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

You’ve Gotta Go There to Come Back

Last week I went to the Type A conference in Alexandria, Virginia. It was my first time away from my whole family for longer than a night in over 3 years! I was so excited to get some time to myself, see friends and family (my sister lives in Maryland), and sleep in a comfy hotel bed without a toddler threatening to wake me in the wee hours of the morning. Like all things worth doing, it wasn’t easy to accomplish, though!

Desmond is 3 Years Old!

Are you as surprised as I am that Desmond is turning 3? It is true that time goes even faster the second time around. I only vaguely remember that first year before the constant running around and chitchat…

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 […]