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

toddler on a swing

Happy Second Birthday To My Second-Born!

It’s been two whole years since this little spitfire shot into our world. He was so chill and easy in the beginning, but we have learned that those first few months of peace were just the calm before the storm. Before Hurricane Dezaroo hit. And now he is TWO! This quote illustrates this stage of […]

Jack almost 10

Double Digits

Tomorrow my first born son is ten years old. Double digits. I’ve been trying to avoid thinking about this date as it loomed ever closer. The thought of Jack being TEN caused panic to bubble up in my chest and claw at my throat. My eyes would burn with tears and I had to hold […]


My Two Boys

I’m not sure that I say this enough, but I have two amazing kids.¬†They are both sweet and adorable and they make me laugh constantly with their bizarre shenanigans. They take my breath away on a regular basis. How? How did I get so lucky? It’s incredible to me how different from one another they […]