Mid-Peninsula Moms Blog is written BY Mid-Peninsula moms, FOR Mid-Peninsula moms.

As a member of the well-known City Moms Blog Network, we are an online parenting publication and community focused on sharing information, ideas, and personal stories to support, inspire and connect moms on the San Francisco peninsula. Read even more about us and visit our sister site, San Francisco 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

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Rebecca is the Managing Editor for both Mid-Peninsula Moms Blog and San Francisco Moms Blog. She and her husband moved to San Francisco from the East Coast in 2008 and love raising their two children in the city. 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. She’s written for a variety of online parenting publications including Scary Mommy, Motherly, and YourTango, but promises that she can talk about non-parenting stuff in real life. Follow her on Facebook and BeckyRebecca.com


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Erika has a Journalism degree from Hofstra University and is a transplant from New York City where spent her years in the city working for Ralph Lauren and then in retail marketing. In 2011, she moved to the Peninsula with her husband. They currently live in Redwood City and have two young 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.

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 Founding Team Member • Published 25+ articles

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 (Click here and use the promo code FREE for a free Bar Method class).


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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.



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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.


Guest Writer

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!

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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.


Guest Writer/ Sleep Expert

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 helps parents with her online courses and personal sleep consultations.  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. Sarah sits down regularly on Facebook Lives to field your questions on sleep. 


Guest Writer

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.


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Shannon grew up in Menlo Park, traveled the world as a circus acrobat, and moved back to the Bay Area in 2010. She is a mom of two rambunctious boys, Matthew and Jason (JJ), and is married to a saint. Shannon a personal trainer and health coach and is the owner and founder of Savage Wellness, a virtual gym just for moms. She is passionate about helping moms prioritize their health and happiness. Check her out at www.besavagewell.com


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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.


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Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area, Genevieve attended Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington, to earn her BA in Elementary Education with an emphasis in psychology. It was beautiful in the Pacific Northwest, but she eagerly returned to California after completing her studies and student teaching. Originally from the east bay, she moved to the Peninsula in 2004 and has fallen in love with the area coined, “Climate best by government test.” She met her husband, a teacher as well, through a serendipitous flight to New York. They celebrated their ten year anniversary with Elvis and four other families while on an RV excursion visiting National Parks during spring break of 2017. For the past 21 years, she has taught in Malawi, Africa (before Madonna put the country on the map by adopting David), and in the elementary and middle school settings in California. Becoming a parent of school-aged children (2nd and K) humbled and changed her in many ways, but especially as a teacher. She has a passion for healthy and communicative partnerships between teachers and parents, thrives when she has the time to be creative with her hands and loves to laugh with her family.



Guest Writer

Jessica is a working mom of two boys. She works as a Product Marketing Manager at Facebook and is a recent transplant to the Bay Area after spending most of her life living on the east coast and working in NYC. In her (increasingly rare) free time, you can find Jessica writing for this blog, traveling, trying new restaurants, going to the theater, skiing, singing karaoke, watching The Bachelor, and attempting to develop some semblance of a workout routine.


Guest Writer

Emily is a mom and a program manager for Stanford University Medical Center Development. She was born and raised in Menlo Park, where she currently lives with her husband, James, also a Menlo Park native. Emily and James met at the University of Arizona (Bear Down!) and are parents to Scarlett (2013), John (2015), and Magnolia (2018). In her free time, Emily works out chases her kids, does endless loads of laundry, reads the first few pages of various parenting books, shamelessly overshares on Instagram, and occasionally enjoys a hot bath.


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Tracy is an Authorized Facilitator and Certified Instructor with Darkness to Light, www.d2l.org, a child sexual abuse prevention organization. Tracy grew up in northeast Ohio, and has lived in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Arizona, and Northern Virginia and has worked in the arts, in education and most recently as a Public Educator for a child abuse prevention non-profit. Her husband’s job brought them to the Bay Area and there’s no looking back! Tracy is mom to a 14-year-old daughter and 12-year-old son. Self-care includes pedicures, reading, cooking, crafting, and just being with her family.


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Ann Jayaram, MD is a Bay Area Oculoplastic Surgeon specializing in upper and lower eyelid surgery, botox, filler, laser treatments, and skincare, and is also a board-certified ophthalmologist. She practices in Menlo Park, CA, and heads a practice and organization called ellevateMD, aiming to empower women through beauty and self-care. In her spare time, she enjoys good views and great wine.


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