About South Bay Mommies & Daddies

South Bay Mommies & Daddies (SBMD) is a community platform for parents & family-friendly local businesses. We bring you information on Local Events, CommUnity News, Opportunities to Give Back, What to Do/Eat/Shop & more! Our Facebook group is a place to ask questions and share your ideas and tips on all things local. It takes a village!

SBMD offers a variety of advertising opportunities including group advertising, as well as digital marketing and social media services. Please contact us for a media kit on advertising or our consulting services here.  

Inspired by her local community, founder Laura Stotland launched South Bay Mommies and Daddies as a resource for local parents to provide information and tips to raising their family in the South Bay.

After having her first child, Laura and a small group of local South Bay moms launched a private Facebook group for local moms to ask questions and share ideas about being first time moms and raising little ones. It’s a tough job, but the group offered support and advice that helped on many sleepless nights! The once small private Facebook group turned into a community, and before you knew it, there were over 10,000 active local moms in the group asking questions, providing support, and sharing ideas!

Since this group was so successful, a second group was launched called “What’s Happening in the South Bay,” a group dedicated to sharing information about local events in the area. Today, that group has over 5,000 active members.  

Stay tuned for more on our local events, follow us on social media, and sign up to receive local updates and special offers! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest!

About Founder + Editor in Chief, South Bay Mommies and Daddies 

Laura Stotland is the Founder + Editor in Chief of South Bay Mommies & Daddies. Stotland, co-owner of Beachside Marketing House, is a marketing, digital and social media strategist with an extensive background in media, digital, and entertainment marketing; including the proven track record to increasing revenue, creation and execution of strategic marketing plans, and managing talent and teams. Laura gained her experience working with The Walt Disney Company, Clear Channel Radio (now iHeart Media) and The Alliance for Women in Media. Additionally, Laura has worked in social media, advancing the public awareness through the Pancreatic Cancer Network and other non-profit organizations. Above all, Laura is poised to aid businesses grow successfully in development and execution of strategic marketing plans that tap into current and future trends through traditional marketing channels, strategic use of influencer marketing, and a variety of digital platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest. Follow her @LauraStotland and @BeachsideMarketingHouse 

Looking for things to do outside of the South Bay, check out Fun Things to do for Kids, a national site for parents with a curated list of events to attend! 

Our Team

I am a Professional Organizer and available to help you organize most areas of your home; and more importantly, how to stay organized. No job is too difficult, and no one should ever feel embarrassed. With a Master's Degree in Child Development and 25 years of Parent Education teaching experience, my specialty is organizing families. Whether you are struggling with clutter in rooms, study areas, or getting kids to participate in clean up, I can help. My company name is my mission...Once you SEE how it is done, you will learn how to DO it! Follow my lead...and get organized!
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Melissa Dumaz is a best selling author and a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with over 15 years of experience in the mental health field. She specializes in guiding clients through the complexities of overcoming emotional and physical trauma, grief & loss, and improve relationship satisfaction. Melissa passionately supports women through the everyday stressors of modern womanhood, marriage, pregnancy, and life as a mom.
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Lisa Grossman (credentials: BSN, RN, PHN, IBCLC, CLC, CLEC) Lisa Grossman is the owner of South Bay Baby Care which provides private, in-home and virtual 1:1 prenatal education, lactation and breastfeeding support, newborn care, postpartum support and CPR/First Aid training. Lisa is a Registered Nurse, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and an AHA-certified CPR Instructor. She opened South Bay Baby Care in 2018 with the goal of providing expectant families and parents of young kids with 1:1 education and support to safely care for their children.
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Lil’ Pinkies Up! is a step-by-step guide for parents who truly want to develop a positive lens thru which your family sees and interacts with food for the rest of their lives, in a way that brings joy to your dinner table and their tummies.
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Hello! My name is Cynthia and I am a certified child sleep specialist. I work with ages newborn through 5 year olds and I can help with things like dropping night feeds, ending co-sleeping, optimal sleep environment, nap schedules, sleeping though the night, and more. All my services are done remotely, which I believe is more empowering for the parents. I lay it all out for you, and I am available virtually every step of the way. Sleep training is HARD, you don’t have to tackle it on your own, let me help!
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