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

IEPs Are A Full Time Job

We got the results from the school’s academic and psychological assessments of Jack on Wednesday. It’s 18 pages of assessment results that seem to require a degree in childhood education to understand. I’ve read and re-read the information and googled¬† my little heart out, but it’s still not clear what it all means. On the […]

Let’s Talk About Measles

There is an outbreak in the US. And it’s in California. And, more specifically, measles are in the county I live in. Patients have been treated for measles at the hospital where Jack receives chemotherapy treatment, even. I’ve been really good about not freaking out, even though I have every right to freak out. I […]

LTBabyWash

Calm and Clean: Little Twig Review

When you wait eight years between kids, it’s likely you’ll be starting over again with all the STUFF. I had saved very little of Jack’s baby stuff – as I wasn’t sure that I would ever have another child – and my head was out of the baby game for a long, long time. So […]