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The Bay Area's Jill Koziol Shares Her Go-To Family-Friendly Picks

Carol Lee | December 14, 2020 | Lifestyle

Jill Koziol, co-founder and CEO of lifestyle parenting brand Motherly, divulges her Bay Area go-tos. JillHeadshots_copy.jpg

Born into a family of entrepreneurs, Jill Koziol grew up longing to create something of her own that would make a difference in the lives of others. She initially found fulfillment as a strategy management consultant, but when fellow mother and Motherly co-founder Liz Tenety got in touch about creating a lifestyle parenting brand for modern mothers, Koziol knew she had found her true calling. Conceived in 2015, Motherly has since redefined motherhood for millions of parents through its numerous expert-driven articles, resources, podcasts and books including This Is Motherhood and The Motherly Guide to Becoming Mama. Earlier this year, the company also launched the Motherly Shop, which carries a curated selection of essentials for moms, their children and their homes. Here, Koziol shares her favorite kid- and mom-friendly places and products.


“Like everyone, I’ve been refreshing my home and having a ton of fun with wallpaper. I love Marley+Malek Kids because they are playful without being too childish as my children grow up.”


“Good Eggs every day! They are my go-to for farm-fresh, local groceries, weekday meals and entertaining, not to mention wine! And, you can register your school with them to donate a percentage of each purchase.”


“We love The Village Bakery in Woodside for family dinners and brunches too! Their french fries are my favorite treat, and everyone in the family can find something they love. Their seasonal updates are always great, and I adore the decor and especially the back patio.”


“I’ve turned online for a lot of clothing purchases lately and love that our buyers at our Motherly Shop are curating children’s clothing. I’m discovering so many great brands like Bonbon Swim, Little English and Lucy Lue Organics."

Tags: parenting

Photography by: Marley+Malek Kids photo by Marco Ricca/courtesy of MARLEY+MALEK KIDS; The Village Bakery photo by Ed Anderson/courtesy of The Village Bakery; Little English photo by Courtney Malone/courtesy of Little English; photos courtesy of brands