After having delivered several hundred babies as a midwife in Chicago and New York City, Christine put away the scrubs and moved back home to the Golden State to focus on her own young family. She loves exploring the great outdoors and is happiest any time she is outdoors, preferably on or near water. Christine is thrilled to join the Red Tricycle/Tinybeans team as Bay Area editor and looks forward to combining two of her greatest loves—exploring and writing. 

Favorite place to play outdoors: Rockaway Beach in Pacifica. During migration season, whales frolic and play close by so it’s a front-row seat to one of nature’s greatest shows.

Favorite thing to do on a rainy day: Children’s Discovery Museum in San Jose

Favorite restaurant to take the kids: After a day of sailing or windsurfing, we love relaxing at The Bistro at Shoreline Lake 

Can’t-live-without mom product: Do coffee and wine count? No? Baby wipes. 

Favorite thing about raising kids in the Bay Area: I love that the weather is fantastic year-round which allows for even more time to spend outdoors. Drizzling rain (when it happens!), you have nothing on two feet of snow! 

Most unique thing you’ve done with kids locally: Hiked to Alamere Falls in Bonita near Point Reyes. It is unique in that it empties directly into the ocean and is one of only two waterfalls of its kind on the West coast—the other being McWay Falls in Big Sur.