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,, and Band Back Together.

Recent Blog Posts


Keeping Your Toddler Busy When Traveling

Last week I hopped on a plane with my very active 13-month-old baby/toddler. Desmond and I took a 4.5 hour flight from San Francisco to Atlanta, just the two of us (well, and everyone else on the plane). We flew back home yesterday. I will come out and say this for all to read – […]

Peek a boo

Oh, What A Year

Desmond is one year old. That statement makes me want to laugh and cry and shake my head and hide all at the same time. Where has the time gone? How can I slow it down? That seven-pound, one-ounce boy who shot into the world last September is now a real person and not just […]

Jack Kindergarten

Cancer is a Thief

Another school year has begun. Jack’s fourth grade teacher seems likes she knows her stuff. Right from the start she walked the kids through how to organize their day so that there are fewer opportunities to “forget” homework; they carry a binder with a planner inside and dividers for each subject. Every day the class […]