Parenting Left of the Middle

Welcome to my website! I'm a west coast mom living in the San Francisco Bay Area. I blog about parenting my fierce and fuzzy child Jack, who is fighting Leukemia, and my new baby Desmond (born September 2014). I don't prescribe to any particular parenting methods - I'm a bit left of the middle!

I've been featured on My Postpartum Voice and in the BlogHer Moms section on BlogHer. I have written for Savvy Source, Savings.com, and Band Back Together.

Recent Blog Posts

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Jack Is 9 Years Old

My first baby turned 9 years old on Monday. It’s simply unfathomable to me that 9 years have passed since Jack was born – nearly a decade since he was conceived. As I wrote in his birthday card, there must be magic or trickery involved in the passage of time because it feels like only […]

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10 Months Old

A catalog came in the mail a couple of days ago that advertised first birthday party supplies. It wasn’t until then that I realized that I need to start planning for Desmond’s first birthday. It’s only two months away – and the summer months tend to fly by at a quicker rate, it seems! But […]

No Way Out But Through

When Jack was diagnosed with Leukemia three and a half years ago, I focused on the “End of Treatment.” I thought we would do what we could to get through the difficult treatment process, but that eventually we would be done. Well, to be perfectly honest, I thought we would be done when the Induction […]