Charlene Prince Birkeland

Silicon Valley, Calif.

Charlene Prince Birkeland is freelance writer and a senior editor at Yahoo! Shine. Her stories have appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Wondertime Magazine, and other leading parenting sites. She began blogging in 2004 at, where she focuses on snapshots of her life as a mom who happens to love baseball, coffee, cooking, and a good martini. Charlene lives in Silicon Valley with her husband, two sons, and a crazy black Labrador named Luna Lovegood. Follow Charlene on Twitter.