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

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Desmond’s Birth Story

At 9:30pm on the evening of August 31 (two days after my due date), I started having regular contractions. They weren’t bothering me much but I started timing them just to get an idea of how far apart they were – since this was my second baby, my doctor had advised me to go in […]

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He’s Here

On September 2, 2014, at 12:43am, we welcomed our new baby Desmond to the world. He measured 19″ and 7 lbs. 1oz. He was born without a single push on my part! We are madly in love. Jack met him on his first day of life and said, “This is one of the happiest times […]


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 […]