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 Savings.com, I was a lead content editor and Board Member at Band Back Together.

Recent Blog Posts

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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 […]

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Jack is Eight!

I can hardly believe it, but my big boy is eight years old. And what a difference a year makes! He is shedding his baby face a bit more every year. He is 3″ taller and 3lbs. heavier than he was a year ago, putting him at 4’1″ and 51 lbs. now. He is only […]

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My Extraordinary Kid

What makes your kid extraordinary isn’t just the epic stuff. It’s the little things. The small moments that maybe only you see — and quietly celebrate every day. Jack and I have had our ups and downs as of late. He is growing and maturing, and yet still holding onto childhood as much as possible. […]