I became a mom on October 20, 2019.

When my son William was born, I’d read all of the books and had Google spreadsheets outlining the best baby products. None of it prepared me for postpartum depression or navigating my new life as a mom.

My name is Kirby Brooks Todd and I live in San Francisco. This is a space for me to write about motherhood as I navigate my son’s first year and beyond.



As Managing Director at Mekanism, I oversee our San Francisco brands. Mekanism creates advertising at the intersection of technology, design, culture, and brand stories. We help brands build loyalty, authenticity, and love.


I am proud to be on the board of Episcopal Community Services, which has provided essential services to homeless San Franciscans since 1983, utilizing a holistic approach that addresses the multiple causes leading to homelessness.