WHO WE ARE
Balboa Baby was created to be a one-stop resource for parents and everyone who loves babies. Our team is passionate about providing expert and excellent help and resources that are important for parenting.
You can be sure that ALL content published on this site has been written or overseen by a qualified medical or registered social worker expert.
Every new parent has at some point struggled with the enormous task of caring for a little one. From pregnancy, birth, and being a new mom or dad we know the struggle is real. We get it!
Our team of experts is dedicated to ensuring the information we provide is current and accurate. We have extensive training, research experience, and real-life knowledge that helps us ensure you know what’s best for you and your baby’s concerns.
Dr. Kim Langdon, MD
Dr. Langdon is a retired Board-Certified obstetrician/gynecologist with 19 years of clinical experience. She had majored with Honors in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rural Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Langdon is an accomplished Medical expert contributor and writer for several reputable, fact-based, and peer-reviewed websites.
Kathy Hester, RN, BSN
Kathy has 30+ years of experience as a Registered Nurse specializing in Labor/Delivery and Mom-Baby Nursing and is licensed in the state of Kentucky. Kathy is also a Certified Lactation Consultant.
Tamara Henry, MA, RSW, BSW
Tamara is a Registered Social Worker with many years of experience working with babies and toddlers. She is a mom and knows firsthand the struggles and joys of parenting.
Wayne Peters, MSW, RSW, BSW
Wayne is a Registered Social Worker, a father and has many years of experience caring for others. He enjoys empirical research methodology and is a skilled fact-finder.
Our Writers and Editors
If you’re looking for a website that’s informative and up-to-date, look no further. We pride ourselves on our comprehensive quality control and will ensure every word is actionable and correctly cited or sourced so you can be assured of accurate information.
Kira Gavalakis is a proud senior editor at Balboa Baby and a curious, faithful, and ever-inspired supporter of newborns, infants, and toddlers. From teaching children’s gymnastics at age 14, to falling in love with Montessori books at age 21, to working in a music industry nonprofit helping at-risk youth, her heart (and grammar-loving brain) is consistently drawn to help lovingly support the tiny humans that make up our future.
Christy Rivard is a Physician Assistant, mom, and writer. She has bachelor’s degree in psychology from Harvard University and a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant (PA) Studies from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.
Amanda Dover has been called the called the baby whisperer in her social circles for a reason. She is a mom who is well researched in babies and toddlers. With a Master’s Degree in Reading Education she has been a teacher and loves freelance writing about all things babies.
Alexandra Raileanu is an experienced freelance writer who specializes in writing about babies and toddlers. She has two small nieces, and another one on the way and is very much looking forward to her own journey as a mom.
Roxanne Zah has a passion for reproductive science, conception, and babies. She is a mom to a wee young one and is currently on Maternity Leave. Roxanne has a Masters Degree in Reproductive Science and loves freelance writing while being at home with her baby.
Kristin Hichcock is a mom of two young ones. She loves researching and says that she has a small obsession with child development. She resides in the US.
Christina Laboni is a registered dietitian and a mom of two young children. She resides North of Michigan State. Along with being a freelance writer, Christina works in prenatal care in a busy hospital.
Patricia Barnes is a professional writer and an amateur mom of five. Her practical experience informs everything she writes, and she hopes to support parents through tough times and the good.
Caitlin van Wyk is a mother and freelance writer specializing in parenting. She has a Master’s Degree in the Philosophy of Development Studies and an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Sociology from Rhodes University.
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