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Meet Kat De Jong — S.F. Pediatrician and Mom Of 3

Written by Erin Feher

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Photographed by Maria del Rio

Kat de Jong is one of those down-to-earth mamas who keeps surprising us in the best ways. Her undeniable kindness and spot-on maternal instincts make her seem like a natural around her three kids—James, 7, Ben, 5, and Poppy, 2. Then, we found out she’s also a dedicated pediatrician who delivers babies, helps moms and newborns through their first few days together, and pulls all-night shifts caring for kids who need some extra help. And just when we thought we couldn’t be more impressed, she invited us over to her gorgeous mid-century gem of a house, perched at the very top of San Francisco, which she’s thoughtfully filled with vintage finds, eclectic art, and cheerful kids’ toys. Learn more about Kat’s fascinating story—from immigrating to America from the Philippines as a young girl to how the death of her own mother solidified her desire to have one more child—and take the full tour of her creative space (killer outdoor playhouse included) by clicking through the slideshow below!

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  1. Beautiful pictures of a beautiful family.

  2. Maggie says...

    I was pleasantly surprised to see this article pop up on my phone…Kat (or Dr. Kat, as I think of her) is such a wonderful, warm, and practical pediatrician and we were so sad when she was no longer our older daughter’s primary doctor. (BTW Juniper says hi!) What a lovely family and home :)

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