Mornington Peninsula Kids was born from a local mum who found it difficult to source local information that helped make family life fun.
While planning began in 2007, it wasn’t until 2011 that MPK engaged a web designer to pull together the ideas and visions and in June 2012 Mornington Peninsula Kids was launched to the world! It was overwhelming how quickly the concept was embraced by businesses and the community alike. Both the Mornington Peninsula Kids website and Facebook page have become a regular source of localised and specific information for families residing and visiting the Peninsula.
In early 2014 MPK joined forces with Mornington Peninsula News Group and expanded the team to allow continual improvements to the services provided and to offer more and more exciting opportunities to the Mornington Peninsula Community in the future.
Meet Our Team
Having grown up in country Victoria, I moved to the Mornington Peninsula after marrying what my beloved dairy farmer grandfather calls a ‘boy from the big smoke’. It allowed us to be close enough to Etihad Stadium for him, and far enough for me to find trees and open spaces. After working in our own local small business, I became a stay at home mum 4 years ago when we welcomed a little boy into our family. Two years later a delightful baby girl completed our family. My days are now filled with giggles, tears, joy and tantrums. Some days we go exploring the Peninsula to report back to you, other days we make our fun at home. Joining the MPK team has given me a greater appreciation of everything our region has to offer and how lucky my children are to be Mornington Peninsula Kids.
From Philadelphia in the U.S., I moved to the gorgeous Mornington Peninsula in 2006 after marrying my dreamy Aussie. We started producing local newspapers in 2007 and producing children in 2009. After being a mostly stay-at-home mom until 2014 I have now returned to work part time giving all of my attention to Mornington Peninsula Kids. Before getting on board with the team, I always used MPK as my ‘go to’ resource for any thing and everything kid-wise on the peninsula. I couldn’t be happier to be a part of its growth and future and I feel very fortunate to be able to raise my children on this little slice of paradise.