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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 here about what we do and visit our expansion site, Mid-Peninsula Moms Blog.

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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. 



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

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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. 



Contributing Writer

Jeanne is a married, full-time working mom with an MBA in Marketing. Jeanne and her husband Daniel live with their 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. 

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Contributing Writer

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



Contributing Writer

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! 



Contributing Writer

Sysamone is a single mother of two. She came here for college 14+ 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 in Health Care Administration. Sysamone currently handles growth & provider relations at a tech company called Better. Her work at Better helps people get money back for their health care bills by simply uploading them to an app. She also runs an agency part time called FilmHero that organizes screening events for indie filmmakers focused on creating a social impact through film. When she is not working, she spends time playing baseball mom & exploring with her two tiny humans. She loves being a mom in tech, watching documentaries & sipping on red wine, lots of it! 

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Contributing Writer

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

Amy Stemmler


Contributing Writer

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 than 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. 

Kate DeLap


Contributing Writer

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. 

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Contributing Writer

Laura is a San Francisco native and stay at home mom. She chronicles SF family fun and mom life at SFMamaKoala. In her spare time, she enjoys partnering with brands and community organizations to plan events and fundraisers. You can find her shopping at the farmer’s market or sipping matcha lattes with her husband. Follow her at @sfmamakoala on Facebook and Instagram. Photo by K. Sienk Photography.

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Contributing Writer

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. 

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Contributing Writer

Elisa is a loving wife and stay at home mom living on Telegraph Hill. She is the creator of  It’s Toddler Time, a blog about simple, Montessori-inspired toddler activities, and her writing has been featured on Her View from Home and Your Tango. Follow her on Facebook @elisacinelliwriter.

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Contributing Writer

Callie has an 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.

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Contributing Writer

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

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Contributing Writer

After four moves in six years (from Texas to Connecticut to Virginia!), Alessandra and her husband are excited to call San Francisco home for now. Alessandra has boy/girl twins born in November 2017 and is learning how to navigate the city with a double stroller and a dog. She works part-time for a startup and hopes to start teaching Barre again (in all her spare time). With all of their family on the East Coast, Alessandra is excited to be a part of this West Coast community. Find more of her writing at and follow her on Instagram @alessmarie.

Merry Styling


Contributing Writer

Laura is the founder of Merry Styling, a mom of two, and a former teacher who lives in San Francisco. She grew up in Columbus, Ohio and relished the changing of seasons because it meant revamping her wardrobe! After completing graduate school at The Ohio State University, Laura relocated to San Francisco, where she taught elementary school for nine years before having her two children Noelle and Lucas. When her youngest was six months old, Laura started working as a stylist with jewelry and accessories company Stella and Dot. Since then, she has earned a Fashion Merchandising degree from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, styled with nonprofit Dress for Success, and done various merchandising projects for different retail organizations. Laura knows that style is more than clothing and accessories. She has found it to be an amazing confidence booster. Finding the perfect outfit on a bad day can turn it into a great one. She is especially passionate about working with moms Laura started Merry Styling because she wants to help other moms and anyone else who feels “left behind by fashion” to feel confident, empowered, and beautiful through personal styling, closet detox, and personal shopping sessions. Follow her at @merrystylingsf on Facebook, @merrystyling on Instagram and check out for more!