bears!), where she studied Sociology and met her husband Zack. She has a Masters in Education from UC Santa Cruz and taught middle school in Santa Rosa and Austin, Texas before her son Henry was born in 2016. The family of three moved to San Francisco in February 2017 and miss good barbeque, but enjoy exploring the city together. Kate loves spending time outdoors with Henry, usually hiking or hanging out at the playground. When Henry is sleeping, you can find her cooking, curled up on the couch with a new book or working on her headstand in a yoga class. View all of her posts here.


Rebecca S.

Rebecca grew up in New York City and went to Colorado College, where she majored in English. After another quick stint in NYC, she moved to San Francisco, where she’s been for the past 11 years. Rebecca was an elementary and middle school teacher for a decade and then worked in educational publishing, where she helped to create a digital K-12 curriculum. Alongside teaching, Rebecca compiled and co-edited Breakfast on Mars, an anthology of essays for kids by notable authors, which received several starred reviews and was on NY Public Library’s “100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2013” list. She currently works for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), a nonprofit that believes stories matter. Rebecca has a husband who loves to cook, an amazingly sweet and adorable son who loves to bang on things, and a dog who loves to bark. In rare moments of silence, Rebecca enjoys reading, writing, and doing the occasional downward dog. View all her posts here.


Laura is a San Francisco native and stay at home mom. On the side she dabbles in SEO and event planning. You can find her shopping at the farmer’s market or sipping matcha lattes with her husband. She loves finding fun things to do in SF and going on family adventures. Follow her at View all her posts here.




Jen is a 15 year San Franciscan who migrated to sunny California from Erie, PA after completing an engineering degree at Penn State University.  She is mom to two young boys, Leighton and Rhys, and has found the perfect work-life balance by continuing to pursue a career in digital marketing part-time while spending her “off” days dedicated to her sons. Jen is a distance runner, longtime yogi, and amateur chef, passionate about developing a healthy and active lifestyle for herself and her family. View all her posts here.



Elisa is a 5th generation San Francisco native living in Telegraph Hill with her husband and an energetic, music loving toddler. Their summers are spent in Rome, Italy, where her husband was born. Over the last ten years, Elisa has been a secretary, elementary teacher, and stay at home mom. In her free time she enjoys baking, reading, and yoga. You can find her at the park or in one of North Beach’s cafes. Follow her at View all her posts here.



Callie has a M.S. Ed. and is a certified Infant and Toddler Sleep Specialist. She has a private practice as well as facilitates mommy and me classes and sleep workshops throughout the Bay Area.  She is passionate about educating families on the importance of restorative, quality sleep and providing the encouragement necessary to overcome sleep challenges. She lives in SF with her husband 2 children. View all her posts here.
Annabelle Bayhan is a guest writer, speaker, community builder, and Business Coach who has guided hundreds of business owners to grow sustainable businesses that fulfill their core life desires. She uses business as a tool for freedom and full expression of one’s self and uses her innate ability to understand when people have blocks in their way of exuding their true self. She is an advocate for thoughtful leadership within society. And she helps business owners mold into the leaders they are meant to be. Annabelle Bayhan resides in San Francisco, CA with her husband and young son. Annabelle offers private coaching and online courses as well as an in-person Mompreneur Support Circle at the local SF Main Street Mamas. Learn more at View all her posts here