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

Why I Don’t Blog Anymore

Last night David asked me why I don’t blog anymore. I don’t have a great answer, but I suppose some sort of explanation might result in a blog post, so here goes.

New Year, Old Depression

I’m not a big crier. I don’t cry during movies or weddings. I didn’t cry when either of my boys were born. I cry when people I care about die, and I cry when I’m really, really depressed.

Drowning in December: A Depression Story

December feels like drowning. The chill in the air sucks at me, the gloom from a hidden sun suffocates me, and the weight of a million responsibilities pulls me down. I am sinking in my depression.