Parenting Left of the Middle

Welcome to my website! I'm a west coast mom in a blended family. I blog about parenting my fierce and fuzzy children: Jack, a Leukemia survivor, and Desmond, a lively toddler. I don't prescribe to any particular parenting methods—I'm a bit left of the middle!

During the day I work in digital marketing for a travel book publisher, but I've always loved writing and working on freelance projects. I've been featured in the BlogHer Moms section on BlogHer, and written for Savvy Source, Savings.com, Postpartum Progress, and Band Back Together.

Recent Blog Posts

Searching for the Perfect Antidepressant

Searching for the perfect antidepressant can be such a difficult process. Prozac was my companion for a good 8 years. During that time, I was always aware of and worried about the arrival of the day when I would have to switch. Prozac was never 100% effective (it didn’t do much for my anxiety), but […]

Feeling Stuck with Parenting Challenges

As amazing as Jack is, parenting him comes with a lot of challenges. The challenges always surprise us because he is a perfectionist and a people pleaser. He is sensitive and doesn’t want to upset his parents and he’s very cautious. He’s the kid most parents want their kid to hang out with because he’s level headed and avoidant of trouble. And yet, we have challenges.

Helpful Books for Anxious Kids

Coming out on the other side of a life-threatening medical diagnosis and the ensuing treatment takes a lot of ingenuity and resources. We’ve run the gamete looking for ways to help Jack deal with anxiety and depression during and after his bout with cancer, including various types of therapy and a whole lot of books.