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. I don't prescribe to any particular parenting methods - I'm a bit left of the middle!

Join me on my journey as I find my footing as a working mother and, as of 2012, a caregiver to a child with Leukemia.

I've been featured on My Postpartum Voice and in the BlogHer Moms section on BlogHer. In addition to writing for Savvy Source and, I was a lead content editor and Board Member at Band Back Together.

Recent Blog Posts


CA Prop 46 – A Flawed Bill With Negative Impacts On Healthcare

Disclosure: I attended a luncheon hosted by No On 46 in order to learn more about this bill. I was not provided any compensation for this post, and all opinions expressed are my own based on my personal healthcare experiences. Nearly a month ago, I attended BlogHer ’14 in San Jose. Typically I come home […]

A Wish Come True in Time and Space

After waiting nearly two years, Jack’s wish finally came true. Initially he’d told Make-a-Wish he wanted to meet Lady Gaga. He made a dance video to the tune of Monster (which was the first time I’d ever seen him dance!) to send to her and he waited patiently for his turn. But he kept slipping […]

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What A Birthday Boy Wants

Note: This is not a sponsored post; however, it does contain affiliate links just for funsies. Summer birthdays are tough – as I’m sure many of you know. So many of Jack’s friends are out of town on vacation or at summer camp, so we decided to schedule his party for a week after his […]